December 5th, 2019

Summary

New This Week

MENTORING EXCELLENCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Registration Now Open for Winter Quarter 2020

What is the Mentoring Excellence Certificate Program (MEP)?

MEP is a six session training program that prepares graduate students and postdoc scholars to become effective mentors. Participants will acquire critical skills to support and connect students to academic and campus resources to aid in the students’ success.

The MEP series covers six topics:

• Building a Mentoring Relationship

• Communication and Interpersonal Connections

• Mentoring Across Differences

• Conflict Resolution

• Resilience and Balancing Academic/Wellness

• Relationship Ethics

If you are seeking to enhance your mentoring skills and are looking for the extra “edge” in today’s competitive workforce, this program is for you.

MEP Winter Quarter Schedule

MEP sessions will take place every Thursday from 10 am – 12 pm at the GRC on the following dates: January 23, 30 & February 6, 13, 20, 27

Participants must attend all six sessions to receive the MEP Certificate of Completion.

Who is eligible to apply?

• MEP is open to all graduate students and postdocs from all disciplines.

• Completion of MEP is required for all students interested in serving as peer mentors for Graduate Division’s mentoring programs, including Graduate InterConnect, DECADE PLUS, and Competitive Edge. Students interested in serving as peer mentors for these programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested? Sign up today! Complete and submit the MEP Interest Form.

For more information, contact Annabel Ortiz at annabelo@uci.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

Applications for CCST's Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in Sacramento Now Open

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | CONTACT: Jeffery Song

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Class of our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows. Completed applications are due by 11:59 pm PST on March 1st, 2020.

The CCST Science Fellows program is open to those holding a PhD or equivalent degree in science, engineering, or social science fields such as economics, sociology, or psychology. Eligibility information, program timeline, and the application link can be found at ccst.us/ccst-science-fellows-program.

As CCST Science Fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving in the California State Legislature or within a California state agency. Working as staff in the State Assembly, State Senate, or state agency they get a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of decision making in the State of California — a dynamic arena that often sets policy trends for the United States and the world.

Our fellowship is an incredible opportunity to transform a researcher's professional path. In fact, more than 50 percent of CCST Science Fellows have been hired by the California State Legislature or state agencies since completing their fellowship. Other alumni return to academia, nonprofits, or industry with a deeper understanding of how science informs decision making, enhancing their career as researchers, professors, consultants, and leaders. 

Read reflections from current fellows and alumni at our CCST Science Fellows blog. See how the CCST Science Fellows program has changed their professional path — and helped make California's policies stronger with science!

About the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

The CCST Science Fellows program trains scientific thinkers to be policy-savvy, while helping equip California's decision makers with science-savvy staff. The program was established in 2009 with funds from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and other generous friends. Discover how our CCST Science Fellows make a difference in California's policy arena at ccst.us/ccst-science-fellows-program

Wallenberg - NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowhips

The Wallenberg - NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship, supported by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, provides the opportunity for early career scientists, engineers and scholars from Singapore and around the world to conduct independent investigations at NTU and a Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) research partner institution in Sweden.

The Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship will be awarded to a diverse and select group of 5 individuals who demonstrate the intellectual capacity and rigor to drive their own research in the broad and multi-disciplinary areas of

BENEFITS

The Wallenberg- NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship provides:

For the first year at NTU Singapore:

For the second year in Sweden with a WASP research group:

Eligibility Criteria

How to apply

The application for the Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019 is open from 1 November 2019 to 31 December 2019 (Singapore Time, UTC+8).

Applications will be accepted when submitted in electronic format only.

Checklist

The following Supporting Documents have to be attached to the on-line application form. Interested applicants are advised to have them ready before applying on-line. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Comprehensive CV (with full publication list)
  3. Official transcript or Degree Certificate in English (PhD’s degree)
  4. Research proposal (in no more than 2 pages, template for download)
  5. Contact information of two referees (one must be PhD Supervisor)
  6. Top 3 publications (in PDF) and any other supporting documents (scanned copy)

For more information on the Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019, please visit http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ppf.

