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 Oct 15, 2019

  • NEW! TRIO Student Support Services is accepting applications for 2019-20 academic year

TRIO SSS serves students whose parents did not complete a 4-year college degree, low-income students, and/or students who have accommodations through the Accessible Education Center. SSS is a wholistic, student support program that provides academic advising and support (including free, unlimited tutoring for many science, math and language classes), graduation and career planning, financial literacy and scholarship support, personal counseling and so much more. To apply students should go to our website at triosss.uoregon.edu and click the apply now button. Please contact Tara Parrillo (tparrill@uoregon.edu) if you have any questions about the program and/or admission process.

  • The Accessible Education Center (AEC) is hiring peer note-takers

Do you take detailed notes during your classes?  Do you want to earn money for uploading your notes while supporting access for students with disabilities?  Note-takers are needed for all majors/departments.  You can earn $25 per credit (4 credit class = $100) for uploading notes from your own classes!  Sign up today at the AEC website!

  • PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Volunteering

Interested in volunteering at a hospital? You can find the application and instructions online. Volunteering is a three step process: complete the application, schedule an interview, attend a volunteer orientation.

  • Research Opportunity: Evolution of Globin Genes in Red-blooded and White-blooded Antarctic Notothenioid Fish

The project will involve bioinformatic and lab bench analyses. Bioinformatically, genes (hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytoglobins, neuroglobin, and globin x) will be studied for their genomic conservation among Notothenioids, their gene and protein sequence evolution using phylogenetic tree reconstructions, and for signs of relaxed or purifying selection to understand their rate of evolution. In addition, lab bench work will involve studying the gene expression patterns of each gene by quantitative RT-PCR in a panel of tissues from temperate Notothenioids species, Antarctic red-blooded notothenioids, and Antarctic white-blooded icefishes. See attached information sheet for additional details.
How to Apply: Email Thomas Desvignes (desvignes@uoneuro.uoregon.edu) and John Postlethwait (jpostle@uoneuro.uoregon.edu), including a C.V. or resume (which should include your previous research experience and any relevant coursework) and a personal statement outlining why you would be a good candidate for this position. Qualified applicants will be contacted directly for further information and a follow-up interview.

  • RISE (Research Internship in Science and Engineering)

Campus Deadline: Contact Kathy Poole (kpoole@uoregon.edu) for more information
RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada, and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors.

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SCHOLARSHIP & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Updated Oct 15, 2019

  • Deadline Approaching! Oregon Heritage Fellowship

Application deadline: October 20, 2019
Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, will award up to three $2,000 fellowships to full-time students of an Oregon university for researching, writing and presenting a topic related to history, geography, archaeology, cultural heritage or historic preservation in Oregon. Fellowship recipients will present their research process and findings at the Oregon Heritage Conference or other Oregon Heritage event the following spring. For more information, click here.

  • Deadline Approaching! National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Application deadline: October 21, 22, 24, and 25, 2019 (depending on discipline)
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

  • NEW! Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Application deadline: November 14, 2019 at 11:59pm
The HURF program is a 16 week fellowship for undergraduate students conducting research in the humanities under the guidance of a UO faculty mentor. During the fellowship period the cohort meets weekly to workshop their projects and participate in seminars related to research skills development, research ethics, communicating research, and career preparation. Fellows receive a $2,500 award and their faculty mentors receive $500. The program is open to all full-time UO undergraduate students who have a proposal to conduct research in the humanities, have a minimum 3.5 GPA in UO humanities courses, and have a faculty mentor who will supervise their research project.  Recipients will share the results of their research at the annual Undergraduate Symposium as part of a HURF panel.

  • UROP Mini-Grant Program

Application deadline: October 24, 2019 (fall deadline)
The UROP Mini-Grant program provides grants of up to $1,000 that may be used by undergraduate award recipients to purchase materials, equipment, and supplies that are necessary to complete their project and/or assist with travel expenses related to their project.  Awards will be given out twice during the academic year, once during the fall term and once during the winter term.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, a project proposal finalized, and a faculty mentor secured prior to applying.  Application materials are available here. The application deadline for the UROP Mini-grant program is October 24 for fall awards (there is also a January 30, 2020 winter deadline).

  • Center For Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE) Undergraduate Conference Travel Awards

Application deadline: October 28, 2019
The Undergraduate Conference Travel Award provides up to $500 to support conference presentation travel that occurs between July 1 and December 31, 2019. 

  • Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship

Application deadline: October 31, 2019
Churchill Scholarships offer American students of exceptional ability enrolled at one of the institutions participating in the program the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences at Cambridge. The scholarships also provide the opportunity to experience life in Britain, to forge friendships with British students and those from other countries who are enrolled at Cambridge, to see something of Europe and lands beyond, to see the United States from a new perspective, and to gain personal insights about oneself that come from living abroad and adjusting to new customs and challenges. Applicants must be US citizens. Award covers all Cambridge University fees and tuition, plus living and travel expenses, for a total value of $48,000 to $50,000. Contact Dr. Josh Snodgrass (dsinfo@uoregon.edu) for more information, or visit UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • GEO Ambassador Scholarship

Application deadline: November 1, 2019
Global Education Oregon (GEO) offers scholarship opportunities to encourage interested students to apply for and participate in a GEO study abroad experience. The GEO Ambassador Scholarship is a scholarship available to all students applying to GEO faculty-led programs and GEO Center programs.  Awards range from $500 – $1,500.

  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
The Soros Fellowship supports the graduate educations of “new Americans” pursuing study in any degree-granting program in any field at any university in the U.S.  Grants for up to two years of graduate study in the U.S.  Must be a “new American” (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in the U.S.—see Soros website for full eligibility details).  For more information, visit UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website or contact Dr. John Snodgrass (dsinfo@uoregon.edu).

  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Campus Deadline: November 15, 2019 (for current 2nd- and 3rd-year students)
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is a distinguished award for juniors and seniors who plan to be scientists, mathematicians, or engineers. Up to $7,500 annually to help cover tuition, fees, books, room, & board for junior and/or senior year(s). Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national and a sophomore or a junior at the time of application with a minimum “B” grade point average.  For more information, visit UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website or email Dr. Josh Snodgrass (jjosh@uoregon.edu).

  • Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)

Application Deadline: November 19, 2019 at 8:00pm Eastern
The CLS Program is a program of the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. For more information, contact Jeff Magoto (jmagoto@uoregon.edu).

  • Knight Campus-CHC Undergraduate Scholars Program

Application deadline: November 27, 2019
The Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars Program is offering two opportunities sponsored by the Clark Honors College for second- and third-year CHC students majoring in the natural sciences (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, human physiology, physics, psychology, general science, math, and computer and information science, and earth science) who are interested in conducting research in a Knight Campus-affiliated lab in 2020.  Each opportunity includes $8,000 in student support. Application deadline is November 27, 2019. Visit https://urop.uoregon.edu/kcus/ and attend an info session for more information.

  • McNair Scholars Program

Application Deadline: Rolling Acceptance
The McNair Scholars Program prepares eligible juniors and seniors for graduate study leading to a Ph.D.  $2,800 summer research stipend; advising support; graduate school application support.  Minimum of 75 credits, competitive GPA; upper-division coursework in major; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; low-income and first-generation college student.  For more information, visit the UO McNair Scholars website.

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