October 10th, 2019

Summary

Events

UCI Libraries: Scientific Publishing 101

Thursday, October 10, 2-4pm at the Natural Sciences Building II, RM 1201

https://www.lib.uci.edu/2019scipub101

This is a condensed, interactive workshop for UCI graduate students in science and engineering fields, including a mixture of fresh and seasoned students who want to be up to date on new trends and methods in scientific publishing. Some topics include workflows, data management, online journals, open access journals, open repositories, data repositories, social media knowledge exchange, altmetrics, ORCID, and lots of helpful info to help publish and communicate your research. The event is organized by current students, postdocs and library staff to bring you the most up to date and useful information.

UCI GPS-STEM Workshop

Creating a Useful Individual Development Plan

Part 1. Learn about how myIDP can help you

With Co-founder of myIDP Bill Lindstaedt, assistant Vice Chancellor at UCSF

October 16, 2019 12:00pm-2:00pm (Lunch Provided) at Natural Sciences-II #4201

Register here: RSVP link

Highly encouraged for all AGPS-BIOMED Members & New GPS-STEM Members!!!

New GPS-STEM member orientation & Registration- Oct 14, 2019

Need more info? Contact Harinder.Singh@uci.edu, GPS-STEM

S.K.Y. Campus Happiness Program

Stress Management and Self Development

Oct 18, 19, 20

Fri: 6pm-10pm

Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm

Apply now: http://tiny.cc/skyuciapply

www.skymeditation.org funded by Sky Meditation at UCI

Facebook: skyuci Instagram: skyatuci

The Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy School of Social Ecology, University of California Irvine

is pleased to invite you to the The 1st Annual Fall 2019 Doctoral Student Conference Space and Climate in the Urban Setting

The conference will feature 9 doctoral student research presentations from the schools of Social Ecology, the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Physical Sciences and a Keynote Address by Dr. Faranak Miraftab

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Come hear about innovative doctoral research on pressing urban issues!

When: October 18th, 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Where: SBSG 1517

Reception: 4:15-5:30 SBSG Courtyard

Please RSVP using the google form by Friday September 27th at 5 PM.

Announcements

Insight Fellows Program

Apply to the Insight Fellows Program by October 21: https://apply.insightdatascience.com

The Insight Fellows Programs are tuition-free fellowships for graduating students looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. 

Insight Fellows:

- Pay no tuition; the program is fully funded by top companies

- Receive guidance throughout the entire process to meet, interview, and join top companies

- Launch a cutting-edge career where the average starting salary is $127K 

- Join Insight from a wide range of backgrounds & education levels

- Join a community of 3,000 alumni that support each other throughout their careers

Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, Wayfair and 700+ other top companies.

We’re now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework by January 13th in order to participate full time) for our winter sessions.

Programs:

- Artificial Intelligence

- Data Engineering

- DevOps Engineering

- Decentralized Consensus

- Security

- Data Science*

- Health Data Science*

*Please note that our programs are open to all degree levels, except our Data Science and Health programs, which have a PhD requirement

Locations:

-San Francisco

-New York

-Boston

-Seattle

-Toronto

-Los Angeles

-Remote Program

Upcoming Deadline & Start Date:

- Application deadline: October 21 

- Session begins: January 13

Want to learn more about Insight? Sign up for our upcoming online info session:

Bridging the Gap to a Career in Data

DATE: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

TIME: 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET

Please sign up for the info session here

Learn more & apply: https://apply.insightdatascience.com

Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list: https://notifiy.insightdatascience.com/notify

Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com

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 visit www.humanities.uci.edu/esl/graduate/ for enrollment questions contact 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 (C EESP ) 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

UC Irvine / CSU Long Beach PRE-Professor Program

PREPP Information Session

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2 pm - 3:30 pm Graduate Resource Center (map)

Register Here  Add to Calendar: Outlook Calendar | Google Calendar

The PRE-Professor Program (PREPP) is designed to support the UC Irvine doctoral students’ and postdoctoral scholars’ transition to a faculty position by engaging them in a semester-long program at California State University, Long Beach.

PREPP is a blueprint to support CSULB’s efforts to foster a pipeline for prospective new faculty. The goal of PREPP is to immerse participants in the life of a faculty member at a comprehensive master’s granting institution.