For more information on WASP, please visit http://wasp-sweden.org.

Queries about the application can be directed to ntuppf@ntu.edu.sg.

Please feel free to forward this Call for Application to your team, partners and all potential applicants.

California Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Call for Judges

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS, https://www.jshs.org) is a national program for high school students who have completed some original research. The students have to write and submit a research paper plus an abstract to be considered to participate. This is not a typical science fair event. For JSHS, the students are judged on both their ability to present their work in a scientific research paper and accompanying abstract, and on their ability to explain their work during a 12 minute oral presentation followed by questions from the judges.

UCI Irvine hosts 2 symposia, one for Northern and one for Southern California.
Students papers are submitted to one of the following categories, and where possible present within these categories.

1. Environmental Science
2. Biomedical Sciences; Molecular/cellular
3. Life Sciences
4. Medicine & Health/Behavioral Sciences
5. Engineering and Technology
6. Math and Computer Science
7. Physical Sciences, including Physics, Astronomy, Internet of Things
8. Chemistry, including Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, Alternative Fuels, Geochemistry

The symposium has a two-step process.
1) Qualified scientists (graduate level and above) review the papers. The reviewers select papers for participation, and provide suggestions for improvement where appropriate.
2) Selected students present their research before a panel of science judges whose knowledge base most closely matches the area of science that the student researched. The judges select two students to move forward to a second round later that day. For the second round the earlier selected students present before a panel of judges with a variety of science backgrounds. Three scholarship winners are selected to receive $2000, $1500, and $1000 in undergraduate, tuition
scholarships the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, outreach programs. 

Any high school student, grades 9 - 12, from California and Western Nevada is eligible to apply to submit a paper on an original research project 

The 2020 event(s) are to be held on Saturday January 18th and February 15th, 2020. Both follow the same format, and are hosted at the Beckman Center, Irvine.

Morning session: (7:00a.m.to noon), breakfast and lunch are provided and,
Afternoon sessions: noon to 4pm, lunch is provided.
Judges can participate in morning or afternoon sessions or both.
Each session involves 6 to 8 papers with the am meetings being discipline specific, and the pm
session with 1-2 students from each of the am sessions.


For judges California JSHS uses Navy personnel, UCI research scientists and graduate students. The graduate students returning over several years and often become the lead judge for a room. UCI faculty, graduate students, and research personnel interested in supporting the students participating in this program by being judges should contact Ann Miller (amiller@uci.edu), Director of the California JSHS (https://sites.uci.edu/jshs/).

Events

Announcements

California Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Call for Judges

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS, https://www.jshs.org) is a national program for high school students who have completed some original research. The students have to write and submit a research paper plus an abstract to be considered to participate. This is not a typical science fair event. For JSHS, the students are judged on both their ability to present their work in a scientific research paper and accompanying abstract, and on their ability to explain their work during a 12 minute oral presentation followed by questions from the judges.

UCI Irvine hosts 2 symposia, one for Northern and one for Southern California.
Students papers are submitted to one of the following categories, and where possible present within these categories.
1. Environmental Science
2. Biomedical Sciences; Molecular/cellular
3. Life Sciences
4. Medicine & Health/Behavioral Sciences
5. Engineering and Technology
6. Math and Computer Science
7. Physical Sciences, including Physics, Astronomy, Internet of Things
8. Chemistry, including Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, Alternative Fuels, Geochemistry

The symposium has a two-step process.
1) Qualified scientists (graduate level and above) review the papers. The reviewers select papers for participation, and provide suggestions for improvement where appropriate.
2) Selected students present their research before a panel of science judges whose knowledge base most closely matches the area of science that the student researched. The judges select two students to move forward to a second round later that day. For the second round the earlier selected students present before a panel of judges with a variety of science backgrounds. Three scholarship winners are selected to receive $2000, $1500, and $1000 in undergraduate, tuition
scholarships the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, outreach programs. 

