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Training Grants at UC San Diego

We are excited to report the launch of our UC San Diego Training Grant website. This site is intended to be an outward facing space to highlight the accomplishments of training grant programs and their participants as well as provide a central location for institutional resources and workshops for PD/PIs.

The list of Current Training Grants can be used by prospective trainees to learn about existing training opportunities at UC San Diego and identify potential opportunities for collaboration, so please share this information with graduate students in your areas who might be interested in predoctoral training grant opportunities. When searching through this list of opportunities, please note that "predoc trainees" are graduate students whereas "postdoctoral trainees" are postdoctoral scholars who already have earned a doctoral degree, there even are some opportunities for undergraduate students to participate. See the screenshot below for an example of how to search for the various types of training grant opportunities depending upon academic level.

We will be continually updating the website and welcome your feedback to ensure it meets the needs of the community. Please send any comments or feedback to cwdavis@ucsd.edu.

12 Week NCFDD Fall WriteNow Access Workshop

As you may know, UC San Diego is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). What you may not know is that NCFDD is a terrific resource for doctoral and MFA students, particularly those pursuing a career in academia, as well as for early-career faculty.

Through our campus membership, graduate students (including those advanced to candidacy) have free access to the same professional development resources as faculty, including NCFDD’s core curriculum and guest webinars, the 14-day writing challenges, and resources on navigating the academic job market.  Additionally, NCFDD developed the Dissertation Success Program for doctoral candidates; while this program is fee-based, it is reputedly well worth the cost. Recently, the Graduate Division sponsored 40 doctoral students to participate in the 12 week NCFDD Fall WriteNow Access workshop that offers advanced graduate students and postdocs tailored support and accountability in NCFDD’s custom WriteNow platform. 

To learn more about these graduate student offerings please visit the website https://www.facultydiversity.org/graduate-students.  You may need to create an account and login to view the information but the process is quick and easy. 

National Cancer Institute Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award F99/K00 Program 2020

Graduate Division is accepting nominations for the National Cancer Institute Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award F99/K00 Program 2020. The award is intended for predoctoral students that are pursuing cancer-related research and have a strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers. The award can provide up to six year of funding for students as they transition from predoctoral to postdoctoral researchers. Students should be in their 3rd or 4th year of a biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research doctoral degree program.

Each institution may only put forward one applicant to apply for this award.

At the time of nomination only one letter of recommendation, one student statement, and student CV are required. Nominations are due October 15, 2020.

Department of Energy SCGSR 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program 2020 Solicitation 2. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on November 12, 2020. 

4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Conservation Laws and Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas. 

The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program, research areas, and online application can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2020 Solicitation 2 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between June 14, 2021 and October 4, 2021. 

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 580 graduate awardees from 141 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation.

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 six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

 

2021-22 USIP Peace Scholar

The 2021-22 USIP Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship Competition is now open.  USIP's Peace Scholar Fellowship program awards non-residential fellowships to students enrolled in U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics broadly related to conflict management, peacebuilding and relevant security studies. Since 1988, the program has supported the dissertations of 332 young scholars, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in research, higher education, and policy making.

UCGHI GloCal Health Fellowship

The UCSD Global Health Institute would like to announce applications for the University of California Global Health Institute GloCal Health Fellowship are due November 2, 2020.
 
The GloCal Health Fellowship is a 12-month, mentored research fellowship for investigators interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries. The fellowship is designed for: US doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, etc.), professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) and postdoctoral fellows from any discipline, as well as foreign postdoctoral fellows from affiliated international sites in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
 
Join one of the identical information sessions to learn more about the GloCal Health Fellowship:
 
The Zoom webinar link will be provided upon registration.
 
If you have any questions, please contact GloCal Health Fellowship Deputy Director: Kimberly Bale, Kimberly.Bale@ucsf.edu

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Solicitation 2.  Applications are due 5pm Eastern Time on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

We would like to bring to your attention 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Conservation Laws and Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.  Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2020 Solicitation 2 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between June 14, 2021 and October 4, 2021.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 580 graduate awardees from 141 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation.

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 six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

$4,000 scholarship offered annually for minority graduate students who have a commitment to improving the conditions of marginalized communities.

THE PROGRAM: The Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship will recognize outstanding minority graduate students who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the conditions of marginalized communities. Preference is given to those who are preparing for a career in academia clinical service delivery, or public policy and see their work as helping to improve the condition of marginalized communities after the completion of their graduate studies. Both master’s and doctorate students are welcome to apply.

ELIGIBILITY: Must be a minority graduate student enrolled in an accredited master’s or doctoral program.

APPLICATION DETAILS: Due by November 15, 2020. Find out more on the Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship webpage. 

  • Self-statement of how candidate fulfills the purpose of the scholarship (no more than five pages, 1-inch margins, no smaller than 11-point font). 
  • Current abbreviated CV (10 pages maximum). 
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor. 

Posted: 05/12/20

Jobs

U.S. Department of Defense Research Opportunities

The mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States. To support this mission, the DoD is the largest employer of scientists and engineers in the nation.

To ensure a continued talent pool, the DoD works hard to grow the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce. The DoD’s Research Participation Programs are managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an interagency agreement between the DoD and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). With the support of the DOE interagency agreement and management from ORISE, the DoD prepares and strengthens the United States STEM workforce.

View the complete list of current DoD Research Opportunities

Posted: 10/21/2020

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Smith College

The Neuroscience Program at Smith College invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor.

One position is in the area of cellular/molecular neuroscience, and one is in human neuroscience with emphasis on computational analysis. Successful candidates should be prepared to engage actively with liberal arts students of diverse backgrounds.

Details about the Neuroscience Program may be found here.

Teaching responsibilities for both positions include both introductory and advanced courses (2 fall and 2 spring), including courses centered on the candidate’s field of specialization.

Submit application at https://apply.interfolio.com/78413 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching
statement, diversity/inclusion statement, research statement the contact information for three
confidential references. Finalists may be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin ;October 15, 2020.

Posted: 10/05/2020

Graduate Well-Being Associates

UC San Diego Student Health and Well Being is seeking a diverse team of four dedicated UC San Diego graduate students to educate peers about mental health and well-being.

  • Present mental health and well-being workshops to graduate students
  • Outreach to residents of graduate student housing
  • Table at campus wide events /host virtual resource rooms
  • Support the new CAPS satellite office in grad housing
  • Create web-based and social media mental health and well-being content

Position & Compensation Details found on Handshake Applications due by Friday, July 24, 2020 https://ucsdjoinhandshake.com/login Job #3855087