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 May 18, 2020

  • Deadline Approaching! Community Service Grant Program

Application deadline: May 22, 2020
Get up to $1000 for your community service initiative from the Holden Center! A service grant can make your idea for a service-learning focused community project or initiative a reality. Made possible by the Kilkenny Service and Leadership Fund, service grants provide up to $1,000 for you or your student organization to design, implement, and assess an initiative that directly engages students in positively impacting our communities. A large part of this is working with a community organization, and for the Spring term, you can apply for a service grant for a project in your local community (whatever that is for you right now). Questions? Email Sabrina. Want more information about funding guidelines? Check them out here.

  • Emergency CARES Grants

The UO will receive $8,047,973 in funds for students through the CARES Act, which was recently enacted by the U.S. Congress. Undergraduate students can receive grants to cover expenses that are a result of disruptions to campus operations caused by the coronavirus. Eligible students can request CARES Act funds by completing an emergency aid application. Questions? Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

  • Mental Wellbeing Virtual Art Show – Call for Artists

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 22
Submissions can be made here
May is Mental Health Month—a time to raise awareness and reflect on the importance of mental health especially during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the Duck Nest is having a virtual art show with the theme: Art in Isolation. How is your mental well-being affected during a time of isolation and social distancing? What are ways that you cope with distance? How do you form community while studying remotely? How does art influence your life during the pandemic? Share with us a piece of art that you want on display at the Mental Wellbeing Art Show 2020 on a virtual platform relating to this theme. You can submit art of any media including painting, photography, sculpture, music, spoken word, acting, dancing, and anything else that can be recorded or photographed for a virtual art show experience. There will be prizes for the top three submissions. All levels and multiple submissions are welcome!

  • Oregon Oral Surgeons hiring medical scribes

Oregon Oral Surgeons is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery group located in Eugene. They are looking to fill two full-time scribe positions. An ideal candidate would be a graduating senior, available to begin working soon, who can commit to at least 1 year of employment. Please contact the Clinic Manager, Lisa Tucker to apply.

Introducing a new way to have a global experience. Taught by world-class faculty from around the globe, these one-of-a-kind experiences remotely transport you to the location you wish to study, with the people and places you most wish to meet and see. New experiences will be added throughout the week and registration begins May 4th through Duckweb (subject code: GEO). For more information please contact me at callaway@uoregon.edu.

Jump-start your career with valuable work experience in a global environment. You’ll develop new global networks of professionals in your desired industry, and while working remotely, have the flexibility to work with an organization located anywhere in the world. For more information please contact Yifang Zhang at yzhang1@uoregon.edu.

Are you ready to rise to the challenge? Remote collaboration has never been more critical in solving real global challenges. Work in small multinational student teams over the course of 12 days to design solutions for environmental sustainability challenges facing community partners in the for-profit, non-profit and public sectors. For more information please contact Grace Honeywell at shoneyw6@uoregon.edu.

  • Wayne Morse Scholars Program accepting applications

Application deadline: May 29, 2020
Join a community of students committed to service and justice and explore various forms of political engagement, work to effect change in real-world settings, tackle big questions of democracy and governance, engage in applied research, connect with prominent scholars and elected officials, and develop leadership skills. Apply to be a Wayne Morse Scholar today!

  • TRIO Student Support Services accepting Spring Term admits

Are you a first generation or low income student? Do you have accommodations through the Accessible Education Center? Apply to join TRIO to have access to a holistic support team for academic, personal, and financial support. Interested or have questions? Email Tara Parrillo at tparrill@uoregon.edu.

  • Reproaction Education Fund Organizing Fellow

Application deadline is a rolling deadline
The Reproaction Education Fund is a new direct action group forming to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice.  Reproaction is looking to hire a fellow to assist our lead organizer with tasks related to event planning and community organizing in Oregon.  Tasks include venue research, recruiting speakers, event publicity, organizing direct actions, activist outreach, preparing volunteers for direct actions, and other tasks as assigned.  This is a part-time, temporary position reporting to and working closely with Reproaction’s lead organizer. The fellowship will start in March and is expected to run through mid-June 2020.  The pay for this role is $15/hour without benefits, and the position will be around 10 hours per week for an expected 16 weeks.  See attached job description for additional details.

