July 2nd, 2020

Summary

New This Week

Graduate Division's Summer Certificate Programs are now open!

Mentoring Excellence Certificate Program

Submit the MEP Interest Form by Monday, July 6, 2020

Certificate Overview
The Mentoring Excellence Program is a 6-session certificate training program for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars seeking to develop skills to become effective mentors. Participants learn strategies to build meaningful relationships with mentees, communication strategies and learn about various resources available to students at UCI. 
 
MEP is open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from all disciplines. 
  
Summer Schedule 
MEP summer series will meet every Wednesday from July 15 to August 19 (1 pm - 2 pm) via Zoom. Participants must attend all six sessions in their entirety to receive the Mentoring Excellence Program Certificate. 
 

July 15: Building a Mentoring Relationship
Kayleigh Anderson-Natale, PhD, Postdoc and Professional Development Manager, UCI Graduate Division

July 22: Communication and Interpersonal Relationships 
Bri McWhorter, MFA, CEO & Founder of Activate to Captivate

July 29: Mentoring Across Differences
Claudia Campos, Outreach & Retention Coordinator, UCI Graduate Division
Jade Turner, MS, DECADE Plus Coordinators, UCI Graduate Division

August 5: Conflict Resolution & Relationship Ethics 
Elizabeth Dunn, MA, Assistant Academic Counselor, UCI Graduate Division
Kayleigh Anderson-Natale, PhD, Postdoc and Professional Development Manager, UCI Graduate Division

August 12: Resilience: Balancing Academics & Wellness
Phong Luong, PsyD, Assistant Director of Academic Counseling, UCI Graduate Division 

August 19: Q&A with current Peer Mentors Panel 
 
Enroll Today!
Interested in participating? Complete the MEP Interest Form by Monday, July 6, 2020. 
 
Contact
For more information, contact Annabel Ortiz, Professional Development Analyst, at annabelo@uci.edu
 

Preparing for Faculty Careers Certificate Program 

 
Submit the Interest Form by Monday, July 6, 2020
 
Certificate Overview
The Preparing for Faculty Career certificate series is designed to give advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars insight into the academic job search process, the nature of faculty positions at different institutions and tools to help you prepare and transition into a faculty career. This series is interactive, participants will have the opportunity to draft application materials, receive feedback, practice interviewing, learn about the job talk and more! 
 
Summer Schedule 
This summer sessions will meet every Tuesday from July 14 to August 18 (2 pm - 4 pm) via Zoom. Participants must attend all six sessions in their entirety to receive the Preparing for Faculty Careers Certificate. 
 
July 14, 2020: Job Search Strategies, Postdoctoral Positions, CV, and Cover Letters 

Kayleigh Anderson-Natale, PhD, Postdoc and Professional Development Manager, UCI Graduate Division

Lauren Lyon, Graduate Career Educator, UCI Division of Career Pathways

 
July 21, 2020: Job Application Components: Research Statement and Writing Sample 
David Fruman, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UCI
Kayleigh Anderson-Natale, PhD, Postdoc and Professional Development Manager
 
July 28, 2020: Job Application Components: Teaching Materials and Demonstrations
Daniel Mann, PhD, Director of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Instructional Development
Matt Mahavongtrakul, PhD, DTEI Postdoctoral Scholar
 
August 4, 2020: Interviewing Skills
Bri McWhorter, MFA, Activate to Captivate
 
August 11, 2020: The Job Talk and the Campus Visit 
Jodi Quas, Professor of Psychological and Nursing Science
 
August 18, 2020: Transitioning to the Academic Workplace, Workshop Reflection, Discussion
Panel TBD
 
Enroll Today!
Interested in participating? Complete the Interest Form by Monday, July 6, 2020. 
 
Contact
For more information, contact Annabel Ortiz, Professional Development Analyst, at annabelo@uci.edu

Events

Postdoc Academy Learning Sessions (PALS)

The Postdoc Academy is a free digital professional development program that supports postdoc skill development from orientation to next career steps. 

UCI Postdocs are invited to join the weekly PALS workshops. Themes explored include:

  • Finding Success as a Postdoc
  • Building an Actionable Career Plan
  • Developing REsilience
  • Working Effectively in an Intercultural Environment 

Interested in joing the Postdoc Academy? Click here to register!

Registration is OPEN! Every Thursday 

July 2-August 13, 2020

4 p.m. -5 p.m.

PALS FACILITATORS:

Harinder Singh Ph.D., GPS-STEM

Kayleigh Anderson-Natale, Ph.D., Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate Division

Annabel Ortiz, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate Division

Power Up your Career Summer Seminar Series


University of Delaware's Professional and Continuing Studies is offering free monthly virtual seminars on job searching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Programs include (Note: Times shown in Eastern Daylight Time):

To register, please visit https://www.pcs.udel.edu/power-up/

Gearing Up for a Potential Job/Career Shift Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

June 18, July 16, August 13, 6-7 p.m.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly impacted the global economy and how we work. If you currently have a job, most likely you’re working from home. While many companies have found it necessary to lay off, furlough or cut staff hours, some have implemented hiring freezes, and others are actively hiring and posting new jobs. If the uncertainty of your work situation, or that of someone you care about, is weighing on you, you may not know exactly how to respond. Join this webinar to learn how you can stay positive, feel better-prepared and less vulnerable, and take steps to find new opportunities when and if you need to.

Offered several times, this introductory session provides an overview of current career and personal strategies. Each offering is paired with another timely, career development-focused topic. We recommend that participants attend the introductory “Gearing Up for a Potential Job/Career Shift Due to the Pandemic” prior to attending one of the remaining individual sessions. Since this first one is offered today, should we remove this as well, since it recommends you attend the session for today? 

Networking, Locating and Applying for Positions

July 16, 7:15-8:15 p.m.
As our current job market is shifting to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, those who need or want to change jobs may be wondering, “How do I search for a new job during this uncertain time?” Important strategies include thinking virtually, strengthening your connections and identifying businesses that are able to adapt to the new normal. Many companies are hiring, and demand is growing in important sectors. Learn how to network and identify resources and strategies for your job or career shift.----

Acing the Virtual Interview

August 13, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

New to virtual interviews? You are not alone! Join us in this workshop to learn strategies to prepare for phone and video interviews. We will discuss the nuts and bolts of setting up your technology and how to effectively articulate your fit for the role and organization.

