2019 Summer HBCU/MSI Faculty Fellowship
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

Opportunity Description

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is now accepting applications for their 2019 Summer HBCU/MSI Faculty Fellowship. This program aims to strengthen the collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and STEM faculty affiliated with Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). Participation requires a commitment of ten consecutive weeks between May 1st and August 31st. Fellows will receive a total stipend of $25,000 paid on a bi-weekly schedule. Selected Faculty Fellows will participate in research at one of five Army Research Lab Directorates: Computational and Information Sciences Directorate (CISD) Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) Vehicle Technology Directorate (VTD) Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (WMRD) To be eligible for this opportunity applicants: Must be a citizen of the United States; Must be a current HBCU/MSI STEM Faculty member; Have not collaborated with ARL within the past five years. A complete application includes: Current Curriculum Vitae (include list of any papers, presentations, or publications) Letters of Support (2) (The support letters should speak to the applicants’ quality and fit to the host ARL campaign, and feasibility of the proposed research project) Reference Letter (1) Research Info Paper The Research Info Paper is a 2-4 page document describing your research capabilities and how those capabilities and your research interest can impact the DOD research mission. Please follow the template below for format and required content of the info paper. Applicant Information: Applicant Name Applicant Email Applicant Phone Applicant Discipline Research Capabilities. Concisely explain your research capabilities – Describe the research you have conducted and the techniques you are familiar with. Interest. Concisely explain your interest – what specific DOD area of research you would like to explore. Explain how your expertise can impact the desired research area. Outcome. State the expected/desired outcome(s) of the 10 week experience. Follow-on Engagement. Include how the research can be continued at your home institution for continued collaboration with the DOD.

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Adelphi, MD
  • Opportunity Type: Education
  • Experience: At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted: 3/28/2019

About Us

Grooming future leaders in science and technology requires enhancing the skills, knowledge and experience of workers early in their careers. To that end, ORAU (Oak Ridge Associated Universities) assists in connecting the best and most diverse students, recent graduates, faculty and professionals with world-class fellowships, internships and jobs, whether in national laboratories, research institutions, federal government offices or private sector R&D departments.

ORAU works with agencies such as the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. We work with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to place recent graduates in full-time and part-time jobs in the Office of Research and Development at EPA under the National Student Services Contract. ORAU also works with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Research opportunities include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science, Entomology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Geology, Health Education Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Physics, Public Health Economics, Public Health Policy, Toxicology, and more.

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