Funding Opportunities for Students
Funding Opportunities in STEM for Students
Summer Research Internships in STEM
U.S. Education Department Hispanic-Serving Institutions—Science Technology Engineering & Math
U.S. Education Department Developing Hispanic-Institutions
A Summer Research Internship enables exceptional undergraduate students to conduct original research under the supervision of a STEM faculty mentor. Participants engage in authentic research, work with state-of-the-art instrumentation, and communicate research findings to the scientific community at local and/or regional conferences. The goal of this program is to prepare students for post-graduate study and careers in STEM-related fields.
NJCU STEM majors in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students entering their junior years. Per federal regulations, Summer Research Interns must be U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents, or non-citizens with authorization to work in the U.S. to receive compensation.
The summer research program provides students with paid summer research internships under the supervision of experienced NJCU faculty. This experience includes instruction in research design, training with experimental procedures, experience with instrumentation and laboratory equipment, faculty mentoring and support, and opportunities to discuss and present research findings.
The Summer Research Internship Program is a 10-week program that begins May 23 and concludes July 28, 2022. The deadline to apply is April 4, 2022. Applicants will be notified in early May 2022 regarding their acceptance status. Please provide accurate contact information and check your email for additional information and program updates.
Any questions about the program or the application process may be directed to Ms. Kristina Harb at 201-200-2143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEM Supplemental Instruction
What is Supplemental Instruction?
- Supplemental Instruction is a trademarked method of delivering academic support to students through a “collaborative learning environment.”
- SI serves historically challenging gatekeeper courses.
- SI offers multiple one-hour sessions per week, facilitated by a student leader. These sessions target study skills, collaborative exercises and integration of course concepts without “re-lecturing” the material.
- SI targets the subjects and not the students.
- SI is voluntarily attended and is not a course requirement.
What do Supplemental Instruction Leaders do?
- They enhance, but do not duplicate the classroom experience.
- Help students to develop study strategies and self-evaluate their progress.
- Provide opportunities for students to test their knowledge of course material.
- Provide an environment for students to actively engage in learning.
How is Supplemental Instruction different from Tutoring?
At NJCU, tutoring is available by appointment as well as walk-in services in the HUB. Tutoring sessions are student-directed; tutors provide explanations to students’ questions. Supplemental Instruction is SI Leader directed; regularly scheduled sessions include structured collaborative learning activities. Students may benefit from both tutoring and participation in SI sessions.
Dr. Evelyn Kivy Rosenberg Scholarship for Academic Achievement in Biology
A partial scholarship(s) for academic excellence will be awarded each year to a Junior* Biology major who is selected as being the most deserving by the Biology Department Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship will be used during the Senior year and the monies awarded will be forwarded from the Development Office directly to NJCU’s Business Office. Applications must be received by April of each year and winners will be announced by May 1 of each year.
Each applicant must have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average in Biology major courses and a 3.0 overall cumulative average.
The Biology Department Scholarship Committee will select a winner(s) considering the applicants overall activities in the department, including:
- Performance in teaching and mentoring (Supplemental Instruction Leader, tutor and/or Professorial Assistant)
- Participation and service in Biology Department programs and organizations (Tri-Beta, Biology Club, AMSA, Greenhouse Society etc.)
- Research productivity (abstracts, posters, oral presentations, meetings attended)
Interviews of applicants may be requested by the Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship Committee reserves the right not to make an award if no student is deemed deserving, or if funds are insufficient, or to split an award in a case when two candidates are judged to be equally meritorious.
*Junior-year students are defined as having 61–90 credits.
Interested students should contact Dr. Reed Carroll at email@example.com
New Jersey Space Grant Consortium
Academic Year Internship
The Academic Year Internship Program awards one year internships with a stipend of $2,000 to undergraduate students in N.J. universities to conduct research in STEM and space science related fields. This program is administered by NJCU on a competitive basis. For more information contact the chairperson of the Physics Department