Opportunities

CHAUCIE EDWARDS CONDUCTS RESEARCH FOR THESIS

Chaucie Edwards works with Matt Ely in his lab researching the permeability of capillaries that will also serve as the subject of her thesis.

Opportunities

INTERNSHIP, JOB, STUDY ABROAD, VOLUNTEER, RESEARCH, & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Updated March 1, 2021

  • Deadline today! Nominate an advisor for the UO Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award

Nomination deadline: March 1, 2021
The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS) and the All-Campus Advising Association (ACAA) are seeking nominations for the annual University of Oregon Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Awards. We would like to personally invite you to submit the names of advisors you think exemplify excellence in advising and who meet the following eligibility requirements:

● Outstanding Professional Advisor: Any professional whose job dictates that the majority of his/her responsibilities are in undergraduate advising.
● Outstanding Faculty Advisor: Any appointed tenure-track, non-tenure-track, or pro tem faculty member who mentors or advises undergraduate students in addition to holding significant teaching and research responsibilities.

Click here to nominate an advisor!

  • Deadline today! The Walter and Nancy Kidd Creative Writing Workshops

Application Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021
Do you love to write and be creative? Are you a storyteller or poet? The Walter and Nancy Kidd Creative Writing Workshops are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Kidd Workshops are a special yearlong sequence of courses that allows you to study your passion for creative writing and grow as an artist. Program highlights include: Generous Scholarships (up to $3,000 each); Workshop Original Poetry, Fiction, or Creative Nonfiction; Small Classes with a Creative Community; Lectures by Visiting Writers and Faculty; Fulfills Half of the Requirements for the Minor.

Submitting Your Application: For the fiction track, submit up to ten pages of fiction or creative nonfiction. For the poetry track, submit up to four pages of poems. Students may apply to both tracks. Applications should also include an unofficial copy of your transcript and a short personal statement. Access the Kidd Creative Writing Workshop application here.

  • Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute: June 2 - July 2, 2021
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have created the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute to encourage minority students and others with an interest in African-American, African and African Diasporan Studies to pursue PhDs in the humanities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's institute will be held entirely online. The program, which is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, offers a six-week session for ten rising seniors (juniors in spring 2021, entering their senior year in fall 2021, graduating in 2022.)

Eligibility 

  • Students entering their senior year in fall 2021
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents 
  • 3.0 GPA or higher 
  • Demonstrated interest in Africa and the African Diaspora

If there are any questions about the application or the program, please email brianjones@nypl.orgCLICK HERE for the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute application.

  • 2021 NEW Leadership Oregon at the Center for Women’s Leadership at PSU

Application Deadline: Friday, March 19, 2021
NEW Leadership Oregon is the award-winning women's leadership development program housed at the Center for Women's Leadership. Open to all women enrolled at any university/college/community college in Oregon, the six-day remote program educates and encourages outstanding college women to develop paths towards leadership. Learn more about NLO and apply here. Questions? Contact us at cwlinfo@pdx.edu.

  • HYPER: Advanced Technologies for Hypersonic, Propulsive, Energetic and Reusable Platforms

Application Deadline: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Be a part of a multidisciplinary research team through the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Site at the University of Central Florida, sponsored by the Department of Defense. As a participant in this 10-week program, you will engage in hands-on research training in contemporary challenges such as utilizing advanced propulsion, additive manufacturing techniques, flutter mitigation, developing novel methods for improved internal cooling and heat transfer effectiveness, and much more. The 10-week program will be held next summer from May 22 – July 31, 2021. Each REU participant will receive a summer stipend of $5,000, on-campus room and board, and a travel allowance to and from Orlando. To learn more about the program, please visit the HYPER website. The application deadline for this REU site is Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT. Prospective participants can find the HYPER application here.