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SCHOLARSHIP & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Updated May 18, 2020

  • NEW! UO Libraries / Oregon Poetry Association Poetry Prize

Application Deadline: May 22, 2020
Two undergraduate student will be awarded prizes every other year for high-quality works of poetry in which the library has played a role in their artistic output. Awards are $500 and deposited in the winning student’s campus account.  Wining poems will be published in the OPA Journal, VerseweaversDetails: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/scua/2020/04/27/uo-libraries-opa-undergraduate-poetry-prize/

  • NEW! UO Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards

Application Deadline: May 29, 2020
The UO Libraries Undergraduate Research Award Committee is happy to share that the Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Awards will be given this year.  We are soliciting applications and appreciate your assistance.  Please encourage your students to apply – the deadline is Friday, May 29.  Awards of $1,000 – $1,500 are given to the winners.  The Award solicits research papers and projects from all disciplines. The Award website https://library.uoregon.edu/ura has all the Award information, student submission requirements, student application form, and faculty recommendation form.  Eligible papers/projects are from work done in spring 2019 through spring 2020.  They also need to be connected to 300 and 400 level course work or students’ theses/capstone projects.  Students who have already graduated are still eligible for the Award. Winners will be chosen and notified in June. Questions? Please email Barbara Jenkins, Award Committee Chair at bbjenk@uoregon.edu

  • CIA Undergraduate Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 15, 2020
This scholarship is a financial needs-based program for graduating high school seniors, first-year undergraduate students and, in some cases, second-year undergraduate students who are looking to work summers in Washington, DC while attending an accredited college or university during the school year. In this program, you will perform meaningful work related to your college major. In addition to a year-round salary, recipients are provided up to $18,000 per year for tuition, fees, books and supplies. Students in STEM fields who will work in select CIA STEM positions are provided up to $25,000 per year. All scholarship recipients are eligible for health insurance, paid time off and more. Undergraduate scholarship participants are required to work for at least one 90-day session before graduation and be employed by the CIA after graduation for a period of 1.5 years for each year of paid scholarship. Click here to learn more and apply for this opportunity. Questions? Feel free to contact Michele Silva, the CIA Northwest Regional Recruiter at michells1@ucia.gov and see the attached tips for tailoring your resume and cover letter for this opportunity.

  • Presidential Undergraduate Research Scholars

Application Deadline: June 25, 2020
Fellowship program that provides $5,000 to students to conduct research during the academic year. Students also have access to $1,000 in supply funding. Open to undergraduate majors in chemistry, physics, earth sciences, computer and information sciences, and mathematics. Must be a graduate of an Oregon High School. Visit this website for more information.

  • Deadline approaching! 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 advisor, Dr. Josh Snodgrass (dsinfo@uoregon.edu). More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • Deadline approaching! 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 advisor, Dr. Josh Snodgrass (dsinfo@uoregon.edu). More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • Deadline approaching! 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 Dr. Snodgrass 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 advisor, Dr. Josh Snodgrass (dsinfo@uoregon.edu).  More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • Deadline approaching! 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 Dr. Snodgrass immediately for more information.
External deadline: Early October 2020
Round 2: All other eligible applicants
Internal deadline: 
Please contact Dr. Snodgrass 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, Dr. Josh Snodgrass (dsinfo@uoregon.edu).  More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • RADM Helena O. Mishoe Fellowship for Underrepresented Scientists

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has established the Helena Mishoe Fellowship for Underrepresented Scientists that offers opportunities for underrepresented post baccalaureate individuals to receive training in basic, translational, and clinical research. Individuals must have a specific intention to further pursue an advanced degree after training. The purpose of the Mishoe Fellowship is to enhance career opportunities in biomedical sciences for post baccalaureate individuals, from health disparity groups, who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/veterinary/pharmacy) school with a career goal of becoming a doctorally-trained scientist or physician-scientist. Eligibility requirements: (1) Have recently completed or will complete a bachelor's degree by the summer of selection, (2) Must have completed academic training in course work relevant to biomedical, behavioral or statistical research, (3) Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale, or 4.3 or better on a 5.0 scale, and (4) Be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Apply here: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/grants-and-training/radm-helena-o-mishoe-fellowship

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