Graduate Division

Grad Weekly Update

Section 1


March 12th, 2020

Summary

New This Week

Merck Research Grants

Dear Innovator,

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

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

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

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

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

Best regards

Uli Betz

___________________________________________________________

Dr. Ulrich A.K. Betz

Vice President Innovation

Department Head Future Insight, Merck KGaA

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

Twitter: @ulrichbetz

International Science Fair 

The world’s premier pre-college science competition, the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (formerly Intel ISEF) is returning to southern California this May. As the ultimate destination for millions throughout the world, at ISEF 1800 high school students from 80 countries, regions, and territories will present projects in 21 science and engineering categories while competing for awards totaling nearly $5 million. Each ISEF finalist worldwide will have already won an all-expenses paid trip to Anaheim for this final competition. I mention these details to impress upon you the fact that ISEF is A Big Deal.

The reason for this invitation is that ISEF needs your time and expertise.

In order to fairly assess the projects of all 1800 ISEF finalists and select the best for awards, we need 1000 judges in all fields of science, math, and engineering. Most Grand Award judges have a doctorate (Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., or an equivalent), but the minimum requirement is a Bachelor's or Master's degree in the relevant scientific or engineering discipline followed by a minimum of six years of professional experience in that field. Advanced graduate students within a year of receiving their Ph.D. are also acceptable.

All judging activities will occur on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12-13, in the Anaheim Convention Center. The pre-interview activities on Tuesday (registration, preliminary project evaluation, dinner, and a training session) are almost always completed on site, and are best done there, but can be completed remotely if necessary. However, on Wednesday all judging activities will be in person in the Anaheim Convention Center. Interviews are individually scheduled on Wednesday, beginning in the morning and continuing throughout the afternoon. Category caucuses then determine all awards, a process that will not finish until after dinner. Regeneron ISEF will provide judges with free parking and all four meals from dinner Tuesday through dinner Wednesday, followed by a reception that evening. Unfortunately, we cannot provide judges with any additional travel or housing support.

To get a sense of the importance (and the scale) of Regeneron ISEF please view this brief two-and-a-half minute video of highlights from last year's Fair, which was held in Phoenix:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbcbU0aZ678

or visit the Home Page for ISEF, https://www.societyforscience.org/isef/, from which you can find information about all aspects of the fair.

To submit your application to be a judge, please visit:

https://www.societyforscience.org/isef/judging/grand-award/

While this invitation is intended specifically for judges, the Fair is also looking for volunteers in other capacities, such as interpreters, at all times during the week, starting as early as Thursday, May 7. For an overview of all of the ways in which you or your colleagues can help, please see the volunteer section of the ISEF site:

https://www.societyforscience.org/isef/volunteers/ .

Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you know who would be qualified to serve as a judge, or who is interested in volunteering support in any capacity. 

Yours,

Michael Dennin

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

AGS Symposium Call for Abstracts

Dear UCI graduate students,

We are now accepting abstracts for AGS 2020 symposium through March 31st. Please submit your abstracts here .

The AGS Symposium is a day-long event in which students from all departments of UCI can come and present on their research work in non-technical language! You have the option to choose between oral or poster presentations. Each student gets 7 minutes to present, accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation or a poster. Also, this year we have a stage and a dance floor to accommodate performances from the School of Arts. 

The day is broken up into 3 different sessions, followed by an awards ceremony and networking event. Each session is judged by a group of professionals, both from UCI and our surrounding community. The first two presenters with highest scores from judges in each session will receive a cash prize. In order to prepare you for the presentation, we have reserved services of a professional presentation coach, Bri McWhorter form Activate to Captivate. We are tentatively planning the first training sessions for April 3rd. Please visit our website for more information. 

We look forward to your participation!

 

Thanks,

--

Marzieh Ataei

AGS Graduate Symposium Coordinator

Events

Announcements

To All Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Faculty,

As you saw in the Chancellor’s message yesterday, UCI is supporting “social distancing,” which is a public health concept to reduce the probability of contact between individuals who are or may be carrying a highly contagious disease. Social distancing – which can be effective with as little as a six-feet gap between individuals – helps to prevent infections.