  • Johns Hopkins University’s National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Abstract Deadline: April 1, 2021
Apply for Johns Hopkins University’s second annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium. The symposium was designed to offer students across the country the chance to gather together and disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. COVID forced us to adapt to a virtual event, but that in turn was a great success, with 359 participants and more than 10,000 visits to the conference site to date. This year’s event will be virtual as well, held live on April 24th and 25th, 2021, and our application portal is now open. The deadline for abstract submissions is April 1st. You can learn more at our conference site: https://krieger.jhu.edu/macksey-symposium/. 

  • McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine 8th Annual Regenerative Medicine Summer School

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021
Greetings from McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine! We are holding the 8th Annual Regenerative Medicine Summer School this year from June 7-11. We will offer the School on a virtual basis, as we did last year, when it was met with great success.  Due to its virtual nature, we were able to increase the number of undergraduate students who participated in the program, from across the country, to over 50.  We are anticipating being able to reach a larger number of students this year and are asking for your help in spreading the word. We are also planning on offering a paid, 7-week internship opportunity to 10 students who complete the 1-week virtual summer school. Find more information and the application details here: https://mirm-pitt.net/professional-development/summer-school/

  • Undergraduate Research Symposium Registration

Application Deadline: April 12, 2021
Apply today to present at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Students can register to present at the symposium through April 12, 2021. Students then will finalize their abstracts and submit them with their participation confirmation between April 12-24, 2021. Research and creative work presentations from all disciplines and fields are welcome, in any format—from oral and poster presentations to art installations, film screenings, poetry slams, and spoken word, music, dance, and theater performances. The symposium encourages “work-in-progress” presentations, and offers an innovative session called “data stories,” which enables students to share how they work with data of all types—from numbers to narratives and art to artifacts. If you have any questions, reach out to us at ugresearch@uoregon.edu

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SCHOLARSHIP & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Updated March 1, 2021

  • Deadline today! CHC Exclusive! CHC Scholarships and Awards

Application deadline: March 1, 2021
The Clark Honors College offers a number of annual scholarships and awards for continuing honors college students that are made possible by the generosity of alumni and friends of the CHC.  A full list of scholarships and awards can be found here. The link to the online application will be available on the CHC’s student Canvas site.  Applications for all scholarships and awards are due March 1, 2021 by 5:00 pm. (Note: the FAFSA/ORSAA must be completed no later than February 15, 2021 for any scholarships or awards that require demonstrated financial need.)

  • Deadline today! Health-Related Scholarships

Application Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021
The University of Oregon offers six different scholarships for outstanding students interested in a health profession:

  • Four scholarships for pre-medical students
  • One scholarship for pre-dental students
  • One scholarship for students interested in health and family related matters

Scholarship selection criteria and instructions are available on the Health Professions Program website. Please read through these thoroughly as some of these scholarships have very specific selection criteria.
How to apply: The application process is now available on the UO Scholarship Dashboard. Use this convenient system to apply for health-related scholarships and other university scholarships.  Questions?  Email health@uoregon.edu

  • NEW! Environmental Humanities Undergraduate Honors Thesis & Research Awards

Application Deadline: April 16, 2021
Thanks to generous support from a Mellon Foundation grant, the University of Oregon’s Center for Environmental Futures plans to award 5 awards of $1,000 each to UO undergraduates for honors thesis research projects in any area of the environmental humanities. The field of environmental humanities contextualizes and complements environmental science and policy by pursuing research on narrative, critical thinking, history, cultural analysis, aesthetics, and ethics of diverse environmental topics and issues, such as land use, animals, resource allocation, agriculture, species conservation, climate change, water, and other related issues. Research in environmental justice is also an integral part of the environmental humanities at the UO.  UO undergraduate students from any major pursuing an honors thesis in the environmental humanities and related fields, including environmental justice, are eligible to apply for these awards. All Clark Honors College students and others pursuing an honors thesis within a specific department are eligible. Students in all colleges and departments can apply. Thesis projects could include traditional honors theses as well as work in creative arts, service projects, or outreach. Students can be at any stage of the research or writing process during the 2019-2020 academic year, and awards can support any aspect of the thesis process -- from the research stage to the writing of the thesis, dissemination of the results, or as a prize recognizing exemplary thesis work in the environmental humanities. Click here for the Call for Applications and the online application.

