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Document No: FS-584 | Date: November 1995 | Author: Damon A. Job
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SPECIAL GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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A. Women

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation

1. AAUW - American Fellowships

A. Postdoctoral/Faculty Leave Fellowships

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B. Dissertation Fellowships

C. Summer Fellowships

2. AAUW - Career Development Grants

3. AAUW - International Fellowships

Sigma Delta Epsilon/Graduate Women in Science, Inc.

Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Fellowships for Women in Science:

1. Eloise Geary Fellowships

2. Sigma Delta Epsilon Fellowships

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International Federation of University Women (IFUW)

International Federation of University Women (IFUW) Fellowships and Grants Competition

The World Bank Group (The World Bank Volunteer Services)

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grants

B. Minorities

Brown University

Brown University Postdoctoral Training Fellowship in a Life Science

The Danforth Foundation

Dorothy Danforth Compton Fellowship

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The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)

CIC Predoctoral Fellowship Program

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The National Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The National Research Council (NRC)

1. Ford Foundation - Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities

2. Ford Foundation - Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities

3. NSF Minority Graduate Fellowship Program

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program

United States Department of Energy (US-DOE)

1. Historically Black Colleges and Universities Health and Environmental Research Opportunities for Faculty and Students

2. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Scholarship Program

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Section IV

Special Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships for Minorities and Women

A. WOMEN

See: Green Paw Financial Aid for Female Students

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation

2201 N. Dodge St.
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
USA

Tel: (319) 337-1716 x.42
FAX: (319) 337-1204

Washington, DC Office
1111 16th. St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

1. AAUW American Fellowships

A. Postdoctoral/Faculty Leave Fellowships

B. Dissertation Fellowships

C. Summer Fellowships

2. AAUW Career Development Grants

3. AAUW - International Fellowships

Title of Program 1: American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships

A. Postdoctoral/Faculty Leave Fellowships

B. Dissertation Fellowships

C. Summer Fellowships

Description of Program: The AAUW provides funding for women, who are U.S. citizens, to undertake postdoctoral studies, faculty leave for special research or study, and summer fellowships for university teaching. This award is available in all fields of study. One fellowship is available for a woman from an under-represented minority.

Purpose of Program: To provide funding for women who have achieved distinction, received their doctorate degree, and wish to pursue various postdoctoral studies.

A. The AAUW provides 1-year postdoctoral or faculty leave fellowships for women to allow women with a doctorate to undertake advanced study and research.

B. Dissertation Fellowships are provided for women who will complete the writing of their dissertation between July 1, 1996, and June 30, 1997. This is open for all fields except engineering.

C. Summer Fellowships are provided for female members of faculty at U.S. colleges and universities who excel as teachers, but have teaching loads that limit their ability to undertake research.

Eligibility Requirements: Women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants for Postdoctoral/Faculty Leave Fellowships must have been awarded a doctorate by November 15, 1995. Applicants for Dissertation Fellowships are expected to receive a doctorate at the end of the fellowship year. Furthermore, they must have completed all course work, passed all examinations, and had dissertation proposals approved by November 15, 1995. Fellowships may not be used to fund extensive research. Summer Fellowships are not provided to people with extensive peer-reviewed publications.

Number of Awards: Nine for all categories.

Amount of Awards: As follows:

A. Postdoctoral/Faculty Leave Fellowships: $20,000 to $25,000.

B. Dissertation Fellowships: $14,500

C. Summer Fellowships: $5,000

Duration of Award: 1 year.

Application Deadline: Applications are available August 1-November 1. The deadline for receipt is November 15. The fellowship year is from July 1 to June 30.

Application Requirements: Please contact the AAUW Educational Foundation for further information.

Title of Program 2: AAUW Career Development Grants.

Description of Program: AAUW provides funding for professional women seeking to advance their careers. This fellowship is available for professionals in all fields.

Purpose of Program: To support women who are preparing to reenter the work force, change careers, or advance their current careers. Candidates must be in the early stages of their programs.

Eligibility Requirements: Women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, who hold a bachelor's degree, and who have received their last degree on or before June 30, 1991. Ph.D. candidates must undertake course work at an accredited university, college, or technical institution, and enroll in courses designed to advance their professional careers and prospects for employment. Doctoral candidates may only apply for funding for course work, not for research or writing of dissertations. Special consideration is given to members of the AAUW and minorities pursuing their first advanced degree or degrees in nontraditional fields.

