Grad Weekly - April 20, 2017

Summary

EVENTS

  • Open Invitation to Turbulent Futures: Water and Climate Change in Times of Crisis symposium | May 11-12, register by April 30
  • The Initiative to End Family Violence Research Colloquium | May 23

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • UCI-GPS-CIRTL Listserv
  • Data Science Certificate Program | different classes April 13 - May 26
  • Water UCI Summer Field Studies Program | Application deadline May 1
  • Bio-entrepreneurship Workshop | June 19-21, deadline May 1
  • Tutoring Service in Newport Beach Looking for New Tutors | Spring, Summer 2017
  • Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy | May 5 deadline to submit
  • UCI-GPS BIOMED: Science Communication Skills Course (Molecular Biology 270, Course #10700) | March 29-June 7
  • UCI-GPS-CIRTL: STEM teaching at Johns Hopkins | May 22 deadline to apply
  • Office of Science -- opportunity for graduate student research | May 16
  • Tech Trek, a math and science camp for middle school girls, is looking for labs! | event July 10 & 11, deadline end of May
  • Mailing list for graduate students interested in CIRTL teaching and research training
  • UC Women and Minorities in STEM Mentorship Program
  • Climatepedia Weekly Meetings Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. in ICS 213
  • Student Opportunity: Climate Communications Position
  • H20 Outreach recruiting new members for public outreach and education in water issues 
  • Sign Up For Career Development Workshop Series
  • The Counseling Center is offering a drop-in Dissertation group on Fridays from 10 to 11 AM
  • The Los Angeles Community College District is now accepting applications for the 2016 Project MATCH Faculty Internship Program
  • Call for Papers [Working Title] Ethnographic Writing Workshop
  • Share Your Research with the Local Community 
  • Discount Arts card for CTSA productions/events/performances
  • Nuclear Policy Working Group (NPWG) at UCI
  • GRC Updates

FUNDING  

  • Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association International Scholarships | April 28
  • The HENAAC Scholarship | April 30
  • ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships | May 7
  • UCI Long US-China Institute Graduate Student Project Grant | May 19
  • 2017-2018 Newkirk Graduate Student Fellowship Awards | June 2
  • Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Marine Microbial Ecology | June 15
  • The Society of Fellows at Harvard University | August 11
  • Rotary Global Grant Scholarships $30,000 per year for student research/travel | rolling deadlines
  • The Horizons Fellowship | Rolling deadlines
  • Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity at Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Learn2Success Learning Center Looking for Experienced SAT Instructors | immediately

For more detailed information on events, announcements and funding, please see below: 



Events

OPEN INVITATION TO TURBULENT FUTURES: WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN TIMES OF CRISIS SYMPOSIUM

Turbulent Futures is a two day, multidisciplinary water conference held at UC Riverside on May 11-12, 2017. Please join the discussion with representatives from academia, industry, non-profits, and government groups about modern environmental, social, and political water crisis. Highlights include a poster session, interactive workshops on international and domestic approaches to climate change and water management, and keynote speaker Newsha Ajami from Water in the West. 

When: Registration is free but please register or submit and abstract by April 30th on our website

More Info: Visit the website for more information

Contact: Melissa Morgan mmorg005@ucr.edu (951) 827 3080

THE INITIATIVE TO END FAMILY VIOLENCE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM

This colloquium will feature presentations of the 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Grant Projects and 2016-17 Graduate Student Fellows. The event is open to the public.

Event date: May 23: 9:00AM – 12:00PM; MPAA, room 420, UCI

More Info: Visit the website

Contact: endfamilyviolence@uci.edu

Announcements

 

UCI-GPS-CIRTL LISTSERV

UCI-GPS-CIRTL is a partnership between the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), UCI Graduate Division and the Division of Teaching and Learning centered on professional and pedagogical development and success. 

You can sign up here for the UCI-GPS-CIRTL listserv to receive information about professional development opportunities through CIRTL! We anticipate sending approximately one e-mail per week or less with updates.

Contact: For further inquiries, please e-mail gps-cirtl@uci.edu.

