Grad Weekly - March 23, 2017

Summary

EVENTS

  • Colloquium: The Case Against Multi-Tasking: What the Research Says | April 4
  • 2017 GradSlam: Save the Date | April 11
  • UCI-GPS-CIRTL Workshop: Managing Difficult Conversations through the Lens of Social Identity | April 14

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Tutoring Service in Newport Beach Looking for New Tutors | Spring, Summer 2017
  • The APRU and New York Times Asia-Pacific Case Competition 2017 | March 31
  • UCI-GPS BIOMED:Science Communication Skills Course (Molecular Biology 270, Course #10700) | March 29-June 7
  • Science Outside the Lab Washington DC Experience | Mar 29
  • Office of Science -- opportunity for graduate student research | May 16
  • 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
  • The Center for Engaged Instruction is now offering Certificate in Teaching Excellence Course as Pre-requisite for Pedagogical Fellows Program, Winter and Spring 2017
  • 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  

  • American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship Competitions are Now Open | March
  • Lasker Foundation 2017 Biomedical Research Essay Contest | deadline April 3
  • Announcing the Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant | April 7
  • Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association International Scholarships | April 28
  • The HENAAC Scholarship | April 30
  • 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


COLLOQUIUM: THE CASE AGAINST MULTI-TASKING: WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS

Featured Speaker:  Professor Michael Leon, Associate Dean, Neurobiology & Behavior

Why students try to multi-task
What texting does to our students’ brains and their behavior
How our students pretend to learn
Methods to get real learning in your class

Where: UCI Student Center-Moss Cove A

When: April 4th, 3:00-4:30PM

2017 GRAD SLAM

GRAD SLAM CAMPUS FINALS

Save the Date: April 11, 2017 Time: 3:30PM – 7:00PM Where: The Newkirk Alumni Center        

Contestants will give their three-minute research presentations in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. Students may use up to three PowerPoint slides, with rules governing their use listed on the UCOP Grad Slam website.  All are invited to attend, but audience members will be expected to stay for the entire event.  The winner will go on to represent UC Irvine at the UC system-wide finals on May 4th.

UCI-GPS-CIRTL WORKSHOP: MANAGING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS THROUGH THE LENS OF SOCIAL IDENTITY

UCI is now partnered with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), a learning community of 43 universities across North America. UCI-GPS-CIRTL is a partnership between the UCI Graduate Division and the Division of Teaching and Learning centered on professional and pedagogical development and success.

Graduate students and postdocs can choose to participate in CIRTL programming at several levels, depending on their interests and career goals. Students can earn certificates which document their mastery of CIRTL core ideas, including evidence-based teaching, diversity, and teaching as research (please visit the links below). Create a CIRTL account today to register for upcoming events!

Upcoming Workshop:Managing Difficult Conversations through the Lens of Social Identity

When: Friday, April 14th, 11:30AM - 1:00PM PST

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 5th

Register here

Websites for more info:
Professional Success
Events
Core Ideas
Learning Outcomes

 

Announcements

 

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.

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!

SCIENCE OUTSIDE THE LAB WASHINGTON DC EXPERIENCE

Science Outside the Lab, presented by Arizona State University, fulfills the NSF grant requirements and qualifies for funding from Engineering Directorate, Division of Chemistry, Office of Integrated Activities. Science Outside the Lab provides graduate students with real workforce involvement, training, and mentoring in a short-term experience. During the two-week Washington DC experience, students explore the relationships between science, policy and societal outcomes, interacting with people who fund, regulate, shape, publicize and study science.

-This program is for doctoral students interested in science funding, regulation and policy, benefiting from the opportunity to expand knowledge, learn about fellowships, and meet with current science policy professionals.
-The program fee ($4000) covers all activities, local transportation, lodging, as well as breakfast and lunch. Dinner and transportation are not included but generally do not exceed $1000 over the course of the two-weeks.

When: Applications will be accepted through March 29. Two policy workshops are being offered in 2017:

Monday, May 29th to Friday, June 9th (Arrival is on Sunday, May 28th with departure on Saturday, June 10th)
Monday, June 12th to Friday, June 23rd (Arrival is on Sunday, June 11th with departure on Saturday, June 24th)

More Info: You can find more information about the program and the application for Science Outside the Lab at the website.  There is a one page flyer available for download that you can share with qualified students.

Contact: Andra Williams at andra.williams@asu.edu if you have questions or need more information.

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

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. We are currently looking for talented individuals to collaborate with us for our website and upcoming climate change documentary.

When: Join us on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at ICS 213 to learn how you can help the environment!

More Info: For more information, email gianna@climatepedia.org or visit our website

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. 

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GRADUATE RESOURCE CENTER (GRC) UPDATES

03/23/2017

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

The registration forms for our spring quarter certificate programs are now available online. Spaces are limited for each of the following certificate programs.