Kayleigh Anderson-Natale, PhD
Postdoc and Professional Development Manager
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs/Graduate Division

University of California, Irvine

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Announcements

Teaching Opportunites at Vistamar School

As you may know, independent schools do not require teachers to have teaching degrees or credentials, though they often give preference to candidates with experience teaching and/or working with young people (ie: coaching, mentoring, tutoring, etc). At Vistamar, we are looking for teachers who know the importance of building relationships with their students, who cultivate those relationships in a culturally-responsive manner, and who are excited at the prospect of working with high school students. Salaries are competitive with other Los Angeles area independent schools. You can find additional information about our school as well as links to open positions here

Please note that we are particularly interested in hiring outstanding faculty of color. Moreover, as a woman of color who received my doctorate in history in 2014, I would be very happy to speak with diverse MA and PhD candidates who might be facing uncertain professional prospects at the moment and are interested in learning more about what it’s like to work in independent schools.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions! I look forward to hearing from you!

All best,

Dr. Nimisha Barton

310.643.7377 | nimishabarton@vistamarschool.org
VistamarSchool.org | Facebook.com/VistamarSchool

Covid 19 STEM Survey

Hello,

You are invited to participate in a research study about the impacts of COVID-19 on STEM students and professionals, including folks from education, policy, and other related fields. You must be 18 or older to participate.

This study was developed by researchers at UC Berkeley, in order to find out how COVID-19 has impacted people personally, academically, or professionally. The survey will only take 15 minutes to complete, but we hope this information will help to inform schools, programs, and organizations about what’s going on and what people need.

 

We understand that this is a difficult and unusual time for everyone, and your well-being is our top priority. With this survey, our overall goal is to learn about your experiences, and we hope that the results from this study can be helpful in providing support where/when it is most needed. Your stories matter, and we appreciate your time. 

Please note that participation in research is completely voluntary, and your responses will be anonymous (unless you volunteer your contact info).

Follow this link to the Survey: https://berkeley.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_79WyNOkXobABlm5

Questions? Contact us at STEMCOVID19study@gmail.com.

Thank you for considering, and feel free to share this information with others.

take care,

Laleh Coté

Graduate Group in Science & Mathematics Education (SESAME)

UC Berkeley

Anne Baranger

College of Chemistry

UC Berkeley

Register for DTEI Spring 2020 Workshops!

The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) is proud to offer workshops throughout the Spring quarter via Zoom. Topics for Spring quarter include 1) creating and using teaching activities for more interactive learning and 2) writing an effective diversity statement. In addition, we are offering our popular Course Design Certification Program. Lastly, we will be holding a remote instruction check-in session for TAs. Since these workshops will be held remotely, we will be showcasing various instructional technology tools to facilitate remote instruction. If you're interested, please RSVP. To find out more about how these can count towards the Certificate in Teaching Excellence, click below!

Linkhttp://dtei.uci.edu/workshops-and-colloquia/

Reminder of Available Services During UCI Library Closure

Dear Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Scholars, 

You should have received an email from UCI Libraries this morning announcing their physical closure. Despite their lack of physical presence during this time, we’d like to remind you that you are still able to get virtual help from librarians. You are also still able to access resources like the ACM Digital Library, IEEE Digital Library, JSTOR, and other resources provided by the library, as long as you are logged into the campus VPN service. 

Please use this link to get assistance from a librarian https://www.lib.uci.edu/subject-librarians. Also please use this link to find out what other remote resources are available and to stay updated on the latest regarding UCI Libraries https://www.lib.uci.edu/remote-resources

Sincerely,

UCI Graduate Division 

UCI School of Education Launches Online Learning Research Center

Led by leading experts in online learning, the CEnter is designed to provide evidence-based resources, materials and guidelines for teacher and students to improve academic achievements and equity in online learning

Irvine, Calif (March 17, 2020) -- The University of California, Irvine School of Education today launched an Online Learning Research Center (OLRC), designed to provide evidence-based resources and guidelines for teachers and students to improve academic achievements and equity in online learning. 

The OLRC draws on decades of research experience of its Directors, Prof. Di Xu and Prof. Mark Warschauer, widely considered among the world's experts on online learning. The easy-to-use guidelines and resources on the OLRC website help instructors improve their online courses to better meet the needs of online students. Resources are also available for students themselves to learn how they can better succeed onine. 

The worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has rapidly accelerated use of online learning in California and around the world. Several major California universities, including Stanford, UC Berkley and UC San Diego have indicated that they will largely be transitioning to online learning in the spring, and other campuses, including UCI, are also making all their classes available online. 

"The ONline Learning Research Center is designed by leading experts in online learning and is firmly based on research evidence on how to improve online learning for diverse students" said Richard Arum, dean and processor of the UCI School of Education. "We hope this center can prove beneficial to universities across the world as we all confront the challenges presented by the coronavirus - we must be deliberate in setting up online learning environments so to avoid exacerbating the gaps in learning outcomes."

Summer Campaign Job Opportunities

Want to spend your summer building skills that will help you launch your career, while working on urgent issues you care about like protecting the environment and our public health, and making good money? 

Find out more and apply at www.summerjobsthatmatter.org or call us at 303-573-5858!

The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking hard-working individuals with a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and Field Manager positions across the country this summer. We are hiring full-time staff, with leadership opportunities available, with offices in over 25 cities across the country this summer, to work on issues like tackling climate change, saving bees from dangerous pesticides, and stopping single-use plastics from polluting our oceans and other waterways.

To apply online, visit: MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "fundforthepublicinterest.org" claiming to be www.summerjobsthatmatter.org or call us directly at 303-573-5858! 

We are also hiring for career positions for college graduates. For college graduates and graduating seniors, consider starting your career in activism, nonprofits, and political work as a Canvass Director. To apply online, visit www.fundjobs.org!

