Tuesday, July 14, 2015

AMOS Scholarship Opportunity

Application Matters for Our Students (AMOS) Awards
Criteria and Instructions to Apply
Purdue University 2015 – 2016 calendar year, updated June 2015
Deadline for Fall 2015 Application: Aug. 1, 2015
Deadline for remainder of academic year: As need arises

The AMOS awards are available to Purdue undergraduate students who are active participants in the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication (PICC) and who seek experience in applying what they have learned in a relevant professional opportunity consistent with the PICC mission of promoting good citizenship and contributions to society.

These merit awards help students to fund internships that are unpaid or offering only a nominal stipend (under $2,000). Preference will be given to opportunities in Washington, DC, and to pursuits in the areas of issues study, civic communication, public affairs and media.
Eligible students must fully demonstrate that they have been current, active and meaningful participants and contributors in the PICC, the nonpartisan, experiential learning initiative, for at least one semester before they apply.

Applications must include:
• an 800-word essay on the importance of the opportunity the student is pursuing.
• proof that the student has accepted or will soon accept the opportunity.
• an accompanying letter of commitment from the student that s/he will complete   
  the opportunity.

• at the conclusion of the internship or other opportunity, a report of 500 words on
  the value of the opportunity to the student.

A panel chaired by Ambassador Curiel will judge applications. Finalists must make themselves available for a face-to-face or video interview with at least one judge.

The maximum award is $4,000 for summer sessions and $6,000 for fall or winter semester recipients, minus any applicable taxes and outstanding Purdue University obligations.

Applications must be written in 12-point Arial font, single-spaced, one-sided printed, with name, Purdue University identification number and contact information (Purdue and personal email and phone number) on top. Hard copy must be delivered to the office of Julie Wise, Manager of the PICC, in Young Hall, room 455. An electronic copy must be emailed to curiel@purdue.edu. Please cc Julie Wise on your electronic submission (jlwise@purdue.edu).

Deadline for the fall 2015 semester is Aug. 1, 2015. No late applications will be accepted.

Monday, June 29, 2015

NSF S-STEM Scholarship Opportunity

The National Science Foundation has released a solicitation for the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program. The program seeks to increase the success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Awards should be used to fund scholarships, and to enhance and study effective curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, student success, and graduation in STEM.

The program will support up to $650,000 for Strand 1 - Institutional Capacity Building projects; and up to $1.0 million for Strand 2 - Design and Development Type 1 Single Institution projects. Of the total amount requested, at least 60% of the funds must support scholarships to low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need. Funds must be requested for high quality extant curriculum development and professional and workforce development activities that include the implementation and investigation of project activities and conducting project evaluation.

The program also will support Strand 2 - Design and Development Type 2 Multi-institutional Collaborative efforts up to $5 million to fund scholarships and the implementation and testing of a common set of curricular and co-curricular activities across institutions. The level of funding requested must be based on the focus, scope, and size of the effort. For these types of projects, at least 60% of the funds must support scholarships.

The full solicitation can be viewed at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf15581.

For this competition, Purdue may submit one proposal (either as a single institution OR as a multi-institutional Design and Development consortium) from each college that awards degrees in biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, computer and information sciences, geosciences, engineering, and technology areas associated with the preceding fields. For Strand 1 and Strand 2-Type 1, the PI must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of these discipline. For Strand 2-Type 2 (multi-institute), the PI must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of the disciplines or an educational or social science researcher who can provide the leadership required to ensure the success of the project and will accept overall management responsibility for the consortium.

Internal deadlines are as follows:
Monday, July 20: Preproposals due to the EVPRP (see attached template)

Agency deadline is September 22.

Please note:  Preproposals to the EVPRP should be e-mailed to EVPRPlimited@purdue.eduPurdue's limited submission policy and templates for preproposals may be found at http://www.purdue.edu/research/funding-and-grant-writing/limited-submissions.php.  For any case in which the number of internal preproposals received is no more than the number of proposals allowed by the sponsor, the EVPRP will notify the PI that he/she can proceed with their submission to the sponsor.

Please let me know if you have questions about the limited submission process or this competition.

Best wishes,
Sue Grimes
Assistant Director of Research Development Services
Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships
Hovde Hall, Room 321
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040
(765) 494-5858