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National and Federal Opportunities for the week ending June 26!

Federal Obligations for S&E Support to HBCUs in FY 2018 Increase 3.8% from Previous Year

Science and engineering (S&E) support to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) was $320 million in FY 2018, an increase of 3.8% from FY 2017. This was the first increase HBCUs saw in 4 years, following annual declines in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Support to HBCUs for research and experimental development (R&D), the largest S&E component, was $247 million in FY 2018, an increase of 5.4% from 2017

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Career Pathways & Vacancies

DHS

Department of Homeland Security

Wednesday, July 1 at 9:00AM, ET

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student Programs Register, For Students and Recent Graduates

Thursday, July 9, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

DHS is Hiring – A Day in the Life of the United States Secret Service, Uniformed Division Officer Register, For Candidates interested in serving as Uniformed Division Officers

Monday, July 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

DHS is Hiring Register, OPEN TO ALL

Tuesday, July 21, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

DHS is Hiring – Individuals with Disabilities Register, OPEN TO ALL

USFW

Career Vacancies

To view and apply for FWS positions, please click here: FWS Vacancy Announcements. If you have a question about a specific position vacancy, please contact the Human Resources point of contact listed at the bottom of the announcement.  For more information about FWS job opportunities and employee benefits, please visit our FWS Human Resources page.

Internships

Students interested in wildlife conservation and stewardship are encouraged to apply for our paid internships through our partnership organizations. Opportunities with FWS and other conservation agencies throughout the country can be found on the following partner’s websites:

*You will need to use the agency filter to see our internships offered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

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U.S. Department of Labor

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Director, Directorate Survey Processing Caution  

*Department:* Department of Labor, Agency*:Bureau of Labor Statistics

* 1  vacancies – Washington DC, District of Columbia

Director of Business Application Services Caution

*Department:* Department of Labor

*Agency:* Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management *Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s):* 1  vacancies – Washington DC, District of Columbia

Associate Chief Information Officer for Strategic Policy Oversight Caution

*Department:* Department of Transportation

*Agency:* Office of the Secretary of Transportation *Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s):* 1  vacancies – Washington, District of Columbia

Honors Attorney Program, Law Clerk/Attorney, GS-0904/0905-11/12/13/14

Program Analyst (TA to PA), GS-0343-13

National and Federal Opportunities

NSF

EHR Core Research (ECR) Solicitation 19-508 Program Outreach Webinar

Every Thursday from June 11, 2020 to July 30, 2020

Special Editions: NSF 19-035 DCL: Fundamental Research on Equity, Inclusion, and Ethics in Postsecondary Academic Workplaces and the Academic Profession within the EHR Core Research Program

July 2, 2020

From 3:00PM to 4:00PM

NSF 19-044 DCL: Fundamental Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) Focused on Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education within the EHR Core Research (ECR) Program

July 9, 2020

From 3:00PM to 4:00PM

The EHR Core Research (ECR) program officers will provide an overview of the funding opportunities available in the EHR Core Research Solicitation (NSF 19-508) and answer questions from participants. The webinar has been recorded and posted so those who cannot attend can listen to the webinar at any time. We also will send the webinar slides to those who attend each session. We suggest reviewing solicitation NSF 19-508 before the webinar to prepare your questions for program officers.

For more information, please view the FLYER.

Career Fair

ATTENTION PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERS

The Office of Career Services at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host its 46th Annual Career Awareness Fair on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Your company/agency is invited to participate in this first-ever virtual event which will be hosted on the Handshake platform.

Our fall career fair, which usually attracts over 200 employers and 3,000 students, has been sold out for the last three (3) years. Don’t miss the opportunity to recruit talented students and recent alumni from our nine colleges and schools. To view a list of programs, click the following link or copy and paste it into your browser: https://www.ncat.edu/academics/colleges-departments/index.php

Why attend: North Carolina A&T is the largest of all Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) in the country and the nation’s leader among colleges and universities that graduate minorities with degrees in agriculture, science, mathematics, the arts, engineering, technology, education, nursing, and business. The format of this activity will enable employers to brand their organization, speak with talented students of all academic disciplines regarding internship, co-op, and full-time career opportunities, as well as strengthen university partnerships. 

How to register: To register, please click here or visit the Career Services website at www.ncat.edu/careerservices. Spaces are limited and fill-up quickly, so register today.

For additional information, please connect with us on Handshake or email Kendra Haywood, Associate Director of Career Services and event coordinator at kyhaywood@ncat.edu. We look forward to seeing you at the 46th Career Awareness Virtual Fair!

IES

Institute of Education Sciences

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) at the University of Texas at Austin has received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare postdoctoral scholars to participate on research teams developing and validating intensive interventions as part of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).

