Venture Firm Kleiner Perkins is strategic in more ways than one. To attract top engineering talent, they’ve established the competitive KPCB Engineering Fellows Program. In this summer fellowship, engineering students spend a summer at Kleiner Perkins in the San Francisco Bay Area where they will be paid to develop their technical skills while being mentored by an engineering executive within the company. Fellows will also be invited to attend private events, such as talks by reps from Twitter, Groupon, Zynga and Chegg. They will also have the opportunity to network with other talented engineering students and technology luminaries at planned outings like a Giants game, camping in Big Basin, or a hackathon at Klout.
25 Fellows were just chosen from nearly 1000 applicants from over 100 universities. The universities the class of fellows are joining from are Franklin Olin, Rice, Princeton, UPenn, Carnegie Mellon, Brown, UCSD, University of Michigan, Duke, and University of Kentucky. According to TechCrunch, sample summer projects include working on an energy efficiency insight algorithm on Opower’s data platform, and developing graph analysis to provide data insight that will drive product designs at Klout.
Eligibility for the KPCB Engineering Fellows Program is open to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. universities who are studying computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics or fields related to software development. The next application deadline is likely to be October 2012.
If you’re considering pursuing a PhD in biomedical and biological sciences or in astronomy and astrophysics, then you should take a serious look at Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Yale wants to admit more top notch scientists and researchers, especially international applicants, and now thanks to a gift from the Gruber Foundation, Yale has established a new science fellowship to make it happen.
The new Gruber Science Fellowships provide $2.5 million USD in annual funding, and cover both tuition and a stipend for recipients. These “name” fellowships are prestigious, and pay a higher stipend than standard fellowship and scholarship offerings at Yale.
International students should be especially excited about this fellowship because it isn’t bound by the same restrictions as traditional federal training grants, which can only be used to fund U.S. citizens. Experts at Yale believe the Gruber Fellowships will boost the number of international doctoral students accepted into the program.
“Two directors of graduate programs in the biological sciences interviewed said they think the Gruber Fellowships will help them admit more international students. Federal training grants, which fund many science Ph.D. students in their first years of study, can only be used to support U.S. citizens, so Gruber funding will make it easier for Yale to support qualified students from abroad, said Charles Greer, director of the graduate program in neuroscience”. Read more.
In its inaugural year the Gruber Science fellowships were awarded to 49 recipients. Moving forward, it is expected that 20-25 fellowships will be awarded annually. Click here to learn more about the Gruber Science fellowships at Yale.
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5. Find a host institution
6. Write a compelling personal statement
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