Grad Weekly - September 21, 2017

Summary

EVENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Call for Projects| Seventh Annual Multidiscipliary Design Program | Oct. 2nd
  • Health Disparities/Health Psychology Tenure Track Position | California State University, Long Beach | Oct. 9th
  • UCI-GPS-CIRTL Listserv
  • Opportunity: Test Prep Instructor Positions Available
  • Mailing list for graduate students interested in CIRTL teaching and research training
  • Student Opportunity: Climate Communications Position 
  • The Counseling Center is offering a drop-in Dissertation group on Fridays from 10 to 11AM
  • Call for Papers [Working Title] Ethnographic Writing Workshop
  • Discount Arts card for CTSA productions/events/performances
  • GRC Updates

FUNDING 

  • The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program | October 5
  • The Center for Engaged Instruction would like to announce the opening of our 2018 Pedagogical Fellowship application process | Oct 20
  • UCGHI 2017-18 GloCal Health Fellowship | November 1
  • NASA Postdoctoral Program | November 1
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships/Grants for Study in Scandinavia | November 1
  • 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


Announcements

CALL FOR PROJECTS | SEVENTH ANNUAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN PROGRAM

We are writing to invite your participation in the Seventh Annual Multidisciplinary Design Program (MDP), where you or a team of undergraduate and/or graduate students propose projects that meet the following MDP criteria:

  • Recruitment of at least two faculty members (from different schools), who are willing to serve as mentors for the proposed project if awarded.
  • Students are also encouraged to invite a leader from industry or community to serve as a substitute mentor for co-supervising the project with the faculty mentor.
  • The project must be multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary in nature - preferred projects will have a focus on energy, healthcare, environment or culture
  • The "design" criterion is intended to be flexible, invoking the notion of creativity, novelty and innovation, although actual design is encouraged.

A Call for Projects has already been sent to all faculty, but this is the third time we are inviting students to propose projects.  

A collaboration between the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), the MDP is designed to support an environment for students to develop the multidisciplinary skills and knowledge that will propel them into graduate studies or careers in fields that explore the connections between different concentrations.

Submit the following project information with your proposal:
Project Title, Co-Mentors: Names of faculty co-mentors (from different schools at UCI); Project Description: A one- to two-paragraph summary of the design questions being addressed or the goals of the creative activity; Students’ Involvement and Expected Outcomes: Please elaborate on intended student activities, expected outcomes, and specific skills that the student will develop as a result of this involvement; Student Eligibility: You may specify preferences or requirements for the students' prior coursework, special skills, or majors of study. The program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students; Recommended Readings & Publications (optional): Please provide a list of reference material for students to review to learn more about the topic and the proposed activities.

MDP Fellows will be invited to participate in various workshops on project management, team building, conflict resolution, and other activities to ensure the success of each team and their overall experience. Students will receive academic credit through courses under the mentors' names, and for program participation. The program will coordinate its activities with existing design programs and courses.

Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017

Contact and Submissions: Brittany Gray, grayb@uci.edu

For more detailed information visit: click here

HEALTH DISPARITIES/HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY TENURE TRACK POSITION

Department of Psychology, California State University, Long Beach announces a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2018 in Health Disparities/Health Psychology. Requirements include PhD in Health Psychology or related discipline; evidence of teaching at the college level; an active program of research, and peer-reviewed publications. Duties include teaching in specialty area, conducting research that incorporates students, and service.

For complete position description with details on Minimum and Desired Qualifications, Duties, Required Documentation, etc., click here.

Application review begins October 9, 2017.

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.

OPPORTUNITY: TEST PREP INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Are you looking for a way to further develop your teaching experience and earn a little bit of extra pocket money? Apply today to be a LSAT test prep instructor (LSAT/Law experience not required)! This new service offered by the Division of Continuing Education (DCE), in partnership with Educational Testing Consultants, is perfect for you because the curriculum is already set, and just needs you to bring it to life. 

To apply online to be a LSAT instructor: Click here

Contact: for more information, please contact Amy Bue at abue@uci.edu

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.

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.

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

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.

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GRADUATE RESOURCE CENTER (GRC) UPDATES

09/21/2017

Due to Graduate Welcome and Orientation the Graduate Resource Center will be CLOSED Monday, September 18 through Friday, September 22.

Register NOW: Registration for Fall 2017 certificate programs and advanced training boot camps are now available! Also, if you are looking for a quiet place to study or a meeting room, come to the GRC!

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

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

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:
- 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 NOW.

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 NOW.

Maintaining overall health and well-being are key to graduate success. This is a six session program focusing on skills and resources related to health and wellness. This certificate program is intended for those who are:

- Curious about the connection between physical health, mental well-being, and professional success
- Interested in resources, strategies and tools to thrive in a demanding work environment
Seeking to improve work-life balance and professional development

Register NOW.

ADVANCED TRAINING BOOT CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS

There are a number for professional development opportunities for you this quarter ranging from 1 hour to 3 days in length. Registration is now available!

