Graduate Division

Grad Weekly Update

Section 1


September 17th, 2020

Summary

New This Week

Discover your New Horizon at UCI by attending the Anteater Involvement Fair!

The Anteater Involvement Fair serves as a place where new and current UCI students can learn more about the vast variety of campus organizations, what they do and how they can become involved. This event showcases the variety of campus organizations and is a prime recruitment event!

If you are looking for ways to get involved, if you want to meet new friends, and if you want to learn more about UCI's campus spirit then attending the Virtual Anteater Involvement Fair is a great place to start! You will leave this event with more ways to become involved at UCI than you could have imagined.

The Virtual Fair will not be accessible until Welcome Week (September 28th). During live session times, students will have the opportunity to view each campus organization's virtual booth where they can access information about the org, chat with club officers, join in on live virtual info sessions, and indicate interest in the organization.

Live Sessions:
- September 28, 12 pm -3 pm
- September 29, 4 pm - 7 pm
- September 30, 11 am - 2 pm

Virtual Graduate Welcome Week

Welcome to the Anteater community! This event will focus on assisting new graduate students successfully navigate through their graduate journey at UCI. The program will cover a variety of topics including professional development, academic success, health and wellness, and student life. Whether you are curious about graduate support services, how to begin your professional development, or maintaining a healthy graduate student lifestyle, Graduate Welcome and Orientation is the first place to gain valuable information to impact your graduate experience.

Friday, September 25, 2020

For the safety of our campus community and incoming graduate students, Graduate Welcome and Orientation will be hosted remotely on Friday, September 25, 2020. Students are invited to register and will be sent details on how to participate in the event and the online learning environments.

Orientation is designed to help incoming graduate students from all disciplines begin their first-class education on the right foot. Listen to some of your peers explain what they found the most helpful about the event. 

Events

Discover your New Horizon at UCI by attending the Anteater Involvement Fair!

The Anteater Involvement Fair serves as a place where new and current UCI students can learn more about the vast variety of campus organizations, what they do and how they can become involved. This event showcases the variety of campus organizations and is a prime recruitment event!

If you are looking for ways to get involved, if you want to meet new friends, and if you want to learn more about UCI's campus spirit then attending the Virtual Anteater Involvement Fair is a great place to start! You will leave this event with more ways to become involved at UCI than you could have imagined.

The Virtual Fair will not be accessible until Welcome Week (September 28th). During live session times, students will have the opportunity to view each campus organization's virtual booth where they can access information about the org, chat with club officers, join in on live virtual info sessions, and indicate interest in the organization.

Live Sessions:
- September 28, 12 pm -3 pm
- September 29, 4 pm - 7 pm
- September 30, 11 am - 2 pm

Virtual Graduate Welcome Week

Welcome to the Anteater community! This event will focus on assisting new graduate students successfully navigate through their graduate journey at UCI. The program will cover a variety of topics including professional development, academic success, health and wellness, and student life. Whether you are curious about graduate support services, how to begin your professional development, or maintaining a healthy graduate student lifestyle, Graduate Welcome and Orientation is the first place to gain valuable information to impact your graduate experience.

Friday, September 25, 2020

For the safety of our campus community and incoming graduate students, Graduate Welcome and Orientation will be hosted remotely on Friday, September 25, 2020. Students are invited to register and will be sent details on how to participate in the event and the online learning environments.

Orientation is designed to help incoming graduate students from all disciplines begin their first-class education on the right foot. Listen to some of your peers explain what they found the most helpful about the event. 

UCI Counseling Center Therapy Groups

Pre-Group Screening is Required Call the UCI Counseling Center today to learn more about groups and to get scheduled for a group screening appointment. All therapy groups start Week 3 of Fall Quarter. All Therapy Groups will be held via Telebehavioral VideoConferencing in Fall Quarter. Therapy Groups are intended for currently enrolled UCI students who are currently located in the state of California.

Graduate Student Therapy Group Tuesday 9:30am-11:00am

This is a process-oriented therapy group for graduate students who would like to receive/provide support, learn about self and others, share their experiences, and discuss possible ways to cope with struggles in a safe space. The focus of the group will be determined by the members; possible topics may include academic distress, personal growth, relationship concerns, and work-life balance.