DATA SCIENCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Skills in Data Science are in high demand in both industry and academia. The short courses offered by the Data Science Initiative form a basic foundation in modern tools and techniques. Graduate Division will award students and postdocs who complete all requirements with a certificate in Data Science. To qualify for the certificate, students will complete short courses and assist in teaching one class. Specific requirements are listed on the Data Science Initiative website: ucidatascienceinitiative.github.io  or email datascience-initiative@uci.edu

Awardees will have core skills, including:

•calculating summary statistics
•data cleaning and filtering
•data visualization
•regression models
•classification models

And familiarity with tools:

•R
•python
•Julia

This quarter, the following training sessions will be offered:

•April 13, Intro to R
•April 21, Predictive Modeling with Python
•April 27, Intro to Spatial-Temporal Statistics
•May 12, Topics in R
•May 16, Intro to Linux
•May 26, A Deep Intro to Julia

Snacks are served during registration for each session.
We are also hosting a hackathon on April 29 & 30. Students will have the weekend to analyze data from climate science and present their findings to a panel of judges comprised of UCI professors and a data scientist from Cylance!

WATER UCI SUMMER FIELD STUDIES PROGRAM

A diverse set of UCI faculty will host a two-week field studies course this summer (July 10-21, 2017) for UCI graduate students and highly qualified upper division undergraduates interested in learning how to conduct field studies of water resources. Participants will learn an interdisciplinary set of skills used by professionals to monitor water resources including flood risk, aquatic ecology, and wastewater treatment. Each class will be taught in the field including water treatment plants, marshes, coastal areas, creeks and parks. Participants will learn how to sample different ecological and water quality parameters important to these issues.

Application deadline date: May 1, 2017. Applicants are to submit transcript, letter of recommendation and 1-2 page statement of interest.

More Info: Visit the website

Contact: Questions can be directed to Shannon Roback of Water UCI at sroback@uci.edu

BIO-ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP, JUNE 19-21, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

This workshop is funded by the National Science Foundation and aims to engage early-career life science researchers from groups underrepresented in biotechnology research organizations. Graduate students from universities nationwide are eligible. NSF funds will cover travel expenses, room, and meals during the workshop. 

More Info: More information and application instructions can be found on the website

Contact: For questions about the workshop, eligibility or the application and selection process, please contact CSU I-Corps at csuicorps@mail.sdsu.edu or call 619-594-2822.

Application Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017 (5PM Eastern Time)

TUTORING SERVICE IN NEWPORT BEACH LOOKING FOR NEW TUTORS

Pinnacle Tutoring, an in-home tutoring service, is looking for grad school students to tutor junior high and high school students in the Newport Beach/Irvine/Laguna Beach area.
-Particularly looking for tutors in Chemistry, Biology, Math, or English. 
-It is preferred that tutors be studying in the field they are interested in tutoring, and previous tutoring experience is recommended. 
-Since the tutoring is in-home, tutors will need a car to drive to the students’ houses. 
Contact: Please contact Tim O’Nan (tim@pinnacletutoring.com) for more information.

EMERGING SCHOLARS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND PUBLIC POLICY

The UC Center Sacramento announces its third annual Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy.  The award will recognize excellence in graduate student research with a direct impact on public policy.  The recipients of the Emerging Scholars Award will receive a $500 prize and will deliver an invited policy lecture at the UC Center.

Submissions should include:
A 250 word abstract; two-page summary of paper; current CV; teaching evaluations from the last two terms; letter of recommendation from a supervising professor that specifically comments on both the impact of the applicant’s research and his or her effectiveness as a public speaker.

Please submit all materials – letter of recommendation sent separately by professor – to Kendra Tully at katully@ucdavis.edu, with the subject line “Emerging Scholars Award.” 

When: Submissions will be accepted through May 5, 2017.

More Info: Visit UC Center Sacramento on Facebook and on Twitter: @UCCenterSac

THE APRU AND NEW YORK TIMES ASIA-PACIFIC CASE COMPETITION 2017

Undergraduate and Graduate students are invited to participate in the APRU – NYT Asia-Pacific Case Competition, with the opportunity to be published in The New York Times International Edition and read by an audience of global thought leaders.

-For this competition, teams will be asked to write an 800-word policy brief on climate change and the future of the Pacific Ocean
-Students are encouraged to understand the vast complexity of the Pacific Ocean and to consider how climate change in the Pacific may impact society.