  • NEW! Department of Political Science Scholarships

Application Deadline: April 16, 2021
Political Science is now accepting applications for three scholarship opportunities for the 2021-22 Academic Year. Students must be full and/or double majors in Political Science to be eligible for the scholarships. Applications and all required materials for the PS scholarships must be submitted by Friday, April 16, 2021 with scholarships available based on academic merit and/or financial need. Submit letters of recommendation to polisci@uoregon.edu. Should students have questions about the PS scholarships, please direct them to Sandra Castro, Political Science Undergraduate Coordinator at polisci@uoregon.edu.

  • Deadline tomorrow! Morris K. Udall Scholarship

Internal deadline: contact Jason Younker
External deadline: March 2, 2021

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships for undergraduates from a variety of fields with a demonstrated commitment to environmental or natural resource issues. Native American or Alaskan native students are also eligible for fields related to tribal health care or tribal policy.  Award includes up to $7,000 for tuition, room, and board, or other educational expenses.  Must be a junior or senior (including 4th year of a 5th year track); must have a demonstrated commitment to environmental or natural resource issues through coursework, research, internships, jobs, or extracurricular activities.  Native American or Alaskan Native students are also eligible for fields related to tribal health care or tribal policy. Students who wish to apply should contact UO’s Udall Scholarship advisor, Dr. Jason T. Younker (jyounker@uoregon.edu).  More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • WGSS Undergraduate Summer Internship Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 5, 2021
The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to partner with the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to provide two $5,000 internship scholarships for selected undergraduate students majoring or minoring in WGSS or Queer Studies. This scholarship will assist students in completing an approved unpaid internship experience of at least 8 weeks’ duration of full-time work during summer 2021. Recipients must have financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. Students are not required to be enrolled in internship credits to qualify. Apply for the WGSS Undergraduate Summer Internship Scholarship here. If you have any questions please reach out to the department at wgs@uoregon.edu. See attached flyer for additional details.

  • CHC Exclusive! CHC’s Mentored Research Program (MRP)

Application deadline: Rolling
The Mentored Research Program allows CHC students to apply for funding to work as research assistants for UO faculty members. Students are eligible to apply for up to approximately $1,000 of funding per academic year term (approximately $3,000 per academic year) work with a professor on a research project (which may lay the groundwork for the student’s thesis project). Additional information and application instructions can be found on the CHC’s student Canvas site.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year (although applications received after Week 8 will be considered at the beginning of the following term).

  • CHC Exclusive! CHC’s Internship Funding Program (IFP)

Application deadline: Rolling
The Internship Funding Program offers CHC students the opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 to help fund their living expenses for low-paying or unpaid, non-credit-bearing internships. Additional information and application instructions can be found on the CHC’s student Canvas site.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year (although applications received after Week 8 will be considered at the beginning of the following term).

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Application deadline: early March 2021 (for programs in Summer or Fall 2021)
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000.  This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.  The scholarship offers awards up to $5,000 (or up to $8,000 for those who are studying a critical-need language while abroad).  The Gilman Scholarship is a great funding option for students who are considering traveling abroad with one of the CHC’s signature study abroad programs.  In addition, GEO advisors (as well as CHC faculty members who offer study abroad opportunities) are available to meet with you about the application process, and to review your essay drafts.  Please visit the UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website for more information about the Gilman.

  • John R. Moore Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 29, 2021
This scholarship is presented to students who excel in their contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and allied (LGBTQIA+) community at the University of Oregon. Factors for selection may include leadership and service in the university LGBTQIA+ community, financial need, study and research as it relates to LGBTQIA issues, and/or commitment to supporting the progress of LGBTQIA+ civil rights movements. Find more information and the application for the John R. Moore Scholarship here. For any questions regarding this application, please contact Haley Wilson at 541-346-6105 or hwilson2@uoregon.edu.

