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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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Thursday
Feb182016

Last Finding Funding Workshop of the Quarter!

Credit: quickmemes.comIf you’re already thinking about how you’ll find funding for next year’s tuition, or where your next research grant will come from, register now for the last Finding Funding Workshop of Winter Quarter! We’ll discuss campus resources, fellowship opportunities, and extramural funding databases. Bring your computer, and we’ll bring the snacks.

When: Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.

Where: SRB 1103

RSVP now to Funding Peer Advisor Steph Griffin

 

 

Monday
Nov302015

Funding Opportunity: L’Oreal’s For Women in Science Fellowship

L’Oreal USA is now accepting applications to its For Women in Science Fellowships. Each year, L’Oreal USA awards five postdoctoral female scientists with $60,000 grants for their contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math fields and for their commitment to serve as role models for younger generations of girls in STEM fields.

Eligibility: Female postdoc researchers in a STEM field; must be US citizens or permanent residents

Award: $60,000

Deadline: Feb. 5, 2016

For more information, visit the fellowship’s website.

L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Facebook Ad

 

Friday
Nov202015

Webinar Wrap-up: How to Fund Your Graduate STEM Education

If you missed out on tuning into the free webinar from Pathways to Science on funding a graduate STEM education on Nov. 9, have no fear. Here are the major takeaways from the hosts:

  • It’s best to start early with applications. Several fellowship programs have Fall deadlines, so aim to start brainstorming ideas for your essays and personal statements no later than September.
  • If you have a diverse or sporadic academic and career history, try turning it into a more cohesive, linear story. Your applications will certainly stand out for being “interdisciplinary” or “well-rounded,” and it won’t sound like you’re unsure of what you want to do.
  • First-year students shouldn’t worry about being compared to other students who are further along in their degree program! Selection committees will be aware of your current status, and they will not penalize you for not having completed any research yet.
  • Be aggressive with networking and following up with applications. Don’t be afraid to ask your professors, advisors, peers, and undergraduate networks for help with referrals or nominations.
  • Be sure to look for professional development funds to support a variety of professional activities, including conference travel and networking or social events. For instance, the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate specifically supports professional development and mentoring for its members.

A project of the Institute for Broadening Participation, Pathways to Science supports STEM education and research. Check out their website for more opportunities related to funding, fellowships, postdoc positions, and mentoring.

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Monday
Nov092015

Finding Funding Workshop: November 18

Credit: gsa.umbc.eduAll graduate students are welcome to attend the next Finding Funding Workshop. We'll be going over campus resources for your graduate careers, as well as resources and databases through the UC System and elsewhere. Please bring your computers and any questions pertaining to funding your graduate education or research. Light snacks will be provided.

Finding Funding Workshop

When: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.

Where: SRB 2154 (second-floor conference room)

Please RSVP to Steph Griffin at fundingpeer@graddiv.ucsb.edu.

Wednesday
Nov042015

Funding Opportunities: December 2015 Deadlines

While you’re getting holiday gifts for your family and friends, don’t forget to help yourself this month as well! The following scholarships and fellowships were found on the Pivot database. Be sure to check the award websites for specific application information and up-to-date deadlines. credit: pinterest.comCredit: pinterest.com

Social Sciences/Education

Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program (from US Institute of Peace): Open to all Ph.D. students who have completed all coursework. Peace Scholar awards of $20,000 are offered to doctoral students whose dissertation topics relate to peacebuilding and conflict management. Deadline is Dec. 11. For more information, visit the U.S. Institute of Peace’s website

International Peace Scholarship (from P.E.O. International): Only open to female students who are NOT citizens of the U.S. or Canada. An award of $10,000 is offered to in-need female graduate students with at least one year of coursework remaining (thus, ABD students are not eligible). Deadline is Dec. 15. For more information, visit P.E.O. International’s website

Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship (from the National Institute for Labor Relations Research): Open to any education student. An award of $1,000 is offered to future educators. Deadline is Dec. 31. For more information, visit the NILRR website

STEM

SMART (Science, Math, and Research for Transformation) Scholarship for Service (part of National Defense Education Program/DoD); Open to U.S. citizens only. SMART scholars receive full tuition, stipend, summer internships, and employment placement after graduation. For each academic year of the fellowship, the recipient agrees to commit 12 months of civilian work with the DoD. Deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, visit the SMART website

Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship (from the National Space Club and Foundation): Open to U.S. citizens only. An award of $10,000 for the following academic year is available to students interested in space research and exploration. Deadline is Dec. 2. For more information, visit the National Space Club’s website.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship (from NOAA): Open to U.S. citizens studying oceanography, marine biology, or other science, engineering, or resource management of the ocean/coastal areas. This is award provides up to $42,000 annually in scholarship, plus reimbursement for attending a four- to six-week summer program collaboration with NOAA. Doctoral fellows are required to complete at least one program collaboration. Deadline is Dec. 10. For more information, visit the Foster Scholars’ website.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program: Open to all students. An award of $1,500 is offered to a student interested in a career in the life sciences. Deadline is Dec. 11 for the Spring 2016 scholarship. Application form and written statement topics are available on the Novus Biologicals website.  

Fine Arts/Humanities

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship (from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Open to all students in art, architecture, dance, theater, urban/regional planning, and music. The award ranges from $9,000-$20,000 (depending on field) for promising graduate students. Deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, visit the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship website

Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship (from Society of Architectural Historians): Open to all graduate students in architectural history or related fields. SAH provides a $10,000 stipend and an opportunity to work on a summer project with the Historic American Buildings Survey. Deadline is Dec. 31. For more information, visit SAH’s website.  

