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As a student in the College of Science, you will benefit from internships, cooperative work experience, and other personalized training options that will enhance your education and potential. Our research centers, science labs, and location to the nation’s capital allow our students to explore more with internships and careers right outside our doors.

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Environmental Educator part-time job

Join PEREC's Field Interpreter team to deliver award-winning Watershed Education Programs in local parks. Mason students will engage 7th graders in Chesapeake Bay related activities including collecting and identifying stream organisms, testing water quality-chemistry, assessing biodiversity, watershed and habitat characteristics at Burke Lake and Lake Accotink in Springfield.

Program Orientation and interviews: Wednesday, March 22 at 4:30 p.m. OR Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m.

PEREC field

Opportunities and Fellowships

IDIA 2022 Predoctoral Fellowships

Dear Patriots Letter: IDIA Predoctoral Fellowships

Dear Patriots,

With this Dear Patriots Letter (DPL), the Institute of Digital InnovAtion (IDIA) solicits applications for IDIA predoctoral fellows.

IDIA invites full-time Mason Ph.D. and M.S. students to apply for competitive IDIA predoctoral fellowships. An IDIA predoctoral fellowship includes GRA stipend, tuition, and healthcare.

Student applicants are encouraged to reach out to and form an interdisciplinary team of faculty mentors across the Mason ecosystem and propose an ambitious, interdisciplinary, convergent research agenda that aligns with IDIA’s mission of catalyzing cutting-edge computing research that shapes the future of our digital society and promotes equality, well-being, security, and prosperity. More information about IDIA can be found at

The application template can be found at: 2022 Fellowship Application

Applications that do not follow the above template will be returned without review.

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed by a team of interdisciplinary senior researchers and faculty, and awards will be made on a competitive basis. IDIA anticipates awarding up to five IDIA predoctoral fellowships based on the quality of the applications and availability of funds.

Program Structure

IDIA predoctoral fellows are expected to become an integral part of the IDIA community. As part of IDIA’s Predoctoral Fellow Program, fellows will:

  • engage in community-building events with other IDIA fellows and faculty
  • collaborate with other fellows to organize and support IDIA-sponsored events, such as seminars, panels, workshops, and tutorials
  • engage with IDIA’s network of academic, government, think tank, and industry partners around digital innovation


An end-of-year ‘Come Meet our Fellows’ meeting that celebrates the achievements of our IDIA predoctoral fellows is anticipated, and awardees should make plans for a meaningful and active participation in this event.

Fellows will provide annual reports of their progress and accomplishments. Funding is expected to be renewed on an annual basis, contingent upon a favorable internal review of the annual report and availability of funds and will not exceed three years.

Submission Process

Applications should be compiled into a single pdf, named FirstName-LastName-IDIA-PD.pdf, where FirstName and LastName refer to the first and last names of the student applicant, and submitted via email to

The email subject should be: IDIA Predoctoral Fellowship Application: First-Name Last-Name

Important Dates

Applications should be submitted by the following deadline:

July 29, 2022, 11:59 PM EDT

Two office hours are planned to field questions by interested student applicants and potential faculty mentors. These will be held remotely, via zoom, on:

Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT

Wednesday, July 6, 2022, from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm EDT




Amarda Shehu, Associate Vice President of Research, IDIA

Kammy Sanghera, Executive Director, IDIA

NIH Research Opportunities

Dr. Deborah Philp, who presented the first seminar of the Fall 2016 Seminar Series, has shared the following research opportunities available at the NIH and other health organizations. Her contact information is below – please reach out to her if you have any questions or concerns.

Deborah Philp, PhD
Training Director
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Division of Intramural Research
Office of Education
Phone: 301-594-6578

Contacts for Training Grant Funding Through NIDCR
Leslie Frieden, PhD
Extramural Training Officer, NIDCR
Research Training and Career Development Branch

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Changing the world one Patriot at a time.

Leading clinician, gun violence advocate for the medical profession, and assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University, learn about Dr. Joseph Sakran, '99 Biology, BS. 

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