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Application Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) funds up to five students per academic year to conduct summer research under the supervision of a University of Oregon faculty mentor (TTF or career NTTF). The maximum award amount is $4000 per individual. The minimum time period of full-time research commitment is 8 weeks. The application due date is April 16, 2021. A faculty recommendation letter will be required with the application. Click here to access the link that may be forwarded to the faculty/instructor.

You can access the SURF application form by clicking here.

  • First Year Research Engagement Fellowship (FYRE)

Application Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021
Center for Undergraduate Research Engagement first launched FYRE in 2020, created to provide first-year undergraduate students with the valuable opportunity to explore research. This fellowship, made possible by the University of Oregon Foundation Board of Trustees, will fund five students each academic year. FYRE offers a $4000 stipend to the individual student, and $1000 to their faculty mentor. FYRE recipients are expected to engage in full-time summer research for 8-10 weeks, under the mentorship of a UO faculty mentor (TTF or career NTTF). The application due date is April 16, 2021. The applicant is asked to have a faculty mentor identified, with potential research project plans, at the time of application. CURE invites those students who are looking to connect with a prospective faculty mentor, to meet with our team (visit open hours or by appointment with a CURE staff member) so that we can work with you to provide guidance, resources, and support.

  • VPRI Undergraduate Fellowship

Application deadline: April 23, 2021
The Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI) Undergraduate Fellowship awards $5,0000 fellowships to students who conduct research, creative scholarship or complete work on an innovative project full-time during the summer. More information can be found here.John

  • Mitchell Scholarships

UO “intention to apply” deadline: During the winter term of your third year of study, schedule an interview with the UO’s Mitchell advisor. By the end of spring term of your third year, confirm with the advisor your intent to apply.
External application deadline: Late September of your fourth year of study
Mitchell Scholarships named to honor former U.S. Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community.  Up to 12 Mitchell scholars who may be seniors, alumni, and graduate students who are U.S. Citizens no older than 30, are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Award covers tuition, housing, a $12,000 living expenses stipend, and international travel.  Students who wish to apply should contact UO’s Marshall Scholarship advisors at dsinfo@uoregon.edu. More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website

  • Marshall Scholarships

UO “intention to apply” deadline: During the winter term of your third year of study, schedule an interview with the UO’s Marshall advisor. By the end of spring term of your third year, confirm with the advisor your intent to apply.|
External application deadline: Late September or early October of your fourth year of study
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.  Up to 40 scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study. The scholarship allows the scholars, who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers, and decision-makers in their own countries, to gain an understanding and appreciation of British values and the British way of life. It also establishes long-lasting ties between the peoples of Britain and the United States. Each scholarship is held for one to two years. Award covers university fees, tuition, books, a thesis grant, research, and daily travel, plus fares to and from the United States. Students who wish to apply should contact UO’s Marshall Scholarship advisors at dsinfo@uoregon.edu. More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • Rhodes Scholarships

UO “intention to apply” deadline: Confirm with an advisor your intention to apply during Spring term of your third year of study
Internal application deadline: Contact dsinfo@uoreogn.edu for more information
External application deadline: First Wednesday of October of your fourth year of study
Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.  The first American Scholars were elected in 1904.  Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.  All educational costs, a stipend, and travel to and from Oxford are paid by the program.  Students who wish to apply should contact UO’s Rhodes Scholarship advisors at dsinfo@uoregon.edu.  More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships

UO “intention to apply” deadline: Confirm with an advisor your intention to apply during Spring term of your third year of study

Round 1: US citizens normally resident in the USA
Internal deadline: Please contact dsinfo@uoregon.edu immediately for more information.
External deadline: Early October 2021
Round 2: All other eligible applicants
Internal deadline: 
Please contact dsinfo@uoregon.edu immediately for more information.
External deadline: The application deadline in this round is determined by the course you are applying for. Please find more information here.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.  The scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to citizens of any country outside of the United Kingdom on the basis of the candidate's academic excellence, a good fit between the scholar and the university, evidence of leadership potential, and a commitment to improving the lives of others.  Students who wish to apply should contact UO’s Gates Cambridge Scholarship advisor at (dsinfo@uoregon.edu. More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

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