All entries will be judged by The New York Times awarding-winning newsroom and professional judges from the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, with the winning entry published in The New York Times International Edition, as the 'wake-up call' described in the accompanying article. The winning team will receive US$500 worth of vouchers, a trophy and a certificate of accomplishment from The New York Times.

When: deadline: 31 March 2017 (Fri)

All entries must be submitted via email to: aprunyt_2017@apru.org

More Info: Please find the Case Competition details and Competition Regulations & Guidelines here. Students can also visit the website to find out more details.

Contact: Ashley Pereira, Communications Manager, Association of Pacific Rim Universities, ashley.pereira@apru.org or Mandy Lam, Head of Education, Asia Pacific, The New York Times, mlam@nytimes.com

UCI-GPS BIOMED: SCIENCE COMMUNICATION SKILLS COURSE

Communicating your research clearly and concisely is a crucial "soft skill" for today’s scientists. This 10-week Spring Quarter course addresses the nuts and bolts of non-academic writing, creating strong visuals, and techniques on dynamically improving your spoken performance.

Enrollment for this course is now open to graduate students in the biomedical and life sciences. An access code is needed to enroll in the course.  (Molecular Biology 270, Course #10700)

When: Wednesdays, March 29th - June 7th, 2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Where: Natural Sciences I, Room 1114

Contact: Please contact Emma Flores, Ph.D., eflores@uci.edu, to receive your code and enroll today!

SUMMER TEACHING INSTITUTE AT JOHNS HOPKINS

Johns Hopkins University, a CIRTL member, will be hosting a summer teaching program for graduate students to learn about and develop their own evidence-based STEM teaching skills. Registration is now open! To learn more about the summer program please visit the website below:

Johns Hopkins Summer Teaching Institute:
Registration Deadline: May 22nd, 2017
Website

THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH (SCGSR) PROGRAM IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is accepting applications.

SCGSR prepares graduate students for STEM careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. 

The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis, while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.

When: Applications are due May 16, 2017.

More Info: For more information and/or to apply: Visit the website

TECH TREK, A MATH AND SCIENCE CAMP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS, IS LOOKING FOR LABS!

The 2017 AAUW Tech Trek Camp (math and science camp for girls) seeks labs for an afternoon of tours! The groups will consist of 10 girls and we highly encourage labs to have an interactive or hands on activity to help engage the girls in research. The girls are between 11-13 years old and this is a wonderful opportunity for them to experience some of the amazing research that goes on at UCI!

When: Lab tour dates will be on July 10 & 11 between 1-4 PM. Note: your lab does not have to host the whole 3 hours, just however much your lab can donate will be appreciated! Each lab hosting will be 30 minutes. 

More Info: Visit the website

Contact: If your lab is interested in participating in this wonderful opportunity for these young scientists, please contact Yasmine Yadollahi at aauw.ttuci@gmail.com for more information!

MAILING LIST FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN CIRTL TEACHING AND RESEARCH TRAINING

UCI has recently joined a nationwide network of research universities that support improved teaching skills for graduate students and postdocs. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) provides online courses and supports on-campus communities for future faculty interested in evidence-based STEM teaching and education research.

More Info: Sign up for general updates and information on CIRTL at UCI on the website
Students from all disciplines are welcome to participate, though the majority of examples will be STEM focused.

Contact: During Winter quarter, Dr. Adrienne Williams from the Division of Teaching and Learning is meeting with grads and postdocs interested in helping develop the Teaching as Research program at UCI. If you want to participate or have additional questions about CIRTL, contact her at adriw@uci.edu.

UCI WOMEN AND MINORITIES IN STEM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Undergrads and grad students of UCI: are you looking to break stereotypes and climb to the top of your field? Please fill out this form to sign up to be either a mentor or mentee for this new mentorship program designed to increase visibility of scientists that look like you! The first 30 people to respond will get a "This is what a scientist looks like" t-shirt. (All fields are welcome!)

Contact: E-mail Linh Anh at lcat@uci.edu

More Info: Register on the website

CLIMATEPEDIA WEEKLY MEETINGS

Climatepedia is a UCLA and UCI student-led initiative dedicated to spread awareness about climate change.