We encourage people to review the information available at 
https://ehs.uci.edu/PublicHealth/coronavirus.html regarding campus-wide support for instructional continuity and research activities. The purpose of this message is to detail some recommendations and requirements for graduate students and postdocs specifically.

Some activities can and should be eliminated, curtailed, or modified immediately:

  • As noted in Sunday’s message, we strongly encourage graduate programs to move PhD student visits to virtual formats including web-based information, webinars, as well as synchronous group and one-on-one meetings.
  • We recommend that faculty move advisor meetings and lab group meetings to virtual formats when and where appropriate. Please plan for research continuity in cases in which students and post-docs need access to labs, studios, and other campus equipment. The campus will not be closing, and these activities should still be possible. We encourage you, however, to create plans that allow for appropriate social distancing.
  • As of today, all graduate student and postdoc-focused events with large gatherings will be cancelled, delayed, or moved online. This includes workshops at the Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Center. Individual GPSRC and Graduate Division service appointments, such as with writing consultants or academic counselors, will still be held either in person or online as circumstances dictate. Please check the GPSRC website at https://grad.uci.edu/services/gpsrc/index.php or email Karen Friedlander at k.friedlander@uci.edu with any GPSRC related questions. Please email our academic counselors, Phong Luong (pbluong@uci.edu) and Elizabeth Dunn (dunnes@uci.edu), directly for appointments or questions about support.
  • Graduate student organizations are an important part of our campus. We will continue to support them, although we will move their meetings online beginning March 12, 2020 and continuing through Spring quarter. These include, but are not limited to, the AGS Council and Committee Meetings, as well as DECADE Student Council.

It is of course also important to plan ahead for Spring Quarter:

  • All fellowship and admissions reviews can be done virtually, and our staff will be working hard to continue business as usual.
  • Graduate Division is approving a blanket waiver for Spring quarter that will allow ALL graduate program exams to be administered online. This will include comprehensive/qualifying exams, advancement, and dissertation defenses.
  • Graduate Division will accept scanned documents and digital signatures for all forms related to enrolled services and exceptions until further notice. Please email grad@uci.edu with such documents with a copy to the following people as appropriate:

Instructional Continuity is one of the primary goals for all of our students and instructors. Please check the information provided by DTEI at https://sites.uci.edu/teachanywhere/. Additionally, we provide the following recommendations regarding ASEs and graduate students:

  • Graduate courses will be moved online as appropriate in accordance with overall plans for online teaching and learning: https://sites.uci.edu/teachanywhere/. Graduate independent study should still be supervised by faculty, either remotely or in person as appropriate for the specific scholarly activities.
  • Faculty are to remember that even with a move to an online format, all ASE activities must still abide by the systemwide negotiated union contract. Please see detailed information regarding TA and Reader eligibility, details of the union contract, and academic requirements here: https://grad.uci.edu/funding/employment/teaching-assistantships.php
  • We anticipate that some ASE activities will need to be supplemented with additional resources and that some ASE appointments will need to be adjusted. No ASEs with existing or planned Spring quarter appointments will be reduced or removed based on COVID-19 mitigation efforts. We anticipate the need for additional ASEs beyond current plans to be appointed in both Spring and Summer. As programs move their courses online, faculty and staff are encouraged to work closely with both OVPTL and Graduate Division to ensure appropriate resources are allocated.
  • ASEs with needs for accommodations to support online instruction as well as those who are teaching students with accommodation needs should consult with the Disability Services Center (https://dsc.uci.edu/) to ensure access and inclusion.

We understand that this is an anxious and potentially confusing time for all of our UCI campus community. Let us be clear, however: your funding, support, and employment will continue, regardless of accommodations made for COVID-19 public health considerations. Additionally, we are committed to ensuring that you can complete your degrees on time. Faculty and administrators across campus are committed to being flexible regarding graduate coursework, major program exams, and research.

Please reach out with any needs or questions you may have to grad@uci.edu
Thank you for your patience, caring, and generosity towards each other. Even if you are healthy, we are working together as a community to support those who are most vulnerable. We thank you for working with us on this important effort.


