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Student Opportunities

At Eastern

Graduate Student Travel Awards: for graduate students who will be presenting papers or posters at professional meetings.

Provost's Student Travel/Conference Awards: for students who will be presenting papers or posters at professional meetings.

Summer Research Opportunities

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program in all science and social science disciplines. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.

Federal Student Summer Research Programs Database

This is a searchable database of summer research programs offered by US Department of Energy, Oakridge National Laboratory, US Army, US Centers for Disease Control, US Department of Commerce, US Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Aviation Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Food and Drug Administration, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Students spend a nine week period as part of a research team after selecting an area of interest, such as: cellular biology, developmental biology, genetics, membrane biology, molecular biology, molecular immunology, structural biology, or virology. Weekly student/faculty research meetings take place throughout the summer, and students are encouraged to participate in other center colloquia and seminars.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science funds the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). SULI provides 10-16 week summer and semester research internships to undergraduate students in the areas of science, math, engineering, technology, and science policy.

International Opportunities

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests.

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Critical Language Scholarship Institutes provide fully funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students.  Languages include Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides information as well as financial support to over 57,000 students and faculty per year for international research and study in Germany. 

U.S. Student Fulbright Grant program funds individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship.  Students propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.  It is available to recent BA/BS graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals.

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