Assistant Professor position History - Chinese and East Asian History (1 year term)

The Department of History and the Asian Studies Program at DePauw University invite
applications for a one-year term position beginning in August 2020 with rank of Assistant
Professor. Ph.D. (completed by August 2020) in History or a closely related field required. A
commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting and evidence of effective and
inclusive teaching are essential. The department specifically seeks candidates to teach topics and
survey courses in Chinese and East Asian History, Introduction to Asia and a topical course in
Asian Studies. Teaching assignment is 6 courses (3 each semester), and funding is available for
professional development and research with undergraduate students.

DePauw is a nationally-recognized, leading liberal arts university dedicated to educating 2,100
highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe.
For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social
engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Connected to the liberal arts college is
one of the nation’s first Schools of Music. DePauw is located in Greencastle, Indiana, a 45-
minute drive west of Indianapolis. DePauw has exceptional faculty development programs,
including a pre-tenure leave and funding for professional and curriculum development.
Candidates should submit through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/73882), a cover letter
summarizing qualifications, teaching philosophy, and research interests, CV, a sample syllabus
of a course in either History or Asian Studies. and graduate transcripts. Three confidential letters
of recommendation will be solicited from short-listed candidates. Application materials should
provide evidence of a commitment to successfully fostering and engaging with a diversity of
ideas, disciplines, and experiences to create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the
University. Please contact David Gellman, History Department Chair, at dgellman@depauw.edu
with any questions.

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and members of
underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Register for DTEI Winter 2020 Workshops!

The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) is proud to offer workshops throughout the Winter quarter. Topics for quarter creating an assessment mosaic to encourage spaced learning, using alternative ways of incorporating instructional technology beyond iClicker, and approaching various ability types in designing lesson plans. If you're interested, please RSVP. To find out more about how these can count towards the Certificate in Teaching Excellence, click below!
Link: http://dtei.uci.edu/workshops-and-colloquia/

Academic Interviewing

Improve your interview skills and build confidence for your upcoming academic interviews! 

This assignment is a customized mock interview for college professor positions. Record your responses and use the self-review feature to evaluate the interview. We also encourage you to send you interview videos to others (peers,faculty, mentors, etc.) for feedback.

1. Log on to Big Interview at uci.biginterivew.com

2. Click the "Assignments" tab on the top navigation bar & enter the Assigment Code: ddac9c

3. Complete mock interivew and utilize the "self-review" and "share" feature to evaluate your interview!

Grand Challenges Initiative Teaching and Research Fellows, August 2020

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Schmid College of Science and Technology and Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering at Chapman University invite applications for their groundbreaking postdoctoral teaching and research fellows program. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman can be found at www.chapman.edu/diversity

Appointments will begin in late summer 2020 for one year with up to two-years of extension contingent on performance. Fellows are outstanding early-career scientists who provide innovative teaching and mentorship to undergraduate students in our Grand Challenges Initiative (http://www.chapman.edu/GCI), as well as advance independent research in collaboration with a member of the faculty. Fellows are offered a competitive annual salary ($57,000), benefits, annual research support ($5000), and personalized professional development in teaching and research.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. The university is a nationally ranked R2 research institution with a commitment to excellence through world-class research and innovative teaching. Science and engineering programs at Chapman are growing rapidly and are now housed in the brand new Keck Center for Science and Engineering. More information is available here: www.chapman.edu/keckcenter

QUALIFICATIONS

Postdoctoral Fellows must hold a Ph.D. or an equivalent of a doctoral degree by the beginning of employment at Chapman University. The doctorate or equivalent must have been awarded within the last five years and candidate must not have exceeded five years of prior postdoctoral experience.

We invite candidates from the fields of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science and policy, math, physics, food science, computational science, computer science, data analytics, electrical engineering, and computer engineering to apply. 

Candidates should submit the following electronically via Academic Jobs Online:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15505

City Internships Intern and Study Abroad Programs

I am pleased to announce the application process for our 2019/20 Intern and Study Abroad Programs has launched as of Sunday 27th October.

I am also excited to communicate the addition of 11 new cities for students to select from, which embodies our drive to expand horizons and opportunities for those who join a City Internships Program.

Students may now join one of our Programs that offer a guaranteed internship in their choice of the following locations and career fields.

Program locations:

> London, Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco,  Medellin, and Santiago.

Internship placement career fields: 

> Banking & financial services, Consulting & Professional services, Marketing, Advertising & PR, Law & Politics, Media, Entertainment & Journalism, Art, Fashion & Design, Start-ups & Entrepreneurship, Technology & Engineering, and Charities, Non-profits & NGOs.

In the meantime, I have provided a brief overview of our approach and Program offerings below, with a link to request a more detailed prospectus. In addition, you may also find a PDF, printable noticeboard flyer here.

You can apply now at: https://city-internships.com/apply

I look forward to working with you on one of our Programs.

Josh

Joshua Edgley-Smith

General Manager of Programs, City Internships

joshua.edgley-smith@city-internships.com

+1 310 438 5329

929 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

www.city-internships.com

Middle Tennessee State University Faculty Position openings

Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee’s best regional comprehensive university, is located on our beautiful 550 acre campus, about 35 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee in the city of Murfreesboro (named one of the 15 Fastest Growing Cities by the U.S. Census Bureau as well as one of the 20 Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine, 2018). 

MTSU has approximately 22,000 students and offers through eight colleges, The College of Graduate Studies, and thirty-nine academic departments, baccalaureate instruction in the liberal and fine arts, the sciences, education, business, media and entertainment as well as a variety of other fields. Programs in the College of Graduate Studies are offered at the master’s, specialist and doctoral levels.

Currently, we’re seeking applicants for faculty positions for the 2020-2021 academic year who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

 

Academic English 23ABC Graduate Level Communications Courses

Program in Academic English is offering graduate-level communication courses (AC ENG 23A, 23B, and 23C) in Fall 2019. These courses are designed to assist with graduate students’ command of oral communication skills.
Are you looking to :

Course Offerings for Fall 2019:

All Classes are 2 units Pass/No Pass only and can be repeated for credit!