Any high school student, grades 9 - 12, from California and Western Nevada is eligible to apply to submit a paper on an original research project The 2020 event(s) are to be held on Saturday January 18th and February 15th, 2020. Both follow the same format, and are hosted at the Beckman Center, Irvine.

Morning session: (7:00a.m.to noon), breakfast and lunch are provided and,
Afternoon sessions: noon to 4pm, lunch is provided.
Judges can participate in morning or afternoon sessions or both.
Each session involves 6 to 8 papers with the am meetings being discipline specific, and the pm
session with 1-2 students from each of the am sessions.

For judges California JSHS uses Navy personnel, UCI research scientists and graduate students. The graduate students returning over several years and often become the lead judge for a room. UCI faculty, graduate students, and research personnel interested in supporting the students participating in this program by being judges should contact Ann Miller (amiller@uci.edu), Director of the California JSHS (https://sites.uci.edu/jshs/).

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

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program: Call for Applications for 2020-2021

The California State University (CSU) is seeking applications for the 2020-2021 Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP). The purpose of the Program is to increase the number of individuals who demonstrate potential as doctoral students and who may be interested in applying for future CSU instructional faculty.

This exemplary program has been in existence for over 30 years and has resulted in the hiring of 800 CSU faculty members in a wide range of disciplines. Currently, more than 35 CSULB faculty members are former recipients of this competitive award.

The program is open to applicants who will be new or continuing full-time students in doctoral programs with a research focus at regionally accredited universities anywhere within the United States. Applicants are not required to have attended the CSU or to have been accepted in a doctoral program at the time of their application. The CDIP program offers:

* Mentorship
* Loan
* Professional Development
* Dissertation fellowship

The CDI loan is $10,000 per year for three years and forgivable for those with full- or half-time teaching appointments at a CSU campus. Recipients must be CSU employees in order to receive loan forgiveness. Being awarded the CDI loan is not a guarantee of employment at the CSU.


Each applicant is required to have a full-time tenure/tenure track CSU faculty advisor who will provide professional mentoring and networking opportunities throughout the student's educational experience.

Applications are available from the Chancellor's Office website only: www.calstate.edu/

CDIP http://www.calstate.edu/HR/CDIP

The campus deadline for application submission to InfoReady is Saturday, February 1, 2020. Applicants should upload all application material to InfoReady by 11:59PM that day.


Further information on the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program may be obtained from the website www.calstate.edu/HR/CDIP<http://www.calstate.edu/HR/CDIP

2020 Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program

The Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program offers recent doctoral degree recipients the opportunity to conduct research in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) fusion energy research and development programs. Participants acquire experience and training in areas of fusion energy science, interact with outstanding scientists and engineers and have access to advanced equipment and facilities. Appointmens are made to designate DOE laboratories, universities, and contractor fusion energy centers. 

Benefits Include:

Annual Stipend (paid monthly)

$71,000, plus a supplement towards the cost of health insurance

Relocation Allowance:

$3,000, if the assigned hosting facility is more than 50 miles from the current address shown on the application form. 

Travel Allowance:

$4,000 per year to a Fusion related domestic conference or event. Foreign Travel (optional) must be addressed in the application

HOW TO APPLY:

https://www.orau.gov/doe-fes-postdoc/default.html

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

December 16th 2019 4:00pm EST

CCST Science Translators Showcase

Calling California Grad Students and Postdocs: Apply for the CCST's Science Translators Showcase!

SACRAMENTO, CA | November 12, 2019

Contact: Jeffery Song, jeffery.song@ccst.us; Office: (916) 492-0996

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is excited to seek graduate students, postdocs, and early-career faculty in California for the CCST Science Translators Showcase, held as part of our 2020 Science & Technology Week at the California State Capitol on February 5th! 

