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MnDRIVE Neuromodulation Fellowship: Discoveries through Industry Partnerships (Deadline: May 25, 2017)

Summer Internship at Cochlear Americas Research and Technology Lab
 


 

CATSS Small Grant Award Announcement
 

General information:
The Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science (CATSS) promotes innovative interdisciplinary research in the sensory sciences. The CATSS Small Grant program provides seed money for faculty and students to collect preliminary data on sensory science projects that show promise for future investigations on a broader scale.

Award description:
This award is intended for graduate students or faculty members at the University of Minnesota or Mayo Clinic members who need seed funding for proposed research in the sensory sciences.

Award amount:
Grant proposals up to $5000 will be considered. Proposals for $500 or less will be reviewed on an ongoing basis by the scientific leadership of CATSS. Proposals from $501 to $5000 will be accepted twice per year (Nov 15 and Apr 15). They will be reviewed by a panel of experts in the content area. Awardees will be notified within 6 weeks of the application deadline.

Eligibility:
Graduate students or faculty at the University of Minnesota or Mayo Clinic Rochester, involved in research in the sensory sciences. The research must include at least one CATSS faculty member.

Nomination packets should consist of a single PDF document containing:
  - One-page letter of interest describing the need
  - Investigator CV/resume(s)
  - Two-page description of the proposed research
  - Budget summary

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their:
  - Documented need
  - Interdisciplinary nature involving the sensory sciences
  - Innovation
  - Strength of the proposed research
  - Qualifications of the investigator(s)
  - Membership and involvement in CATSS

Applications must be submitted electronically. Documents should be emailed to catss@umn.edu with "CATSS Small Grant" in the subject line.

Deadlines: Nov 15 and Apr 15. (Ongoing for applications of $500 or less.)

Contact: If you have questions, please contact catss@umn.edu.
 

 

CATSS Student Travel Award Announcement
 

General information:
The Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science (CATSS) promotes innovative interdisciplinary research in the sensory sciences. The CATSS student travel award program provides seed money for students to travel to conferences to present results on projects involving sensory sciences.

Award description:
This award is intended for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Minnesota or Mayo Clinic. Preference is given to members of CATSS faculty research groups who need travel funds.

Award amount:
Awards up to $500 will be considered. Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis by the scientific leadership of CATSS.

Eligibility:
Undergraduate students, graduate students or postdoctoral fellows at the University of Minnesota or Mayo Clinic Rochester, involved in research in the sensory sciences.

Nomination packets should consist of a single PDF document containing:
  - Letter of interest describing the need and supplementary funding available
  - Investigator CV/resume
  - Paragraph description of the proposed research presentation or copy of conference abstract.

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their:
  - Documented need
  - Interdisciplinary nature involving the sensory sciences
  - Innovation
  - Strength of the proposed research
  - Qualifications of the investigator
  - Membership and involvement in CATSS

Applications must be submitted electronically. Documents should be emailed to catss@umn.edu with "CATSS Travel Award" in the subject line.

Contact: If you have questions, please contact catss@umn.edu.
 


 

Summer Internship at Cochlear Americas Research and Technology Lab
 

Cochlear develops world-leading medical devices that help people hear. Cochlear is recruiting engineering and science summer interns for our Research and Technology Laboratory located in our American headquarters in Centennial, Colorado. This recruit would be part of a multi-disciplinary research team. The intern would work collaboratively with scientists, clinicians, and engineers to help create research tools and test novel stimulation methods.

Key Requirements:
To add value to Cochlear in this role candidates should be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience in their application and interview:

Required Experience:
  - Bachelor of Science in Science or Engineering.
  - Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  - Intermediate Matlab programming.

Desirable Experience:
  - Audio/Speech processing knowledge.
  - Experience with Python and C/C++.

Working for Cochlear:
Cochlear pioneered and is the global leader in the research and development, manufacturing, and marketing of implantable hearing solutions. Cochlear designs and manufactures 60% of cochlear implants in the world. Cochlear employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, operates directly in over 20 countries and sells in over 100 countries. Over 250,000 people across more than 100 countries now experience hearing as recipients of Cochlear hearing solutions.

Contact:
Candidates can submit questions, resumes, and cover letters to Christopher Long (clong@cochlear.com).
 

 

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