Applications Open: NextProf Nexus 2024

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Applications due April 22, 2024 by 5 p.m. EDT

This August 26 – 29, the University of Michigan, the University of California, Berkeley, and the Georgia Institute of Technology will co-host the 2024 NextProf Nexus Future Faculty Workshop on Michigan Engineering’s campus.
This 3-day workshop is intended for senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and early career scientists or researchers in the field of engineering. This preeminent event is part of a nationwide effort to strengthen and diversify the next generation of academic leaders in engineering and is designed to give participants the opportunity to explore and prepare for a faculty position in academia.
NextProf Nexus is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of any ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, veteran status, socio-economic status, first-generation-to-college status, nation of origin, and/or religion.
Please forward this announcement to candidates and encourage them to apply. We would also appreciate it if you would share this announcement with colleagues from other institutions and organizations that share our mission. We have created a flyer for posting. If you know of an exceptional candidate, please don’t hesitate to recommend them for this workshop. Applications and recommendation letters are due April 22 by 5 p.m. EDT.
For up-to-date information on the workshop format, please visit our website.
Thank you, 
Kimberly Kurtis, NextProf Nexus Co-Chair
Lola Eniola-Adefeso, NextProf Nexus Co-Chair
Rebecca Abergel, NextProf Nexus Co-Chair
John Foster, NextProf Nexus Co-Chair

Schmidt Science Fellows 2025

Please share this announcement for Schmidt Science Fellows 2025 with your students who anticipate being awarded a PhD in the natural sciences (including Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Sciences), Engineering, Mathematics, or Computing disciplines – and all sub-disciplines therein – between May 15th 2024 and June 30th 2025.

Internal competition materials (from the student nominee and faculty advisor) are both due by Sunday April 28th 11:59PM via the InfoReady system. Application link here; highlights below and details attached –

Schmidt Science Fellows 2025: 

  • The program is for (soon to be) recent PhD graduates who would like to pursue a research pivot representing a genuine and innovative disciplinary departure from their PhD studies.
  • A personal stipend of US$110,000 per year for up to two years of postdoctoral study in a different area from your PhD, at any approved location worldwide. 
  • To be eligible, you must: 
  • Be studying for a PhD in natural sciences (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Sciences), Engineering, Mathematics, Computing – or any of the sub-disciplines. 
  • Expect to complete all requirements for the conferral of your PhD between May 15, 2024 and June 30, 2025, be able to start your Fellowship in July 2025 or October 2025 and be available from April 2025 to July 2026 to attend onboarding activities, and in-person convenings.
  • Georgia Tech has been invited to nominate up to 7 candidates for this cohort. 

GT Campus Internal Application and Deadline: 

For the purposes of this application, the student nominees are the ‘applicants’ and the faculty will be prompted to upload a letter of recommendation via the InfoReady system. GT campus nominations will be due by Sunday April 28th 11:59PM. Completed applications include:

  • Student Nominee Info and CV (1 PDF from the student nominee) laid out as follows –
    • First page:
      • Student Name; Student’s redacted GT ID # (e.g., xx3456789)
      • Student Nominee’s Faculty Advisor Name, Department and Email Address and a
      • List of only 3 References (not including the nominee’s faculty advisor) – Name, Department/Affiliation and Email Address. Note: only contact information is needed at this point – no letters from these references are required for this nomination stage.
    • Second page: A brief statement (no more than 500 words) outlining the student nominee’s motivation to pursue a scientific pivot from their PhD field to a distinctly new discipline for their postdoctoral research
    • Subsequent pages: Student Nominee’s CV
  • Reference Letter (1 PDF from the student’s faculty advisor) – outlining a brief statement (no more than 500 words) attesting to the student nominee’s qualifications, in connection to this criteria information outlined on the Schmidt website. Student nominees will not be able to view the letter.

To “Send Letter Request” in advance student nominees should begin an application in InfoReady and save a draft. Then the letter writer will receive an email containing a unique link where letters may be uploaded. The internal deadline requires that both the students nominee application (including student nominee info and CV document) and the Reference Letter are both due by Sunday April 28th 11:59PM.

