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Scholarships, Fellowships, Conferences, Etc.



NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Deadlines range from Oct 19-22, depending on field. 

This is appropriate for early grad students (probably G1's) and undergraduates applying to grad school.


ThinkChicago-from-Home 2020!

You're invited to join 200 top-tier college students for Chicago's premier tech talent immersion event!  ThinkChicago-from-Home 2020 is an all-virtual event where you'll take a behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago's vibrant tech and innovation ecosystem. Selected participants will take part in a three-day immersion program where you'll meet with tech community leaders, explore career-building opportunities, and network with student entrepreneurs and innovators from across the country. This program is FREE and you can participate from the comfort of your home, from June 29-31!

Out for Undergrad (O4U) Engineering and Tech Conferences

O4U hosts weekend-long professional development conferences for high achieving, high potential LGBTQ+ undergraduate students who are interested in going into engineering or tech. The engineering conference will be held September 9-13, 2020, and the tech conference will be held October 15-18, 2020.  The $90 registration fee has been waived for accepted students.  However, the final round deadline for the application is 11:59pm EDT June 14, 2020.

Rebel Leadership Academy

The Summer Leadership Academy is a 20 hour/week online program that is an accelerator for you as you plan your journey to thrive in the tech and engineering sectors. Summer Leadership Academy will be offered virtually, July 6 - August 15. The program is free of cost to students. The deadline for applications is June 1. The Academy is organized by REBLS, the Researchers, Educators, Business Leaders and Students network, funded by the National Science Foundation, led by Dr. Nilanjana Buju Dasgupta and a core team from the University of Massachusetts, in collaboration with the larger Massachusetts community. The Academy will be conducted by Dr. Rati Thanawala, 2018 Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard. The negotiation component of the curriculum will be led by Dr. Hannah Riley Bowles, who chairs the Management, Leadership, and Decision Sciences area at Harvard Kennedy School. The program will strengthen your capacity to lead - both during challenges while still in school (such as succeeding in future internships), and also later, in transition to workplaces. Please see information on the website:

Who Should Apply:
•    Undergraduate or Masters Students, enrolled in Massachusetts colleges and universities, who have declared (or intend to declare) majors in Computer Science, Technology or Engineering fields.
•    We are looking for students who are underrepresented in Computer Science, Tech and Engineering:
o    All women - any race or ethnicity
o    Men who are Black, Latinx, Native American or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
o    LGBTQIA students
o    Students with disabilities
•    Admission/Selection is need-blind. We understand that some students may need a stipend to participate in this opportunity. A small number of scholarships are available.

Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science Pathways to Graduate School Program

Princeton is actively seeking high-achieving, rising college seniors majoring in STEM disciplines to apply to PGS.  Applicants must demonstrate a strong academic record and excellent research and scholarship potential.  We encourage students who might otherwise not consider Princeton for their continuing education, including (but not limited to) students who identify as members of racial/ethnic minorities, as low-income, or as first-generation scholars.
The program aims to provide a better understanding of graduate education through exposure to current graduate students and faculty representing our six engineering graduate programs and familiarity and support to navigate the graduate application process. This year we have modified our on-campus program to be held virtually in response to COVID-19. Students can apply to participate in one of two program dates: August 6, 2020 or August 7, 2020. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2020.


The Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies 2020 Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies deadline is June 8, 2020 by 5pm EST.

Prizes will be awarded annually for the best essays on Japan-related topics written by Harvard University students:

                •   one prize of $1,500 for the best essay by a graduate student, and

                •   one prize of $1,000 for the best undergraduate essay

ELIGIBILITY:  Essays must have been written during the current academic year and be submitted to the Reischauer Institute by Monday, June 8, 2020. The essays may be of any length. Accepted submissions include course or seminar papers, B.A. and M.A. theses, essays written specifically for the competition, and chapters from doctoral dissertation projects. Full dissertations, however, will not be considered. The essay must be in English. Essay submissions should be for work completed at Harvard; previously published materials are not eligible. One entry per student is allowed per year. Awards are announced in September. Full prize description and the application process which includes a required cover sheet along with the essay submission for Harvard undergraduate and graduate students are found below with the direct links:

Undergraduate Noma-Reischauer Prize in Japanese Studies

Graduate Noma-Reischauer Prize in Japanese Studies


Baxter Young Investigator Award for Grad Students and Postdocs


Two UK Trade Shows in June

Both of the following fall under the broad category of trade shows - not academic technical conferences.  However, they can be worthwhile if you'd like to understand these business sectors in the UK.

The Automation & Robotics Summit is a free online conference and expo which is being held on June 2nd, 2020.The event will run live online from 10am to 4pm BST(British Summer Time) / 5am-11am EDT. The sessions will also be available for download by participants following the event. 

The IoT & Industry 4.0 Summit is an online conference and expo which is being held on June 16th, 2020. The event will run live online from 10am to 5pm BST(British Summer Time) / 5am-11am EDT. The sessions will also be available for download by participants following the event.