Number of Awards: Unlisted.

Amount of Awards: Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. Funds are provided for tuition, fees, books, local transportation, and care of dependents.

Duration of Awards: The period of awards is from July 1 to June 30.

Application Deadline: January 3.

Applications Requirements: Applications are available from August 1-December 20. Please contact the AAUW Educational Foundation for further information.

Title of Program 3: AAUW, International Fellowships.

Description of Program: The AAUW provides funding for women from countries outside the U.S. to undertake graduate and postgraduate studies to advance their training, knowledge, and careers. This fellowship is available for studies in all fields except engineering. Special consideration is given to qualified AAUW members and minorities.

Purpose of Program: To award fellowships for full-time graduate and postgraduate study or research in the United States to foreign women of outstanding academic ability. Six of the 42 awards available are co-sponsored by the Federation of University Women and are reserved for affiliated members.

Eligibility Requirements: Women who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants must hold the equivalent of a bachelor's degree earned before December 1, 1995, and have outstanding academic qualifications. Fellows should have a good command of English, and unless a native speaker, must submit TOEFL or ALIGU English language comprehension scores. Upon completion of their studies, fellowship recipients must return to their home countries to pursue a professional career. Fellowships are awarded based upon the professional potential of the candidate and the importance of proposed projects. Preference is given to those women who can show prior commitment to advancement of women of all ages through civic, community, or professional work.

Number of Awards: 50.

Amount of Awards: Varies.

Duration of Awards: 1 academic year.

Application Deadline: Applications are available August 1-November 15. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 1 (1995).

Application Requirements: Please contact the AAUW Educational Foundation for further information. Applicants are judged based upon the potential importance of their studies to their home country, and upon their professional potential.

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Sigma Delta Epsilon/Graduate Women in Science, Inc.

Sigma Delta Epsilon/Graduate Women in Science, Inc.
PO Box 19947
San Diego, CA 92159
USA

Title of Programs: Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Fellowships for Women in Science

1. Eloise Geary Fellowships

2. Sigma Delta Epsilon Fellowships

Title of Program 1: Eloise Geary Fellowships

Title of Program 2: Sigma Delta Epsilon Fellowships

Description of Programs: The Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Fellowships for Women in Science are provided by the Sigma Delta Epsilon/Graduate Women in Science, Inc., for women with graduate degrees who wish to undertake graduate studies in natural, environmental, computer, physical, and life sciences, and mathematics.

Purpose of Programs: To increase knowledge in the sciences and to encourage women to undertake research in science.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to pre- and postdoctoral women in the sciences. Candidates must show outstanding promise in research and have at least one degree in science from an accredited institution.

Number of Awards: Varies.

Duration of Awards: 1 year.

Amount of Awards: Fellowships vary from $1,500 to $4,000 and cover travel, research, and care for dependent children; but not tuition.

Application Deadlines: December 1. Awards announced July 1.

Application Requirements: Applicants must fill out an official application form available from the address provided above.

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International Federation of University Women (IFUW)

International Federation of University Women
Headquarters
37 Quai Wilson
CH1201 Geneva
Switzerland

Tel: (022) 731-2380
FAX: (022) 738-0440

Title of Program: IFUW Fellowships and Grants Competition

Description of Program: The International Federation of University Women provides funding, through fellowships and grants, to women who are members of the IFUW or its affiliates who wish to undertake graduate research in a country other than that in which their previous degree was conferred. All fields of study are available.

Purpose of Program: To support university women who wish to undertake research, study, or training in a country other than that in which they received their education, or in which they reside.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be either a member of one of IFUW's 59 national federations or associations, or an independent member of IFUW in the case of women graduates living in countries where there is not yet a national affiliate.

Number of Awards: Varies.

Duration of Awards: Varies according to type of award and country of study.

Amount of Awards: Most awards are of short duration (less than 1 year).

Application Deadlines: Deadlines are determined by each affiliate. Normally applications should be submitted between early September and mid-October. Applications from independent members must be received by November 1.

Application Requirements: Please contact the IFUW in Fellowship Offices of various universities or write to headquarters at the address provided above.

