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Graduate Peers' Schedules

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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Entries in student paper awards (4)

Sunday
Jan312016

Call for Applications: Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy

The UC Center Sacramento announces its second annual Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy. The award will recognize excellence in graduate student research with a direct impact on public policy. The recipients of the Emerging Scholars Award will receive a $500 prize and will deliver an invited policy lecture at the UC Center in Summer 2016. Submissions will be accepted through March 1. UC Center Sacramento

Award: $500 and an opportunity to deliver a policy lecture at the UC Center.

Deadline: Mar. 1.

Application requirements: 250-word abstract; two-page summary of paper; CV; teaching evaluations from the last two quarters; letter of recommendation from a supervising professor.

To apply: Submit all materials (with the letter of recommendation sent separately by the professor) to Dee Powell with the subject line “Emerging Scholars."

Tuesday
Mar112014

Research on Evaluation Student Paper Competition Deadline March 15

Deadline CalendarDeadline is March 15. Credit: openclipart.comThe deadline for the UC Educational Evaluation Center (UCEC) UC student paper competition is Friday, March 15. They will give out four awards of $2,500 each for studies in the field of educational evaluation.

Research on evaluation (ROE) is a sub-field within the evaluation discipline that systematically examines the field’s theories, methods, and practices.

This award supports a new or existing study that will be completed by December 31, 2014.

 

Proposal Requirements

  • •An abstract of 150 words or less that describes the study purpose, research questions, methods, and relevance.
  • •A 500 word or less statement addressing the study's relevance and importance, its implications for theory and/or practice, and how it contributes to ROE. 
  • •References to published ROE studies.

For more information, see the student paper competition description.

 

Deadline: Saturday, March 15.

Eligibility: UC graduate students.

Award: $2,500.

To Apply: Fill out online application.

Tuesday
Feb182014

$2,500 Paper Competition on Educational Evaluation

PaperCredit: Open Clip Art.The UC Educational Evaluation Center (UCEC) is holding its first UC student paper competition, with four awards of $2,500, on studies in the field of educational evaluation.

Research on evaluation (ROE) is a sub-field within the evaluation discipline that systematically examines the field’s theories, methods, and practices.

The award supports a new or existing study that will be completed by December 31, 2014.

For more information, see the student paper competition description.

Deadline: Saturday, March 15.

Eligibility: UC graduate students.

Award: $2,500.

To Apply: Fill out online application.

 

Friday
Jun142013

How to Find Student Paper Awards in Your Field

The school year is ending and you may be working on final seminar papers or a thesis chapter, o maybe you have completed your dissertation. If you are like me, you are probably wondering if anyone other than your professor or your committee will read the masterpiece you just slaved over.  But did you know that outstanding dissertations, master theses, and seminar papers can earn awards if you know where to look?

Professional Association Awards

Professional Associations related to your discipline likely offer awards for outstanding student papers. Each discipline has its major associations: Sociology has the American Sociological Association, Mathematics has the Mathematical Association of America. Most disciplines offer a variety of funding opportunities for researchers, faculty, and students in the discipline. They may even finance your attendance to their next annual meeting to present your research paper or thesis. Here are some fool-proof ways to find out if your professional associations offer opportunities like these.

1) Consult with you advisor or other faculty in your department. Ask them about professional organizations related to your discipline, field, and related interest areas. You may already be familiar with the major organizations and if you apply for the opportunities they provide, you may face higher levels of competition. Do not overlook the lesser known, more field-specific or regional chapters or caucuses of the larger organizations. Often times, these smaller associations also have funding or even travel opportunities. 

2) Once you know which organizations you can apply to, locate their website and check to see if they have a webpage for awards or funding. Scroll through award and funding pages and look for key words in the award titles such as "dissertation award," "student paper," or "thesis award."

3) Look through archives of professional organization conference or annual meeting programs. Award winners are usually listed in these programs. You may need to contact association communications officers to ask about the timetables for these awards as they may not be readily available but may come up again a few months into the future. 

Locating Awards on UCSB's The Source:

Graduate Division at UCSB manages a comprehensive database of funding opportunities, including paper prizes. Below is a listing of currently available dissertation and paper awards you can find on The Source. Check back on The Source periodically to access new listings. 

Dissertation Awards:

  • The MESA Dissertation Award offers a prize of $1,000 in recognition of exceptional achievement in research and writing for/of dissertations in Middle East studies in two categories: 1) Humanities and 2) Social Sciences. The deadline this year is June 15, 2013. 
  • The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition. Up to two outstanding dissertations completed between December 15, 2011 and June 30, 2013 will be selected. Each winner will receive $500, plus 2014 conference registration and personal membership in ALISE for 2014. The deadline this year is June 30, 2013.
  • The American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education offers prizes through a competition that is open to anyone who has completed a dissertation focusing on Hispanic(s) in higher education or to any Hispanic individual who has completed a dissertation in the social sciences, broadly defined, between December 2010 and August 1, 2012. The prizes include $5,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place, and $1,000 for third place. All winners get travel expenses to the 2014 AAHHE National Conference in Costa Mesa, California and will present their work there. The deadline this year is August 24, 2013. 
  • The American Political Science Association offers prizes of up to $750 for dissertations in a variety of subfields. Their nomination deadlines are usually in January of the award year. Nominations must be made through university departments and departments may only nominate one student per award period. 

So be proactive and get rewarded for the hard work and late nights it took to complete your writing projects.