Archive for October, 2014

Rickover Graduate Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering 2015-16

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The Rickover Fellowship Program is a program designed to meet the needs of the Naval Reactors Division of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for appropriately trained personnel for the maintenance and development of science and engineering technology as it pertains to naval nuclear propulsion. This program will assist in students’ preparation for roles in naval nuclear propulsion, supporting the broader objective of advancing fission energy development through the research efforts of the chosen fellows. Technical areas with greatest interest include:

  • reactor physics
  • nuclear materials science and engineering
  • radiation shielding technology
  • thermal hydraulics
  • computational fluid dynamics

The principle emphasis is on students seeking Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering, or in closely related fields. Application deadline is January 31, 2015. Awards will be announced April 2015.

Attached is an informational poster as well as the entire informational booklet. Students can find the program description, FAQs, and all electronic application materials at

Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program 2015-2016

Monday, October 13th, 2014

The Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. This program encourages students to seek advanced education in technical areas related to nuclear forensics fields, providing incentives for universities to invest in and further develop radio-chemistry and other nuclear forensics-related academic programs. NFGFP gives highly motivated students an exceptional opportunity to apply their knowledge enhance U.S. national security. NFGFP is a key component of the broader National Nuclear Forensics Expertise Development Program, which enables fellows to gain unique, hands-on experience through laboratory practicums, as well as close interaction with technical and policy experts throughout the nuclear forensics community.

The NFGFP provides support to grad students pursuing doctoral degrees in nuclear engineering, radio-chemistry, and/or other disciplines directly related to nuclear forensics. Important things to remember:

  • Student tuition is paid directly to the university
  • Students receive monthly stipends
  • Travel expenses are reimbursable, as applicable
  • Appointments are renewable for up to 5 years


  • Graduate students pursuing doctoral study full-time in specialties including but not limited to radio-chemistry, geochemistry, nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, materials science, and analytical chemistry.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Fellows may be required to obtain a security clearance in order to complete their laboratory practicums.

Application deadline is February 2, 2015. Awards are announced in April 2015. To apply, visit Questions? Call 843-792-0832 or email To view/download the entire extensive information booklet, click here. Attached flyer can be viewed here.

Brittingham Viking Organization Scholarships – Study Abroad Program

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Study abroad on scholarship THIS summer (2015) in Scandinavia by applying to be a Brittingham Viking Organization Scholar!

The Brittingham Viking Organization (BVO) is a group that sponsors study abroad programs in Scandinavia and is accepting scholarship applications for Summer 2015. These scholarship programs provide summer study abroad opportunities to UW undergraduate and graduate students in both Norway and Denmark. Chosen scholars will take classes at world-renowned universities. Scholarship covers: housing, tuition, and travel stipend for transatlantic flight. Students will have the opportunity to travel to other destinations in Scandinavia with other BVO members.

Each scholarship focuses on a different area of study. Madison opportunities include:

1. The Madison Middelboe-Kellner Viking Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to 2 UW-Madison students (must be US citizens). the Middelboe-Kellner scholarship includes tuition, room, and board at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is the largest business school in Northern Europe, with classes ranging from International Business, to Marketing, etc. **All classes taught in English.**

2. The Madison (Oslo) Viking Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to 2 UW-Madison students (must be US citizens). the Oslo viking scholarship includes tuition, room, and board at the International Summer School (ISS) in Oslo, Norway. To study at ISS is a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Classes at ISS range from Norwegian language to International relations, etc. **All non-language classes are taught in English.**

These scholarships include travel within Scandinavia, with a standing invitation to visit BVO members and their families throughout the region. Travel is pre-arranged and a requirement of the scholarship experience. Scholars encouraged to pursue advantages of the BVO network including learning more about individual interests in careers and hobbies through meeting other BVO members. Furthermore, scholars can attend the annual BVO convention following their summer scholarship experience. The 2015 BVO convention will be held in Helsinki, Finland, in late August, 2015.

Important things to consider:
*Commitment requires scholar availability from mid-June through mid-August.
*All UW majors and standings are welcome to apply (both undergraduate and graduate).
*Scholars MUST be US citizens.
*Scholars MUST be returning to Madison the following fall semester for study or employment.
*The scholarship will cover room, board, and tuition at ISS/CBS; round-trip airfare; and travel fare to visit BVO alumni.
*Scholars should assume responsibility for additional study abroad expenses (entertainment, metro, personal expenses, etc.). Please note that the cost of living i Scandinavia is significantly higher than in the US.

To qualify for the scholarships, students must:

  • Be available for travel during the selected programs
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Return to Madison the following year for school or to work

Important dates to remember:

  • October 26th: applications due (print and electronic versions)
  • November 2nd: all applicants are notified via email of his/her interview status
  • November 22nd: first round of interviews (for selected applicants)
  • December 6th: second round of interviews (for selected applicants)
  • December 6th evening: formal selection dinner for scholarship winners

If interested, application and instructions are available at Questions can be directed to (scholarship coordinator).

Flyer attached here.


Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI): U.S. Department of Energy

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program is now accepting applications for the 2015 spring term. This program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students will participate and be appointed as interns at one of 16 participating DOE laboratories. They will perform research on projects under the guidance of lab staff scientists or engineers.

Eligibility for the SULI program–requires that all applicants:

  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited institution, and also have completed at least 1 year as a matriculating undergraduate student at time of applying.
  • Must be 18 years or older at the time the internship begins.
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien at time of applying.
  • Must have earned high school diplona of GED equivalent at time of applying.
  • Applicants are limited to participation in the SULI program to no more than 2 internships.
  • Applicants can apply to the SULI program a maximum of 3 times.

Applications for SULI are due October 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM CT. For more information on eligibility, benefits, participant obligations, and how to apply, visit