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Winter 2016
Peer Advisor Availability

Writing Peer
Kyle Crocco

Mon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tue: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m.-noon

Funding Peer
Stephanie Griffin
Mon: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: noon-2 p.m.

Diversity Peer
Ana Romero

Mon: noon-2 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The peers sometimes hold events or attend meetings during their regular office hours. To assure you connect with your Graduate Peer Advisor, we encourage you to contact them by email and make an appointment.


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New UCHRI Grant: Grad Student Dissertation Support

The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) invites proposals for graduate student dissertation support grants during the 2016-17 academic year, contingent upon available funding. Funds are for the direct support of graduate student research in the humanities. All applicants must submit a budget that explains how funds will be used. UCHRI

Eligibility: UC grad students performing research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences

Award: Up to $1,000

Deadline: Feb. 12

Applications are accepted online via FastApps. For more information, visit the UCHRI website.


2016-17 Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowship Program

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) funds self-help initiatives of the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean and the groups that directly support them. IAF's Fellowships are intended to increase awareness of grassroots development efforts while building a community of professionals and scholars knowledgeable in the subject. Fellowships are open to doctoral students whose dissertation research is related to grassroots development in the region. Fellows examine the efforts of the rural and urban poor to improve their lives, their methods of organization and production, and the policies and programs designed to alleviate their poverty.

IAF logoAward: Monthly stipend up to $1,500; research allowance up to $3,000; round-trip airfare; accident and health insurance in the country of research.

Eligibility: Ph.D. students; citizens of the US and Caribbean/Latin American countries. Proposals must be for research conducted in independent Latin American and Caribbean countries (except Cuba).

Deadline: Jan. 29

Program Dates: 4-12 months, varying by project

To apply, visit their website


Call for Applications: American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grants

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is accepting applications for its Dissertation Grant program through Jan. 20, 2016.  The program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large-scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets. The program supports one-year research projects which: AERA logo

  • develop or benefit from new quantitative measures or methodological approaches for addressing education issues
  • incorporate subject matter expertise, especially when studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning
  • analyze TIMSS, PISA, or other international data resources
  • include the integration and analysis of more than one data set

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates, regardless of citizenship

Deadline: Jan. 20, 2016

Award: up to $20,000 for a one-year project and travel costs to a 2-day conference in San Antonio

For more information, visit the AERA website