Overcoming Social Anxiety Tuesday 10:30am-12:00pm

This skills-focused group is designed to help students overcome anxiety in a variety of social situations including public speaking, meeting new people, initiating and maintaining conversations.

Authentic Connections Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm

This group is for students interested in better understanding themselves and their relationships with others. It offers an environment where members can express their thoughts and feelings and provide support and feedback to one another.

Finding Peace in Family Chaos Friday 10:00am-11:30am

This support group aims to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for participants to increase awareness of how their family dynamics impact their relational patterns and overall functioning during COVID and beyond. Through the interactive nature of the group members may engage in discussion and exploration of diverse topics including family and cultural expectations, spirituality, academics, career goals, and romantic relationships. Giving and receiving of interpersonal feedback is also an important component of this group.

Drop-in Groups

Wabruda- Wednesdays 5pm-6:30pm

A group to support and empower Black/African American men. **No Group Screening needed. Please contact Dr. Milo Dodson at milo.dodson@uci.edu for more information about fall schedule (This event is partnered with the CBCRR).

One Foot Out- Thursday 12:00pm-1:30pm

A drop-in group for individuals needing support around topics such as: coming out, choosen family, PRIDE, and QTPIC related concerns, relationships, and Queer History. **No Group Screening needed (This event is partnered with the LGBT RC-please go to their website for more information).

UCI Counseling Center Workshops

Workshops Do Not Require Prior Sign-Up **Please note that all workshops are offered remotely at the designated date and times. Workshops will be closed 10 minutes after the start time listed. Workshops are intended for currently enrolled UCI students who are currently located in the state of California. For more information and links to workshops go to: https://counseling.uci.edu/services/groups.html

Surviving to Thriving in 2020 (Weekly)
Oct. 12th: Connecting with Self and Others to Reduce Sadness, Isolation, and Loneliness
Oct. 19th: Zoom Fatigue and Daily Routine
Oct. 26th: Focus and Concentration
Nov. 2nd: Anxiety, Pandemic and Politics
Nov. 9th: Procrastination
Nov. 16th: Sleep
Nov. 23rd: Gratitude
Nov. 30th: Connection with Self and Others to Reduce Sadness, Isolation, and Loneliness
Dec. 7th: Grief and Loss
Mindful Self-Care (Weekly)
Click to Join on Tuesdays 4pm-5pm: https://uci-hipaa.zoom.us/j/96599386790
Mindful Breathing:Oct.13th; Nov. 3rd; Nov. 24th
Mindful Stitching: Oct. 20th; Nov. 10th; Dec. 1st
Mindful Body Movement (incorporates Zumba Movement) : Oct. 27th; Nov. 17th; Dec. 8th
Wellness Workshop Series (Weekly)
Click to Join on Wednesdays 1pm-2pm: https://uci-hipaa.zoom.us/j/95885852447
Oct. 7th: Building Self-Esteem
Oct. 14th: Expressive Writing for Self-Care
Oct. 21st: Beating Test Anxiety
Oct. 28th: Overcoming Procrastination
Nov. 4th: Party Smart
Nov. 11th: No workshop in honor of Veteran's Day
Nov. 18th: How to keep your Cool
Nov. 25th: Sleep Hygiene
Dec. 2nd: Managing Stress in all the Right Ways
Dec. 9th: Beating Test Anxiety
Academic Boot Camp
Click to Join on Thursdays 1pm-2pm: https://uci-hipaa.zoom.us/s/95235939096
Oct. 15th: Maintaining Motivation (GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)
Oct. 22nd: Reducing Avoidance (GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)
Oct. 29th: Improving Time Management (GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)
Nov. 5th: Maintaining Motivation
Nov. 12th: Reducing Avoidance
Nov. 19th: Improving Time Management
Dec 3rd: Maintaining Motivation
Dec. 10th: Reducing Avoidance
Graduate Student Workshop Series
Click to Join on Thursdays 4pm-5pm: https://uci-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94292018704
Oct. 15th: Stress Management
Oct. 22nd: Imposter Syndrome
Oct. 29th: Time Management
Nov. 5th: Navigating Academic Relationships
Nov. 12th: Stress Management
Nov. 19th: Imposter Syndrome
Dec. 3rd: Time Management
Dec 10th: Navigating Academic Relationships
Feel Better Fast
Click to Join on Fridays 1-2pm: https://uci-hipaa.zoom.us/j/92286372950
Oct. 30th: Managing Stress
Nov. 6th: Prioritizing Your To-Do List
Nov. 13th: Getting ACTIVATED
Nov. 20th: Healthy Relationships
Dec. 4th: Let Go and Be Well