Sincerely,
 
Gillian Hayes
Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate Division
Kleist Professor of Informatics

Carroll Seron
Chair of Graduate Council
Professor Emerita of Criminology, Law, and Society

James Steintrager
Chair of the Academic Senate
Professor of History

International Science Fair 

The world’s premier pre-college science competition, the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (formerly Intel ISEF) is returning to southern California this May. As the ultimate destination for millions throughout the world, at ISEF 1800 high school students from 80 countries, regions, and territories will present projects in 21 science and engineering categories while competing for awards totaling nearly $5 million. Each ISEF finalist worldwide will have already won an all-expenses paid trip to Anaheim for this final competition. I mention these details to impress upon you the fact that ISEF is A Big Deal.

The reason for this invitation is that ISEF needs your time and expertise.

In order to fairly assess the projects of all 1800 ISEF finalists and select the best for awards, we need 1000 judges in all fields of science, math, and engineering. Most Grand Award judges have a doctorate (Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., or an equivalent), but the minimum requirement is a Bachelor's or Master's degree in the relevant scientific or engineering discipline followed by a minimum of six years of professional experience in that field. Advanced graduate students within a year of receiving their Ph.D. are also acceptable.

All judging activities will occur on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12-13, in the Anaheim Convention Center. The pre-interview activities on Tuesday (registration, preliminary project evaluation, dinner, and a training session) are almost always completed on site, and are best done there, but can be completed remotely if necessary. However, on Wednesday all judging activities will be in person in the Anaheim Convention Center. Interviews are individually scheduled on Wednesday, beginning in the morning and continuing throughout the afternoon. Category caucuses then determine all awards, a process that will not finish until after dinner. Regeneron ISEF will provide judges with free parking and all four meals from dinner Tuesday through dinner Wednesday, followed by a reception that evening. Unfortunately, we cannot provide judges with any additional travel or housing support.

To get a sense of the importance (and the scale) of Regeneron ISEF please view this brief two-and-a-half minute video of highlights from last year's Fair, which was held in Phoenix:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbcbU0aZ678

or visit the Home Page for ISEF, https://www.societyforscience.org/isef/, from which you can find information about all aspects of the fair.

To submit your application to be a judge, please visit:

https://www.societyforscience.org/isef/judging/grand-award/

While this invitation is intended specifically for judges, the Fair is also looking for volunteers in other capacities, such as interpreters, at all times during the week, starting as early as Thursday, May 7. For an overview of all of the ways in which you or your colleagues can help, please see the volunteer section of the ISEF site:

https://www.societyforscience.org/isef/volunteers/ .

Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you know who would be qualified to serve as a judge, or who is interested in volunteering support in any capacity. 

Yours,

Michael Dennin

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

AGS Symposium Call for Abstracts

Dear UCI graduate students, 

We are now accepting abstracts for AGS 2020 symposium through March 31st. Please submit your abstracts here .

The AGS Symposium is a day-long event in which students from all departments of UCI can come and present on their research work in non-technical language! You have the option to choose between oral or poster presentations. Each student gets 7 minutes to present, accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation or a poster. Also, this year we have a stage and a dance floor to accommodate performances from the School of Arts. 

The day is broken up into 3 different sessions, followed by an awards ceremony and networking event. Each session is judged by a group of professionals, both from UCI and our surrounding community. The first two presenters with highest scores from judges in each session will receive a cash prize. In order to prepare you for the presentation, we have reserved services of a professional presentation coach, Bri McWhorter form Activate to Captivate. We are tentatively planning the first training sessions for April 3rd. Please visit our website for more information. 

We look forward to your participation!