GT Selected Nominees Process and Important Dates: 

  • The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education will make final selections for the GT nominees.
  • Once the 7 nominations are selected from Georgia Tech, the Schmidt nominee application portal will open on May 9, 2024 and nominees will have until May 30, 2024 to register their contact details and some brief information relating to their areas of research. Full applications will be due to Schmidt by July 10, 2024.

More information here: Schmidt Science Fellows. Please direct any questions about this information and the GT internal selection process to Coryn Shiflet, Graduate Fellowships Manager at

Direct link to internal application:

Sky Happiness Retreat

If you haven’t seen it yet, SKY Club at Georgia Tech is having one of its flagship retreats this weekend. Take a break to learn powerful evidence based breathwork and experience deep meditation that you can practice at home. Everyone is welcome to join!

The course fee is fully funded for Georgia Tech students by Mental Health Joint Allocation Committee at Georgia Tech. We require a commitment fee from you that will be refunded after attending all 3 sessions. We also request you to register by tomorrow, so we can cater to all those are planning to join for the retreat. 


March 1st – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

March 2nd and 3rd – 10 am to 2pm (includes Lunch)

Location- All three sessions are on GT campus, for more info, click the registration link below. 

Registration link 

Please feel free to contact us for any questions or concerns.


We look forward to seeing you on the retreat!


SKY Happiness Retreat is a comprehensive wellness program taught over three days that trains participants in the evidence-based SKY meditation practice, breathwork, yoga, social connection, and mindful leadership. SKY has been shown to significantly benefit six well-being outcomes – depression, stress, mental health, mindfulness, positive affect, and social connectedness compared to state-of-the-art well-being interventions*.

SKY Breath Meditation is a powerful tool to de-stress, energize the mind and body, helps one manage emotions effortlessly, and be more productive and happier in every aspect of life. In addition to a take home breathwork and meditation technique, participants discover how to connect with others and find a deeper purpose through engaging interpersonal exercises and service initiatives to increase self-esteem, social connection, positive relationships, practical soft skills, the mindset of responsibility, and skills for effective leadership. 


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2024 Quad Fellowship – Application Now Open

Georgia Tech graduate students and GT alumni in graduate programs elsewhere who are interested in applying for a Quad Fellowship should contact Karen Mura, prestigious fellowships advisor, for support.


The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the application for the second cohort of the Quad Fellowship is now open to exceptional master’s and doctoral students in science and technology who demonstrate academic excellence, exceptional results in their field, and a desire to use their talents to promote collective good. The fellowship, initiated by the Quad countries of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, and administered by IIE, sponsors exceptional STEM master’s and doctoral students to study in the United States.  The reach of Quad Fellowship has expanded – the application, for the academic year 2024-2025 is now open to distinguished candidates from the four Quad countries of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, as well as candidates from the ten ASEAN countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

The Quad Fellowship is a first-of-its-kind fellowship designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists. It offers an unparalleled blend of financial support, cross-cultural exchange, and networking: 

·         A one-time stipend of US $40,000 for academic expenses

·         Networking opportunities with accomplished minds in STEM, government, and society

·         Multicultural alumni network dedicated to advancing innovation and research for positive social impact

The inaugural cohort of Quad Fellows is a diverse and dynamic array of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians from the four Quad countries. More than 50% of our inaugural class identifies as women or non-binary and are currently studying across 49 distinct areas of specialization in STEM across the US. Earlier this week, Quad Fellows gathered at the White House to celebrate the successes of the first cohort and mark the launch of the second cycle.  

The application for the academic year 2024-2025 is now available on the Quad Fellowship website and will close on April 1, 2024, 5:00 PM ET. The website has further information on the application process, requirements, and eligibility criteria. We invite eligible candidates to take advantage of this opportunity and submit their applications for this unique fellowship. 

You may also connect with the Quad Fellowship on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and X.