  • Preparing for the Faculty Career
    Tuesdays, April 18 to June 6, 2:30 – 4:30PM
       
    Anxious about the academic job market? Participants will explore job search strategies, have the opportunity to draft and workshop applications, develop and practice interview skills, and more. This program is geared towards advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Topics covered will include:
    -
    Pathways to Employment
    -
    Components of the Job Application
    -
    Interview Skills and the Job Talk
    -
    Transitioning to the Academic Workforce
    Register here.

  • Public Speaking: Activate to Captivate
    Mondays, April 10 to June 5, 1:00 – 3:00PM
    Public Speaking: Activate to Captivate is an 8-week communication certificate program for postdocs and graduate students. Participants will learn and practice strategies to craft a dynamic and compelling presentation including:
    -
    Overcoming anxiety
    -
    Commanding a room
    -
    Communicating effectively with an audience of any size
    Register here.

  • Mentoring Excellence Program
    2 Sessions offered for Spring 2017:
    Tuesdays, April 18 to May 23, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
    and Wednesdays, April 19 to May 24, 3:00 – 5:00PM
    Effective mentoring is a crucial part of the academic experience. This six session program focuses on skills and resources related to mentorship. The Mentoring Excellence Program (MEP) is intended for those who are:
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    Curious about becoming a mentor
    -
    Current mentors who want to expand their skills
    -
    Interested in having a stronger relationship with their own mentor
    -
    And those interested in becoming a mentor in any of the Graduate Division mentoring experiences
    Register here.

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTING
There will be no appointments or drop-ins during Spring Break. Appointments will resume Week 1 of Spring quarter, Monday, April 3. Schedule your appointment now on AppointmentPlus.

SPRING BREAK HOURS
The GRC will be open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM starting Monday, March 27 through Thursday, March 30. The GRC will be closed Friday, March 31.

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/

"SUMMER SCHOOL ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY" 2017 IN BONN, GERMANY

The University of Bonn, Summer School on Intellectual Property addresses graduate and postgraduate students from any field of study. It will take place from July 31 to August 11, 2017. The program is conducted in English.
Please feel free to visit the website of the Summer School on Intellectual Property: www.ipsummerschool.uni-bonn.de. The website will provide detailed information about the program.
For more information or if you have any questions contact Ms. Lisa Hennes (lhennes@uni-bonn.de) or Ms. Kim Dubenkropp (dubenkropp@uni-bonn.de).

Funding

 

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES (ACLS) FELLOWSHIP COMPETITIONS ARE NOW OPEN

What: ACLS offers fellowship programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at their website.

When: Application deadlines vary by program. See the schedule below for the appropriate application for you:

March 2017 (date TBA) ACLS Public Fellows

LASKER FOUNDATION 2017 BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH ESSAY CONTEST

The deadline for the Lasker Foundation’s 2017 Essay Contest is approaching! This exciting challenge engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about the big questions in biology and medicine today, and the role of biomedical research in our society. We kindly ask for your assistance to spread the word about this contest, and to invite students and fellows from your institution to participate in it.

The Foundation seeks essays of 800 words or less on the following topic: Using at least one specific example, propose ways in which breakthroughs in biomedical research can be made part of the daily global dialogue, so that a much wider public becomes better informed and more supportive of biomedical research endeavors.

First-place award is $10,000 and an expense-paid trip (economy class travel and one-night hotel stay) to New York to meet the 2017 Lasker Award winners (on September 15, 2017). Second- and third-place prizes are $5000 and $2500, respectively. All monetary prizes are to be used towards educational expenses.

When: Deadline for submitting essays is Monday, April 3, 2017.

More Info: For more information, including eligibility and prizes, and to learn about previous winners, please visit the Lasker Essay Contest website.

ANNOUNCING THE MICROSOFT RESEARCH DISSERTATION GRANT

Broadening participation in computing is a core part of Microsoft’s values; accordingly, we are excited to introduce a new initiative, the Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant, that aims to recognize, support, and mentor diverse doctoral students as they complete their dissertation research in computing-related fields.

This grant program is open to doctoral students in their fourth year or beyond, studying computing topics at universities in the United States and Canada, who are from under-represented groups (women, African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and/or people with disabilities).  The program allows students to apply for a research grant of up to $20,000 to support their dissertation research; grant recipients will also get to take part in a two-day career workshop at Microsoft Research Redmond this fall.  You can read more about the Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant and find application instructions on the website.

Deadline: Grant applications for 2017 will be due on April 7

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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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

 

  • This compilation of graduate student-related announcements is brought to you by the Graduate Division. Please check out  the Calendar of Events for information on additional/campus wide events.
  • Have a photo that represents graduate students in a positive, fun way? Share it with us - we may use it on the Grad Weekly website. It should be a high resolution photo and should be representative of the best of the UCI master's and doctoral student community.
  • The UCI Grad Weekly is now available on the Graduate Division website on Thursdays and includes upcoming academic and social events as well as ongoing fellowship opportunities. 
  • We hope you find this weekly message useful and informative. Questions? Concerns? Comments? Looking to contribute an announcement for a future issue? Please send an e-mail to Graduate Division.

Next Posting: March 30, 2017