OPPORTUNITIES with deadlines

Harcourt Fellowship announced

posted Mar 3, 2009, 6:52 AM by Erik H   [ updated Mar 3, 2009, 6:53 AM ]

Please apply to this fellowship.  It's a great opportunity.  Please see the downloads page for the application.

SPS Scholarships and Internships

posted Jan 29, 2009, 5:38 AM by Erik H

This is the time to get that perfect summer research job, or try for that scholarship, or run for a position on the SPS Council, or get a new SOCK, or win $1000 for making the best Physics Toy Video!

1) SPS Summer internships in research and outreach at AIP, APS, NASA, NIST, etc.; deadline Feb. 1, http://www.spsnational.org/programs/internships/

2) Thousands of other summer research positions, literally, check out http://www.the-nucleus.org/research/index.cfm

3) SPS scholarship deadline is February 15th! From $2000 to $5000, future teacher scholarship and more, see http://www.spsnational.org/programs/scholarships/

4) Nominate someone (even yourself) for the SPS Council! Deadline, February 15th, http://www.spsnational.org/governance/elections/

5) Try on this year's SOCK ---SPS Outreach Catalyst Kit for chapters

6) Feel like making a cool video about your favorite physics toy? .and winning the $1000 first prize? Check out the "Toy Box" Physics Video Competition at http://www.physicscentral.com/experiment/contests/toybox/index.cfm

Questions? Just ask!


Physics and Society Project with $ reward Deadline December 15

posted Nov 30, 2008, 8:23 PM by Erik H   [ updated Nov 30, 2008, 8:24 PM ]

Message to members of the American Physical Society's
Forum on Physics and Society, authorized by
Andrew Zwicker, Chair of FPS

The Forum on Physics and Society (FPS) in partnership with the
Society of Physics Students and the APS Forum on Graduate Student
Affairs is proud to announce the Student Fellowships in Physics and
Society.  The Fellowships are open to undergraduate or graduate
students in physics who will be awarded up to $4,000 each to support
a project that applies physics to a societal issue.
The primary goal of the Student Fellowships in Physics and Society is
to provide research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate
students interested in physics and society, and to raise the
awareness of applying physics to problems in society as a career and
as an important undertaking by members of the physics community.

There are three objectives of the program.

First, some students who are exposed to issues where physics impacts
societal issues will choose to make careers in this area.  These
students will provide a badly needed younger generation of
technically literate policy researchers, analysts, and leaders.

Second, there are many more technical issues on the interface between
physics and society than there are physicists working on them.
Putting talented young people to work on these problems will help
society and the physics community.

Finally, students involved in projects applying physics to social
issues will communicate their excitement to fellow students and
faculty members in their institutions and nationally, thus raising
the awareness of the entire physics community.

The deadline for receipt of applications is December 15, 2008.
Further information can be found at: http://www.spsnational.org/

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