Graduate Division

Grad Weekly Update

Section 1


January 17th, 2019

Summary

Events

NASA Postdoctoral Program’s fellowship

Application deadline: March 1, 2019

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

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

Send questions to npphelp@usra.edu.

UC MEXUS - CONACYT: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Mexican Ph.D.s at University of California Campuses
and for UC Ph.D.s at Mexican Institutions
2019-2020

Application Deadline: Feburary 25, 2019

The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) and Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) are pleased to announce a joint program to support postdoctoral researchers at the University of California or at Mexican institutions of higher education or research. Students must have received their Ph.D. by May 3, 2019. For more information, see: https://ucmexus.ucr.edu/funding/fellowship_post_doc.html. 

Institute for Clinical & Translational Science Community Engagement Unit (CEU) Campus-Community Research Incubator Program

Application Deadline: January 18, 2019

The Campus-Community Research Incubator Program (CCRI) is a small grant fund mechanism designed to foster collaborative research-oriented projects between university researchers and community organizations. There are two levels of grant funding available: 1. Pilot CCRI $8,000-$10,000 (for research applications) and 2. Mini CCRI $3,000-$5,000 (for capacity and partnership building applications). The estimated funding period is April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020.

COURSES ON TEACHING SKILLS AND CIRTL QUALIFICATION

The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation will offer two courses to graduate students and postdocs who want to improve their teaching skills and qualify for CIRTL levels of Associate and Practitioner:

Uni Studies 390X: Developing Teaching Excellence
is offered each quarter on Thursdays from 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Learn more at http://dtei.uci.edu/university-studies-390x/  (course 87901)
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Mahavongtrakul  (mmahavon@uci.edu)


Uni Studies 395: Teaching as Research Seminar
is offered quarterly if three students enroll by Monday of Week 1. The seminar meets Wednesday mornings at 9 am. 
More information is available at: http://tlrc.dtei.uci.edu/tar/  (course 87910)
Instructor: Dr. Adrienne Williams (adriw@uci.edu)

Announcements

CHARLOTTE W. NEWCOMBE DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

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

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

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


DIVISION OF TEACHING & EXCELLENCE FALL WORKSHOPS

The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) is proud to offer workshops throughout the Winter quarter. Topics include using multiple forms of assessment, involving yourself in the classroom learning environment, and reasons why we should not teach to the "average" student. In addition, we will have an information session for graduate students and postdocs covering our most popular programs! Lastly, we will be offering the Course Design Certification Program as well. So RSVP and find out more about how these can count towards the Certificate in Teaching Excellence, click below! 

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

Contact Person: Dr. Matthew Mahavongtrakul at mmahavon@uci.edu

OUTSTANDING PAPER IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

With proceeds from the National Academy of Sciences William and Katherine Estes Award for her work on nuclear weapons, Etel Solingen, the Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies and Distinguished Professor of political science, has established a new graduate award.

The Outstanding Paper in International Relations award is open to all UCI graduate students working in that field. Eligible papers must be of publishable quality, of the caliber that would be expected in a major International Relations journal. Papers completed between December 1st 2017 and December 1st 2018 are eligible, including those already published or in press. Nominations will be accepted only from members of faculty, in formal memo or letter format, and should include sufficient detail to enable evaluation of the paper's strength and originality.

Three faculty members will serve on the selections committee.

The award amount is $1,000; the 2018-19 winner will be recognized during the School of Social Science Order of Merit ceremony in June 2019.

Click here for more details.

GRADUATE STUDENTS SUPPORT GROUP

Pre-group Meeting Required.

Mondays 3:00pm-4:30pm

Saimir Thano, Ph.D.

This is a graduate student process oriented support group that focuses on increasing insight in order to better understanding self and others. Through the interactive nature of the group members may engage in discussion and explorations of diverse topics including academic concerns, personal growth, and varies relationships such 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

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Requirements:
    • 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 AN ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION TO NEW YORK TIMES COURTESY OF UCI LIBRARIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please contact cynthiaj@uci.edu. To begin setting up your account, see this link: http://nytimesineducation.com/access-nyt/

 

OFF-CAMPUS ONLINE RESOURCES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE UCI LIBRARIES

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

And the UCI Libraries participate in a reference consortium that provideschat 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.

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.

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.

APPLY FOR GRAD SLAM!
Apply today!
Grad Slam Applications due this Friday, January 18!
Grad Slam is an annual UC wide contest to communicate research clearly to a general audience in three minutes or less. Winners receive prizes from $500 - $5,000. For more information about what Grad Slam is and the process to enter visit the website by clicking here. Fill out the Grad Slam Application Form and include the URL to your video by Friday, January 18, 2018.
General Information Contact: Turner Dahl

GRADUATE DIVISION MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES – Applications now available!

