Applying to Graduate School Information and Panel
Next panel to be held Tuesday, October 25th, 2013. 5pm – 327 Pacific Hall
Twice each year, early fall term and spring term, GrEBES members host a panel discussion on selecting and applying to graduate schools. The presentation uses a slide presentation that we created that touches on all of the important aspects of applying to graduate school in the biological sciences. Not surprisingly, this info is likely to be useful for undergraduates applying to graduate school (masters or PhD) in any field of the natural sciences.
We strongly suggest that undergraduates potentially interested in continuing their education attend one panel in their sophomore year so that they know what to expect and be thinking about. Attending the panel at least once again as a Senior, in the fall before applications are due (typically by December or January), is also a good idea.
We’ve posted a copy of a past presentation here. Here you will find various resources related to applying to graduate school in the Sciences: graduate_school-app-pc
If you have questions or would like to know when our next panel will be held, please email us.
Nationally Coveted Scholarships and Fellowships
There is a great list of these available here
(not a complete list)
Fall 2012 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study
Open Date: 08/22/2011 – Close Date: 12/12/2011
Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 12, 2011 4:00 PM ET for receipt of paper applications, and December 12, 2011, at 11:59:59 PM ET for submittal of electronic applications to Grants.gov. Subject to availability of funding, and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 40 new fellowships by July 30, 2012.
Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $19,700 per academic year of support and $9,500 of support for a three-month summer internship.
Graduate Study Fellowships
(not a complete list)
Fall 2012 EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships For Graduate Environmental Study
Open Date: 09/14/2011 – Close Date: 11/08/2011
Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline is November 8, 2011 at 4:00 PM ET for receipt of paper applications, and November 8, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM ET for submittal of electronic applications via Grants.gov. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 80 new fellowships by July 31, 2012. Master’s level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years. The fellowship program provides up to $42,000 per year of support per fellowship.