Long Day's Journey into Night & Addiction

Play Reading: "Long Day's Journey into Night," followed by a panel discussion

When: Saturday September 19th, 5p.m. PDT

Where: Zoom Meeting 

To learn more and register, click here

Cooking with the Professor

If you haven't seen the latest Youtube releases- A Sabbath Menu, Pizza Feast, Jain Friendly Dishes, Gelato Fest and Maryland-Style Crab Cakes, please click here.

Sponsors: Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion, Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts & Culture Initiative, and Humanities Center.

Announcements

Nominations for UC President's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows

Dear Colleagues,

OVPTL and Grad Division are together coordinating the UCI campus applications for the second annual class of the UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows. These fellows can be undergraduate, graduate students or post-doctoral scholars and will be supported to attend the Lindau Interdisciplinary Meeting being held from June 27 through July 2, 2021 in Lindau, Germany. This year’s program will concentrate on the fields of Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Physiology, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research. 

The UC will send 20 fellows to the meeting, and each campus may nominate up to 5 fellows. Please encourage anyone who is eligible to apply. We plan to send a strong mix of students and post-docs at all levels. Selection criteria for this opportunity can be found here: https://www.lindau-nobel.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Selection-Criteria-LINO20.pdf

Please ask applicants to submit the below materials in ONE SINGLE PDF named FAMILYNAME_FIRSTNAME_Lindau.pdf, emailed to Turner Dahl tdahl@uci.edu by Monday, September 21 by 5:00pm. Selections will be made and forwarded to UCOP shortly after. 

Applications must include: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Statement of Commitment to attend the entire meeting in Lindau (June 27 through July 2, 2021)
  • Statement of purpose in attending the meeting and how an applicant’s background satisfies the criteria for selection. For the 2021 interdisciplinary science meeting, this statement must emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of the applicant’s work. 

 Best,


Gillian

Gillian R. Hayes

Vice Provost of Graduate Education

Dean of the Graduate Division

Robert A. and Barbara L. Kleist Professor of Informatics

949.824.6351

hayesg@uci.edu @gillianrhayes

gillianhayes.com and grad.uci.edu

Please note that I work flexible hours, especially now. So, emails may come at odd times. I do not expect responses immediately.

For scheduling, please reach out to Latoya Wilson, ljwilson@uci.edu

Future Faculty Diversity Program

Sunday October 4th - Tuesday October 6th
Post-docs are also available
Application deadline is Wednesday August 26th, 2020 at 5pm

The Virgina Tech Future Faculty Diversity Program is a rewarding, all-expense paid, three-day progam designed for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars who are traditionally underrepresented in their fields who are interested in Virgina Tech faculty opportunities. The 2020 program will be held virtually.

The program is desiged to increase the representation of faculty traditionally underrepresented in strategic priority populations in the United States, including American Indian/ Alaska Native, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. 

Selection Criteria:

  • Be a graduate student or post-doctoral scholar within one year of completion (spring/Summer 2021) seeking a post-doc appointment or a faculty position at a research intensive institution. 
  • Be able to meaningfully contribute to the university's continuting commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence as reflected by InclusiveVT. 

Calling all UC Student Innovators: INNOVATION AMBASSADOR APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!

Are you interested in social impact, entrepreneurship & innovation, or public service? The

Big Ideas Contest, open to all 10 UC system campuses, is seeking highly-motivated

students interested in social impact and entrepreneurship across the UC system to serve

as Big Ideas Innovation Ambassadors.

Innovation Ambassadors (IAs) work with students, academic and industry leaders, and the

Big Ideas team to foster and engage the social innovation network on their respective

campuses. Each UC System campus will have one to two designated Ambassadors

responsible for partnership development, outreach, event organization, and advising

aspiring student innovators and early-stage startups.

IAs will receive personalized training and ongoing support and guidance from the Big Ideas

team based at UC Berkeley. The role will take place from early September through mid-

December, with an expected 10-12 hours per week commitment. A virtual training will be

organized in early to mid-September to kick off the program.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning immediately, so interested

candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Learn More & Apply!

