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PEER Women in Science Mentoring Program

October 9, 2019 

The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program is excited to announce the second cycle of the Women in Science Mentoring Program aimed at supporting the career development of women in diverse science fields.   

The 2019 PEER Women in Science Mentoring Program has chosen Tuberculosis (TB) in Asia as its area of focus and will support networks of female scientists conducting research on the development and uptake of effective tools and approaches for preventing, detecting, and treating TB.  We seek applicants from diverse academic backgrounds including but not limited to the behavioral and social sciences; public health and medical sciences; life and earth sciences; and computer, engineering or physical sciences.   

Applicants for this cycle of the program must be a citizen or resident based in: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, or Uzbekistan. 

The Women in Science Mentoring Program will support a one-year mentorship experience, which  includes professional training for both mentors and mentees. Additionally, mentees will be eligible to apply for competitive seed grants following the year-long program. Please note - mentors and mentees must apply for the program as a group, as PEER is unable to match participants. 

Further details about the program are attached and more will be available when the request for applications is released on Monday October 21, 2019 on the program website at will be due on January 10, 2020.

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Indiana Water Resources Research Center Funding Opportunities

October 17, 2019 

The Indiana Water Resources Research Center has released the FY20 RFP for our small grants program.  These proposals include single PI projects not exceeding $15,000 and graduate student conference presentation grants (up to $2,000).  The full RFP is available at

Please note the following deadlines:

  • 5PM Eastern Monday, November 4, 2019 – Project title and information for four reviewers
  • 5PM Eastern Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – completed proposal

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Power Africa Off-Grid Project

August 27, 2019 

West and Central Africa Market Entry and PAYGO Integration seeks applications to catalyze rapid growth of off-grid energy access solutions in West and Central Africa. Deadline: November 1.

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Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

September 20, 2019 

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2020-01-13 to 2020-03-06.

Application Link:

Early Deadline: 2019-10-14.
Regular Deadline: 2019-10-21.
We are assessing and interviewing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York TimesLinkedInAmazonCapital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture BeatThe Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

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Customizable Hospital Furniture for the Smallest Babies in Malawi: A Potential Disruptive Innovation

April 23, 2019 

Blog featuring research by LASER PULSE Academic Director, Yuehwern Yih.
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R4D Conference - Uganda

May 6-8, 2019 

Improving the Effectiveness of the Research-to-Translation Value Chain.
  • The Inaugural LASER PULSE Research for Development (R4D) Conference.
  • Research sectors included basic education, food security, maternal/child healthcare, water.
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