Monthly Archives: July 2011

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) is a foundation focused on supporting the biomedical sciences through research, education and scientific activities.  Grants, awards and scholarships are geared towards (but not exclusive to) the following six areas of research: biomedical sciences, infectious disease, interfaces in science, population and laboratory based sciences, reproductive sciences and science education. There are also opportunities for those in mathematics, engineering and computer science.  Only U.S. and Canadian scientists are eligible. BWF also offers career development resources such as tips for a successful career and networking opportunities. Sign up via email to remain updated on the latest BWF news.

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Microsoft Research Scholarships

Microsoft Research is a leader in computer science innovation and is commitmed to a global connection with academia. They offer a number of scholarships, internships, travel awards, grants and career opportunities to help foster this relationship.  For more details, please click here.

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The Natural Step

Founded in 1989, the Natural Step is an internationally recognized and respected non-profit organization dedicated to creating a sustainable global community.  It does this by supporting international research, raising awareness and promoting sustainability ideas.  They also host seminars, courses and social events around the world.  The Natural Step has offices in eleven countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom and USA.  To stay connected to this global network, join The Natural Step’s facebook and LinkedIn groups, subscribe to its online newsletter, read updates on their blog or participate in volunteer opportunities.

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Notes from the Margin

Notes from the Margin is a Canadian mathematics newsletter organized by the Canadian Mathematics Society Student Committee (Studc).  It is distributed to all mathematics department across Canada. The first edition is available online and includes a list of online resources for employment in the mathematics field. Currently, the editors invite contributions for the second edition of Notes from the Margin. Articles regarding research, informational or career pieces, biographies, math history and any other related topics are all welcome. Submissions can be sent to student-editor@cms.math.ca and are required by August 1, 2011.

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Ontario Graduate Scholarship

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) is a monetary award based on academic merit and is available for full-time graduate students entering or already in a masters or doctoral program.  Every year 3000 scholarships are awarded each valued at $5000 per term for a maximum of three consecutive terms. Applications for the 2011/2012 academic year will be available in August. The deadline for OGS is usually in November but internal university submissions may be much earlier (please check with your university).

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