For more information

CLICK HERE

or email

academicenglish@uci.edu

Law School Research Assistant Postion open to Graduate Students 

Professor DiMento (School of Law) is seeking two research assistants for the 2019-20 academic year, beginning this summer if possible. The positions are for approximately 10 hours per week and are open to 2L and 3L law students and masters and PhD level students. The pay rate is $14.50 per hour.

Project Number 1 includes research and writing summary reports on international environmental law and policy with a specific focus on the Arctic. A facility with social and environmental science research is a plus but not essential. Familiarity with data management such as EXCEL is a plus.

Project Number 2 includes research and writing summary reports on land use and development control law and policy. Among the topics explored are: land use and homelessness, fair housing, affordable housing, cannabis use legalization, adult uses, takings, and first amendment challenges.

Research assistants will begin with an orientation to research activities with our UCI Law librarians.

Interested students should submit a resume, brief cover letter, and an unofficial transcript. Please indicate for which project you are applying. The position will remain open until filled. Materials must be submitted online at https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/DiMento2019-20.

Please note: the successful candidate must complete the employment onboarding procedures prior to commencing work, per UC employment policy. Staff Human Resources Manager, Wendy Garmendez (wgarmendez@law.uci.edu), coordinates the hiring process. If hired, please contact Wendy directly to make an appointment.

Announcement to Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers Regarding Elsevier 

The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier since January, but until now the publisher continued to allow access to 2019 articles via ScienceDirect. As of Wednesday, July 10, 2019 UC’s direct access to new Elsevier articles has been discontinued.

What is affected: Members of the UC community no longer have direct access to:

What is not affected: Articles published before 2019 in most Elsevier journals (covering about 95% of historical usage) should continue to be available via ScienceDirect.

Please note that the process for discontinuing access is complex, so access to specific journals or articles may fluctuate until Elsevier's rollout of these changes is complete. 

The systemwide faculty Senate has encouraged stakeholders across UC to use alternative access methods or contact their campus library for assistance in obtaining articles, and to refrain from any new independent subscriptions to Elsevier journals at this time. “By ‘holding the line,’” the Senate leadership writes, “the UC can help change the system of scholarly communication for the betterment of all.”

How to get the articles you need

Information about other ways to access Elsevier articles is available on the library’s website and summarized below. There are several options — plus, the library is always here to help.

 Use tools like Google Scholar, Unpaywall and Open Access Button to quickly find open access copies, when available.

What happens next?

We will be carefully evaluating the impact of losing access to new articles on ScienceDirect over the coming months, and will do our best to ensure that you have access to the articles you need. Meanwhile, UC is hoping to reenter formal negotiations with Elsevier if the publisher indicates that they are willing to discuss a contract that integrates our goals of containing costs and facilitating open access to UC research.

If you have any questions or need help accessing an article, please don’t hesitate to contact John Renaud (Associate University Librarian, Research Resources; jrenaud@uci.edu) -- at any time.

Lorelei Tanji, University Librarian
Prof. Linda R. Cohen (Chair, UCI Academic Senate)
Prof. James Steintrager (Chair Elect, UCI Academic Senate)
Prof. Jeffrey Barrett (Chair, Council on Research, Computing and Libraries)

Calling All Student Innovators and ANTrepreneurs!

Do you have a great idea for a business, startup or product but need some financial help to get your idea off the ground? Our Student Startup Fund offers micro-grants to UCI students and alumni to help them develop their innovative ideas. Applications are now open and are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply

CLICK HERE

Request for Proposals | 2020 UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program

UC Research Initiatives (UCRI) has announced the 2020 Request for Proposals for the UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program. This year’s competition offers two distinct funding opportunities:

  1. The UC Multicampus-National Laboratory Collaborative Research and Training (CRT) award
    Proposals in this category must focus on collaborative research and training activities in one of the following three targeted areas:
    • Accelerator research ⚬ Quantum information science ⚬ Wildfire-related research
  2. The UC-National Laboratory In-Residence Graduate Fellowship

    UC Research Initiatives is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for The 2020 UC-National Laboratory In-Residence Graduate Fellowship, a funding opportunity for UC graduate students in any field of research that aligns with the missions of Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. The RFP for this opportunity is attached, and available on our website. Please circulate this RFP widely to UC faculty and graduate students who may be interested.

Click the hyperlink(s) above for the full Request for Proposals (RFP) for each opportunity.

Workshops/Info Sessions:

CRT Program

To support the development of proposal ideas and collaborative teams, UC campuses are organizing one workshop for each thematic topic of the CRT RFP. For more information and locations

CLICK HERE 

*Attendance at the workshops is not a requirement for submitting a proposal, and the workshop organizers may limit attendance based on space or budget constraints.

Fellowship Program

Two informational webinars have been scheduled for the Fellowship program, featuring current Fellows and national laboratory liaisons to provide first-hand information about the fellowship, training opportunities at the national labs, and how the In-Residence Fellowship fits into a UC doctoral program. Dates and registration links are available on the program website.

Financial Aid Introduces Qless: Virtual Lines 

Effective March 1, 2019, The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships introduced 'QLess', an online check-in system that will reduce your waiting time to speak to a Financial Aid representative. No more waiting in long lines!

QLess will provide you with text updates on where you are in line and will predict wait time so you only need to be in the office when they are ready for you. QLess allows you to add yourself to the line from virtually anywhere so you can wait wherever you want, receive wait time updates, and get notified when it’s your turn.

Three ways to join the line:

o Apple App Store (iOS)

o Google Play (Android)  

Graduate Students Support Group 

Pre-group Meeting Required.

Mondays 3:00pm-4:30pm6c4c64f7a3&e=5c267d1f60

Saimir Thano, Ph.D.

This is a graduate student process-oriented support group that focuses on increasing insight in order to better understanding self and others. Through the interactive nature of the group members may engage in discussion and explorations of diverse topics including academic concerns, personal growth, and varies relationships, such as family, academic, professional, and romantic. Giving and receiving of interpersonal feedback is also an important component of this group.