The chosen translators will get a chance to explain their research to legislative staffers, agency managers, and senior policy leaders during a networking event at the California State Capitol. We’re looking for candidates who are eager to learn and practice science communication skills and convey the relevance of their research to public policy questions. The goal of this experience is to improve their skills in offering impartial, nonpartisan advice to decision makers, to meet other amazing researchers, and to proudly represent their home institution.

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

Showcase applications are due by 11:59 p.m. PST, Wednesday, December 4th, 2019.

A critical component of the application process is a 60-second audition video. In it, applicants must explain their research and how it helps inform potential policy solutions in California. This is the applicant’s chance to demonstrate their ability to engagingly and concisely translate technical information, tailoring their message and delivery to a senior policymaking audience and staff. Selection will take place in early December, when candidates will be chosen based on the quality of their auditions, and to represent a diversity of research topics, home institutions, and personal experiences.

“The CCST Science Translators Showcase is an excellent opportunity for researchers interested in science policy to engage with decision makers, especially for graduate students who are not yet able to apply for our CCST Science Fellows program,” says Sarah Brady PhD, CCST Deputy Director. “CCST is excited to present some of the state’s most engaging early career researchers to the Capitol audience for what will be our third installment of the Science Translators Showcase series.”

CCST debuted its “Science Translators Showcase” event series in February 2018 at the California State Capitol during CCST’s Science & Technology Week, where 15 graduate students and postdocs from California campuses networked with legislators and staffers for an afternoon session. This event will be the 3rd one in the series. CCST also held a special edition “Climate Science Translators Showcase” at Governor Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit in September 2018. 

APPLY: http://bit.ly/CCSTShowcase2020Apply

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.

Grad Slam is back and we want YOU to bring the Slammy back to UCI!

What is Grad Slam?
Grad Slam is a systemwide competition that showcases and awards the best three-minute research presentations by graduate scholars. This competition not only highlights the excellence, importance and relevance of UCI graduate scholars and their research, but it is also designed to increase graduate students' communication skills and their capacity to effectively present their work with poise and confidence. It is an opportunity to share accomplishments with the campus, friends of UCI, the local community, and the broader public.

Learn more about the competition and what it takes to become a Grad Slam Champion by attending one of our two information session by clicking below or the button above.

Both sessions will take place inside the Graduate Resource Center

Information Session 1: Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 2 pm - 3 pm 
Information Session 2: Thursday, Nov. 14 from 10 am - 11 am


Questions? Contact Turner Dahl at tdahl@uci.edu.

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

CUNY School of Medicine Cancer Research Training Internships in Global and U.S. Minority Settings

THE CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY EDUCATION IN SPECIAL POPULATIONS (CEESP) PROGRAM
CEESP provides funding for students to travel and conduct summer research in U.S. minority and global settings. Amount awarded is based upon each applicant's research project and its associated costs for a period of up to 15 weeks during the summer of 2020 . The program provides a stipend/subsistence to cover travel and living expenses in the domestic or foreign research sites. Previous internships have been conducted in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Morocco, Vietnam, Kenya, Egypt Tunisia, Zambia, Cyprus, Peru, Mexico & the United States. CEESP is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute.
You can check CEESP at: https://ceesp.ccny.cuny.edu/

For more information on this competitive program, please contact:
The CEESP Director,
Dr. Amr Soliman:
asoliman@med.cuny.edu

The deadline for applications is January 10, 2020

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)  

Public Policy Prep (P3) Program

This year, GPS-BIOMED's Public Policy Prep (P3) program members visited Capitol Hill. The visit was sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) and organized by American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS).
The visitors actively engaged with state legislators in campaigning for various issues surrounding, effective science funding, policies on STEM funding and many more. 
Before the start of the visit, AIBS organized a communications boot camp for our members to help them learn the basics of communication with politicians. 

Based on their visit, all of the members decided to give a recap of their experiences, lessons learned to train and organize working groups for future policy enthusiasts. Their input will also help in preparing and training the students/postdocs interested in visiting their local offices to campaign for various science, health, education-related issues. 