Interested in developing mentoring skills, expanding your professional development, and want to be more involved in the campus community? The Graduate InterConnect Program and DECADE PLUS work to provide quality mentoring to unique student populations on campus. Both programs are looking for graduate students who have a strong interest and passion for helping other students succeed.

April 2019 - December 2019
The Graduate InterConnect Program (GIC) supports the successful transition of international graduate students. This program offers opportunities for international students to network, develop support networks through Peer Mentors, improve communication skills, and learn about American life and culture to ease the transition to UC Irvine and the graduate experience. GIC Peer Mentors from all disciplines and backgrounds are assigned to mentor a group of incoming international graduate students. They engage with pre-arrival communications, plan and facilitate fall events, and provide critical support during Graduate Welcome and Orientation. For questions, please email Gabriella Pham (gradinterconnect@rgs.uci.edu).

For more details, review the application using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/2019GICPeerMentors

APPLICATIONS DUE BY MONDAY, JANUARY 28 @ 8 AM

April 2019 – June 2020
DECADE PLUS is a mentorship program for undergraduate Chancellor’s Excellence Scholars in their first-fourth years at UCI. DECADE PLUS is the Graduate Division’s most intensive mentoring opportunity and requires a full calendar year commitment. Leadership Coaches will work both independently and as a part of a mentoring team to help these students successfully transition to college and achieve timely degree completion. Chancellor’s Excellence Scholars are identified by the University as high-achieving, incoming undergraduate students from across California who demonstrate great intellectual and academic promise. For questions, please email Jade Turner (decadeplus@uci.edu).

For more information, please see the application using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/DPLC2019-20

APPLICATIONS DUE BY MONDAY, JANUARY 28 @ 8 AM

GSR POSITION AVAILABLE – APPLY TODAY

The Graduate Division is searching for a current graduate student to fill a Communications GSR position. This person, under the direction of the Graduate Division Communications Director, will be responsible for fulfilling departmental communications needs including graphic design, photography, website maintenance, and videography. This position will also join the GD Communications team and aid in developing, launching and maintaining a broad spectrum of communications projects from the Graduate Division. Graduate Division Communications target a broad range of populations, including but not limited to prospective graduate students, current graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars as well as graduate and postdoctoral alumni. This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to gain experience in a professional setting, work with various professional staff with responsibilities across multiple disciplines, and contribute to major campus initiatives that will have broad and visible impact. This is also a great opportunity for those with an established creative and design skill set commonly used in communications work.

Click here to learn more and APPLY today!

GRADUATE DIVISION ALUMNI SPEAKER SERIES: LESSONS LEARNED
Register
“Planning the Un-plannable” Featuring Sherry Ryan, Ph.D.

Wednesday, January 23, 1:00 – 2:30PM
Join us as we bring Sherry Ryan, Ph.D. Professor of City Planning & Director of the School of Public Affairs SDSU Alum ‘97 back to campus for a one hour presentation. Her presentation will be followed by a short hosted reception. Click here to register.

BELLEVUE COLLEGE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
“Teaching at a Teaching Institution”
Register
Friday, January 25, 1:30 – 3:30PM
Thinking about a teaching career? Come get an insider’s perspective from one of our own. UCI Grad Alum, Dr. Trevor Gamble and his colleagues from Bellevue College in Washington are coming to campus to meet you! Learn insider tips, what to expect at a teaching institution and how this avenue could be a fit for you. PLUS, the team from Bellevue will share information on five FT-tenure track positions they want YOU to know about. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network and explore your options!  All disciplines are encouraged to attend! Click here to register.

Let’s be Social!

Have you connected with us on social media? If not, do it now! Follow us @UCIrvineGD and tag your posts #UCIGradLife. We share important information, updates, and news that you won’t want to miss out on. Plus, we want to hear what’s important to you – so get connected today.

 

GRADUATE RESOURCE CENTER (GRC) UPDATES

1/17/2019

 

SAVE THE DATE – SPECIAL EVENT

3rd Annual Winter Recharge

Friday, February 22 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Time to RECHARGE! Winter quarter is tough and we have a solution. Join us for a full day of activities in the GRC that touch on every aspect of your student experience: health and wellness, professional development, and school/life balance. Drop in or attend a scheduled session – there is something for everyone and no shortage of skill-building, giveaways, and fun!