All Fields

Career Development Grants (from the American Association of University Women): Only open to female master’s students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Grants of $2,000-$12,000 are available to female students returning to school since receiving their bachelor’s degree on or before June 2011 (doctoral work does not qualify). Funds provide support for tuition, fees, books, local transportation, and childcare. Deadline is Dec. 15. For more information, visit AAUW’s website

Monday
Oct262015

Free Webinar: Funding a STEM Graduate Education

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) is hosting a free webinar on funding a STEM graduate education on Monday, Nov. 9, at noon. IBP is a nonprofit funded by the National Science Foundation and aims to connect students with STEM funding and opportunities.

Free Webinar:

When: Monday, Nov. 9, at noon PST. (Please note: although the registration site says 3 p.m., that is in Eastern Standard Time.)

Where: Online; be sure to pre-register here. You will receive a confirmation email with the event login credentials.

Monday
Oct122015

Finding Funding Workshop: October 19

Did you miss the last Finding Funding Workshop? Are you worried about finding campus and extramural resources for your research or tuition this year? Would you like to enjoy free snacks while learning about campus financial resources for graduate students?
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All graduate students are welcome to attend the next Finding Funding Workshop. We'll be going over on-campus resources for your graduate careers, as well as resources and databases through the UC System and elsewhere.

Finding Funding Workshop

When: Monday, Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m.

Where: SRB 2154 (second floor conference room)

Please RSVP to Steph Griffin at fundingpeer@graddiv.ucsb.edu.

Monday
Oct122015

Funding Opportunities: November 2015 Deadlines

The following fellowships/scholarships open to graduate students are just a small sample of a variety of available funds and opportunities available. Make sure to check all award websites for specific information on their application requirements. For more opportunities, check out the GradPost’s Funding page, reach out to the new Graduate Division Funding Peer, Stephanie Griffin, or browse the Pivot database.

STEM

NSF Awards: Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Deadlines vary by field, but most are Oct. 20-30. For full lists of upcoming deadlines, see the NSF website. To access past successful NSF applications, please visit the Graduate Student Resource Center in 1215 SRB. 

The Graduate Student Resource Center’s successful applications for different fellowships.

Cyber Security Scholarships: Open to second semester students; U.S. citizens only. The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association offers a $5,000 merit scholarship to students in the field of cyber security, computer sciences, information technology, electronic engineering, or related field. Deadline is Nov. 1. For more information, visit the AFCEA website

GEM MS Engineering Fellowship: Open to Engineering Master’s students only; U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science offers a fellowship package of: full tuition and fees, yearly living stipend of $8,000, and up to two paid summer internships. Deadline is Nov. 15. For more information, visit the GEM Fellowship website

Education & Social Sciences

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research: Open to Ph.D. candidates only. U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. The American Educational Research Association offers a $19,000 stipend and travel expenses to the AERA Annual Meeting towards dissertation education research by a minority graduate student. Deadline is Nov. 2. For more information, visit AERA's fellowship website

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships: Open to Ph.D. candidates only. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and deferred action status only. Approximately 36 fellowships of $25,000 stipends and an all-expenses-paid trip to a Conference of Ford Fellows will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year to doctoral students who are committed to a teaching career in any field and whose dissertation research will promote greater student diversity and engagement of underrepresented populations. Deadline is Nov. 13. For more information, visit the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine website. 

Arts/Humanities

Carter Manny AwardOpen to all Ph.D. students. The Graham Foundation offers two awards to doctoral students for original work with the potential to impact the field of architecture: $15,000 for dissertation research and $20,000 for dissertation writing. Applicants must be nominated by their departments, and departments may nominate only one student per award. Deadline is Nov. 15. For more information, visit the Graham Foundation's website.

WHDOF/Elizabeth Greenhalgh Memorial Scholarship: Open to female graduate students. The Women’s Diving Hall of Fame offers a $1,500 scholarship to a woman diver who is dedicated to pursuing a graphic arts, photography, or journalism career to benefit the ocean environment or ocean community. Deadline is Nov. 20. For more information, visit the WHDOF site.

All Fields

American Fellowships: Open to all female Ph.D. students; U.S. citizens only. For American female doctoral students in any discipline, the American Association of University Women offers the American Fellowships $20,000 stipend to offset her living expenses while she prepares her dissertation. Deadline is Nov. 15. For more information, visit the American Association of University Women's website. 

Wednesday
Aug262015

Super Tuesday Funding Workshops this September

Finding Funding cartoonCredit: Funding PeerKnow how to search for funding? If not, join one of our Super Tuesday Finding Funding workshops held on Sept. 8 and Sept. 22.

Finding Funding workshops cover all graduate student funding basics:

  • UCSB resources (fellowships, TAships, and more)
  • External resources (government, foundations, and more)
  • Funding databases (Pivot, GRAPES, and more)

Attendees should bring their laptop computers to practice navigating funding databases.

When: Sept. 8, noon-1 p.m. and Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-noon

Where: Student Resource Building, Room 2154

Food: Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Kyle Crocco at kyle.crocco@graddiv.ucsb.edu

Thursday
Jul232015

Finding Funding Workshop on July 29

Finding Funding cartoonCredit: Funding PeerDo you have enough money to complete your grad school goals? If not, then make some time to find more. Set a date for the Finding Funding workshop on Wednesday, July 29.

The Finding Funding workshop covers all the graduate funding basics:

  • UCSB resources (fellowships, TAships, and more)
  • External resources (government, foundations, and more)
  • Funding databases (Pivot, Grapes, and more)

Attendees should bring their laptop computers to practice navigating funding databases.

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Where: Student Resource Building, Room 2154

Food: Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Kyle Crocco at kyle.crocco@graddiv.ucsb.edu