When: Join us on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00PM at DBH 1422 to learn how you can help the environment!

More Info: For more information, visit our website

Contact: email gianna@climatepedia.org 

THE CENTER FOR ENGAGED INSTRUCTION IS NOW OFFERING CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING EXCELLENCE AS PRE-REQUISITE FOR PEDAGOGICAL FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Center for Engaged Instruction is offering its Certificate in Teaching Excellence to provide extended pedagogical training and experience for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. The Certificate will meet the requirements to become a CIRTL Associate, and starting this year, the Certificate will be a pre-requisite for eligibility for the Pedagogical Fellows Program. One of the simplest ways to earn the Certificate is by enrolling in University Studies 390A Section B (available in Winter and Spring 2017). Graduate students can add the Winter course using course code: 87901.

For more information, including alternative methods of attaining the Certificate, visit the website or contact Dr. Danny Mann at dmann@uci.edu.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: CLIMATE COMMUNICATIONS POSITION

Work on a website to promote and build an interactive forum for UC faculty working on climate- and sustainability-related topics. The student will be responsible for following up and developing articles for a web-based project related to the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative. Student must have excellent writing skills with the ability to work independently under minimal supervision. Demonstrated knowledge in sustainability/climate change. Background in design desirable, but not required.

When: Begin immediately; End Date: Flexible – at the latest June 10, 2017

More Info: Visit the website

Contact: Diana Lofflin; dlofflin@uci.edu; 949-824-1445

H20 OUTREACH RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS FOR PUBLIC OUTREACH AND EDUCATION IN WATER ISSUES

Do you want to help empower local students to fight the drought and succeed in STEM? 
Join H2Outreach! 
H2Outreach volunteers provide public outreach and education to local students about California's drought, urban water sustainability, and other water-related issues. We are recruiting new members, and graduate and undergraduate students from all majors are welcome! 

Contact us at h2outreach@uci.edu if you have any questions or would like to be added to our mailing list.

DROP-IN DISSERTATION GROUP FRIDAYS AT THE COUNSELING CENTER FROM 10 - 11AM

What: The group is designed for graduate students to obtain support and to address dissertation challenges. Education will be provided on typical dissertation challenges and coping strategies.

When: Fridays from 10 - 11AM

More Info: contact yulil@uci.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: [WORKING TITLE] ETHNOGRAPHIC WRITING WORKSHOP

What: [Working Title] is currently looking for graduate student presenters and
discussants for Fall 2016 and Winter 2017! Please email if you are interested in this
opportunity, or visit our website to learn more! [Working Title] is a UC Irvine
Anthropology graduate student-led workshop for sharing and getting feedback on
ethnographic—or ethnographically inspired—writing. The workshop provides a space to
make draft deadlines, give critical feedback, share research experiences, and build
academic networks of knowledge production. In the past, [Working Title] has included
an interdisciplinary community of scholars, with ties to History, Informatics, Art History,
the Graduate Feminist Emphasis, the Critical Theory Institute, and more. The building
continues in 2016-2017!

How it works: The protocol is pretty simple: the presenter pre-circulates a chapter- or
article-in- progress one week before the meeting. During the [Working Title] workshop, a
discussant offers prepared oral feedback, similar to the role of a discussant on a
conference panel. Everyone else reads the paper and is welcome to provide feedback
or ask questions during the workshop. The format is flexible and informal; there is no
"presentation" required—just a paper and a community of readers. Papers can be on
any topic, but should be based on ethnographic field research or inspired by
ethnographic theory.

When/Where: The workshop generally meets once a month on Tuesday or Thursday
afternoons/evenings in SBSG 3323. We are now seeking presenters and discussants
for November-June. Best meeting times will be coordinated between the presenter, the
discussant, and the [Working Title] coordinators.

Contact: If you're interested in presenting a paper or serving as a discussant this year,
or would like more information, please email the coordinators: Danica Loucks, Jen
Zelnick, Sandy Wenger, Oviya Govindan, or Anissa Gastelum at workingtitleuci@gmail.com

SHARE YOUR RESEARCH WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

What: Are you looking for professional development and leadership opportunities? Do you want to meet and collaborate with UCI students from all degree programs? Are you interested in leading and participating in local outreach projects?

