September 20, 2018
UCI Campus Resource Fair for Postdoctoral Scholars and Graduate Students
When: Thursday, September 20, 3:30-6:00pm
3:30-5:00pm- Campus groups present to discuss programs and answer questions
5:00-6:00pm- Light dinner with UCI colleagues
Where: Natural Science I- Room 1114
Contact: Mary Frances Ypma-Wong, 824-5196
The 2018 Annual UCI Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium- "Postdocs at the Forefront”
Graduate students are welcome to attend the symposium and enjoy dinner with postdocs. This is an opportunity for collaborations to be formed, information to be shared, and grad students to learn more about life as a postdoc.
When: Friday, September 28, 2:00-8:00pm
Where: UCI Applied Innovation- 5141 California Ave #250, Irvine, CA 92617
Website: Details and registration at http://pda.grad.uci.edu/uciprs18/
Contact: Mary Frances Ypma-Wong, 824-5196
NASA SPACE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (NSTRF) - FALL 2019
- NSTRF19 Frequently Asked Questions (as of September 6, 2018)
- NSTRF19 Letters of Recommendation Guidelines
- NSTRF19 Phase A Proposal Submission Instructions
- Students must AFFILIATE (through an NSPIRES account) with and LINK their proposal to the "NSTRF Proposal Submission Office" prior to submitting their proposal. See the document: "NSTRF19 Phase A Proposal Submission Instructions" for details on how to Affiliate and how to submit your proposal.
- The due date for NSTRF19 proposals from students (Phase A) is November 1, 2018, at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT.
- Inquiries regarding this call should be submitted via email to email@example.com. An NSTRF19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document is available (under "Other Documents").
- Letters of Recommendation must be submitted by Letter Writer to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT, November 5, 2018 (Letter submission deadline).
- For more info, go to: http://tinyurl.com/NSTRF2019
INVENTION TRANSFER GROUP FELLOWSHIP
Fellowships with the Invention Transfer Group (ITG) offer UCI graduate or professional students, or postdocs a hands-on introduction to university technology transfer and intellectual property management. Technology transfer is a mix of science, business and law. Under the direction of a Licensing Officer at ITG, fellows will assist in conducting technology assessments, prior art searches, writing invention summaries, and initiating market research of UCI inventions. This opportunity gives fellows experience analyzing innovative technologies, and an understanding of the patenting and commercialization processes, while providing an excellent resource to the UCI inventor community. This fellowship is part-time and paid.
● UCI graduate-level (Ph.D., M.S., M.B.A., M.D. or J.D.) student or postdoctoral scholar
● Student should have completed at least one year of graduate studies, and, if a Ph.D. student, have passed their qualifying exams
● Scientific background in the life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, computer sciences, or medicine
● Must have excellent written communication
● Ability to adhere to deadlines
● Submit resume and questionnaire to ITG@uci.edu
● Applicants invited for interviews will be assigned a short case study to be completed within 1 week
● Approval from faculty advisor, if fellow is a graduate student or postdoc. Postdocs may be required to reduce their appointment if adding this fellowship would bring them over 100% appointment
● Ability to devote 5-8 hours per week to the program (some assignments may be completed remotely)
● Minimum six month commitment
UCI STUDENTS: GET A 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.
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.
TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS AT BELLEVUE COLLEGE - VARYING 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.
UCI-GPS-CIRTL LISTSERV RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR PROFESSIONAL AND PEDAGOGICAL SUCCESS
UCI-GPS-CIRTL is a partnership between the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), UCI Graduate Division and the Division of Teaching and Learning centered on professional and pedagogical development and success.
You can sign up here for the UCI-GPS-CIRTL listserv to receive information about professional development opportunities through CIRTL! We anticipate sending approximately one e-mail per week or less with updates.
Contact: For further inquiries, please e-mail email@example.com.
