MT IoE Undergraduate Internship Program, Summer 2017
Applications due March 6th
Overview: The Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IoE) Summer Internship Program is accepting proposals for research projects in ecosystem science from undergraduates throughout the Montana University System and the Montana tribal colleges. Internships will be awarded for work in environmental areas with a priority for working on projects that focus on one of the following IoE/MT-EPSCoR research areas:
1) Feedbacks between microbial metabolism and ecosystem processes
2) Linkages between landscape patterns and ecosystem processes
3) Impacts of climate change on ecosystems through modeling, experimentation, and vulnerability assessments
4) Relationships between social and ecological systems
Undergraduate interns must identify faculty mentors, and mentors must be affiliated faculty (http://montanaioe.org/about/people/affiliated) of the IoE; interdisciplinary and inter-institutional projects are encouraged.
Funding for the internship program comes from the Montana NSF EPSCoR grant; awards are subject to satisfactory adherence to all program rules and expectations.
The application process is open to undergraduates from all MSU, UM, and Montana tribal college campuses who are not graduating before December 2017. Applications and supporting faculty mentor letters of recommendation are due by Monday, March 6. Awards will be announced by Friday, March 10.
Apply online at:
- 10-12 week project, starting no later than June 1, 2017 (project timeframe is faculty mentor specific)
- $4000 stipend, paid in 3 installments: 1st-upon award, 2nd-July 15th, 3rd-upon reporting completion. (Additional funds available on a case by case basis to cover dorm housing at a different institution.)
- Orientation on Monday, June 5, 2017 and two follow-up training sessions (dates TBD)
- Presentation of your research at the end of the summer program (presentations may be posters, oral, or both).
- Attendance (and poster presentation) at the IoE statewide summit in the Fall 2017.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 10, 2017.
HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR AND SENIORS
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 14TH, 2017
AISES Receives $1.32 Million in Scholarship Support from Intel for Native American STEM Students
The Intel Growing the Legacy Scholarship Program will support 20 graduate and 20 undergraduate students each year. While this Program is not automatically renewing, awardees are encouraged to re-apply each year. The Intel Growing the Legacy Scholarship Program includes financial support, mentorship, paid internship opportunities, and, upon successful graduation, employment opportunities with Intel. As Intel will provide opportunities for paid internships, students will also be evaluated based on their interest in participating in an Intel internship in Summer 2018.
Applications due May 1, 2017.
Visit the AISES Scholarships to learn more about the eligibility and the application.
Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program (http://educationnorthwest.org/nelsonscholarship/)
This scholarship program provides awardees with up to three years of annually renewable scholarships. Scholarship recipients will receive as much as $5,000 each year to pursue a master’s degree in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a related field. Five scholarships per year will be awarded—one for a resident of each state in the organization’s primary service region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington). Please click the link provided above to find out more!
Applications for the Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship can be submitted annually from September 30 to December 31. No applications will be considered after the December 31.
American Indigenous Research Association Certification (http://americanindigenousresearchassociation.org/certification/)
Beginning Fall 2015, with the first class starting September 29th, Salish Kootenai College (SKC) and the American Indigenous Research Association will offer a 15-credit Indigenous Research Methods and Methodologies Certification. The Indigenous research practices are connected, integrative and rooted in Indigenous peoples’ cultures. Students outside of SKC may be able to transfer continuing-education credits to their universities upon completion of the associated courses and electives. Visit the link above to learn more about the opportunity and enroll in the relevant coursework.
Since Time Immemorial (http:// indian-ed.org)
Since Time Immemorial (STI) is a ground-breaking curriculum initiative developed through a partnership of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Office of Native Education and federally recognized Tribes in the state. The goal of the initiative is to incorporate a basic framework of Indian history and tribal sovereignty into the K-12 curriculum in Washington state by establishing partnerships between school districts and local tribes. The STI website includes a wealth of primary resources including videos, documents and maps.
The primary sponsor for PNW-COSMOS is the National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Division of Human Resource Development (HRD). This project is supported by: Collaborative Research: The Pacific Northwest Alliance to develop, implement and study a STEM Graduate Education Model for American Indians and Alaska Natives. This is an AGEP – T: Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate – Transformation under HRD grants # 1432932 (Washington State University), #1432910 (University of Idaho), #1432694 (University of Montana), and #1431773 (Montana State University). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.