203 Student Services I

Irvine, CA 92697

(949) 824-6457

www.counseling.uci.edu

UCI Students: Get an Online Subscription to New York Times Courtesy of UCI Libraries 

UCI is the only UC Campus to give online subscriptions to their students, staff, and faculty. In order to activate your account, please follow these steps:

1. While on campus and connected to UCI’s network, visit AccessNYT.com

2. Create a NYTimes.com account using your school email address.

3. Download your free NYT mobile app at nytimes.com/mobile

The expiration of your pass will be shown to you upon activation. You may renew your complimentary pass upon expiration.

To activate, you must be an eligible student, faculty, or staff member at UCI. Does not include e-reader editions, Times Insider Content or digital versions of the New York Times Crossword. Mobile apps are not supported on all devices. Users receive unlimited access to archived articles outside of the date range 1923-1980; articles within that date range are subject to limited access. Other restrictions apply.

For more information, please contact cynthiaj@uci.edu. To begin setting up your account

CLICK HERE

Off-Campus Online Resources Available Through the UCI Libraries 

The UCI Libraries hope that the winter recess is a time of rest and rejuvenation. If, for some of you, rejuvenation includes leaving campus and doing research while visiting family or friends, or at a workshop or conference, please remember that you can access the Libraries’ electronic full-text journals, e-books, and other electronic resources using UCI’s Virtual Private Network (VPN). We recommend the software version.

And the UCI Libraries participate in a reference consortium that provides chat reference assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week when we’re not available to help you.

Brews and Brains- Opportunities to Lead and Speak

Are you passionate about science communication and outreach? Do you want to engage with the Orange County community and enhance public understanding of science? Join us at Brews & Brains as we expand our leadership team! Brews & Brains is a UCI graduate student-led research communication group with over 2,000 local members. We are committed to engaging with the broader public through providing UCI researchers from all disciplines with the skills and a venue to hone their public speaking skills.

We meet every other Tuesday to hear from a UCI trainee about their latest cutting-edge research on nearly every topic imaginable, from how artificial intelligence can learn to detect lung cancer, how butterflies see the world, why meth-addicted rats can’t get through rehab, and why the data show it really was a bad idea for your teacher to give you detention back in the 8th grade.

We are looking for social media, campus, and community coordinators, as well as a treasurer. We are always welcoming speakers too.  Contact Sarah Cross (crosssj@uci.edu) or Ted Yoo (yooty@uci.edu) for more information.

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at Bellevue College - Vary Deadlines

Interested in a faculty career at a teaching institution and finishing your Master's or Doctoral degree? Bellevue College near Seattle, Washington is currently recruiting for tenure-track faculty positions in Art, English, History, Mathematics, and Nuclear Medicine Technology. Please visit Bellevue College’s employment webpage for more information on the open faculty positions and how to apply.

The Science Policy Group at UCI is Looking for Members 

The Science Policy Group at UCI is an active association of students interested in science policy and advocacy. All graduate students are welcome. Our mission is to encourage discussion, education, and involvement in and around issues of the interactions between science, governance, and policy-making. We also help members find opportunities to get hands-on experience working for policy-makers, nonprofits, and other groups related to their interests. We meet once every two weeks and usually have a guest speaker working in the field.

Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or via email at spg@uci.edu.

CIRTL-For Graduate Students Interested in Developing Teaching/Pedagogical and Education Research Skills 

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

At UCI, UCI-GPS-CIRTL is a partnership between the UCI Graduate Division and the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI). UCI graduate students (and postdocs) can take advantage of CIRTL resources in two ways: 1) enroll in workshops and programs here on campus, and 2) utilize CIRTL network/online courses and resources. Students can earn CIRTL certificates (Associate, Practitioner, and Scholar); these certificate levels are described on this webpage.

You can sign up here for the UCI-GPS-CIRTL listserv to receive information about professional development opportunities through CIRTL!  Trainees from all disciplines are welcome to participate, though the majority of examples will be STEM-focused. We anticipate sending approximately one e-mail per week or less with updates. For general inquiries, e-mail gps-cirtl@uci.edu.

Contact: During Winter quarter, Dr. Adrienne Williams from the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) is meeting with grads and postdocs interested in pursuing a Teaching as Research (TAR) project. If you want to participate or have additional questions about CIRTL, contact her at adriw@uci.edu.

To receive updates regarding CIRTL Network (online) events

CLICK HERE

SEEDS Graduate Student Survey

The Ecological Society of America’s SEEDS - Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability - program is planning to develop workshops for graduate students, with priority to ESA SEEDS alumni and alumni of other diversity programs for underrepresented minority communities. Our goal is to develop the support network during the first few years of their MS or Ph.D. programs and to provide opportunities to deepen and enhance new professional and scientific skills. For the first workshop, we are looking to team up with the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). The mission of SESYNC is to bring together the science of the natural world with the science of human behavior and decision-making to find solutions to complex environmental problems. To take the survey

CLICK HERE

Sign up for the Grad Eaters mailing list

"Grad Eaters! Are you a graduate student studying a food studies related topic? Are you hungry to connect with other grad students pursuing food-related research? Join Grad Eaters in Food Studies! Sign up for the mailing list here: https://goo.gl/forms/YWCa6jDCR4lNm0iL2"

Discount Arts Card for CTSA Production/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 information.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Center Update

Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Center

Graduate Division's Summer Certificate Programs are now open!

Mentoring Excellence Certificate Program

Submit the MEP Interest Form by Monday, July 6, 2020

Certificate Overview
The Mentoring Excellence Program is a 6-session certificate training program for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars seeking to develop skills to become effective mentors. Participants learn strategies to build meaningful relationships with mentees, communication strategies and learn about various resources available to students at UCI. 
 
MEP is open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from all disciplines. 
 
Summer Schedule 
MEP summer series will meet every Wednesday from July 15 to August 19 (1 pm - 2 pm) via Zoom. Participants must attend all six sessions in their entirety to receive the Mentoring Excellence Program Certificate. 
 