  • STRETCH AND RELEASE: YOGA PRACTICES FOR GRAD STUDENTS from 10:00 – 11:00AM
    Phong Luong, Graduate Counselor / Certified Yoga Instructor
    Winter quarter got you tense? Learn yoga techniques that can help you de-stress and stay well. This session will also focus on poses that help those who spend long hours at a desk – perfect for graduate students and post-docs! Yoga mats will be provided for use.

 

  • LUNCH & LINKEDIN LAB from 12:00 – 1:00PM    
    Representatives from the Division of Career Pathways
    Does your LinkedIn profile need a reboot? Bring your laptop and lunch for hands-on help with your profile! Get a quick overview on LinkedIn and stay for an informal, open working session to build your LinkedIn profile. Whether you are brand new to the platform or just need help with making your profile stand out above the rest, this session is for you.
  • BREATHE AND BE: MEDITATION TECHNIQUES TO RESET AND RECHARGE from 2:00 – 3:00PM     
    Phong Luong, Graduate Counselor
    Meditate much?  You should!  Studies show meditation helps with concentration, sleep, productivity and more! This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about meditation, in a familiar environment and get a jump start on your own practice. All levels welcome!

 

Advanced Training Boot Camps

WRITING SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Dissertation Boot Camp (DBC)Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM and Sunday, February 3 from 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 grc@uci.edu to register.

This session provides dedicated times for participants to set writing goals and promote the development of healthy writing habits in a distraction-free environment of distractions. SPACE IS LIMITED. Participants can register here for this boot camp.

GRC writing consultants can review academic publications, dissertation/thesis materials, and provide feedback on job application materials (ex. CV, resume, cover letter). Schedule an appointment by clicking here or calling 949-824-3849.

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTING

On Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM a representative from the Division of Career Pathways provides career advising for both academic and non-academic positions. No appointment necessary, first come, first served.

GRC writing consultants can review publications, funding applications, and job application materials. One-hour appointments are available from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 

Click here to schedule your appointment.

Come meet with a peer communication consultant to get strategies to help you deliver more impactful talks about their research, prepare for interviews, or help with reducing anxiety when speaking. Appointments are 30 minutes.

 

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.

GRC HOURS

  • Winter quarter the GRC will be opened from Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

The Graduate Resource Center (GRC) is located on the third floor of the Gateway Study Center.

Need additional information about GRC workshops and events:

     EMAIL:       GRC@uci.edu

     PHONE:     949-824-3849

 

Funding

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 2019 due dates of March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, 2019. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and our program is found at www.mdanderson.org/CPRITTRIUMPH. Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at ksavannah@mdanderson.org

NSF I-Corps UCI Applied Innovation

We are now accepting applications for the Winter 2019 cohort of the NSF I-Corps program. I-Corps is an entrepreneurship training program that helps researchers successfully translate their work into the market place.

Key dates/deadlines:

Benefits:

Course Dates:

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 4-7 PM
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 4-7 PM
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 4-7 PM
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 4-7 PM


THE LAWRENCE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

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.


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 ksavannah@mdanderson.org.

MERCK INNOVATION CUP - EUR 20,000 AWARD - DEADLINE JAN 31

From June 23 - 29, 2019, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will be hosting the Merck Innovation Cup. The Innovation Cup is an initiative for graduate students in natural sciences, computer sciences, and business administration to attend a training program near Frankfurt, Germany.
All travel, food and accommodation expenses are paid.

The Innovation Cup is designed to support the professional development of graduate students interested in the pharmaceutical industry. Participants learn how R&D in the industry works by lectures from Merck managers and scientists. The students will also advance an idea to a full project plan with their teams. The event brings together a promising new generation of talent with senior Merck managers and researchers and accomplished Merck retirees in a meeting of the generations. It also provides a unique chance to network with the brightest students from all around the world. Teams will work on innovative projects in the areas of: Oncology, Immuno-Oncology, Autoimmunity, Small Molecule Drug Discovery, Protein Engineering and Screening, Digitalization.
Postdocs and graduate students on their way towards a PhD in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, biotechnology, bioinformatics, computer sciences, data sciences, informatics, biochemistry, pharmacy, engineering or related fields are invited to apply. In addition, advanced MBA students or recent MBA graduates with an interest in the pharmaceutical business and a background in natural sciences are also eligible. The participating teams have the chance to win the Innovation Cup award endowed with EUR 20,000 for the most convincing project plan. At the last day of the Innovation Cup, a scientific conference with alumni from previous editions will be organized.
Applications are now possible at:
http://innovationcup.merckgroup.com
http://innovationcup.emdgroup.com (For U.S. and Canada)
Deadline: January 31st, 2019



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 to 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 graduted) 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 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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