Part 1 (June 12): All the visitors, Evelyn Valdez-Ward, Maria Montchal, and William Pandora will share highlights from their visit and discuss lessons learned for science policy enthusiasts and future Capitol Hill visitors. At the end of the event, we will form working groups to discuss various scientific policy issues (topics will be announced before part 1) for the next event. 

Part 2 (June 19): Training Session- After part 1 event, the groups will come together for the next workshop to discuss various assigned topics. This workshop/working group discussion will be moderated by P3 program members including 3 of our panelist from part 1 event. RSVP link with discussion topics coming soon. 

Part 3 (TBD): After this training session, we will select 5-8 candidates who showed interest in visiting their local offices (Irvine Council, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Newport...) to campaign for the topics discussed in the part 2 workshop. The exact dates for this visit will be decided very soon based on appointments from local offices (Time for the visit ~1-2 hours total including the travel).

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

RSVP HERE

If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to write to us:

Harinder Singh, PhD
Associate Director,
GPS-BIOMED Program
University of California, Irvine
Harinder.Singh@uci.edu

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 Resource Center Update

Happy fall quarter GradEaters! Take a look below to check out all the exciting opportunities being offered at the GRC this quarter. 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

MENTORING EXCELLENCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Registration Now Open for Winter Quarter 2020

What is the Mentoring Excellence Certificate Program (MEP)?

MEP is a six session training program that prepares graduate students and postdoc scholars to become effective mentors. Participants will acquire critical skills to support and connect students to academic and campus resources to aid in the students’ success.

The MEP series covers six topics:

• Building a Mentoring Relationship

• Communication and Interpersonal Connections

• Mentoring Across Differences

• Conflict Resolution

• Resilience and Balancing Academic/Wellness

• Relationship Ethics

If you are seeking to enhance your mentoring skills and are looking for the extra “edge” in today’s competitive workforce, this program is for you.

MEP Winter Quarter Schedule

MEP sessions will take place every Thursday from 10 am – 12 pm at the GRC on the following dates: January 23, 30 & February 6, 13, 20, 27

Participants must attend all six sessions to receive the MEP Certificate of Completion.

Who is eligible to apply?

• MEP is open to all graduate students and postdocs from all disciplines.

• Completion of MEP is required for all students interested in serving as peer mentors for Graduate Division’s mentoring programs, including Graduate InterConnect, DECADE PLUS, and Competitive Edge. Students interested in serving as peer mentors for these programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested? Sign up today! Complete and submit the MEP Interest Form.

For more information, contact Annabel Ortiz at annabelo@uci.edu

ADVANCED TRAINING & CAREER WORKSHOPS
 
ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTING
 
Are you looking for career support?! Take advantage of one-on-one time with Lauren Lyon.
 
Career Drop-in Advising
On Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – Noon, Lauren Lyon from the Division of Career Pathways provides career advising for both academic and non-academic positions. No appointment necessary; first come, first served.
 
Fellowship Application Advising
Make an appointment with Kayleigh Anderson to discuss your fellowship application questions and receive feedback.
 
Writing Consultants – Appointments available daily from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
GRC writing consultants can review academic publications, dissertation/thesis materials, and provide feedback on job application materials (ex. CV, resume, cover letter). Schedule an appointment

CLICK HERE 

or

call 949-824-3849.
 
GRC HOURS

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

Funding

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

Applications for CCST's Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in Sacramento Now Open

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | CONTACT: Jeffery Song

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Class of our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows. Completed applications are due by 11:59 pm PST on March 1st, 2020.

The CCST Science Fellows program is open to those holding a PhD or equivalent degree in science, engineering, or social science fields such as economics, sociology, or psychology. Eligibility information, program timeline, and the application link can be found at ccst.us/ccst-science-fellows-program.

As CCST Science Fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving in the California State Legislature or within a California state agency. Working as staff in the State Assembly, State Senate, or state agency they get a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of decision making in the State of California — a dynamic arena that often sets policy trends for the United States and the world.