PREPP fellows will have individual mentorship from an experienced Faculty Mentor in two broad categories: Instruction and Understanding the Campus Culture and Service. In addition, CSULB will pay for parking and PREPP Fellows will receive a $500 stipend.

For spring 2020 we are only accepting applications from candidates with expertise in health related fields (broadly defined to include biomedical and behavioral sciences, such as biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, health disparities, health science, kinesiology, psychology, etc.). Underrepresented students are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about the program and application process, register to attend the PREPP Information Session. More program details can be found at grad.uci.edu.

Questions? Contact BUILD.IDC@CSULB.EDU for more information.

NASASPACE TECHNOLOGY GRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES –FALL 2020

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Discover, achieve, collaborate…

For the tenth consecutive year, the NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate seeks to sponsor graduate student space technology research ideas that have significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration, and economic future.

The opportunity, up to $80,000 per year, will coincide with the start of the 2020 academic year; up to four years of support are possible for doctoral students. In addition to providing a $36,000 annual stipend, the grant provides support for tuition, health insurance, conference attendance, and the faculty advisor. The grant also provides support for onsite tenure at NASA Centers across the country. Current and prospective doctoral and master’s students (see full eligibility requirements) may have proposals submitted on their behalf.

Recipients will collaborate with leading NASA experts in space technology to acquire a more detailed understanding of the potential end applications of their space technology efforts and directly disseminate their research results within the NASA community and beyond.

NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities –Fall 2020 (NSTGRO20) replaces the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) solicitation. Through the predecessor NSTRF solicitation, nearly 550 awards have been made to students attending 100 universities across 40 states and one U.S. territory.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

www.nasa.gov

Proposals will be accepted via NSPIRES:

http://tinyurl.com/NSTGRO20

Proposals are due by 6:00 p.m. ET on November 05, 2019.

Attention Employed Graduate Students! 

If you are a graduate student employed as a Graduate Student Researcher, Graduate Student Assistant Researcher, Teaching Assistant, Teaching Associate, Reader or Tutor, you are strongly encouraged to sign up for direct deposit by November 15.  This will ensure a seamless transition when our payroll system is converted to the new UCPath system in January. Starting with the first paychecks in January, paper paychecks will be mailed to home addresses on payday and may take 2-5 days to arrive; with Direct Deposit, you have immediate access to your earnings on payday with no delays.

CLICK HERE to enroll in direct deposit today!

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.

Click here to apply.

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. Please visit the workshop webpage for event information and locations*.

*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. RSVP NOW!!! 
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.

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-4:30pm

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, see this link: http://nytimesineducation.com/access-nyt/

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.

Take the survey 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.

ALUMNI SPEAKER SERIES: Lessons Learned

Thursday, October 17th at 1:00 PM in the Graduate Resource Center
Come get an insider’s perspective from one of our own. UCI Grad Alum, Ty Woolworth, MBA alum ’13 will share his journey during his talk, “How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Journey.” 

Register HERE
 
Thursday, November 21st at 1:00 PM in the Graduate Resource Center
Our second Alumni Speaker event of the Fall will feature UCI Grad Alum, Brett Goldsmith, PhD alum ’08. He’ll share his journey during his talk, “Building a New Industry After your PhD.” 
 
Register HERE
 
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

There’s still time to register for our fantastic certificate programs!
 
Activate to Captivate
Tuesdays, October 8 to November 26 from 10:00 AM – Noon
Public Speaking:Activate to Captivate is an 8-week communication certificate program for postdocs and graduate students. Participants will learn and practice strategies to craft a dynamic and compelling presentation including:
• Overcoming anxiety
• Commanding a room
• Communicating effectively with an audience of any size  
           
Register HERE
 
Improv for Teaching
Tuesdays, November 6 to November 26 from Noon – 2:00 PM
Facilitated by Activate to Captivate’s Bri McWhorter, this new 4-session communication program is for postdocs and graduate students. This highly interactive program will help participants learn to: 
• Think on their feet
• Engage in active listening techniques
• Create a collaborative learning environment
• Expand their imagination to lead a dynamic classroom
 
Register HERE {registration has been suspended temporarily}
 
ADVANCED TRAINING & CAREER WORKSHOPS
 
Preparing for the Academic Interview - Panel 
Tuesday, October 22 from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Learn about the various types of positions available, where to look for positions, and get an overview of the entire academic job search process. This session is full of tips and resources to help you successfully navigate the academic job search.
 