 

Thanks,

--

Marzieh Ataei

AGS Graduate Symposium Coordinator

Summer Campaign Job Opportunities

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

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

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

  • Get experience with the leadership and communication skills and connections needed to launch your career
  • Educate and engage citizens on pressing issues
  • Build membership and raise money for environmental and social change groups
  • Earn an average of $6,000-$8,000 this summer 

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Community Campaign for Airborne Lidar Data Collection in Alaska/Arctic

This is a solicitation from the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) for expressions of interest from researchers to collect research quality airborne lidar data for projects in Alaska/Arctic. Researchers in the past have expressed interest but only to hinder to meet the research needs due to lack of appropriate available base funds for aircraft mobilization and ground personnel expenses. In order to facilitate and accommodate smaller projects, we are proposing to combined such projects in one campaign and share funds to cover the base expenses. The lidar collection campaign will take place in late Summer of 2020.

NCALM has already received expressions of interest from some researchers and we are looking for additional projects to complement these sites. A project with a budget as low as $10,000 will be considered but there is no limit on the size of the project with appropriate budget. So if you have an interest, please send me a short description of your project with a KMZ polygon of the coverage area to participate in this community campaign.

Please note that NCALM is not providing any budget or funds to collect lidar data. We are simply organizing a campaign to optimize the funds researchers currently may have, you can obtain, or you are willing to lead to write a proposal in collaboration with NCALM.

Deadlines:

(1) June 1, 2020: Preliminary commitment by a researcher, and

(2) July 1, 2020: Final commitment and confirmation of funds by a researcher.

Best regards,

Ramesh L Shrestha, Professor & Director

National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM)
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
5000 Gulf Freeway
Bldg. 4, Suite 216
Houston, TX 77204

#metoogradschool

My name is Cierra Raine Sorin and I am a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of California Santa Barbara. I am currently conducting a survey study entitled #metoogradschool which focuses on graduate and professional students’ experiences of sexual harassment and
sexual violence during their time in their programs. You can find the survey at tinyurl.com/metoogradschool .

While sexual harassment and violence across university campuses has increased in visibility with the rise of the #MeToo movement, the vast majority of data on sexual harassment and sexual violence on college and university campuses continues to focus solely on the experiences of undergraduate students. To truly combat sexual harassment and violence at universities, then, it is necessary to specifically study individuals’ experiences within graduate programs.

In conducting this study, I am thus working to establish the first national dataset on graduate student experiences across all disciplines, fields, and types of post-baccaleurate programs. I anticipate using this data to identify broad patterns of who experiences sexual violence; who commits sexual violence; and, when cases have been reported to universities in any capacity, what the consequences of that reporting has been for survivors, perpetrators, and for the university.

I understand that the balance of information in reports with participants’ anonymity is of great concern to potential participants. It is my intention to present all data collected such that individuals cannot be identified. I will never tie someone's university and department together. Furthermore, if I believe that information about an individual related to their department or university could hint at identifying them, I will always err on the side of protecting participants' identities in relaying information about their experiences.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me ( csorin@ucsb.edu ) or my advisors, Dr. Tristan Bridges ( tbridges@soc.ucsb.edu ) and Dr. Laury Oaks
( oaks@femst.ucsb.edu ). I hope you will consider participating in and/or sharing the study with your networks!

Advanced Health Policy Elective

Health policy is an important and often forgotten topic within medical education, and health professional students are left without the full context of the socioeconomic and political landscapes that guide health care delivery. We now seek to fill this gap with the new two-week Advanced Health Policy Elective for medical students and allied health professional students at the University of California, Irvine. All are able to join our afternoon and evening sessions and students outside of the School of Medicine will be offered Certificates of Recognition for engaging with the course. 

 The course will be held April 13-24, 2020. Our schedule is yet to be finalized but a rough draft can be found below. You can also find us on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/HealthPolicyUCISOM/?eid=ARAwAb8Vz-snxpPHLgw8I7bte8kmYllIzh5ijV7uVYthz9PEOioTnvnuJQHQdSVjdMSlfjKJlo6nbgeD

 

April 13-24, 2020

Afternoon (1-5PM)**

Evening (6-7:30PM)**

week 1:

health policy and insurance basics

M

Course Intro, US Health Policy, Affordable Care Act

Tu

Medicare, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)

Special Populations*

W

Medicaid/MediCal, Children/s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)

Special Populations*

Th

Safety net,  Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

Special Populations*

F

Private/Employer-based insurance, Insurance Marketplace

Special Populations*

week 2:

pricing models and special populations

M

Cost, Payment Models

Special Populations*

Tu

Quality, Pharmaceutical Industry, Veteran’s Affairs, Indian Health Service

Special Populations*

W

Long-term Care,

Disabilities, “Dual Eligibles’

Panel: Patient and Family Experiences with disabilities

Th

Local Community, Special Populations*

Special Populations*

F

Special Populations*, Wrap-Up

 For more information please contact John Billimek: jbillime@hs.uci.edu

Register for DTEI Winter 2020 Workshops!