July 15: Building a Mentoring Relationship
Kayleigh Anderson-Natale, PhD, Postdoc and Professional Development Manager, UCI Graduate Division

July 22: Communication and Interpersonal Relationships 
Bri McWhorter, MFA, CEO & Founder of Activate to Captivate

July 29: Mentoring Across Differences
Claudia Campos, Outreach & Retention Coordinator, UCI Graduate Division
Jade Turner, MS, DECADE Plus Coordinators, UCI Graduate Division

August 5: Conflict Resolution & Relationship Ethics 
Elizabeth Dunn, MA, Assistant Academic Counselor, UCI Graduate Division
Kayleigh Anderson-Natale, PhD, Postdoc and Professional Development Manager, UCI Graduate Division

August 12: Resilience: Balancing Academics & Wellness
Phong Luong, PsyD, Assistant Director of Academic Counseling, UCI Graduate Division 

August 19: Q&A with current Peer Mentors Panel 
 
Enroll Today!
Interested in participating? Complete the MEP Interest Form by Monday, July 6, 2020. 
 
Contact
For more information, contact Annabel Ortiz, Professional Development Analyst, at annabelo@uci.edu

Preparing for Faculty Careers Certificate Program 

Submit the Interest Form by Monday, July 6, 2020
Certificate Overview
The Preparing for Faculty Career certificate series is designed to give advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars insight into the academic job search process, the nature of faculty positions at different institutions and tools to help you prepare and transition into a faculty career. This series is interactive, participants will have the opportunity to draft application materials, receive feedback, practice interviewing, learn about the job talk and more! 
 
Summer Schedule 
This summer sessions will meet every Tuesday from July 14 to August 18 (2 pm - 4 pm) via Zoom. Participants must attend all six sessions in their entirety to receive the Preparing for Faculty Careers Certificate. 
 
July 14, 2020: Job Search Strategies, Postdoctoral Positions, CV, and Cover Letters 

Kayleigh Anderson-Natale, PhD, Postdoc and Professional Development Manager, UCI Graduate Division

Lauren Lyon, Graduate Career Educator, UCI Division of Career Pathways

 
July 21, 2020: Job Application Components: Research Statement and Writing Sample 
David Fruman, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UCI
Kayleigh Anderson-Natale, PhD, Postdoc and Professional Development Manager
 
July 28, 2020: Job Application Components: Teaching Materials and Demonstrations
Daniel Mann, PhD, Director of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Instructional Development
Matt Mahavongtrakul, PhD, DTEI Postdoctoral Scholar
 
August 4, 2020: Interviewing Skills
Bri McWhorter, MFA, Activate to Captivate
 
August 11, 2020: The Job Talk and the Campus Visit 
Jodi Quas, Professor of Psychological and Nursing Science
 
August 18, 2020: Transitioning to the Academic Workplace, Workshop Reflection, Discussion
Panel TBD
 
Enroll Today!
Interested in participating? Complete the Interest Form by Monday, July 6, 2020. 
 
Contact
For more information, contact Annabel Ortiz, Professional Development Analyst, at annabelo@uci.edu

Workshops

How to Write a Resume - Wednesday, July 8 from 12:00 to 12:30 PM

Learn how to write a resume that gets you noticed! Join us to learn about formatting and overall purpose of a resume.

Optimize Your Job Search - Thursday, July 23 from 12:00 to 12:30 PM 

With countless resources available online to assist you on your career search, it’s hard to know which ones are worthwhile. Come learn about career tools that will help enhance your job search. 

Virtual Interviewing - Tuesday, August 4 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Feeling nervous about virtual interviews? Come learn key strategies for acing your next virtual interview and rise above the competition.

Enhancing Your Resume - Tuesday, August 11 from 12:30 to 1:00 PM

Take your resume to the next level. Learn how to tailor your content to the job description so employers see how your skills and experiences suit their needs. 

Job Search using LinkedIn - Thursday, August 13 from 12:30 to 1:00 PM 

Learn the ins-and-outs of LinkedIn and how to navigate the “Jobs” feature to maximize your search.

Writing a CV - Tuesday, August 25 from12:00 to 1:00 PM

This webinar explains the purpose, format, and content of the Curriculum Vitae (CV). Learn how to create and critique your academic CV. 

Summer One-on-One Advising

  • Writing Consultant Appointments are available this summer! Sign up today for a writing appointment on AppointmentPlus!
  • Career Advising

Schedule an appointment with Lauren Lyon through AppointmentPlus for a 20-minute appointment on Wednesdays or appointments and longer ones are available from the Division of Career Pathways by visiting uci.joinhandshake.com and selecting the appropriate appointment type for your needs or
 
If you are a Postdoctoral Scholar and are looking for career advising, please contact Dr. Kayleigh Anderson-Natale at kayleiga@uci.edu or complete this form.

  • Fellowship Advising

If you are applying for fellowship funding, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Ford Foundation Fellowships, or have other fellowship and funding questions, Dr. Kayleigh Anderson-Natale can answer your questions and provide feedback on your application materials. Complete this form to begin the request for an appointment.

The Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Center (GPSRC) is located on the third floor of the Gateway Study Center.
 
Need additional information about GPSRC workshops and events?
     EMAIL:       GSPRC@uci.edu
     PHONE:     949-824-3849

Funding

UCI Merage School Office of Executive Education Scholarship Opportunity

We are excited to announce that the Merage School Office of Executive Education is offering a limited number of scholarships for UCI Faculty & Staff. A scholarship of up to $1,000 is available for all certificate programs. This scholarship will be awarded based upon the greatest impact for the applicant and the UCI community. All certificate programs to choose from can be found here. Questions? Please contact Mollee Elniski, melniski@uci.edu or 949.824.5938.

ASF Fellowships and Grants

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for Fellowships & Grants for Americans to Study in Scandinavia during the 2021-22 academic year.

ASF offers both year-long fellowships of up to $23,000 and short-term (1-3 month) grants of up to $5,000 to graduate students (preferably dissertation-related) and academic professionals interested in pursuing research or creative arts projects in the Nordic region. Awards are made in all fields.

For further information and to begin an online application, please click here!

Deadline: November 1, 2020

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For further information, please contact Monica Hidalgo, Program Associate, at grants@amscan.org. For information on ASF Fellowships, please see our website at amscan.org.

California Sea Grant State Fellowship Applications Now Open!

