Funding Opportunities

 

Competitions/Challenges

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Fellowships/Scholarships


The Harry K. Wells Graduate Fellowship

This year marks the establishment of a new fellowship opportunity for engineering students affiliated with the University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC).  Mr. Harry K. Wells has established an endowment to support engineering graduate student research in energy. This announcement serves as a request for proposals for engineering graduate student(s) and their faculty advisor(s) to seek funding to pursue new research in the field of sustainable energy generation and/or storage. Two fellowships will be awarded, each in the amount of $20,000. 

Download the RFP and instructions  (pdf)

Proposal Due Date: March 12, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

 

The Hulka Energy Research Fellowship

Since 2008, Ms. Barbara Hulka has the Hulka Energy Research Fellowship to support graduate student research in selected alternative energy fields at the University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC). This announcement serves as a request for proposals for engineering graduate student(s) and their faculty advisor(s) to seek funding to pursue new research in one of the following research areas:
 
advanced solar energy conversion,
fuels and power from sustainable biological processes,
renewable wind energy,
ocean thermal or wave energy or geothermal energy conversion.

One fellowship will be awarded, in the amount of $20,000.

Download the RFP and instructions (pdf)

Proposal Due Date: March 12, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

 

The National Academies/National Research Council Research Associateship Programs

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience.  Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000.  These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S.  Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.
 
Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs website.
 

Internships

 
ORISE Internship/Research Participation Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The US EPA Underground Injection Control program is looking for an intern willing and able to work on issues associated with Class II enhanced recovery of oil and natural gas. 

A postgraduate internship is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water (OW) in Washington, D.C. The internship will be served with the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water in the Drinking Water Protection Division (DWPD), Prevention Branch.
 
DWPD/Prevention Branch manages the Underground Injection Control Program and the Source Water Protection Program. Together, these programs aim to prevent and reduce contamination of surface water and underground sources of drinking water (USDWs).
 
 
Point of contact for more information:
Bruce Kobelski, Geologist/GS Team Co-Lead
Underground Injection Control Program
Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
202-564-3888
 

Project Funding

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Additional resources

Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research Graduate Assistantships
Council on the Environment Funding Opportunities UMD National Scholarships Office 
School of Public Policy Clark School Engineering Scholarships