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

Academic Interviewing

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

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

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

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

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

Grand Challenges Initiative Teaching and Research Fellows, August 2020

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

City Internships Intern and Study Abroad Programs

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

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

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

Program locations:

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

Internship placement career fields: 

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

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

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

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

Josh

Joshua Edgley-Smith

General Manager of Programs, City Internships

joshua.edgley-smith@city-internships.com

+1 310 438 5329

929 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

www.city-internships.com

Middle Tennessee State University Faculty Position openings

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

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

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

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 & Postdoctoral Scholar 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 :

  • Develop greater confidence for internship and job interviews?
  • Prepare to work as a teaching assistant at UCI?
  • Enhance your English presentation skills?
  • Pass TOEP or SPEAK faster?
  • Recieve individualized feedback on your speaking and pronunciation?

Course Offerings for Fall 2019:

  • Academic English 23A – Pronunciation
    • 20156 TuTh 11-12pm
    • 20157 TuTh 9:30-10:50am
  • Academic English 23B - Conversation & English Stress, Rhythm and Intonation
    • 20158 TuTh 3:30-4:50pm
  •  Academic English 23C – Langauge and Presentations (to enroll please contact Neda Sahranavard nsahrana@uci.edu)
    • 20160 TuTh 12:30-1:50pm

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

For more information

CLICK HERE

or email

academicenglish@uci.edu

Law School Research Assistant Postion open to Graduate Students 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Announcement to Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers Regarding Elsevier 

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

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

  • 2019 articles in all Elsevier journals
  • Older articles in certain journals (download the list)

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:

  • Download the QLess app onto your electronic device

o Apple App Store (iOS)

o Google Play (Android)  

  • Text 'UC Irvine' to 949-304-5853
  • Go Online to join the line from any computer

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 and Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Center Update

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

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

ADVANCED TRAINING & CAREER WORKSHOPS

Special Event- Home Stretch: Finals Week Workspace

Monday - Thursday, March 16-19th from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Home Stretch provides a dedicated, quiet individual workspace for participants to be productive during finals. Drop in throughout each
day or stay all day long! Writing consultants will be available for drop-ins from to assist you.

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
GPSRC 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.
 
GPSRC HOURS

  • The GSPRC hours are Monday – Thursday from 9AM-7PM and Fridays from 9AM-5PM.

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

Funding

Merck Research Grants

Dear Innovator,

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

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

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

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

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

Best regards

Uli Betz

___________________________________________________________

Dr. Ulrich A.K. Betz

Vice President Innovation

Department Head Future Insight, Merck KGaA

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

Twitter: @ulrichbetz

PhD Teaching Fellowships Available for Summer 2020

Job/Position: i3 PhD Teaching Fellow

Number of Openings: 4

The University of Pittsburgh's School of Computing and Information seeks four doctoral students to serve as Teaching Fellows at the upcoming <https://i3-inclusion.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=65eabcd18688f466b823cb93c&id=fc45623bdd&e=4430a00d15> 2020 iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3). <https://i3-inclusion.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=65eabcd18688f466b823cb93c&id=9511d796a8&e=4430a00d15>

i3 is an undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences. Each year 20-25 undergraduate students from across the country are selected to become i3 Scholars. Those students undertake a yearlong experience that includes two summer institutes held at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information and a team research project.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has supported i3 with five grants totaling more than $2.89 million. Additional support has come from the iSchools Caucus (www.ischools.org <https://i3-inclusion.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=65eabcd18688f466b823cb93c&id=5d438953ec&e=4430a00d15> ), a consortium of information schools dedicated to advancing the information sciences as a broad, interdisciplinary field. Select partner iSchools have created scholarship offerings for i3 Scholars applying to their respective graduate programs.