The California Sea Grant State Fellows Program provides a unique educational opportunity for recent graduate students who are interested in marine, coastal, and/or watershed resources and in the decisions affecting those resources in California. 

This highly competitive program matches outstanding recent graduate students with hosts in state, federal, or municipal agencies in California for a 12-month paid fellowship. Fellows have the opportunity to apply their skills and expertise to real-world problems, while gaining hands-on experience in resource management and government.

Alumni of the program have gone on to successful careers in a variety of sectors, including consulting, private companies, government, science, and nonprofits. 

Application Deadline: July 27, 2020, 5:00PM PST

Apply Now

Ecological Society of America SEEDS Interdisciplinary Power of Data Research Travel Awards*

Join the Data Revolution

Graduate students and early career scientists (within 8 years of PhD) from diverse underrepresented groups are invited to join a multidisciplinary network hosted by the Ecological Society of America (ESA) SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability) program. 

The ESA SEEDS Interdisciplinary Power of Data Research Travel Awards* takes advantage of the theme of the 2020 ESA Annual Meeting: Harnessing the Ecological Data Revolution, to be held from August 2-7, 2020+.

Participants will be able to explore opportunities for collaborative research using big data now available in the ecological sciences

*Please note that the Travel opportunity to the ESA Annual Meeting and the program activities we hope to offer will be subject to change based on:

a) the COVID-19 health risks b) institutional policies that may prevent some participants from travel and c) our program goals to foster networking, interdisciplinary collaboration and focused conversations around potentially sensitive subjects of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.

BENEFITS

· Attend the ESA Annual Meeting Aug 2-7+, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT, all expenses covered*

· Expand your network with 4,000 scientists with a full spectrum of ecological research interests

· Develop collaborative interdisciplinary research projects on fundamental and applied investigations using big data with your peers

· Engage in focused conversations with a community of diverse scientists and ESA leaders

· Learn about leadership opportunities and resources to build diversity, inclusion and justice in ESA and environmental organizations.

Apply Here to Join the Data Revolution

Apply for a Fulbright in Canada for 2021/2022

Fulbright Awards provide teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Since 1991, 685 scholars received fulbright awards to conduct research in either the United States or Canada. 2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of Fulbright Canada.

REQUIREMENTS Exchange: • Applicants can apply for projects for a period of 4 or 9 months. • Start dates are usually September or January. • Applications accepted until September 15, 2020 Eligibility: • U.S. citizenship (Permanent residence is not sufficient). • Hold a PhD or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate. • Be proficient in English. • Be in compliance with all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel and residence

AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE : Arts, Humanities and Culture Business & Management Economics Education Environmental Studies Food Studies Health Studies Indigenous Studies North American Studies Policy, Law & Governance Science & Technology Field Open

CONTACTS & MORE INFORMATION: More detail on the awards is available online

The NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers U.S. and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA's scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections. 

Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA's missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology.

  • Appoinmnts renewable up to three years
  • Stipends begin at $60,000 with increases depending on locality and seniority
  • Open to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and Foreign Nationals (eligible for J-1 status)
  • Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships available
  • $10,000 for support of professional travel per year
  • Health insurance and relocation assistance available

Current research opportunities can be viewed on-line: https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/ 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar, may apply. 

Opportunities: 

https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/

Apply

https://npp.usra.edu/

Due March 1, July 1, November 1

Contact: npphelp@usra.edu 

2021 UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellowship Opportunity OPEN

UC Research Initiatives is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for The 2021 UC-National Laboratory In-Residence Graduate Fellowship (UC NLGF), a funding opportunity for UC graduate students in any field of study that aligns with the missions of Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. The RFP for this opportunity is attached, and available on our website. Please circulate this RFP through your campus networks.

The RFP includes the following:

· Program goals, guidelines, submission deadlines, and eligibility requirements;

· Program contacts at the UC Laboratory Fees Research Program and National Laboratories;

· Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs); and

· Instructions for submitting the required Letter of Intent. 

We understand that the UC community is operating under extraordinary conditions, and we are continuing to monitor COVID-related impacts on campuses and the national labs. The deadlines listed in the RFP may be extended as the situation evolves. Please check our website periodically for Program announcements throughout the application cycle:

http://ucop.edu/research-initiatives/programs/lab-fees/index.html

We are planning a Program Information webinar, featuring current fellows and national laboratory liaisons, in mid-April to provide interested applicants with more information about the Program. Please visit our website for webinar times and call-in information. 

Merck Research Grants

Dear Innovator,

in 2020 Merck is offering a series of exciting opportunities around science & technology and is inviting researchers from all over the world to engage:

1) Curious2020 – Future Insight Conference – Science for a better tomorrow
Some of the world’s most accomplished scientists and entrepreneurs come together at the Curious2020 – Future Insight Conference on July 13-15, 2020 in Darmstadt, Germany to present their work and to discuss the future of science and technology, solving the challenges of today and enabling the dreams of a better tomorrow. The conference features more than 70 top speakers including many Nobel Laureates as well as panel discussions organized together with Nature and AAAS/Science.
Check out the agenda, secure your ticket and submit an abstract for presentation at http://curious2020.com. Deadline for abstract submission is May 1st, 2020.

2) 2020 Merck Research Grants
Merck offers a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance. Grants of 100k€ - 500k€ per year for up to 3 years are available. A detailed description of the fields and an opportunity to submit your research proposal are available at: http://researchgderrrants.merckgroup.com or http://researchgrants.emdgroup.com (for U.S. and Canada). Application deadline is August 31st, 2020.

3) 2020 Merck Research Challenges
Participate in research challenges and win the competitions. Learn more about the challenges and prizes and register for participation at: http://researchchallenges.merckgroup.com or http://researchchallenges.emdgroup.com (for U.S. and Canada).
Registration deadline is August 31st, 2020.

Take your chance now to make a difference, let us advance science and technology together and put curiosity to work for human progress. We are looking forward to working with you.