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The World Bank Group

The World Bank Volunteer Services)

The World Bank Volunteer Services
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
Room G-1000
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
USA

Tel: (202) 473-8751
Fax: (202) 676-0419

Title of Program: The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grants

Description of Program: The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund was established in 1981 to honor the late Margaret McNamara and her

longstanding commitment to the welfare of women in developing countries. Awards have been made to women, in various fields, who contribute to development in their countries.

Purpose of Program: To provide an opportunity for women from developing countries studying in the United States to increase their knowledge and skills, and ultimately to help improve the lives of women and children in the developing world.

Eligibility Requirements: Grants are given to women who are: (1) enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States at the time of application; (2) committed to issues relating to women and children in developing nations; (3) planning to return to their countries within 2 years of the award; (4) at least 25 years old upon application; (5) not relatives of World Bank staff; and (6) who can prove the need for financial assistance.

Number of Awards: Six per year.

Duration of Awards: Approximately 2 years.

Amount of Awards: Approximately $6,000 each.

Application Deadlines: Application materials must be requested between September 1 and January 15 of the following year, and must be submitted by February 1. Announcement of the grant recipients is in April of the following year.

Application Requirements: Applicants should write to the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund for the current application and procedures. Applicants must send the following information: (1) grant application form; (2) recommendation forms from two faculty members with whom they have undertaken course work or research, one of whom has known the applicant for at least 2 years; and (3) an estimate of expenses for foreign students or a statement signed by an advisor.

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B. MINORITIES

Green PawSee: Financial Aid for Minority Students

Brown University

Brown University

Postdoctoral Fellowships Selection Committee
Office of the Dean of the Faculty
Box 1857
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
USA

Title of Program: Brown University Postdoctoral Training Fellowship in a Life Science

Description of Program: Brown University provides funding, through the Postdoctoral Training Fellowship in a Life Science, for graduates seeking to pursue a doctorate.

Purpose of Program: To support Ph.D. candidates in life sciences intending to pursue teaching and research careers in a college or university. Recipients should have a strong commitment to advancing the well-being of traditionally under-represented ethnic groups.

Eligibility Requirements: Recipients of the Ph.D. in a life science planning careers in college teaching and research.

Number of Awards: Varies.

Duration of Awards: 11 months.

Amount of Awards: $32,000, plus individual health benefits. There is a research and conference allowance of $2,500, and reimbursement for moving expenses of up to $1,500.

Application Deadlines: February 15.

Application Requirements: Please contact the Postdoctoral Fellowships Selection Committee at the Office of the Dean of the Faculty at Brown University.

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The Danforth Foundation

Title of Program: Dorothy Danforth Compton Fellowship

Description of Program: Sponsored by the Danforth Foundation, the Dorothy Danforth Compton Fellowships program is designed for doctoral study by members of minorities at 1 of 10 universities in the U.S.: Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Howard, Stanford, Texas, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Washington (at Seattle), and Yale.

Purpose of Program: To encourage and increase representation of minorities in entering national college and university faculties to undertake doctoral degrees.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and members of one of the following minority groups: African-American, American Indian, Mexican American, or Puerto Rican.

Number of Awards: Conditional upon satisfactory progress, fellowships are renewable for a total of 4 years.

Duration of Awards: Unlisted.

Amount of Awards: Fellowships cover all tuition and include an annual stipend of $10,000. Participating universities offer support for dissertation thesis completion under a complementary competition.

Application Deadlines: Same as institutional deadlines of cooperating universities.

Application Requirements: Applicants may not apply directly to the foundation for this fellowship. However, no separate application is required for each university. Contact the member universities for information.

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The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)

CIC Predoctoral Fellowships Program
Kirkwood Hall
Room 111
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
USA

Tel: 1-800-457-4420. In Indiana: (812) 855-0822

FAX: (812) 855-4266

Title of Program:CIC Predoctoral Fellowship Program

Description of Program: Begun in 1977-78, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) is a consortium of major State and private research universities, including the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, which are private institutions.

Purpose of Program: The program was designed to enhance opportunity for minority candidates to pursue doctoral degrees in the social studies, the humanities, and sciences; including mathematics and engineering.

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must be U.S. citizens who are members of a minority group (African-American, American Indian, Mexican American, or Puerto Rican). Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree, or receive one from a regionally accredited college or university by August of the year of entrance into a graduate program. Candidates with master's degrees, and those currently enrolled in graduate study, also may apply. Note: graduate students enrolled at CIC university campuses are not eligible to apply.