Teaching Opportunites at Vistamar School

As you may know, independent schools do not require teachers to have teaching degrees or credentials, though they often give preference to candidates with experience teaching and/or working with young people (ie: coaching, mentoring, tutoring, etc). At Vistamar, we are looking for teachers who know the importance of building relationships with their students, who cultivate those relationships in a culturally-responsive manner, and who are excited at the prospect of working with high school students. Salaries are competitive with other Los Angeles area independent schools. You can find additional information about our school as well as links to open positions here

Please note that we are particularly interested in hiring outstanding faculty of color. Moreover, as a woman of color who received my doctorate in history in 2014, I would be very happy to speak with diverse MA and PhD candidates who might be facing uncertain professional prospects at the moment and are interested in learning more about what it’s like to work in independent schools.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions! I look forward to hearing from you!

All best,

Dr. Nimisha Barton

VistamarSchool.org | Facebook.com/VistamarSchool

Covid 19 STEM Survey

Hello,

You are invited to participate in a research study about the impacts of COVID-19 on STEM students and professionals, including folks from education, policy, and other related fields. You must be 18 or older to participate.

This study was developed by researchers at UC Berkeley, in order to find out how COVID-19 has impacted people personally, academically, or professionally. The survey will only take 15 minutes to complete, but we hope this information will help to inform schools, programs, and organizations about what’s going on and what people need.

 

We understand that this is a difficult and unusual time for everyone, and your well-being is our top priority. With this survey, our overall goal is to learn about your experiences, and we hope that the results from this study can be helpful in providing support where/when it is most needed. Your stories matter, and we appreciate your time. 

Please note that participation in research is completely voluntary, and your responses will be anonymous (unless you volunteer your contact info).

Follow this link to the Survey: https://berkeley.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_79WyNOkXobABlm5

Questions? Contact us at STEMCOVID19study@gmail.com.

Thank you for considering, and feel free to share this information with others.

take care,

Laleh Coté

Graduate Group in Science & Mathematics Education (SESAME)

UC Berkeley

Anne Baranger

College of Chemistry

UC Berkeley

Reminder of Available Services During UCI Library Closure

Dear Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Scholars, 

You should have received an email from UCI Libraries this morning announcing their physical closure. Despite their lack of physical presence during this time, we’d like to remind you that you are still able to get virtual help from librarians. You are also still able to access resources like the ACM Digital Library, IEEE Digital Library, JSTOR, and other resources provided by the library, as long as you are logged into the campus VPN service. 

Please use this link to get assistance from a librarian https://www.lib.uci.edu/subject-librarians. Also please use this link to find out what other remote resources are available and to stay updated on the latest regarding UCI Libraries https://www.lib.uci.edu/remote-resources

Sincerely,

UCI Graduate Division 

UCI School of Education Launches Online Learning Research Center

Led by leading experts in online learning, the CEnter is designed to provide evidence-based resources, materials and guidelines for teacher and students to improve academic achievements and equity in online learning

Irvine, Calif (March 17, 2020) -- The University of California, Irvine School of Education today launched an Online Learning Research Center (OLRC), designed to provide evidence-based resources and guidelines for teachers and students to improve academic achievements and equity in online learning. 

The OLRC draws on decades of research experience of its Directors, Prof. Di Xu and Prof. Mark Warschauer, widely considered among the world's experts on online learning. The easy-to-use guidelines and resources on the OLRC website help instructors improve their online courses to better meet the needs of online students. Resources are also available for students themselves to learn how they can better succeed onine. 

The worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has rapidly accelerated use of online learning in California and around the world. Several major California universities, including Stanford, UC Berkley and UC San Diego have indicated that they will largely be transitioning to online learning in the spring, and other campuses, including UCI, are also making all their classes available online. 

"The ONline Learning Research Center is designed by leading experts in online learning and is firmly based on research evidence on how to improve online learning for diverse students" said Richard Arum, dean and processor of the UCI School of Education. "We hope this center can prove beneficial to universities across the world as we all confront the challenges presented by the coronavirus - we must be deliberate in setting up online learning environments so to avoid exacerbating the gaps in learning outcomes."

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.

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!

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

Graduate Students Support Group 

Pre-group Meeting Required.

Mondays 3:00pm-4:30pm

Saimir Thano, Ph.D.