Best regards

Uli Betz

___________________________________________________________

Dr. Ulrich A.K. Betz

Vice President Innovation

Department Head Future Insight, Merck KGaA

Department Head Innovation & Entrepreneurship Incubator, Merck Healthcare KGaA
Linked-in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ulrich-betz-7037353/

Twitter: @ulrichbetz

UC Mexus-Conacyt Grants and Postodocs 2020 call for proposals

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Calls for Proposals for the following programs are now available on our website at: www.ucmexus.ucr.edu 

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Collaborative Research Grants http://ucmexus.ucr.edu/funding/grant_collaborative.html

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Fellowships http://ucmexus.ucr.edu/funding/fellowship_post_doc.html

The online application site is also now available on our website.

Presidential Graduate Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD) Fellowship

The University of California Washington Program (UCDC) announces its first annual GOLD Fellowship opportunity. This opportunity will offer selected graduate students an opportunity to spend a quarter, semester or summer term in residence in Washington, DC for the purpose of conducting public policy research on issues of national significance and assist in providing professional development training to undergraduate students. Fellowship recipients will receive a TAship, which includes payment of California Resident Tuition and Student Services Fees in addition to free housing at the UC Washington Center. Selection will be based on a combination of demonstrated interest in public policy and/or public service; academic accomplishment and potential for a career in public policy or public service.
Submissions should include:
• Statement on public policy research interest and proposed research
• Current CV
• Recent teaching evaluations
• Abstract of dissertation
• Transcript with current GPA
• Two faculty letters of recommendation (one must be your dissertation advisor)
Please submit all materials to:

https://ucdcwashingtoncenter.wufoo.com/forms/pmat3mg1b8j435/

L'Oréal Opens Women in Science Applications

L'Oréal USA has opened the application period for the 2020 L'Oréal USA For Women in Science program, the US component of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards program. The national fellowship recognizes and rewards women researchers at a critical stage in their careers for their scientific contributions, as well as their commitment to mentoring the next generation of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Each year, L'Oréal USA partners with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to identify five exceptional US-based female postdoctoral scientists who are granted $60,000 each to advance their research. Over the last 16 years, the L'Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program has awarded 80 postdoctoral women scientists over $4 million in grants.
In addition to providing $60,000 to advance their research, For Women in Science fellows receive mentorship, career coaching, media training, and access to a robust network of fellow female scientists. 

The For Women in Science Fellowship welcomes applicants from across the scientific spectrum. The 2019 fellowship recipients were honored last month for their important research across a wide range of fields including neuroscience, biomedical engineering, paleoceanography, materials science and RNA biology.

The 2020 L'Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship application period begins on December 2, 2019 and runs until Jan. 31, 2020. Applicants should have exceptional academic records, clearly articulated research proposals with the potential for scientific achievement, outstanding letters of recommendation from advisors and demonstrated success or interest in supporting women and girls in STEM through community service or outreach initiatives.

The application and additional information are available at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience.

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers U.S. and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA's scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.

Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA's missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology.

Current research opportunities can be viewed on-line: https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar, may apply.

Stipends start at $60,000 per year, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial assistance is available for relocation as well as subsidized health insurance, and $10,000 per year is provided for professional and programmatic travel.

Applications are accepted three times each year:

• March 1

• July 1

• November 1

For further information and to apply, visit: https://npp.usra.edu/

Send questions to npphelp@usra.edu

The Digital Life Initiative Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 

The Digital Life Initiative (DLI; dli.tech.cornell.edu) at Cornell Tech invites applications for its 2020 postdoctoral research fellowship supporting research in ethics, politics, and quality of life in digital societies, on topical issues such as algorithmic decision systems, bias and unfair discrimination, privacy, AI and ethics, and civil society. We welcome applicants from wide-ranging disciplines -- computer and information sciences, law, philosophy, data science, media studies, public policy, and social sciences. For one of the positions, demonstrated interest in contextual integrity is a plus.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.dli.tech.cornell.edu/postdocs

Applications will be considered beginning January 6, 2019 until positions are filled.

Grand Challenges Initiative Teaching and Research Fellows

The Schmid College of Science and Technology and Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering at Chapman University invite applications for their groundbreaking postdoctoral teaching and research fellows program. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman can be found at www.chapman.edu/diversity

Appointments will begin in late summer 2020 for one year with up to two-years of extension contingent on performance. Fellows are outstanding early-career scientists who provide innovative teaching and mentorship to undergraduate students in our Grand Challenges Initiative (http://www.chapman.edu/GCI), as well as advance independent research in collaboration with a member of the faculty. Fellows are offered a competitive annual salary ($57,000), benefits, annual research support ($5000), and personalized professional development in teaching and research.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. The university is a nationally ranked R2 research institution with a commitment to excellence through world-class research and innovative teaching. Science and engineering programs at Chapman are growing rapidly and are now housed in the brand new Keck Center for Science and Engineering. More information is available here: www.chapman.edu/keckcenter

Qualifications

Postdoctoral Fellows must hold a Ph.D. or an equivalent of a doctoral degree by the beginning of employment at Chapman University. The doctorate or equivalent must have been awarded within the last five years and candidate must not have exceeded five years of prior postdoctoral experience.

We invite candidates from the fields of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science and policy, math, physics, food science, computational science, computer science, data analytics, electrical engineering, and computer engineering to apply.

Candidates should submit the following electronically via Academic Jobs Online:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15505

The Institute for Broadening Participation Funding Resources

The Institute for Broadening Participation’s mission is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. They design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities.

Students can use the searchable online directory to find STEM funding opportunities below:

Undergraduate Scholarships – 30+ opportunities from a variety of private and federal funders for students pursuing STEM

Graduate Funding for Masters Students – 40+ funding opportunities for Masters-level students in STEM

Graduate Funding for PhD Students – 40+ funding opportunities including funding from NSF, NASA, and NIH.

As well as resources on how to build a strong application. 

Please contact Liv Detrick directly at ldetrick@ibparticipation.org with any questions on how to use the online search to find funding opportunities.

To learn more about The Institute for Broadening Participation, visit: https://www.PathwaysToScience.org

Rotary Global Grant Scholarships $30,000 per Year for Student Research/Travel - Rolling Deadlines

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 - Rolling Deadlines 

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:

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 fellow's program at Weizmann Institute of Science and the Zuckerman ScholarsProgram websites.

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

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