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2023 journalism scholarships worth $50,000 now open!!Applications are open for the 2023 National Press Club scholarships — a total of $50,000 is available to aspiring journalists.  The deadline to apply, unless otherwise specified, is February 15 by 5 p.m. ET, and we would appreciate your help getting the message out to your network, social media channels, and newsletters. The 2023 National Press Club scholarships are:    The Scholarship for Journalism Diversity Honoring Julie Schoo is a $5,000 scholarship awarded to a high school senior. The purpose of the scholarship is to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The award can be renewed for up to three years at $5,000 per year.The Richard G. Zimmerman Scholarship is a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to support a high school senior who wishes to pursue a career in journalism. The Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship, established in 2021, supports diversity within the field of broadcast journalism. The scholarship is $5,000 per year awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to a career in broadcast journalism. The award can be renewed up to three years. The award is open to any student at any stage in their career pursuing an education in broadcast journalism, with a preference for community college students.The Dennis and Shirley Feldman Fellowship recognizes a student pursuing graduate studies in journalism with a one-time stipend of $5,000 to help defray tuition costs. The deadline for this fellowship is April 15, 2023.Please let me know if you have any questions. We really appreciate your help spreading the word, especially as students are home for the holidays! For more information and the application and eligibility requirements, please visit here. To retweet these opportunities, please click here.

HBCU Research and Innovation Network (HBCU RAIN) New Research & Student Internship Opportunities

Project Opportunity Announcement A new Project Opportunity Announcement (POA) POA-23-RI-001 titled “Knowledge Graphs for Reasoning” has been modified and reposted. You can visit the AFRL ML-RCP website for additional information.    The deadline for white paper submissions against this POA is Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 5pm EST.    Please use the ML-RCP white paper guidance & template for submissions, which is available on the website.  White papers should be submitted via the ML-RCP website.   

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Emerging Scholars Internship University of Georgia Residence Research Program   Application deadline – March 1  The Emerging Scholars Internship is an opportunity for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), including 1890 land-grant institutions, to conduct research with College of Agriculture and Environmental Science scientists and reside on the UGA Campus in Athens, GA. This seven-week program is intended for students who have an interest in research and are planning to attend graduate school in agriculture and related sciences.    Emerging Scholar Interns receive:  

  • A monthly $1,500 stipend ($3,000 total)
  • Housing and meal plan allowance
  • Hands-on research experience with a UGA CAES scientist
  • Travel assistance stipend up to $250

Interns are expected to: 

  • Conduct supervised research on agricultural and environmental sciences
  • Prepare and present a research poster summarizing the research project
  • Participate in professional development workshops 

Interested applicants must have:

  • A background or interest in agriculture and environmental sciences
  • An interest and ability to conduct and communicate scientific research
  • A strong interest in attending graduate school
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0

The Emerging Scholars Internship is open to juniors and seniors majoring in agricultural and related sciences or related major at HBCUs and 1890 land-grant institutions.

HBCU Research and Innovation Network (HBCU RAIN) is the best way to network with other higher education leaders and others who are interested in advancing equity in education and building sustainable HBCUs.

Transportation logo North Carolina Department of TransportationThe NCDOT’s HBCU/MSI Transportation Scholarship is accepting applications through December 21, 2022. Scholarships in the amount of $1500 will be awarded for the spring 2023 semester to students currently enrolled at a North Carolina HBCU or MSI. You can access the application portal here: additional information, please reach out to Ashley Houston at

GSA logoGeneral Services AdministrationWe are excited to announce that the GSA Office of Evaluation Sciences (OES) is accepting applications for the 2023 Fellowship. All fellowship positions will be remote and location flexible within the United States. Fellows will serve at least a one-year term, with availability to serve additional years preferred.OES is a team of interdisciplinary experts that works across the federal government to help agencies build and use evidence. We partner with federal agencies to answer priority questions with rigorous evaluation methods and administrative data. We design and conduct impact evaluations of programs and evidence-based program changes. To date, OES has completed nearly 100 impact evaluations with dozens of agency partnersOur evaluations, in collaboration with agency partners, span areas such as increasing environmental protection, supporting equitable delivery of the American Rescue Plan, improving public health outcomes, and increasing educational opportunity. Join the OES team if you are interested in working closely with key decision makers in government and evaluating promising interventions at a national scale! Learn more about the OES Fellowship here.Annual Fellowship Federal DetailsTeam members work alongside agency collaborators to make concrete recommendations on how to improve government and evaluate impact using administrative data. Deadline: Wednesday, January 11, 2023. 

Energy LogoU.S. Department of EnergyTechnology Commercialization Internship Now Accepting Applications. The Office of Technology Transitions Technology Commercialization Internship is a unique paid opportunity for undergraduate STEM and business students to explore and contribute to advances at the intersection of business and innovative clean energy technologies. Interns undergo intensive training as they join the world-class National Laboratory sys. tem, boost entrepreneurial thinking, and explore market opportunities.This internship focuses on the business side of technology commercialization where interns will learn skills such as customer discovery, value propositions development, and market sizing. Students will be paired with cutting edge technologies at National Labs in fields spanning machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, biofuels, and more.Apply before Jan. 16, 2023Request for Information: Accelerating Innovations in Emerging Technologies. The Office of Science invites interested parties to provide input relevant to developing approaches for:Accelerating innovations in emerging technologies to drive scientific discovery to sustainable production of new technologies across the innovation continuumTraining a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce to support 21st century industriesMeeting the nation’s needs for abundant clean energy, a sustainable environment, and national security.Respond by Dec. 23, 2022.

Energy LogoSCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Critical Materials Institute Course, January 23-24, 2023, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, COThe Critical Materials Institute leadership academy is organizing a short course on fundamentals, applications, and supply chain of rare earth elements. See Brochure HereThe course will take place in person at the Colorado School of Mines on January 23 – 24, 2023.The objective of the course is to engage emerging and early career professionals in discussions of and solutions for clean energy technologies in the context of critical rare earth elements. This course will focus on the fundamentals and applications of rare earth permanent magnets through the wholistic lens of market and economy. Course outline and registration information are available in the brochure.The attendants of the course are students, postdocs, and researchers from academia, national labs, industries, and government organizations. The class is limited to 50 attendants. Scholarships are available to cover travel expense.

Mickey LeelandU.S. Department of EnergyU.S. Department of Energy’s Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
: Undergraduate and Graduate Students Who Are U.S. Citizens
Application Deadline: Jan. 16, 2023Application Link:
Contact: mlef@hq.doe.govThe U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program is currently accepting applications for their Summer 2023 program. This 10-week summer research fellowship is for undergraduate and graduate students in STEM majors seeking to gain experience in energy research. Participants complete a cutting edge research project at one of DOE’s national laboratories or at DOE headquarters under the mentorship of our scientists and engineers. Stipend provided. Participants may be eligible to receive travel and housing assistance.

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