This is a graduate student process-oriented support group that focuses on increasing insight in order to better understanding self and others. Through the interactive nature of the group members may engage in discussion and explorations of diverse topics including academic concerns, personal growth, and varies relationships, such as family, academic, professional, and romantic. Giving and receiving of interpersonal feedback is also an important component of this group.

203 Student Services I

Irvine, CA 92697

(949) 824-6457

www.counseling.uci.edu

UCI Students: Get an Online Subscription to New York Times Courtesy of UCI Libraries 

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please contact cynthiaj@uci.edu. To begin setting up your account

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

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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

Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Center

Summer One-on-One Advising

  • Writing Consultant Appointments are available this summer! Sign up today for a writing appointment on AppointmentPlus!
  • Career Advising

Schedule an appointment with Lauren Lyon through AppointmentPlus for a 20-minute appointment on Wednesdays or appointments and longer ones are available from the Division of Career Pathways by visiting uci.joinhandshake.com and selecting the appropriate appointment type for your needs or
 
If you are a Postdoctoral Scholar and are looking for career advising, please contact Dr. Kayleigh Anderson-Natale at kayleiga@uci.edu or complete this form.

  • Fellowship Advising

If you are applying for fellowship funding, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Ford Foundation Fellowships, or have other fellowship and funding questions, Dr. Kayleigh Anderson-Natale can answer your questions and provide feedback on your application materials. Complete this form to begin the request for an appointment.

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

NIH Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Notice of Informational Webinar on the NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Program Funding Opportunity Announcements (UE5 and K99/R00)
(For Postdoctoral Scholars) (NOT-GM-20-048)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Webinar on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:00-3:00pm ET

Transition to Aging Research for Predoctoral Students (F99/K00)
(RFA-AG-21-022)
National Institute on Aging
Application Receipt Date(s): October 22, 2020

UCI Merage School Office of Executive Education Scholarship Opportunity

We are excited to announce that the Merage School Office of Executive Education is offering a limited number of scholarships for UCI Faculty & Staff. A scholarship of up to $1,000 is available for all certificate programs. This scholarship will be awarded based upon the greatest impact for the applicant and the UCI community. All certificate programs to choose from can be found here. Questions? Please contact Mollee Elniski, melniski@uci.edu or 949.824.5938.

ASF Fellowships and Grants

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for Fellowships & Grants for Americans to Study in Scandinavia during the 2021-22 academic year.

ASF offers both year-long fellowships of up to $23,000 and short-term (1-3 month) grants of up to $5,000 to graduate students (preferably dissertation-related) and academic professionals interested in pursuing research or creative arts projects in the Nordic region. Awards are made in all fields.

For further information and to begin an online application, please click here!

Deadline: November 1, 2020

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For further information, please contact Monica Hidalgo, Program Associate, at grants@amscan.org. For information on ASF Fellowships, please see our website at amscan.org.

The 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.

  • Appoinmnts renewable up to three years
  • Stipends begin at $60,000 with increases depending on locality and seniority
  • Open to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and Foreign Nationals (eligible for J-1 status)
  • Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships available
  • $10,000 for support of professional travel per year
  • Health insurance and relocation assistance available

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. 

Opportunities: 

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

Apply

https://npp.usra.edu/

Due March 1, July 1, November 1

Contact: npphelp@usra.edu 

2021 UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellowship Opportunity OPEN

UC Research Initiatives is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for The 2021 UC-National Laboratory In-Residence Graduate Fellowship (UC NLGF), a funding opportunity for UC graduate students in any field of study 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 through your campus networks.

The RFP includes the following:

· Program goals, guidelines, submission deadlines, and eligibility requirements;

· Program contacts at the UC Laboratory Fees Research Program and National Laboratories;

· Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs); and

· Instructions for submitting the required Letter of Intent. 

We understand that the UC community is operating under extraordinary conditions, and we are continuing to monitor COVID-related impacts on campuses and the national labs. The deadlines listed in the RFP may be extended as the situation evolves. Please check our website periodically for Program announcements throughout the application cycle:

http://ucop.edu/research-initiatives/programs/lab-fees/index.html

We are planning a Program Information webinar, featuring current fellows and national laboratory liaisons, in mid-April to provide interested applicants with more information about the Program. Please visit our website for webinar times and call-in information. 

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.

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/

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 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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