OPPORTUNITY: TEST PREP INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Are you looking for a way to further develop your teaching experience and earn extra pocket money? Apply today to be a LSAT test prep instructor (LSAT/Law experience not required)! This new service offered by the Division of Continuing Education (DCE), in partnership with Educational Testing Consultants, is perfect for you because the curriculum is already established, and just needs you to bring it to life.
To apply online to be a LSAT instructor: Click here
Contact: for more information, please contact Amy Bue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAILING LIST FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN CIRTL TEACHING AND RESEARCH TRAINING
UCI has recently joined a nationwide network of research universities that support improved teaching skills for graduate students and postdocs. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) provides online courses and supports on-campus communities for future faculty interested in evidence-based STEM teaching and education research.
More Info: Sign up for general updates and information on CIRTL at UCI on the website Students from all disciplines are welcome to participate, though the majority of examples will be STEM-focused.
Contact: During Winter quarter, Dr. Adrienne Williams from the Division of Teaching and Learning is meeting with grads and postdocs interested in helping develop the Teaching as Research program at UCI. If you want to participate or have additional questions about CIRTL, contact her at email@example.com.
DROP-IN DISSERTATION GROUP FRIDAYS AT THE COUNSELING CENTER FROM 10 - 11AM
What: The group is designed for graduate students to obtain support and to address dissertation challenges. Education will be provided regarding typical dissertation challenges and coping strategies.
When: Fridays from 10 - 11AM
More Info: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DISCOUNT ARTS CARD FOR CTSA PRODUCTIONS/EVENTS/PERFORMANCES
What: Claire Trevor School of the Arts offers a Student Arts Pass to full-time UCI registrants, pre-loaded with discounted tickets to the performances of your choice*. Get $5 off the regular student price with a 5-ticket Student Arts Pass ($50); $15 off with a 10-ticket Arts Pass ($95); or $45 with a 20-ticket Pass ($175) – a savings of 10-20%! Purchase your Student Arts Pass at the Arts Box Office or online. Call (949) 824-2787 or email for more info.
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 PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with remaining 2018 due dates of September 30 and December 31. 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 email@example.com.
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GRADUATE RESOURCE CENTER (GRC) UPDATES
Register NOW: Registration for Fall 2018 certificate programs and advanced training boot camps are now available!
The registration forms for our fall quarter certificate programs are now available online. Please inform your students and postdocs to register now. Spaces are limited for each of the following certificate programs.
Tuesdays, October 9 to November 27, 12:00 – 2:00PM
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
Interested participants can register here.
Wednesdays, October 10 to November 14, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Maintaining overall health and well-being is key to graduate success. This is a six session program focusing on skills and resources related to health and wellness. This certificate program is intended for those who are:
- Curious about the connection between physical health, mental well-being, and professional success
- Interested in resources, strategies and tools to thrive in a demanding work environment
- Seeking to improve work-life balance and professional development
Interested participants can register here.
Tuesdays, October 16 to November 6, 2:00 – 4:00PM
Effective mentoring is a crucial part of the academic experience. This six session program focuses on skills and resources related to mentorship. The Mentoring Excellence Program (MEP) is intended for those who are:
- Curious about becoming a mentor
- Current mentors who want to expand their skills
- Interested in having a stronger relationship with their own mentor
- And those interested in becoming a mentor in any of the Graduate Division mentoring experiences
Interested participants can register here.
ADVANCED TRAINING BOOT CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS
There are a number for professional development opportunities for students this quarter ranging from 1 hour to 3 days in length. Registration is now available!