Number of Awards: Unlisted.

Duration of Awards: Fellowships are renewable through a combination of CIC and institutional support, for up to 5 years. Fellowships are for use only at any one CIC member university.

Amount of Awards: Awards cover tuition and include a $10,000 stipend.

Application Deadlines: December 1.

Application Requirements: A single form may be used to apply for both the fellowship and admission to up to three CIC universities. Admission is an independent decision of each university. For complete information about application, call toll-free between 9 A.M. and 4 P.M. (EST) at (800) 457-4420. In Indiana: (812) 855-0822; fax (812) 855-4266. Write to: CIC Predoctoral Fellowships Program, at the address provided above.

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National Hispanic Scholarship Fund

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Selection Committee
P. O. Box 728
San Francisco, CA 94948
USA

Title of Program: The National Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Description of Program: The National Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for under-graduate and graduate Hispanic American students.

Purpose of Program: To assist Hispanic American students in undertaking graduate studies.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of Hispanic parentage. Applicants must 1) have completed at least 15 credits of college work prior to application; 2) be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at a college or university in the U.S. or one of its possessions (graduate students and professionals are ineligible). Community College applicants must be enrolled in majors with at least 15 credits transferable to a 4 year institution offering a baccalaureate degree. Of the community college units completed, 15 must be transferable.

Number of Awards: Unlisted.

Duration of Awards: Unlisted.

Amount of Awards: Based on financial need. Awards range from $500 to $1,000.

Application Deadlines: Early June to mid-September.

Application Requirements: Contact the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund Selection Committee at the address provided above.

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The National Research Council (NRC)

The National Research Council (NRC)
The Fellowship Office
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20418
USA

Tel: (202) 334-2860
E-Mail:National Academy of Science - Fellowship Information

1. Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities

2. Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities

3. NSF Minority Graduate Fellowship Program

Title of Program 1: Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities

Description of Program: The Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities are designed to provide funding for teachers and scholars or researchers who are members of minority groups to undertake postdoctoral research and scholarship in a variety of fields. Fields open to candidates include the following: behavioral sciences, social studies, the humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, and interdisciplinary programs composed of two or more eligible disciplines.

Purpose of Program: To increase the presence of under-represented minorities in teaching and research careers at national colleges and universities, to enable them to make professional contacts, and to provide greater recognition in their fields.

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must be U.S. citizens at time of application, have held an advanced degree for no more than 7 years, be preparing to or be engaging in teaching or research at a university, and be members of the following minority groups: Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), American Indians, African-Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian or Micronesian), and Puerto Ricans.

Number of Awards: Varies.

Duration of Awards: 9 or 12 months.

Amount of Awards: The stipend for fellows is $25,000. In addition, the fellow will receive a travel and relocation allowance of $3,000, a cost-of-research allowance of $2,000 administered by the fellowship institution, and a $2,500 grant-in-aid for use upon completion of the fellowship. No allowance is available for dependents.

Application Deadlines: January 6.

Application Requirements: Please contact: The Fellowship Office/National Research Council at the address provided.

Title of Program 2: Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities

Description of Program: The Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities are designed to provide funding for doctoral candidates who are members of minority groups to undertake research in a variety of fields. Fields open to candidates include the following: behavioral sciences, social studies, the humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, and interdisciplinary programs composed of two or more eligible disciplines.

Purpose of Program: To increase the presence of under-represented minorities on the Nation's college and university faculties.

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must be U.S. citizens at time of application, and be members of the following minority groups: Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), American Indians, African-Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian or Micronesian), and Puerto Ricans. Predoctoral applicants must plan to work towards a Ph.D. or Sc.D.; should not have completed more than 30 semester hours of graduate study in fields supported by the program; and have GRE scores more recent than October 1, 1987. Dissertation fellows must have completed all work and examinations for a Ph.D. or Sc.D., except the dissertation.

Number of Awards: Varies.

Duration of Awards: Predoctoral awards are for 3 years. Dissertation awards are provided for 1 year.

Amount of Awards: Predoctoral candidates are awarded $11,500 per year and an annual institutional grant of $6,000 for the fellowship institution to be accepted in lieu of tuition and fees. Dissertation fellows receive $18,000.

