Opportunities in Biology
Employment Opportunities at CERA
Review the full listing of employment opportunities at CERA.
The Department of Biology hosts weekly seminars presented by visiting speakers, students who have completed research, and faculty members. All members of the Grinnell College community are invited to attend. Topics range from academic lectures to discussions about careers and research opportunities. College members can view an event calendar in GrinnellShare on the Science Division site (login required). Contact Vince Eckhart for more information about biology seminars.
Awards, Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships
Environmental Studies Grant
The Environmental Studies Grant supports internships that offer students educational experiences in environmental studies, natural resource conservation, environmental policy, energy, food systems, environmental education, and other areas. Interns are expected to prepare a PowerPoint presentation on their experience for the Board of Directors of the external foundation that funds these internships. Students are required to meet with the Chair before applying. Contact David Campbell for more information about the Environmental Studies Grant.
The goal of this program is to offer students educational experience in applied technology; essentially, seeking to blend idealism with realism. To qualify, eligible students must demonstrate that the internship they propose will: focus on applied science or technology; emphasize application over discovery; take place in a non-profit or government setting in the United States; and achieve problem-solving goals. Contact Samuel Rebelsky for more information about the Noyce Intel Internship.
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine provides a stipend for science and engineering majors to research at a medical physics laboratory or work at a clinical facility.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost awards for full-time graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.
The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.
Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international educational fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.