Become a member of Discover Science Initiative (DSI)!

Discover Science Initiative (DSI) is a STEAM outreach organization funded by DECADE at UCI. The DSI vision is to provide an avenue for UCI students and faculty to engage with the local community through workshops and presentations on interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art STEM research unique to UCI. Members of DSI have access to opportunities in professional development, outreach, leadership, and funding. Our primary outreach venue is the Discover Cube of Orange County.

More Info: There are no member fees and the time commitment is entirely up to you. All UCI students are welcome. For more information and our meeting schedule, please visit the website. To learn how you can get involved and join the mailing list, contact Jennifer Schuler at jschuler@uci.edu.

DISCOUNT ARTS CARD FOR CTSA PRODUCTIONS/EVENTS/PERFORMANCES

What: Claire Trevor School of the Arts offers a Student Arts Pass to full-time UCI registrants, pre-loaded with discounted tickets to the performances of your choice*. Get $5 off the regular student price with a 5-ticket Student Arts Pass ($50); $15 off with a 10-ticket Arts Pass ($95); or $45 with a 20-ticket Pass ($175) – a savings of 10-20%! Purchase your Student Arts Pass at the Arts Box Office or online. Call (949) 824-2787 or email for more info.

NUCLEAR POLICY WORKING GROUP (NPWG) at UCI

What: Nuclear Policy Working Group (NPWG) is a research-based, educational programming effort that bridges the technical and social science fields to address contemporary issues in nuclear security policy through a multidisciplinary lens. The future of domestic and global nuclear security depends on today’s university students and young professionals feeding the pipeline to supply the requisite scientific workforce. To develop the next generation of nuclear security experts, universities must not only train students in technical nuclear science but also provide a comprehensive educational platform including nuclear energy and weapons policy in the context of the current political science architecture. NPWG is based at UC Berkeley, and a satellite chapter is starting at UCI this Fall!

When: NPWG@UCI meets for discussion on Thursdays from 5-6pm in Engineering Hall 2430. All majors are welcome. Both undergraduates, graduates, and post-doctoral students are welcome. No prior knowledge or experience in nuclear security is required. 

More Info: To join the mailing list email Jill Pestana at pestanaj@uci.edu. For more information visit the blog and the website. NPWG@UCI is looking for leaders, presenters, and students interested in publishing papers on topics related to nuclear security. 

Let’s be Social!

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GRAD SLAM FINALS

On Tuesday, April 11, the UCI Grad Slam Champion was named! Congratulations to Ph.D. Chemistry student, Megan Newcomb, for beating out the other 8 finalists with her winning “Nature’s Climate-Saving Machines” presentation.  

Megan will defend our campus at the systemwide finals on Thursday, May 4 at the LinkedIn campus in San Francisco. There, she will compete against the other UC campus winners as each contestant showcases their research in a three-minute pitch presentation. Make sure to tune in on May 4 for Grad Slam finals livestream and vote for Megan in the new People’s Choice award!

Congratulations again and good luck, Megan!  Zot! Zot! Zot!

The Graduate Resource Center will host a Grad Slam Watch Party on Thursday, May 4. More details to follow on how you can watch on-campus with us!

GRADUATE RESOURCE CENTER (GRC) UPDATES
04/20/2017

ADVANCED TRAINING BOOT CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS

Spring quarter is off to a great start and is geared up to be a packed quarter of many professional and personal development opportunities and special events. Register here for advanced training boot camps and workshops.

WRITING SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Dissertation Boot Camp (DBC)Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM and Sunday, April 30 from 9:00AM – 1:00PM
    This is an intensive 3-day writing opportunity for graduate students in the dissertation phase of their program. The DBC will help you overcome writer’s block, make significant progress in a short period of time, and develop skills for future writing.
    Email grc@uci.edu to register. 

  • Write-InFriday, May 12 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM
    Write-ins provide dedicated times for participants to set writing goals and promote the development of healthy writing habits in a distraction-free environment of distractions.
    SPACE IS LIMITED. Register here for the next Write-In.

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTING

  • Writing Consultants
    GRC writing consultants can review publications, funding applications, and job application materials. One-hour appointments are available daily from 9:00AM – 5:00PM. Click here to schedule your appointment.