Dissertation Boot Camp (DBC) – Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 9:00AM – 5:00PM and Sunday, October 28, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
This is an intensive 3-day writing opportunity for graduate students in the dissertation phase of their program. The DBC will help students overcome writer’s block, make significant progress in a short period of time, and develop skills for future writing.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
NSF GRFP Information Session – Tuesday, October 2, 12:00 – 1:30PM
Job Search Strategies – Tuesday, October 2, 2:00 – 3:00PM
Writing the NSF GRFP Personal and Research Statements – Wednesday, October 3, 1:00 – 1:30PM
Resume Writing – Wednesday, October 10, 1:00 – 2:00PM
Start Smart: Salary Negotiation Training – Wednesday, October 17, 2:00 – 4:00PM
Writing a CV – Wednesday, November 1, 3:00 – 4:00PM
Introduction to Presentations – Thursday, November 8, 12:30 – 2:30PM
Mini Dissertation Boot Camp – Friday, November 9, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Preparing for the Academic Interview – Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 – 4:30PM
Video Presentation Boot Camp – Tuesday, November 27, 2:00 – 4:00PM or Thursday, November 29, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
GRC writing consultants can review publications, funding applications, and job application materials. One-hour appointments are available from 9:00AM – 5:00PM.
Click here to schedule your appointment.
If you are applying for fellowship funding, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), Fulbright U.S. Student Program or Ford Foundation Fellowships, Dr. Sandra Loughlin can answer questions about the application process and provide feedback on application materials.
Click here to schedule your appointment.
Summer hours for the GRC hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM.
Need additional information about GRC workshops and events:
The Lawrence Fellowship is a highly-competitive postdoctoral position at LLNL that is open to all technical disciplines. Fellowships are awarded to candidates with exceptional talent, scientific track records, and potential for significant achievements. Typically, two to four fellowships are awarded each year, and the awards are for three years. Fellows are free to pursue their own research agenda under the guidance of a senior staff scientist who serves as a mentor. The fellows most often conduct their research in a collaborative, multidisciplinary manner with others in a team environment.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION'S NSF 2026 IDEA MACHINE PRIZE COMPETITION - DEADLINE OCT 26
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, a prize competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM education. Participants can earn cash prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by NSF. It's an opportunity for researchers, the public and other interested stakeholders to contribute to NSF's mission to support basic research and enable new discoveries that drive the U.S. economy, enhance national security and advance knowledge to sustain the country's global leadership in science and engineering.
Entries will be accepted through October 26, 2018. For more information, including entry instructions, eligibility, rules, and judging criteria, please visit the NSF 2026 Idea Machine website.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION (ASF) - NOV 1
- ASF offers awards to American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.
- Deadline to apply: November 1, 2018
- Online application and additional information: www.amscan.org
DOE OFFICE OF SCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENTS (SCGSR) PROGRAM IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - DEADLINE NOV 15
The goal of the program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities.
The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the 6 Office of Science research programs and the DOE national laboratories/facilities.
The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period. Collaborating DOE Laboratory Scientists may be from any of the participating DOE national laboratories/facilities. The award period for the proposed research project at DOE laboratories/facilities may range from 3 to 12 consecutive months.
FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: CANCER PREVENTION & RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXAS - DEADLINES SEPT 30 AND DEC 31
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 PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with remaining 2018 due dates of June 30, September 30, and December 31. 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 email@example.com.
2019 FORD FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS - DEADLINE JAN 8
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website.
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
- U. S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program¹, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
- Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
- Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science, or humanities
Eligibility includes individuals with current status under the DACA Program, as well as individuals whose status may have lapsed but who continue to meet all the USCIS guidelines for DACA available here.
- Predoctoral--$24,000 per year for three years
- Dissertation--$25,000 for one year
- Postdoctoral--$45,000 for one year
Awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 70 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.
Application Deadline Dates:
- Predoctoral: December 13, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
- Dissertation: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
- Postdoctoral: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 8, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)
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.
- Currently enrolled in (or recently graduted) an undergrad or graduate university program
- Submission of resume and standardized test scores on the website
- Series of fit and logic interviews
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR OPPORTUNITY AT WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
What: The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel is interested in attracting the highest-achieving postdoctoral researchers from premier North American universities through the Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program. For more information, please visit websites to learn more about the postdoctoral fellows program at Weizmann Institute of Science and the Zuckerman ScholarsProgram websites.
How: Interested advanced doctoral students should contact Celina Mojica, Director of Diversity, Extramural Funding and Postdoctoral Affairs.
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