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Teaching Fellows design classroom curriculum, work with students from a variety of academic disciplines, and receive mentoring from iSchool faculty

Job Duties

Teaching Fellows will co-teach a two-week module to the 2020 cohort of i3 Scholars (25 students). Two Teaching Fellows will be selected to co-teach a two-week Research Design Module introducing students to key research elements (e.g. formulating research questions, choosing between qualitative and quantitative methods, coordinating a research study, data collection, data analysis, presentation of findings). An additional two Teaching Fellows will be selected to co-teach a two-week Computational Thinking & Tools Module introducing students to tools and practices that they can use in the process of conducting research and succeeding in graduate school.

Inside the classroom, PhD Teaching Fellows are responsible for teaching their respective module content 1.25 hours per day for 10 days across the two week period. Additional time will be required for instructional preparation, follow-up with i3 Scholars, and feedback from i3 Leadership. Teaching Fellows may also attend any of the other i3 events, speakers, or tours included in the Introductory Institute.

The summer institute schedule, a detailed curriculum outline, and teaching resources will be provided by i3. With assistance from i3 Faculty and Staff, Teaching Fellows will be responsible for developing and delivering syllabi, as well as the daily, in-class content of their respective modules.

Because i3 is an immersive, community-oriented program, we strongly encourage Fellows to engage in i3 activities, such as meals, evening activities, and weekend trips, and participate in both structured and unstructured interactions that develop naturally as part of living on-campus alongside i3 Scholars and Leadership. The most successful Teaching Fellows have been those who are present throughout the program outside of their regularly scheduled teaching time.

Fellows also have the chance to foster meaningful connections with i3 Faculty, visiting Research Advisors, i3 presenters, and leadership at one of the many academic institutions that call Pittsburgh home through optional scheduled meetings.

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2017 i3 Scholars and Teaching Fellows

Teaching Fellow Dates

Arrival to University of Pittsburgh: June 18, 2020 Departure from University of Pittsburgh: July 3, 2020 Teaching Modules: June 22 – July 3, 2020

Qualifications

Required

* Applicants must have completed one semester of coursework at the doctoral level

* Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients

Preferred

* Applicants should have experience working with students from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds and documented experience working in a diverse multicultural teaching and research environment

* Applicants should ideally have the long-term goal of becoming a faculty member at an iSchool or similar institutional context

* Doctoral students at iSchools will receive priority consideration

* Doctoral students at iSchools other than the University of Pittsburgh are encouraged to apply

* Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and increasing opportunities for underrepresented populations

Compensation and Benefits

Fellows will receive a $1,000.00 honorarium and up to $250.00 for course supplies and materials. Travel expenditures to/from Pittsburgh will be paid for by i3. Housing arrangements will be made in University of Pittsburgh apartments and provided by i3 at no cost to Teaching Fellows.

Teaching Fellows will also be provided with work space within the School of Computing and Information, access to our labs, access to the University's 17 libraries, access to office supplies and equipment, and the support of our administrative staff.

i3 Teaching Fellows have the opportunity to leave with:

* Teaching Experience. i3 Teaching Fellows will get hands-on experience teaching undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, majors, and institutions, which will better prepare them for professorial careers.

* Community. By living alongside i3 Scholars and Leadership, Teaching Fellows have the opportunity to form meaningful and lasting connections with the i3 community. Additionally, Fellows are introduced to a network of over 210 Alums & ~150 i3 Leaders in Academia & Industry across the country.

* Mentorship and Professional Development. i3 Teaching Fellows have the opportunity to build relationships with multiple mentors, including i3 Leadership and other faculty members. Fellows participate in professional development sessions and receive personalized, daily feedback.

Application Materials

Application packages should include a cover letter, CV, and the names / contact information of two academic references. Sample course evaluations or a letter from a faculty member attesting to the applicant’s teaching excellence are optional and not required. Applicants should indicate in their cover letters their preferred teaching module (i.e. Research Design or Computational Thinking & Tools).

