The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare highly talented undergraduates to pursue doctoral degrees and to increase the number of individuals (from target groups) on college and university faculties. Participants in the McNair Scholars Program receive a stipend for summer research, academic counseling, advising, and GRE preparation. In addition, they're matched with a Ph.D. faculty mentor to conduct research and attend a research conference to present their findings. In the first semester of their senior year, the scholars receive assistance with the graduate school application process.
The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) offers two types of opportunities, the Graduate and Undergraduate Fellowships and the Undergraduate-Underrepresented Minority Fellowship Program. Each provide support in the form of research and public service fellowships to students in aerospace, space science, Earth system science, and other related science, engineering, or mathematics fields. Students working on educational research topics in mathematics, science, or technology are also eligible to apply. Preference is given to projects directly related to aerospace, space science, Earth system science, and directly related educational efforts.
Application Deadline: Date varies by year, but generally mid-November
This program provides an opportunity for lower division or first year transfer students to participate in a structured research experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor. This experience would vary from the traditional S3 in the duration, as well as the depth/scope of the research project. The Modified S3 provides two options for the timeframe of the proposed research:
Application Deadline: End of January
The Annis Water Resources Institute, located in Muskegon, MI is offering several Robert B. Annis Foundation Undergraduate Student Internships for summer 2018. The full announcement and criteria for applying for these internships is available at www.gvsu.edu/wri/internships.
They are also taking applications for a fall semester scholarship for graduate or undergraduate students – the Bill & Diana Wipperfurth Student Research Scholarship. This scholarship is available at www.gvsu.edu/myscholarship.
Note: the AWRI internship criteria have changed so that students from any unit, not just sciences, can now apply as long as there is a water connection (e.g., policy, art, music, etc.).
Application deadline: March 1, 2018
The Student Summer Scholars Program (S3) provides funds for a GVSU student and GVSU faculty mentor to devote about fourteen weeks to a research and/or creative project during the spring/summer semester. Generally, S3 grants provide a student stipend, faculty stipend, and a small budget for supplies. Grants do not exceed $6,000.
Application Deadline: Date varies by year, but generally end of January