Application Deadlines: Application Part 1: November 4. Application Part 2: December 2.

Application Requirements: Contact the Fellowship Office at the address listed below:

Associateship Programs TJ-2114
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20418
USA

Tel: (202) 334-2760
FAX: (202) 334-2759

Title of Program 3: NSF Minority Graduate Fellowship Program

Note: See Section 1. National Research Council (Title of Program 2: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, B. NSF Minority Graduate Fellowship Program). Contact: Associateship Programs at the address provided above.

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Green BallUnited States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Cooperative State Research Service (CSRS)
Office of Higher Education Programs (HEP)
Proposal Services Branch
Awards Management Division
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Room 303, Aerospace Center; Ag Box 2245
Washington, DC 20250-2245
USA

Tel: (202) 401-5048

Title of Program: Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program

Description of Program: Through its Office of Higher Education Programs (HEP), the Cooperative State Research Service (CSRS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will award competitive grants to colleges and universities in the United States. Fields open for multicultural scholarships are: agriculture, conservation and renewable natural resources, forestry, veterinary medicine/science, home economics, and related disciplines.

Purpose of Program: The grants for multicultural scholarships provide undergraduates with the training needed to meet the Nation's needs for skilled food and agricultural scientists and professionals.

Eligibility Requirements: Institution: This competition is open to all U.S. colleges and universities offering baccalaureate degree programs in at least one discipline relating to food and agricultural sciences, or offering a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree. No scholarship, grants, or fellowships will be made available to students through competition. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the colleges and universities receiving project grant awards.

Eligibility Requirements: Beneficiary: Scholarship recipients to whom the award is provided by institutions awarded with funding must be: (1) citizens of the U.S.; (2) enrolled to undertake a baccalaureate degree in the food and agricultural sciences, or a D.V.M. degree; and (3) from a racial or ethnic group traditionally under-represented in the food and agricultural sciences programs. This includes: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians or Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaskan Natives. All scholars must maintain good academic standing, satisfactory progress towards the degree, and must be enrolled full-time in the program.

Number of Awards: Unlisted.

Duration of Awards: Grants are awarded for a maximum period of 5 years. However, scholars entering the program as freshmen will be supported only for a total of 4 academic years (8 semesters or 12 quarters of full-time study). Institutions have 12 months to recruit students into the program and award scholarships. Any unobligated time remaining on the grant may be used to allow students 1 or more short interruptions in their programs of study (up to a cumulative total of 12 months) for nonacademic or nondisciplinary reasons (such as illness, injury, or family emergency).

Amount of Awards: The amount available for the 1995 Fiscal Year was approximately $1,900,000, which included $970,000 carried over from FY 1994 and $970,000 anticipated for FY 1995. Actual monetary awards may differ, depending upon Congressional changes to funding sources. Proposal Limitations: Institutions may ask for funding from $20,000 to $100,000 to support two to five scholars. Any single institution may be awarded a maximum of two grants, which must not exceed a total of $100,000 for the FY 1995 competition. Approximately 30-40 grants, averaging $50,000 each, will be provided in FY 1995. These grants will support between 80-120 scholars at about 20 colleges or universities. CSRS may fund fewer scholars than requested in any proposal. For the FY 1995, the program will provide annual stipends of $5,750 for each student. This will include $4,500 in USDA funds, plus the required non-Federal matching funds (25 percent = $1,250 per scholar per year) to be provided by the institution or other sources. Institutions also may receive a $500 cost-of-education allowance per scholar, for each year the scholar is supported by the grant. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, room, board, and other educational expenses. The cost-of-education allowance may be used by institutions to defray program-related expenses, including, but not limited to, travel and publication costs incurred for student recruitment, salaries of project personnel, student retention and mentoring programs, and development of special curriculum materials. Note: University matching funds must be for support of the scholar.

Application Deadlines: Submit six copies of each proposal, postmarked by September 16. Hand-delivered proposals must be submitted by September 16 to Room 303, Aerospace Center, 901 D Street, S. W., Washington, DC 20024. Proposals transmitted via a facsimile (FAX) machine will not be accepted.

Application Requirements: No limitation is placed on the number of proposals an institution may submit. In addition, institutions may apply for funds to support any mixture of scholarships for 2, 3, or 4 years of study. Institutions also may request funds for an annual cost-of-education allowance for each scholar supported by a grant.

