Free Data Science Consulting!

We are excited to open the new Rice Data Science Consulting Clinic!

The Rice Data Science Consulting Clinic offers free advice and assistance for all your data science challenges:

  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Management
  • Data Wrangling
  • Data Visualization
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Machine Learning

Run by Rice data science faculty and students, the clinic is open to all members of the Rice community. Please stop by Rayzor 113 on Mondays from 1-4pm with your data science challenges!

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James Smithson Fellowship Program

The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) is currently accepting applications for the 2018 James Smithson Fellowship Program.

Named after our founder and funded through the generosity of past Smithsonian National Board Chair Paul Neely, this premier fellowship offers post-doctoral scholars in the fields of science, the humanities and the arts an opportunity to examine the interplay between research and public policy/discourse in our nation’s capital.

This program combines the best of the Smithsonian’s vast scholarship and collections with its unparalleled access to leading thought leaders and policy-makers. Fellowships last one year and include a stipend of $53,000.

The theme for the 2018 James Smithson Fellowship program is History, Memory, Authenticity

Application deadline for the 2018 cycle is Monday 1/15/18.

To learn more about this amazing opportunity please go here.

Applications Now Open: Innovation Crossroads

Applications are now open for ORNL’s prestigious Innovation Crossroads program ( We are looking for recent or soon-to-be PhD graduates who have started or are interested in starting new energy or advanced manufacturing companies. The benefits to those selected are significant: a 2-year stipend with health and travel benefits to work at ORNL, R&D funding to collaborate with ORNL scientists, and business model development and mentoring assistance… a total package of nearly $500,000. Applications are open for Cohort 2 until October 30th, 2017 at 5pm Eastern, and the successful candidates will begin their work at ORNL in May, 2018.

We are hosting an informational webinar about the program on Thursday, September 28th at 2:00pm Eastern. This would be a good opportunity for you and people you know to learn more about Innovation Crossroads. You can register at

We would appreciate you forwarding this message and the attached flier to potential candidates in your organization, or to others you may know. We would also be happy to speak with you directly about the Innovation Crossroads program. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact innvcrossrds and we will be happy to set up a time when we can discuss this opportunity in further detail.

Call for Applications: AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). This professional level fellowship is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking, bring valuable expertise to policy, and enhance STEM in the federal government.

Gain hands-on policy experience, help develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges, and join a strong corps of over 3,100 policy-savvy alumni fellows working across sectors to serve the nation and citizens around the world. Fellow contributions may include policy research, drafting briefings and reports, and implementing policies to enhance reproducibility of research through rigor and transparency.

Fellows serve yearlong assignments in all three branches of the federal government in Washington D.C. and represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines and career stages. STPF is seeking candidates with strong STEM credentials, an interest in career transformation and a desire to enhance federal policy.

Application deadline for the 2018-19 fellowship year is November 1, 2017. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and a doctoral level degree. Applicants with an M.S. in engineering and three years of professional experience also qualify.


  • Doctoral-level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, DSc, etc.) in any scientific, social science, or engineering discipline, OR a Master’s in engineering with three years of engineering related professional experience.
  • U.S. citizenship.


  • $75,000–100,000.
  • Health insurance
  • Travel/training and relocation allowances.


FELLOWSHIP YEAR: September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019

For more information and to apply:

Questions? Email or call 202-326-6700

2018 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) – Application OPEN!

The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) is pleased to call for applications to the 2018 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) and affiliated programs.

Programs now accepting applications include:

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (for Graduate Students, Predoc Students, Postdoc Researchers, and Senior Researchers)

The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) – more info to come

The Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Smithsonian Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry of Museum Collections Fellowship

The Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowship in Conservation of Museum Collections

The Smithsonian Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship

The George Burch Fellowship

Please note the application deadline for most of these program these programs is Friday, December 1, 2017.

For more information, go to or call the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships at 202-633-7070.