Our fellowship is an incredible opportunity to transform a researcher's professional path. In fact, more than 50 percent of CCST Science Fellows have been hired by the California State Legislature or state agencies since completing their fellowship. Other alumni return to academia, nonprofits, or industry with a deeper understanding of how science informs decision making, enhancing their career as researchers, professors, consultants, and leaders. 

Read reflections from current fellows and alumni at our CCST Science Fellows blog. See how the CCST Science Fellows program has changed their professional path — and helped make California's policies stronger with science!

About the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

The CCST Science Fellows program trains scientific thinkers to be policy-savvy, while helping equip California's decision makers with science-savvy staff. The program was established in 2009 with funds from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and other generous friends. Discover how our CCST Science Fellows make a difference in California's policy arena at ccst.us/ccst-science-fellows-program

Wallenberg - NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowhips

The Wallenberg - NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship, supported by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, provides the opportunity for early career scientists, engineers and scholars from Singapore and around the world to conduct independent investigations at NTU and a Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) research partner institution in Sweden.

The Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship will be awarded to a diverse and select group of 5 individuals who demonstrate the intellectual capacity and rigor to drive their own research in the broad and multi-disciplinary areas of

  • Artificial intelligence,
  • Machine learning,
  • Big data and data analytics,
  • Software and security, and
  • Mobility and autonomy.

BENEFITS

The Wallenberg- NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship provides:

For the first year at NTU Singapore:

  • A one-year research grant of up to SGD$100,000.
  • An annual salary of up to SGD$80,000.
  • Relocation allowance and generous housing grant for the entire duration of Fellowship.
  • Opportunity to work with alongside leaders in science and engineering in the 5 focus areas of Wallenberg- NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship at NTU.
  • Generous personal development opportunities and mentorship in an established research group.
  • Opportunity to work with faculty in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Exposure to the most dynamic and diverse global growth regions.

For the second year in Sweden with a WASP research group:

  • An annual support package including salary, senior supervision, travel, and other occurring costs, according the WASP standard support for postdocs in Sweden.
  • Opportunity to work alongside academic leaders in science and engineering at WASP research partner institutions in Sweden.
  • Access to the infrastructure in the WASP funded research arenas.
  • Opportunity to interact with the WASP graduate students and the WASP graduate school.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Commitment to a one-year research stint respectively at NTU followed by a further year at a WASP partner institution in Sweden.
  • Graduated with a PhD degree not more than 5 years at the application date.
  • Demonstrable intellectual excellence.
  • Maturity and capacity to begin an independent research career.
  • Desire and potential to develop as a future academic leader.
  • Applicant is required to submit thoughtful and realistic research proposal in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and data analytics, software and security, mobility and autonomy.
  • Be available to take up the position no later than 31 Aug 2020.

How to apply

The application for the Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019 is open from 1 November 2019 to 31 December 2019 (Singapore Time, UTC+8).

Applications will be accepted when submitted in electronic format only.

Checklist

The following Supporting Documents have to be attached to the on-line application form. Interested applicants are advised to have them ready before applying on-line. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Comprehensive CV (with full publication list)
  3. Official transcript or Degree Certificate in English (PhD’s degree)
  4. Research proposal (in no more than 2 pages, template for download)
  5. Contact information of two referees (one must be PhD Supervisor)
  6. Top 3 publications (in PDF) and any other supporting documents (scanned copy)

For more information on the Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019, please visit http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ppf.

For more information on WASP, please visit http://wasp-sweden.org.

Queries about the application can be directed to ntuppf@ntu.edu.sg.

Please feel free to forward this Call for Application to your team, partners and all potential applicants.

ETS 2020 Internship and Fellowship Programs

ETS's Research & Development (R&D) division is now accepting applications for the 2020 ETS Internship and Fellowship Programs.

