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Portz Fellowship

Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2013

The Portz Fellowship program was launched in 2010 and is supported by the John and Edythe Portz Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship. It is intended to support creative and innovative endeavors that cross boundaries, inviting application from individuals who wish to undertake cross disciplinary research or from a team of two students from different disciplines who propose a single collaborative project. The project will be funded for a period of up to 18 months with the expectation that upon its completion, the Fellowship recipient(s) will make a formal presentation of the research at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) annual conference.

Honors students in good standing from 2-year colleges or 4-year colleges and universities with current Institutional membership in NCHC may apply at any point in their undergraduate studies. However, given the scope of the research expectation, applicants who are in their final senior term will not be considered. In addition to two letters of recommendation from faculty members, an endorsement from the institutional representative named in the NCHC membership is required.

Only ONE PROPOSAL a year from each member institution is permitted.

To be considered for nomination, please complete ALL sections of the Portz Fellowship application, available in pdf and word , and submit both the application and letters of recommendation as a PDF packet to by February 1, 2013

Vermont EPSCoR: Research on Adaptation to Climate Change

Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013

Vermont EPSCoR: Research on Adaptation to Climate Change is offering summer internship opportunities to undergraduates.  Join a new transdisciplinary team of researchers investigating adaptation to climate change in the Lake Champlain Basin and integrating the interactions of climate, environment and society.

Conduct full-time research with faculty members and graduate students in: molecular biology, environmental policy and law, lake ecology, water chemistry, microbiology, climatology, watershed ecology, land use management, and environmental impacts on human health.

Internship dates are June 3 - August 9.  A $5,000 stipend is available to those in the program. Visit to complete your online application! Application deadline is February 15.

Honors and Undergraduate Research Travel Grant

Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013

Honors and Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the call for Undergraduate Research Travel Awards for the spring semester of 2013.  This program provides grants of up to $500 to reimburse expenses for undergraduate students travelling to professional meetings to present the results of their TAMU undergraduate research.

Please note the following requirements:

  • Support is available only for students who are the presenting author of a poster or oral presentation given between January 1 and August 15, 2013.
  • Complete applications will be reviewed and awarded in the order received up to a maximum of 20 awards this semester. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Travel must be completed by August 15, 2013.
  • Students must be enrolled full time at Texas A&M at the time of travel.
  • The research must be accomplished under the supervision of a Texas A&M faculty member, who must provide a Faculty Endorsement form.
  • Funding is limited to a maximum of $500 per student to defray travel expenses.  The only allowable expenses are meeting registration, air transportation, mileage, and meeting accommodations. Meals and incidentals are not eligible for reimbursement. Receipts and confirmation of a student's presentation at the meeting will be required for reimbursement.
  • Students who have received a prior Undergraduate Research Travel Award are not eligible.
  • Award recipients will be expected to acknowledge the office of Honors and Undergraduate Research in their presentation and to take part in activities to publicize their participation.

Application Procedure:

  • Students must complete the Undergraduate Research Travel Award application form.
  • The student's faculty advisor must complete a Faculty Endorsement form.
  • Please, do not use acronyms.

Both forms can be downloaded from and must be submitted to Tammis Sherman at by February 15, 2013.