Upcoming Meetings & Events


2017 HBCU-UP/CREST PI/PD Meeting

The HBCU-UP/CREST PI/PD Meeting will be held in Washington, DC, on March 1-2, 2017.

For complete meeting information, please visit the ERN Conference website.

ERN Conference in STEM

The 2017 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM will be held in Washington, DC, at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park hotel on March 2-4, 2017.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit the ERN Conference website.



Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

Tampa, FL
November 9-12, 2016

For complete registration information, please visit the ABRCMS website.

2016 HBCU Conference Week

Date: October 23-26, 2016

Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View, 2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 22202

Visit the 2016 HBCU Conference Week website for complete information and to register today.

The National Diversity in STEM Conference | SACNAS

Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, CA
October 13-15, 2016

The SACNAS National Conference motivates, inspires and engages participants to achieve their highest goals in pursuing education and careers in STEM fields. Conference programming is specifically tailored to support undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and career professionals at each transition stage of their career as they move towards positions of science leadership.

For complete registration information, visit the SACNAS Conference website.


Noyce Proposal Preparation Workshops

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will once again offer information sessions about preparing proposals for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. These include two 90-minute webinars on May 23 and 26 and a proposal writing workshop at AAAS in Washington, DC on Friday, June 10.

For complete information, please visit the NSF Noyce Program website.

Aspiring Physicians & Research Scientists Conference

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Wednesday, May 25th through Friday, May 27, 2016
Apply NOW
Deadline: April 8, 2016

Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion is proud to sponsor a two-day conference to empower, engage, and inspire underrepresented minority (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American/Pacific Islander) students majoring in science, math and pre-med. Cleveland Clinic physician and research scientist-led presentations in addition to the abstract poster scholarship competition comprise the conference agenda. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and attending a 4-year college/university. Travel awards are available for selected out of state students.

For more information, please visit http://clevelandclinic.org/diversityprograms or contact Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion at diversity4u@ccf.org.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers two outstanding fellowship options for graduate students in STEM.

The WPI Department of Computer Science has received a U.S. Department of Education GAANN grant to support fellowships for U.S. citizens pursuing doctoral degrees in data-driven computing and big data analytics. Through the Data Science program, you will be engaged in cutting-edge research with the potential for real-world impact on targeted areas of national need from health care, learning sciences, smart cities, social media, fraud detection, and more.

You can learn more about this opportunity at: http://www.wpi.edu/academics/datascience/gaann.html.

The Scholarships for Service (SFS) program has provided WPI with funds to support student scholarships in cybersecurity. These scholarships provide tuition, stipend, and fees in exchange for the student taking summer internships and a period of post-graduation employment with the government (federal, state, local, or tribal). This program is funded to help grow the nation’s pool of qualified cybersecurity workers. Scholars work in a variety of agencies and positions, with options including forensics, network defense, and public policy.

More on this program can be found at: http://www.wpi.edu/academics/cybersecurity/cybercorps.html.

For more information on all WPI graduate programs: visit grad.wpi.edu.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Summer Research Opportunities

Now accepting applications for TWO 2016 Summer Programs

***U.S. citizenship required***

Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
This 10-week program offers the opportunity to enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. Faculty, along with undergraduate and graduate students, will engage in research that provides opportunities to help advance the DHS Areas of Research and strengthen the talent pool of scientists and engineers. Selected participants will conduct collaborative research of mutual interest to the Team, the DHS Centers of Excellence and DHS.

Benefits Include:

  • Faculty: $1,200 stipend per week plus travel expenses
  • Graduate Students: $700 stipend per week plus travel expenses
  • Undergraduate Students: $600 stipend per week plus travel expenses

Some participants may be eligible for a housing allowance. Faculty are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment.

Research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1503

Detailed information can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html

***Deadline: December 20, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST.***


DHS HS-STEM 2016 Summer Internship Program

The Department of Homeland Security sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals.

  • Graduate Students receive a $700 stipend per week plus travel expenses
  • Undergraduate Students receive a $600 stipend per week plus travel expenses

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and many more.

10-week research experiences are offered at:

  • Coast Guard Research and Development Center
  • Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute
  • Customs and Borders Protection
  • Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • National Security Technologies
  • National Urban Security Technology Laboratory
  • Naval Research Laboratory
  • Transportation Security Laboratory
  • DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1468

Detailed information about the internships can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/

***December 16, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST.***



2016 ERN Conference in STEM

The 2016 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM will be held in Washington, DC, at the Renaissance Washington DC hotel.

The conference begins Thursday evening on February 25th and concludes at midnight on Saturday, February 27th.

For complete conference information visit the ERN Conference in STEM website.