We are seeking graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program and early-career scientists who are interested in research opportunities in the field of educational research, assessment, learning or related fields. Areas of emphasis include the following:

  • Assessment, measurement and psychometrics: assessment design, validity, fairness, psychometric modeling
  • Education: higher education, career and technical education, teacher education, English as a second or foreign language
  • Natural language processing and computational linguistics
  • Psychology: cognitive psychology, educational psychology, industry-organizational psychology
  • Speech recognition and processing
  • Statistics and data science: machine learning, causal inference, computational statistics, hierarchical modeling

Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students

Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

This program focuses on major research activities that will occur in 2020. Selected interns conduct research under the guidance of mentors at ETS offices in Princeton, N.J. Graduate students who are currently enrolled in full-time doctoral programs in the areas listed above and who have completed a minimum of two years of coursework toward their Ph.D. or Ed.D. prior to the program start date are eligible to apply.

Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship Program

Application Deadlines: December 31, 2019 (preliminary) and February 14, 2020 (final)

This program seeks graduate students who have completed their doctoral coursework and are at the dissertation stage of their program, working on a dissertation related to statistics, psychometrics, educational/psychological measurement or quantitative methods. Selected fellows study at their universities and carry out research under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with an ETS researcher or psychometrician.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadlines: March 1, 2020 (preliminary) and April 15, 2020 (final)

This program provides opportunities for early-career scholars to work with ETS researchers on a variety of cutting-edge topics, including foundational research as well as research embedded in real-world testing programs. Selected fellows work on research projects and conduct independent research that is relevant to ETS's goals under the mentorship of research scientists or psychometricians in Princeton, N.J. Candidates must have received their doctorate within the past three years. This year, ETS is seeking applications in the following areas of expertise: measurement, psychometrics and statistics; process data modeling and analysis; and artificial intelligence.

Please take a moment to consider which qualified individuals would benefit from these opportunities and encourage them to apply. Share this information with your colleagues; complete program details and application instructions are available. Visit our website to get started.

If you have any questions about the programs, please send an email to internfellowships@ets.org. For information, newsletters, research reports and more, join our mailing list.

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

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

Dan David Prize Call for Nominations 2020

The Dan David Prize is an international initiative, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at the Tel Aviv Univeristy. Three prizes of US$1,000,000 each are awarded anually in selected fields representing the three time dimensions - Past, Present and Future. 

The Dan David Prize is awarded each year to those who have made groundbreaking discoveries or outstanding contributions to humanity. We invite nominations of individuals and organizations that are making a major impact in this year's chosen fields. 

Call for Scholarship Applications 2020

Ten Percent of the Prize is donated by the laureates as scholarships to outstanding young researchers, doctoral and postdoctoral students, studying topics related to the chosen fields. 

Each year 20 scholarships of US$15,000 are awarded - 10 to scholars from universities all over the world and 10 to scholars from Tel Aviv University. High-achieving doctoral and postdoctoral students whose research relates to the fields chosen for this year are invited to apply for the 2020 Dan David Prize Scholarship

Application Deadline is March 10, 2020 

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Program 

https://woodrow.org/fellowships/newcombe/

“The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.

Since the first round of competition in 1981, more than 1,200 Newcombe Fellows have been named. Fellows from early years of the program are now senior faculty members at major research universities and selective liberal arts colleges, curators and directors at significant scholarly archives, and leaders and policymakers at nonprofit organizations and in cabinet-level government agencies. In the past decade, national honors such as the MacArthur Fellowship, Pulitzer Prize in History, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences have been accorded to more than a dozen Newcombe Fellows—a number that will continue to grow as more and more Fellows enter the most productive phases of their careers.”

Save the Date for the 2019 Conte Center@UCI Annual Symposium

Fellowship Opportunity: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented Ph.D. or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with remaining 2019 due dates of March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, 2019. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process and our program is found at www.mdanderson.org/CPRITTRIUMPH. Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at ksavannah@mdanderson.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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