  • Communications Consultants
    Meeting with a Communication Consultant can help you deliver an impactful talk whether you are preparing for a conference, job interview, or small presentation. Click here to schedule your 30-minute appointment.

  • Career Drop-in Advising
    On Tuesdays from 10:00AM – 12:00PM, Neda Moayedi from the Career Center provides career advising for both academic and non-academic positions. No appointment necessary, first come, first served.

The Graduate Resource Center (GRC) is located on the third floor of the Gateway Study Center.

The GRC is open Monday – Thursday from 9:00AM – 7:00PM and from 9:00AM – 5:00PM on Fridays.

Need additional information about GRC workshops and events:

     EMAIL:       GRC@uci.edu

     PHONE:     949-824-3849

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO STUDENT COMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP

Interested in expanding your involvement on campus and strengthening your CV? The Student Communications Working Group offers an opportunity to work with other members of UCI’s graduate and postdoctoral community to develop and assess best practices for the Graduate Division’s strategic communication, particularly across social media platforms. For more information and to apply, click here.

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is accepting applications. Applications are due May 16, 2017.

SCGSR prepares graduate students for STEM careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. 

The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis, while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.

For more information and/or to apply: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/

 

Funding

 

PHI BETA KAPPA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are for international graduate students who are pursuing a Ph.D. or M.F.A. and are engaged in their final year of graduate study in 2017-18.  Two awards of $2,000 each will be made.

Awardees are expected to be returning to their home countries after completing the degree; they must demonstrate both academic excellence and significant need; they are required to be fully enrolled in Fall 2017 to receive their scholarships (students on filing fee in Fall 2017 are not eligible).

Applicants must submit:

-Completed application form 
-Current unofficial transcript
-Short essay describing scholarly and professional ambitions
-Justification of need
-Two letters of recommendation from faculty members, including dissertation chair for doctoral candidates.

Please visit the Graduate Division website for more information:

If you have any questions, please contact Gina Anzivino at gina.anzivino@uci.edu or 949-824-8120.

When: Deadline to apply is 12 Noon, Friday, April 28, 2017

THE HENAAC SCHOLARSHIP

The Great Minds in STEM Organization is offering the HENAAC Scholars Program that consists of three types of scholarships named as Corporate/Government Sponsored Scholarships, Special Recognition Scholarships, and In Memoriam and Personal Tribute Scholarships.  Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs.  The goal of the program is to ensure STEM college retention with a 3.0-grade point average or higher, to guarantee college graduation, and to contribute to Hispanic communities and securing the country’s place as the finest technological leader in the world.  The scholarships range in amounts from $500 to $10,000.

When: The 2017-18 Scholarship Application will open in January 2017. The application deadline is April 30

More Info: Please visit the website for more information.

ARL DISTINGUISHED POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) invites exceptional young researchers to apply for the ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship provides recipients the opportunity to pursue independent research while working alongside some of the nation’s best scientists and engineers. Applicants must display extraordinary ability in scientific research and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders. Successful candidates will have tackled a major scientific or engineering problem or will have provided a new approach or insight, as evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.

Eligibility criteria

    • Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, computational sciences, behavioral sciences, or engineering and must be within three years from the date of their degree at the time of application.
    • Selected fellows must pass a Department of Defense clearance process, requiring a background security investigation.
    • Applicants must demonstrate exceptional qualifications with respect to academic and scholarly achievement, as evidenced by research and publication.

Fellowship terms and benefits

    • A stipend of $100,000 annually
    • Health insurance (including dental and vision)
    • Paid relocation and a professional travel allowance
    • Appointments are for one year renewable for up to three years based on performance.
    • Fellowship appointments require a full-time commitment to the research program at ARL, and Fellows must be in residence at ARL during the entire period of the appointment.

Call for Applications: February 1 - May 7, 2017
More Info: call 202-334-3560 or visit the website
Contact: ARLDPF@nas.edu
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UCI LONG US-CHINA INSTITUTE GRADUATE STUDENT PROJECT GRANT

The Long Institute is delighted to offer support for graduate student research projects on China, connected to the exploration of challenges in contemporary China. This can range from summer travel stipends to funds for comprehensive surveys. The Long Institute is interested in encouraging a broader and more in-depth understanding of China through rigorous graduate-level research. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program on UCI. Your program may fall outside of what is currently represented by the core faculty, as long as your project demonstrates a sufficient level of inquiry into the development of today’s China.

