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NSF S-STEM Program

NSF S-STEM Program

The National Science Foundation is giving you the chance to win the “NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)”. All students who are academically talented and low-income, demonstrate financial needs are eligible for the scholarships. The program encourages projects to recruit a diverse applicant pool that is inclusive of members of underrepresented groups (e.g., females, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, including Alaska Natives and Native Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, Veterans).  The program provides 60-80 awards of indirect funding amount of $70,000,000 to $95,000,000 for students who focus on educational developments.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science and to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare by supporting research and education in all fields of science and engineering.


To be eligible for the NSF Scholarship, the candidates must meet all the following criteria:

For the Institutions:

  • An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent college or school that awards eligible degrees. (For example, a university with a College of Engineering, a School of Life Sciences, and a College of Arts and Sciences could submit one proposal from each for a total of three proposals. However, within a College of Engineering, if the Department of Electrical Engineering were submitting a proposal, a proposal from the Department of Mechanical Engineering could be submitted only in a subsequent year. The two departments in this example could choose to submit a single joint proposal.)
  • An institution without constituent schools (for example, a 4-year college or a community college) may submit one proposal each year.
  • An institution that is part of a larger system is considered separate for proposal submission purposes if it is geographically separate from the other campus (es) and has its own chief academic officer.
  • For Strand 2 – Design and Development Type 2 Multi-Institutional Consortia, a proposal whose Principal Investigator is an educational or social science researcher in a program other than STEM does not count against the limit on the number of proposals submitted by institutions from S-STEM disciplines.
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For the Recipients:

  • Be citizens of the United States, nationals of the United States (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), aliens admitted as refugees under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) individuals is ineligible for support from this solicitation unless they meet the requirements listed in the first sentence of this bullet.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a program leading to an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree in one of the following disciplines for each term for which a student receives a scholarship: Biological sciences, physical sciences, including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences, geosciences, engineering, or technology areas associated with the preceding fields (e.g., biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology)
  • Demonstrate academic ability or potential.
  • Be low-income and demonstrate financial need, defined for undergraduate students by the U.S. Department of Education rules for need-based Federal financial aid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or, for graduate students, defined as financial eligibility for Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN).

How to Apply

To be applying for the NSF Scholarship, the interested candidates may check this given link:

Required Documents

The proposal should include, within the project description (limited to 15 single-spaced pages), the following:

  • Results from prior NSF support, with particular emphasis on any prior S-STEM or STEP awards;
  • Statement of the project objectives and plans
  • Discussion of the project’s significance, including demographic information and rationale for the number of scholarships and the scholarship amount requested
  • Statement and justification of the annual and total number of unique students who will be awarded scholarships over the duration of the award period, the number of scholarships awarded annually, the total number of scholarships awarded for the award period, the duration of the scholarship, and the annual and maximum amount of the scholarship for a scholarship recipient
  • Discussion of activities on which the project builds (particular connections to any previous or current S-STEM or STEP awards at the institution)
  • Description of the management plan, including discussion of the role of faculty in the disciplines in the operation of the project
  • Outline of the student selection process and criteria
  • Description of the implementation and testing of curricular and co-curricular activities, student support services and programs, and their impact on students
  • Contribution to the knowledge base on how factors or evidence-based practices affect student success and degree attainment in STEM
  • Evidence of the quality of the institution’s educational programs
  • Plans for project assessment and evaluation (formative and summative); and
  • Plans for dissemination.
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Scholarship Value

The National Science Foundation provides Number of Awards: 60 to 80 of $70,000,000 to $95,000,000 annually, for new and continuing awards, subject to availability of funds. The program supports three types of projects.

  • Awards for Strand 1 – Institutional Capacity Building projects may not exceed $650,000. Awards for Strand 2 – Design and Development Type 1 Single Institution projects may not exceed $1.0 million.
  • Awards for Strand 2 – Design and Development Type 2 Multi-Institutional Consortia projects may not exceed $5.0 million. In all cases, the totals are inclusive of direct and indirect costs.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for NSF Scholarship is April 20, 2017, (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time)

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Contact Information

If you have any additional question for the NSF scholarship program, may contact to(703) 292-5111

Postgraduate Scholarships

Graduate Studentships in Seismology

Graduate Studentships in Seismology
Saint Louis University

Posted: 12/01/2017

Open Until: 02/01/2018

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Saint Louis University seeks MS and PhD candidates for graduate studies in Geoscience with a concentration in Geophysics. Geophysics faculty are interested in applying the tools of seismology to study deep earthquakes, regional tectonics, and earthquake hazards. Prospective students should have a strong quantitative background in geophysics, mathematics, physics, and programming. 

Financial support is available through TA and RA positions, and the Nuttli-Chan fellowship. To be considered for financial support, applications should be completed by February 1, 2018. 

To apply, go to 

For additional information, contact Dr. Robert Herrmann (, Dr. Linda Warren (, or Dr. Lupei Zhu (


IRIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity
and creating an inclusive workplace where all employee’s backgrounds, talents
and contributions are valued. If you require an accommodation to navigate or
apply to our employment site, please send your request to: Human Resources
or call (202) 682-2220 or fax (202) 682-0633.

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On-Call Custodian (Pool Position)

San Luis Obispo

Job ID:
On-Call Custodian (Pool Position)

Job Title:
On-Call Custodian (Pool Position)

Appointment Type:

Time Base:

Date Posted:
December 4, 2017

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Link to Apply Online:

Campus Employment Homepage:

Cal Poly is hiring Custodians for Facility Services!

This position provides general cleaning and custodial care and support for assigned campus buildings, facilities, structures and adjacent areas and/or portions thereof, including, but not limited to, campus offices, classrooms, science laboratories, art rooms, auditoriums; gymnasiums, locker rooms, health and child care centers; student residences, patios, entryways and walkways, and workshops. Custodial staff may work independently or as part of a custodial team.

Custodians perform a wide range of custodial and related duties for assigned campus areas. The following examples of typical work activities are meant to illustrate the general range of work functions performed by custodians; they are not meant to be an all-inclusive or restrictive list of custodial-related work. Work assignments may involve related activities and may be focused in one area or vary on a regular basis.

To apply directly for this position, please copy and paste this link directly into your web browser:

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Postgraduate Scholarships

Nurse 1, 12 Month Position

About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,300 diverse students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.


The following vacancy exists in the classified service and may require eligibility from a competitive civil service list.

Job Description:

Vacancy #:  C-217-48342

Apply by:  December 18, 2017

Title:  Nurse 1, 12 Month Position

Location:  Student Health Services

Salary: $44,564

Grade: SG-14, PEF

Hours:  Mon. – Fri.: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM / 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Summers/Intersessions

Duration:  Permanent



Candidates must possess a license to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State. 

May be filled from a mandatory reemployment list if one is in effect at the time of appointment.

A completed University at Albany employment application is required to be considered for this position

  • A completed application is required to be considered for this position
  • All applicants must meet at least one of the above requirements
  • Any applications received that do not meet at least one of the above requirements will be considered unqualified and will be discarded


Candidate must fill out Civil Service Examination form for this position.  The form is available via:   Please send all materials to address listed on SUNY application

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 Ability to instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention; and develop health improvement programs preferred

Additional Information:

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period.  Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”):

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].  


Application Instructions:

A completed application is required to be considered for this position. Applicants are also encouraged to provide a cover letter and resume.

To apply, please download and complete the Application for Classified Service Employment located here:

Please submit your application by mail to:

Office of Human Resources Management
Classified Services, Vacancy #: C-217-48342
University at Albany, UAB 300
Albany, NY  12222

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