Archive for February, 2014

UW-Madison Graduate Student Fellowship Program at University of Bonn, Germany: 2014-15

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

The University of Bonn, Germany, will offer one academic year award and several short-term awards to UW-Madison advanced graduate students (regardless of citizenship) who wish to pursue independent research under the guidance of a senior faculty member.

About the University of Bonn: This research university is considered one of Europe’s top institutes of higher education. Many UW-Madison applicants have primarily come from the humanities and social sciences, but Bonn is recognized as a leader in mathematics, physics, chemistry, pharmaceutical research, and life- and neurosciences, with strengths in an international computer science program, as well. They welcome applications from all these areas.

*Academic year award: The academic year award provides a maintenance allowance of approximately 10,000 Euro for the academic year for a PhD student; 7,500 Euro for an MA student. This award runs from October 2014 through July 2015.

*Short term awards: There are several short-term awards available (duration could be one month up to five, depending on the needs of the project). Dissertators are preferred.  However, graduate students who have not yet passed preliminary examinations for the PhD will be considered. The awards provide a maintenance allowance of approximately 1,000 Euro per month for a PhD level candidate, or 750 Euro for an MA candidate. **Short term awards cannot begin before January 2015. Summer research is possible only in Summer 2015.**

Although there is no general minimum language skills requirement, German skills should be commensurate with the needs of the project. Full description can be found at Award offers are contingent on confirmation of funding for the program by the German government.

The application deadline for both programs is Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM. Please see for full application requirements.

Complete applications should be submitted to:

Dr. Erin Crawley
328 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

The Office of Nuclear Energy Issues Requests for Scholarship and Fellowship Applications

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) announced two new Requests for Applications for the Integrated
University Program (IUP) seeking applicants for undergraduate scholarships and graduate-level fellowships in nuclear energy-related

Scholarships are $5,000 for one year. The maximum award for a fellowship is $50,000 per year for three years, with an additional one time $5,000
allotment to fund a minimum 10-week internship at DOE, a DOE national laboratory or other designated facility.

Applications are due on March 19, 2014, and must be submitted using the online submitting system found at  NE intends to notify award recipients in April 2014.

Dominion 2014 Summer Internship in Nuclear Safety Analysis

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

There is an open Summer 2014 Nuclear Engineering Internship position in the Corporate Nuclear Analysis and Fuel Department’s Nuclear Safety Analysis Design group located at Dominion’s Innsbrook Technical Center in Glen Allen, VA.

Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, development and documentation safety analysis models (e.g. reactor core thermal/hydraulics, reactant coolant system transients, containment). Project assignments will be assigned based on completed coursework. Tasks will be mentored by experienced engineers.

If eligible, travel to and from Glen Allen, VA at the beginning and end of the internship is included, in addition to a monthly housing stipend.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Requirements:

-Solid engineering skills, commensurate with grade level.
-Good communication skills, technical writing skills, and computer skills.
-An inquisitive nature, an ability to follow written and verbal directions, and strong professional ethics.

Education Requirements:

-Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited program at a four year college or university.
-Must be in sophomore classification or higher with a 3.0 minimum GPA.