Application Information: An application package that is available and should be requested provides the forms, instructions, and other relevant information needed by institutions to apply for funding is available and should be requested through the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program. Applicants should be aware that proposals must be formatted according to instructions. The narrative section of the proposal should be limited to 20 pages. Include a summary of faculty curriculae vitae on Form CSRS708. Copies of the application package may be requested from: Proposal Services Branch; Awards Management Division; Cooperative State Research Service; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Room 303, Aerospace Center; Ag. Box 2245; Washington, DC 202502245. (202) 401-5048.

Applicable Regulations: This program is subject to the Application Guidelines provided in the application package, and to the provisions of: USDA Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations, 7 CFR Part 3015, as amended; USDA implementation of Government-wide Debarment and Suspension (Non-procurement) and Government-wide Requirements for a Drug-Free Workplace (Grants), 7 CFR Part 3017, as amended; USDA implementation of New Restrictions on Lobbying, 7 CFR Part 3018; and Audits of Institutions of Higher Education and Other Nonprofit Institutions, 7 CFR Part 3051.

Supplementary Information: This program is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under No. 10.220, Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program.

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Green BallUnited States Department of Energy (US-DOE)

United States Department of Energy (US-DOE)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ORNL Postdoctoral Research Associates
Science/Engineering Education Division
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
P.O. Box 117
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117
USA

Tel: (615) 241-2877
FAX: (615) 576-3643
TELEX: TWX-810-572-1076
On-line Information (FEDIX): 301-258-0953 (Modem access)
Help Line for FEDIX: 301-975-0101
Information about FEDIX: 615-576-3255

1. Historically Black Colleges and Universities Health and Environmental Research Opportunities for Faculty and Students

2. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Scholarship Program

Title of Program 1: Historically Black Colleges and Universities Health and Environmental Research Opportunities for Faculty and Students

Description of Program: The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Health and Environmental Research Opportunities for Faculty and Students provides opportunities for students or faculty to undertake collaborative research at laboratory facilities of the U.S. Department of Energy and cooperating institutions nationwide in environmental, life, and biomedical sciences.

Purpose of Program: This program, part of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, aims to provide equal opportunity for blacks to become involved in the forefront of scientific research undertaken by the U.S. Department of Energy and its affiliates.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be full-time faculty members and students from traditionally black institutions.

Number of Awards: Variable from year to year.

Duration of Awards: 10 weeks in the summer.

Amount of Awards: Awards include a stipend of $3,400 per month or an amount equivalent to monthly salary of the applicant; whichever is greater. For graduate students this is $1,600 per month; for undergraduate students awards are weekly stipends of $225 to $250. Funding is provided by the Office of Health and Environmental Research of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Application Deadlines: January 17.

Application Requirements: Please contact the Administrator for details.

Contact(s):
Deborah McCleary
Program Manager

(615) 576-4813

Denise Novak
Program Specialist

(615) 576-5300

Title of Program 2: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Scholarship Program

Description of Program: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Scholarship Program encourages and supports minority students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in scientific and technical disciplines. Fields include: engineering, science, computer science, mathematics, environmental studies, and other scientific and technical disciplines relevant to the mandate of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Students are recruited during their senior year in high school and are supported for a 4year period while they are working toward their undergraduate degrees. During the summers, fellows will participate in internships at the DOE or one of its affiliates. Fellows must agree to work for the DOE, or one of its affiliates, for 2 years following graduation.

Purpose of Program: The program is designed to enhance opportunities for, and increase the number of, under-represented minorities pursuing degrees in science and engineering at accredited colleges and or universities in the United States.

Eligibility Requirements: Contact the Administrator.

Number of Awards: Variable from year to year.

Duration of Awards: 48 months.

Amount of Awards: Awards provide a maximum stipend of $10,000, cover university tuition and fees, and include an allowance during summer internship assignments. Funding is provided by the Office of Health and Environmental Research of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Application Deadlines: Spring.

Application Requirements: Please contact the Administrator for details.

Contact(s):

Colleen Babcock
Program Manager

(615) 576-9272

Debra Lawson
Program Specialist

(615) 576-0128

See Also:

Green Paw Financial Aid for Disabled Students

Green Paw Financial Aid for Older Students

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