Fellowship & Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral Position

Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has openings available under its Lawrence Fellowship Program. This is a highly desirable, prestigious postdoctoral position with ample resources and freedom to conduct cutting-edge research in a field of the candidate’s choice. The duration of the Fellowship is up to three years. Typically two to four openings are available each year. Fellowships are awarded only to candidates with exceptional talent, credentials and a track record of research accomplishments.

Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Science
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and the Computational Research Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory invite applications for the Luis W. Alvarez Fellowship in Computational Science. The fellowship allows recent graduates with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) to acquire further scientific training at one of the leading facilities for scientific computing and to develop professional maturity for independent research.

For Graduate Students

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)
CSFG provides support for some of the very best computational science graduate students in the nation.

Gene Golub SIAM Summer School
The Gene Golub SIAM Summer School is geared towards doctoral students and is limited to about 50 students. There will be no registration fee and funding for local accommodations and/or local expenses will be available for some of the participants. Limited travel funds may also be available.

Graduate fellowships in Sustainability Science
Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI), a partnership between the University of Maine and the University of Southern Maine offers opportunities for cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning experiences at the graduate level, including up to 25 PhD fellowships at the University of Maine. SSI is a $20 million, 5-year program funded by the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR program.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Graduate Fellowships
The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program offers a 12-month fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission.

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
NDSEG supports approximately 8,000 graduate students each year.

SIAM/AAAS Mass Media
To strengthen the connection between science and the media, a graduate student in applied mathematics and computational science is selected to spend 10 weeks during the summer at a radio station, television station, newspaper or magazine.

University-Industry Cooperative Research Programs in the Mathematical Sciences (UICRP)
It is in the national interest to provide more opportunities for mathematical scientists to have the experience of conducting research in an industrial environment and for industrial scientists to return periodically to academia, to acquire new knowledge, and to move it efficiently into technology. Through the Division of Mathematical Sciences, this program provides support for university-industry postdoctoral research fellowships, university-industry senior research fellowships, industry-based graduate research assistantships, and industry-based graduate cooperative fellowships.

For Undergraduate Students

The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA
Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS). The goal of RIPS is to expose undergraduate students to an industrial research project that requires the application of mathematical principles to solve real-world problems.

Interdisiplinary Center for Scientific Computing, Heidelberg University
The Post-Bachelor program is a summer school program of HGS MathComp in cooperation with the international summer school of Heidelberg University. Students in their last year of bachelor or immediately after their bachelor studies are invited to join an interdisciplinary summer school for mathematics and computer science. The program consists of two phases: 1. The first phase (2-3 months) has an intense focus on teaching and exercises in mathematical modelling, numerical mathematics, image processing and scientific computing. 2. The second phase (optional; in August) is a culture and language training in cooperation with the central summer school of the university. HGS MathComp invited candidates from all over the world to join this program as guest students of the graduate school. The training duration can be negotiated individually, but must last at least six weeks. The school negotiates coverage of all fees, travel expenses, insurance and accommodation on an individual level with each applicant. Several sponsoring programs (Heidelberg University, DAAD, ...) are included to ensure maximum coverage of all costs.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program offers undergraduates across the United States mentored research experiences at the NASA centers during summer and fall sessions.

National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
NIST’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program gives undergraduate students a chance to gain valuable scientific research experience by working on projects of economic importance. The program, co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is committed to attracting and training future generations of scientists and engineers. SURF students work on their own project for 11 weeks and contribute to an ongoing research project under the guidance of a NIST scientist or engineer from one of the Institute’s major laboratories (Materials Measurement Laboratory, Physical Measurement Laboratory, Engineering Laboratory, Information Technology Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST Center for Neutron Research). A summer-long lecture series and tours expose students to a sampling of diverse research topics.

NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU)
Research experiences for undergraduates provide non-traditional opportunities in original research and collaborative problem solving that afford insight into how mathematicians work. The site features information for students interested in identifying research opportunities and for faculty interested in obtaining support for undergraduate research students through either an REU Supplement or REU Site proposal from the National Science Foundation.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)  in Machine Learning

U.S. Department of Energy Community College Institute
This program places students from community colleges in paid internships in Science and Engineering and Technology at any of several different locations (see Choosing a Lab). Because of the comprehensive nature of this program many of the participants have felt it has had an enormous influence on their careers. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories' research programs. They also attend career planning and numerous training/informational sessions.

U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships
This program places students in paid internships in Science and Engineering at any of several Department of Energy facilities. Many of the participants in the program have decided on a career in science and engineering because of the nature of the experience. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories' research programs.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Undergraduate Scholarships
The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program offers two-year scholarships for undergraduate students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission.

The Winston Churchill Foundation
The Foundation's Scholarship Program offers the opportunity to spend one year of study and research at Churchill College Cambridge to U.S. citizens enrolled at American colleges and universities. The newest of the colleges at the University of Cambridge, Churchill College is focused on the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Churchill Scholars show exceptional talent, outstanding academic achievement, and promise of making a contribution both to the life of Churchill College and to their chosen field of study. Most Churchill Scholars receive the degree of Masters of Philosophy and then return to graduate school for doctoral or doctoral degrees in the United States. The Foundation pays all tuition and fees and provides a generous allowance for room, board, travel, and other expenses.

Summer 2014 research opportunities for undergraduates

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