Application packages should be submitted online <https://i3-inclusion.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=65eabcd18688f466b823cb93c&id=175540eb5e&e=4430a00d15> . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applications will only be considered once all items have been received. Preference will be given to applications submitted by March 20, 2020.

Please direct all questions to Kayla Booth at kbooth@pitt.edu. For more information: http://www.i3-inclusion.org/phd-fellows/ <https://i3-inclusion.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=65eabcd18688f466b823cb93c&id=a57b77d1c3&e=4430a00d15>

The University of Pittsburgh prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability, or status as a veteran.

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Facebook Research Awards for Research into Misinformation

Facebook is offering awards to researchers interested in exploring the societal issues of misinformation and polarization related to social communication technologies...Our goal for these awards is to support the growth of the scientific community in these spaces and to contribute to a shared understanding across the broader industry on how social technology companies can better address social issues on their platforms. Research is not restricted to focusing on Facebook apps and technology."

  • Award amounts will range from $50K to $150K. Most projects will be between $50K to $100K, with up to five awards of $150K.
  • Payment will be made to the PI’s host institution as an unrestricted gift. Overhead is limited to 5% for gifts.
  • Applications are now open. Applications close on Wednesday, April 1 at 5:00 p.m. AOE.
  • Notifications will be sent by email to applicants in summer 2020

https://research.fb.com/programs/research-awards/proposals/foundational-integrity-research-misinformation-and-polarization-request-for-proposals/

NIH Funded Career Development Grant

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) has coordinated a grant writing series, K-Club, intended for junior faculty preparing to submit applications for the NIH Mentored Career Development Awards. These awards are designed to promote the career development of specific groups of individuals based on their past training and career stage.

The objective of these programs is to bring candidates to the point where they are able to conduct their research independently and are competitive for major grant support.

This structured workshop series is designed to assist junior faculty and fellows who are preparing competitive career development grant applications for June 2020 NIH submission. The program is broken up into four grant writing workshops that will prepare applicants to submit a K award.

Workshop 1: Introduction; Getting Ready to Apply - March 12th
Workshop 2: Grant Preparation; Specific Aims - March 26th
Workshop 3: Grant Preparation; Career Development Plans, Significance and Innovation, and Additional Information - April 17th
Workshop 4: Grant Preparation; Full Draft Preparation - April 30th

All sessions will take place from 9-11am at UCI Main Campus (final location TBD)

Application to attend the grant writing workshop includes: Signed MOU, NIH Biosketch, and Specific Aims draft.

Applications for the K-Club are due to
Brooke Piercy via email (piercyb@uci.edu) by March 9, 2020.

For questions please contact Brooke Piercy: (949) 824-3173 (piercyb@uci.edu).

SFARI 2020 Bridge to Independence Award

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is pleased to announce the 2020 Bridge to Independence Award request for applications (BTI RFA).

The BTI Award program engages talented early-career scientists in autism research by facilitating their transition to research independence and providing grant funding at the start of their professorships. Fellows receive a commitment of $495,000 over three years, activated upon assumption of a tenure-track professorship at a U.S. or Canadian research institution.

One of the most salient milestones in a scientific career is the transition from formal mentorship to an independent position. Unfortunately, this transition has become increasingly tenuous in recent years, in part because of the decreasing number of tenure-track faculty positions, which has been compounded by the increasing number of Ph.D. graduates and postgraduate traineeships. SFARI created the BTI Award program to address this issue and to encourage continued excellence in the autism research field.

This RFA is aimed at Ph.D. and M.D. – holding scientists who are currently in training positions but intend to seek tenure-track research faculty positions during the 2020–2021 academic year. The program’s selection process is uniquely designed to enhance the BTI fellow’s job prospects by specifying SFARI’s financial commitment contingent upon successful transitions to tenure-track research faculty positions.

We welcome applications that span the breadth of science that SFARI normally supports, including genetics, molecular mechanisms, circuits and systems, and clinical science. While we encourage applications from scientists who are working on autism-related projects, we would like to stress that this award is also open to researchers who are not currently working on autism but who are interested in starting research projects in this area and have expertise that could be brought to bear on this complex disorder.