The aim of this 5-year grant is to prepare a cohort of highly qualified fellows to conduct research in special education, educational psychology, and other disciplines; understand how to interpret the findings and implications of this research; and prepare educators in how to intensify academic and behavioral interventions. The program will cover education sciences research related to improving academic outcomes for individuals with disabilities, methodology and statistics, and the policies and pragmatics of research in educational settings. 

MCPER Executive Director Sharon Vaughn, Principal Investigator as well as key investigators (Greg Roberts, Nathan Clemens, Sarah Powell and Chris Doabler) will collaboratively lead the project and serve as mentors. Together, they bring years of experience and expertise on the topics of quantitative methods, research design, assessment and effective intervention, quantitative methodology in program evaluation, data management and analysis, and modern measurement theory, to name a few. 

Applications for the program open on August 1, 2020 and will remain open until 2 fellows are selected. MCER is looking to recruit fellows from special education or a related field (e.g., psychology, educational psychology, reading). All fellows will be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents and will have completed their doctorates prior to beginning their fellowships. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  Send letter of interest and curriculum vita to Dawn Stanco: adstanco@meadowscenter.org

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NEH

 National and Federal Opportunities for the week ending June 26!WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2020) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $40.3 million in new CARES Act economic stabilization grants to support essential operations at more than 300 cultural institutions across the country.

NEH CARES grants, awarded across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, will allow the National World War II Museum in New Orleans to augment digital programming around its collections, will help the historic site of the Tulsa Race Massacre prepare a new exhibition and tours in preparation for the upcoming centennial, and will digitally document the history and daily life of Connecticut’s tribal communities in the early nineteenth century.

“Over the past few months we have witnessed tremendous financial distress at cultural organizations across the country, which have been compelled to furlough staff, cancel programs, and reduce operations to make up for revenue shortfalls caused by the pandemic,” said NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “NEH is pleased to provide $40 million to preserve thousands of jobs at museums, archives, historic sites, and colleges and universities that are vital to our nation’s cultural life and economy.”

In March, NEH received $75 million in supplemental grant funding through the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The agency has already distributed $30 million of that funding to the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils to support local cultural nonprofits and educational programming. Through the regranting of federal support, the councils reach an estimated annual audience of 137 million people.

For the highly competitive NEH CARES grant category, the Humanities Endowment received more than 2,300 eligible applications from cultural organizations requesting more than $370 million in funding for projects between June and December 2020. Approximately 14 percent of the applicants were funded.

These 317 grants will allow cultural organizations to retain staff to preserve and curate humanities collections, advance humanities research, and maintain buildings and core operations. An NEH CARES grant to the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia, will provide continued employment for 25 staff members responsible for the museum’s public history and interpretation work. Another grant will retain cultural heritage experts at the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation to ensure the protection of the country’s humanities collections. Grants will also sustain publication of academic books by the Ohio State University Press and Gallaudet University Press. The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, will focus on the digitization and transcription of a collection of 10,000 pages of World War I letters, journals, and diaries.

NEH CARES grants will also enable organizations to prepare buildings, exhibitions, and programs for reopening. The National Willa Cather Center in Nebraska will use an NEH CARES grant to plan for a phased reopening of its historic sites by retraining staff who work closely with visitors, and creating outdoor interpretation spaces to support self-guided tours. Another grant will enable completion of a 3D digital model of Diego Rivera’s monumental 1940 Pan American Unity fresco to make the 74-foot work in San Francisco accessible to viewers across the globe. Additional grants will support staff positions at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky, and smartphone tours at the Enfield Shaker Museum in New Hampshire.

Several recipients will use their grants to shift in-person programs and institutional resources online to reach a wider public during the pandemic. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History will help fill gaps in remote learning through online summer seminars and digital programming for K–12 U.S. history educators. The American Writers Museum in Chicago will develop online exhibitions and curricular materials for the public, while Atlanta History Center will create a curriculum and virtual field trips for students in grades 3–12. Grants will provide for the expansion of Lakota language e-learning resources for teachers and schools in North Dakota and South Dakota, and will retain staff at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture to create an online version of its exhibition on the experiences of runaway slaves.

Other grantees, such as City Lore in New York City, will document the pandemic’s impact on American communities. Radio Diaries will use NEH funding to create a series of first-person narratives, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s humanities center will work on a large oral history initiative documenting biomedical history and pandemic response since 1890.

A complete list of all 317 new NEH CARES grants is available here. 

A geographical breakdown of NEH CARES Act funding for the state and jurisdictional humanities councils is available here.