  • Dissertation Boot Camp (DBC) – Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 9:00AM – 5:00PM and Sunday, October 22, 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Fellowship Application Advising 
    • If you are applying for fellowship funding, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), Fulbright U.S. Student Program or Ford Foundation Fellowships, Dr. Sandra Loughlin can answer questions about the application process and provide feedback on application materials. Schedule an appointment here or calling 949-824-384
  • Communication Consultants
    • Come meet with a peer communication consultant to get strategies to help you deliver more impactful talks about their research, prepare for interviews, or help with reducing anxiety when speaking. Appointments are 30 minutes.

Schedule an appointment here or call 949-824-3849.

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

GRC HOURS

  • Fall quarter, beginning Monday, September 25, the GRC will be opened from Monday-Thursday from 9:00AM – 7:00PM and Friday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

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

The GRC is open Monday – Friday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

Stay tuned: Registration for Fall 2017 certificate programs and advanced training boot camps will become available after Labor Day.

Need additional information about GRC workshops and events:

     EMAIL:       GRC@uci.edu

     PHONE:     949-824-3849

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO STUDENT COMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP
Build your CV through the Student Communications Working Group!

Do you love social media, working with others, and brainstorming ideas?  The Graduate Division is seeking applicants for an interdisciplinary group of graduate students to generate ideas, feedback, and light content for our strategic communications practices. For questions or additional information please email The Graduate Division Social Media GSR, Jenny West, at jswest@uci.edu. To apply, please complete the online application: http://bit.ly/GDStuCom

 

Funding

THE RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is available for creative writers, journalists, playwrights/screenwriters, film and video artists, musicians, visual artists, natural scientists, mathematicians, humanists and social scientists. 

Deadline varies: -Deadline for individual applications in the creative arts, humanities and social sciences is September 14, 2017. -Deadline for individual applications in the natural sciences and mathematics is October 5, 2017.

For more information, please visit the website.

DELTA SCIENCE FELLOWS PROGRAM

Doctoral Students and Postdoctoral Researchers, apply now!
The Delta Science Fellows Program was established to bring together graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with Bay-Delta agency scientists and senior research mentors to collaborate on data analysis and research projects applicable to the California Bay-Delta system.
This fellowship is a partnership with the Delta Stewardship Council - Delta Science Program. The fellowship invests in research that will advance the understanding of the complex environments and systems within the Bay-Delta system to aid policy-makers and managers, and train the next generation of scientists dedicated to working on water issues in California.

Deadline: September 25th, 2017
Apply: Click here.

THE NASA POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM

Provides postdoctoral or senior fellowships to conduct cutting-edge research at NASA Centers and NASA-affiliated research institutes. Appointments last for up to three years and stipends begin at $53,500, with increases depending on locality and seniority.
$8000 for professional travel support is also available per year, as well as health insurance and relocation assistance.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals (eligible for J-1 status)
Research areas: Aeronautics and Engineering, Astrobiology, Biological Sciences, Cosmochemistry, Earth Science, Heliophysics Science, Planetary Science, Technology Development, and Science Management.

Women, minorities, and members of underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Apply: Click here to apply.

UCGHI 2017-18 GLOCAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP

The GloCal Health Fellowship Training Program has four principal components:
•Research Project- 12-months, at 1 of 20 international partner sites
•Mentorship - A strong, interdisciplinary mentored research experience
•Global Health Education  - online or onsite courses
•Career Development to attain short-term goals & transition to the next stage
 
Fellowships, begin in July, and provide:
•   12 consecutive months of stipend support
•   Health insurance
•   Modest research training costs (approximately $15,000)
•   Travel costs to and from the international field site
•   Support for online courses
•   A weeklong orientation at the NIH in Washington, DC

Learn about GloCal 
GloCal is recruiting fellows interested in HIV research, non-HIV-related mental health research,
and other global health priority research areas such as women’s health, planetary health, and NCDs. 
Explore past research projects, and work with GloCal mentors to define your proposal prior to the Nov 1 deadline.
 
Explore past GloCal projects 
The GloCal Health Fellowship Program includes more than 160 top-tier global health research faculty mentors from the four UC GloCal Consortium campuses
(UCSF, UC San Diego, UCLA, UC Davis) and the 20 affiliated international institutions.  
 
GloCal mentors
The GloCal Health Fellowship provides aspiring global health researchers with outstanding interdisciplinary education and training in innovative research designed to improve health for populations around the world.
A career development fellowship sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center (FIC), as well as the University of California Global Health Institute, this program supports awarded fellows
from all 10 UC campuses as well as 20 affiliated international sites across 17 countries.
 
Questions? Contact Kimberly Bale: kimberly.bale@ucsf.edu

AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS FOR STUDY IN SCANDINAVIA

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Grants are considered suitable for candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration. Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay, and priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents. 

Application deadline: November 1

Please visit the ASF website for more information or to apply.

THE CENTER FOR ENGAGED INSTRUCTION WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF OUR 2018 PEDAGOGICAL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

To learn more about this fellowship and for instructions on how to apply please click on the link provided

Deadline for applications is: October 20th, 2017 by 6:00 PM

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

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