Register HERE
 
CAREER EXPLORATION SESSION: Opportunities with the California State Auditor
Thursday, October 24, Information Session: Noon – 1:00 pm
Individual Appointments with the recruiter 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 
Don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t about accounting practices! This unique opportunity puts you face to face with a recruiter searching for problem solvers from ALL DISCIPLINES. Come out for the info session or book a one-on-one appointment and learn what it takes to land a job on this unique team!
 
Register HERE
 
INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES AND PRACTICE
Thursday, November 7 from 10:30 AM – Noon
The key to interview success is preparation and practice. It’s not necessarily the most qualified who gets the job, but the person who knows how to make a great impression. Discover the techniques to rise above the competition and lower interview anxiety by preparing well with some practice!
 
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES
Wednesday, November 13 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Learn research and understand the job market. Discover how to narrow your search, locate jobs and develop an action plan to get you started.
 
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 by clicking here or calling 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

IBM PhD Fellowship

Dear PhD Students,

The IBM PhD fellowship is currently open for students whose focus areas are in the following topics:

  • AI / Cognitive Computing
  • Cloud / Open Source
  • Data Science
  • Internet of Things
  • Quantum Computing
  • Security / Cyber Security

If you are interested in applying for this fellowship, please review all of the eligibility requirements and FAQ's on this link: http://www.research.ibm.com/university/awards/fellowships-faq.html. Additionally, please send me your CV, PhD thesis title, and a brief description of your work in a single PDF by October 17th.

Please note that this fellowship will need to be submitted directly by your advisor by IBM's final deadline, October 24th. Once you submit your materials to me, your materials will be reviewed at the department level, and I will then notify you and your advisor if you are chosen as your department's top nominee to go ahead and submit the online application. Please also note that your application will also require a faculty nominator's supporting statement and department head's supporting statement. However, in order to give students as much time as possible to apply, there will be a short turnaround time from being notified of being the department's top nominee and the deadline to submit the application. Please be sure to communicate this with your advisor in advance and plan accordingly if you wish to apply for this fellowship.

Julie Oh

Graduate Counselor

Donald Bren School of ICS

University of California, Irvine

(949) 824-5156

julie.oh@uci.edu 

UC Center Sacramento GOLD Fellowship

UC Center Sacramento is pleased to announce the call for the Presidential Graduate Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD) Fellowship! This fellowship will offer a doctoral-level graduate student in any academic discipline an opportunity to spend a quarter, semester, or summer term in resident in Sacramento for the purpose of conducting public policy research. Applications will be accepted until midnight Pacific time on Monday, October 21, 2019.

Further information is available at http://bit.ly/uccsgold or on the UCCS website (uccs.ucdavis.edu)

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

UC Center Sacramento STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award

UC Center Sacramento is pleased to announce that the application deadline for the STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award has been extended!  Submissions will be accepted until midnight Pacific time on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

This award will recognize one or more outstanding proposals for new California legislation from UC STEM graduate studentsThe winner(s) will receive a $1,000 research stipend and – should their bill advance through the legislative process – will travel to Sacramento to convene with Legislators and/or legislative staff (expenses covered by UCCS).

Further information is available at UCCS STEM Solutions.

University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

THE PROGRAM. The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underrepresented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.

AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS. Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at approximately $50,760 depending on field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12-months and may be renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.

ELIGIBILITY. Applicants must receive a Ph.D. or terminal degree from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION. Apply online at: ppfp.ucop.edu
DEADLINE: November 1, 2019

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 

Apply now for the 2020 Pedagogical Fellows Program

Fellows receive a $2000 stipend, advanced pedagogical and professional development, and a supportive interdisciplinary community. We strongly encourage you to review the application early in advance to compile the necessary materials, including a letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor, before the application deadline.

Key dates/deadlines: October 18, 2019 by 6:00 PM.

Website for more info: http://dtei.uci.edu/the-pedagogical-fellowship

Contact person: Dr. Danny Mann at dmann@uci.edu

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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