When: Deadline for complete application is Friday, May 19, 2017

More Info: Visit the website

Contact: Christine Chiao at cchiao@law.uci.edu or (949) 824-8851

2017-2018 NEWKIRK GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP AWARDS

Graduate students from all disciplines may apply for fellowships in two categories:

· Projects that engage the community with scientific knowledge and research.
· Projects that analyze the production of scientific knowledge and/or technical artifacts and systems.

Awards are up to $10,000 and can be used for tuition, fees, and/or research support.  Preference will be given to proposals that address scientific research issues that benefit society.

More Info: For more information about the award and for application instructions, please visit the UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society website. 

Contact: Questions should be directed to newkirk@uci.edu.

Deadline for Application: June 2, 2017

SIMONS FOUNDATION POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN MARINE MICROBIAL ECOLOGY 

The Simons Foundation is now accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology. The foundation is particularly interested in applicants with training in different fields who want to apply their experience to understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping ocean processes and vice versa, including applicants with experience in modeling or theory development.

Applicants should have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degree within two years of the fellowship’s start date and may be citizens of any country. Awards can only be issued to nonprofit research universities or research institutions in the U.S.

When: The submission deadline is June 15, 2017, 5:00PM EDT.

Contact: Please email program inquires to lifesciences@simonsfoundation.org and administrative inquires to lifegrants@simonsfoundation.org.

THE SOCIETY OF FELLOWS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY 

The purpose of the Society is to give scholars at an early stage of their careers an opportunity to pursue their studies in any department of the University, free from formal requirements.  They must be persons of exceptional ability, originality, and resourcefulness, and should be of the highest calibre of intellectual achievement, comparable to successful candidates for junior faculty positions at leading universities. Those elected receive three year fellowships.

To be eligible for a Junior Fellowship, a candidate must be at an early stage of his or her scholarly career. Scholars interested in any field of study are accepted. Most Junior Fellows receive the Ph.D. just prior to the start of the fellowship. If still pursuing the Ph.D., Junior Fellows should be at the dissertation stage of their theses and be prepared to finish their degrees within a year of becoming fellows. If already a recipient of the degree, they should not be much more than a year past the Ph.D. at the time the fellowship commences.

Candidates are nominated for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have studied. Applications are not accepted from candidates themselves. The deadline for receiving nominations for Junior Fellowships which begin July 1, 2018, is Friday, August 11, 2017

More Info: For more information, please visit the website.

ROTARY GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIPS $30,000 PER YEAR FOR STUDENT RESEARCH/TRAVEL

The Rotary Global Grant Scholarships support graduate student academic and research endeavors in a foreign country. Awards are for $30,000 per year and students can receive multi-year awards. For more information go the website, click on service opportunities and Global Grant Scholars for scholarship objectives, selection process, selection criteria, schedule and preliminary application. UCI students are encouraged to apply.

When: Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed as they are received.

THE HORIZONS FELLOWSHIP

The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhDs in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. We have 4-month semester programs and 3-month summer programs in cities across the U.S.

The Horizons Mentor Network includes current/past employees of firms such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, and more. As a Horizons student/graduate, you will have permanent access to this exceptional group of mentors to help with career choices, general mentorship, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We’ve welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Application Process/Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduted) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on the website
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR OPPORTUNITY AT WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

What: The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel is interested in attracting the highest-achieving postdoctoral researchers from premier North American universities through the Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program. For more information, please visit websites to learn more about the postdoctoral fellows program at Weizmann Institute of Science and the Zuckerman Scholars Program websites.

How: Interested advanced doctoral students should contact Celina Mojica, Director of Diversity, Extramural Funding and Postdoctoral Affairs.

LEARN2SUCCESS LEARNING CENTER LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED SAT INSTRUCTORS

What: Lead2Success Learning Center is seeking highly motivated, organized, and experienced instructors to teach SAT prep courses.

When: Position requires availability in the mornings and afternoons on weekdays and Saturdays

About the Grad Weekly

 

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Next Posting: April 20, 2017