The deadline for Letters of Intent and letters of recommendation is March 2, 2020. Detailed information and application instructions are available here.

UC Mexus-Conacyt Grants and Postodocs 2020 call for proposals

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

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

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

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

2020 i3 PhD Fellowships

The University of Pittsburgh's School of Computing and Information seeks four doctoral students to serve as Teaching Fellows at the upcoming 2020 iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3).

i3 is an undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences. Each year 20-25 undergraduate students from across the country are selected to become i3 Scholars. Those students undertake a yearlong experience that includes two summer institutes held at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information and a team research project.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has supported i3 with four grants totaling more than $2.89 million. Additional support has come from the iSchools Caucus (www.ischools.org), a consortium of information schools dedicated to advancing the information sciences as a broad, interdisciplinary field. Select partner iSchools have created scholarship offerings for i3 Scholars applying to their respective graduate programs.

JOB DUTIES

Teaching Fellows will co-teach a two-week module to the 2020 cohort of i3 Scholars (25 students). Two Teaching Fellows will be selected to co-teach a two-week Research Design Module introducing students to key research elements (e.g. formulating research questions, choosing between qualitative and quantitative methods, coordinating a research study, data collection, data analysis, presentation of findings). An additional two Teaching Fellows will be selected to co-teach a two-week Computational Thinking & Tools Module introducing students to tools and practices that they can use in the process of conducting research and succeeding in graduate school.

Inside the classroom, PhD Teaching Fellows are responsible for teaching their respective module content 1.25 hours per day for 10 days across the two week period. Additional time will be required for instructional preparation, follow-up with i3 Scholars, and feedback from i3 Leadership. Teaching Fellows may also attend any of the other i3 events, speakers, or tours included in the Introductory Institute.

The summer institute schedule, a detailed curriculum outline, and teaching resources will be provided by i3. With assistance from i3 Faculty and Staff, Teaching Fellows will be responsible for developing and delivering syllabi, as well as the daily, in-class content of their respective modules.

Because i3 is an immersive, community-oriented program, we strongly encourage Fellows to engage in i3 activities, such as meals, evening activities, and weekend trips, and participate in both structured and unstructured interactions that develop naturally as part of living on-campus alongside i3 Scholars and Leadership. The most successful Teaching Fellows have been those who are present throughout the program outside of their regularly scheduled teaching time.

Fellows also have the chance to foster meaningful connections with i3 Faculty, visiting Research Advisors, i3 presenters, and leadership at one of the many academic institutions that call Pittsburgh home through optional scheduled meetings.

TEACHING FELLOW DATES: 

Arrival to University of Pittsburgh: June 18, 2020
Departure from University of Pittsburgh: July 3, 2020
Teaching Modules: June 22 – July 3, 2020

Application packages should include a cover letter, CV, and sample course evaluations or a letter from a faculty member attesting to the applicant's teaching excellence. Applicants should indicate in their cover letters their preferred teaching module (i.e. Research Design or Computational Thinking & Tools).

Application packages should be submitted online. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applications will only be considered once all items have been received. Preference will be given to applications submitted by March 1, 2020.

Please direct all questions to Kayla Booth at kbooth@pitt.edu. For more information: http://www.i3-inclusion.org/phd-fellows/

Presidential Graduate Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD) Fellowship

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

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

L'Oréal Opens Women in Science Applications

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

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

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

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

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

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship

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

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

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

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

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

Applications are accepted three times each year:

• March 1

• July 1

• November 1

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

Send questions to npphelp@usra.edu

The Digital Life Initiative Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 

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

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

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

Grand Challenges Initiative Teaching and Research Fellows

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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:

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program

  • Submission of a resume and standardized test scores on the website

  • Series of fit and logic interviews

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity at Weizmann Institute of Science 

What: The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel is interested in attracting the highest-achieving postdoctoral researchers from premier North American universities through the Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program. For more information, please visit websites to learn more about the postdoctoral 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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