IA/TA Training Opportunities from the Center for Engaged Teaching

The Center for Engaged Teaching is here to help support departments and your graduate instructors, both new and experienced, and applications are now open for two courses that we will offer this coming winter quarter. We would be delighted to have your students join us for these fantastic opportunities to develop as instructors!

The CET is excited to offer numerous experiences to help graduate students become more effective instructors:

Survival Skills for IAs/TAs

Gain fundamental skills to be an effective Instructional/Teaching Assistant.

The Center for Engaged Teaching (CET) offers Survival Skills for IAs/TAs as a free quarter-long course (1 hour/week for 8 weeks) open to UC San Diego graduate students preparing for or currently serving in an IA/TA appointment. You will discuss and implement practical strategies to survive and thrive as an IA/TA. For more information, see the course learning outcomes.

Apply here for Survival Skills (Winter cohort)!

Introduction to College Teaching

Looking to be Future Faculty? Ready to consider the art and science of teaching?

The Center for Engaged Teaching (CET) offers Introduction to College Teaching as a free quarter-long course (2 hours/week for 9 weeks) open to UC San Diego graduate students and postdocs preparing to be future faculty. Develop expertise in evidence-based effective teaching practices and create a lesson plan to use in your discipline. More information can be found on the course syllabus.

Apply here for Introduction to College Teaching (Winter cohort)!

Check out the CET website for more opportunities! (Interested in a program not currently open?)


Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Summer Opportunities – Army Research Lab Summer Journeyman Fellowship Program/U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research Summer Internship Program


This is Mike Janney, I am a Sr. Recruiter for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).  I am e-mailing you to alert you regarding two summer programs currently accepting applicants for the 2018 summer period.  The U.S. Army Research Lab Summer Journeyman Fellowship Program and the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research Summer Internship Program. These are amazing opportunities for your students to expand their research experience within their area of study!

In addition these summer opportunities, we have an extensive amount of available research opportunities with over 70 Department of Defense programs in all areas of STEM.  I hope that you will encourage your students to check out the available opportunities administered by the ORAU Maryland Office.  The ORAU Maryland Office administers the Army Research Lab Research Associateship Program (formerly the ARL Postdoctoral Program) and all ORISE Department of Defense opportunities.  Aside from the “summer” opportunities, most post-graduate research appointments are scheduled to be a twelve month appointments; the renewal or continuation of the research appointment is contingent upon facility approval and upon the continued availability of funds.  Renewals are offered up to one year at a time, for a total of up to five years of research participation. Most of the research opportunities will required U.S. Citizenship to access the military installations.  http://www.orau.org/maryland/

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) has Summer Journeyman Fellowships available for undergraduate-PhD students.

Over the 2018 summer, students can participate in research at one of the Army Research Lab facilities in Aberdeen, MD, Adelphi, MD, or White Sands, NM in one of five research areas:

  • Computational & Information Sciences (May consider international students pursuing STEM degrees at U.S. institutions)
  • Human Research & Engineering (May consider international students pursuing STEM degrees at U.S. institutions)
  • Sensors & Electron Devices (May consider international students pursuing STEM degrees at U.S. institutions)
  • Vehicle Technology (U.S. Citizens ONLY)
  • Weapons & Materials (U.S. Citizens ONLY)

Applications close Sunday, November 12, 2017.  

The U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research, located in San Antonio, TX has just posted their opportunity for the 2018 Summer Internship Program.  This opportunity is open to only Bachelor level candidates.  U.S. Citizenship is REQUIRED.  Applications close Tuesday, January 2, 2018. The intent of the undergraduate student internship is to provide an opportunity for students interested in science, engineering or medical career fields to participate in research directed at improving the care of injured military service members and society at large.  This mentored research experience will expose interns to ongoing efforts in integrated science, technology and engineering solutions at the nation’s premier military trauma research institute.

ARL Summer Journeyman Website

ISR Summer Internship Project Announcement
Best regards,
Mike Janney ORISE Sr. Recruiter – DoD Participant Programs


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Call for Participants: NSF EAGER (EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research) Project – Deadline 12/1

Please see attached for more information regarding the call for participants for the NSF EAGER (EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research) project. It is a great (funded!) opportunity for a graduate student to improve teaching and leadership skills while working alongside faculty to enrich STEM content and instruction at local community colleges that are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions.UCSD EAGER Recruitment Flyer 2017-18

To apply, please submit your CV, statement of interest, and letter of support from your PI to Professors Stacey Brydges (sbrydges@ucsd.edu) and Stanley Lo (smlo@ucsd.edu) by December 1, 2017.

Chateaubriand Fellowship – Deadline 1/16

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications is now openhttp://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

Complete applications must be submitted by January 16, 2018

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

Make our Planet Great Again Initiative

In support of the Make Our Planet Great Again Initiative launched by President Emmanuel Macron in June 2017, the Chateaubriand Program is offering additional fellowships this year for research projects related to Earth System Science, Climate Change and Sustainability, and Energy Transition.

Applicants interested in the Make Our Planet Great initiative should complete either the STEM or HSS Chateaubriand Fellowship application:

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. The Chateaubriand Fellowship supports PhD students registered in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory.

This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in Washington in partnership with universities and research organizations in France and the United States. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program.

HSS: Humanities and Social Sciences

The Chateaubriand fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences is offered by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France. The HSS program targets outstanding Ph.D. students enrolled in American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The HSS Chateaubriand program is supported by the Campus France agency which provides a welcome package and assistance to Fellows upon their arrival. Social networking opportunities are also offered by the Fulbright program in France.


  • Candidates must be currently working on their Ph.D.
  • Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university.
  • Candidates must obtain a letter of recommendation from their advisor(s) in the U.S., as well as a letter of invitation from a professor affiliated with a French university or research institution. Please contact your supervisor in France as early as possible.

For more specific eligibility criteria please visit our website.


  • A monthly stipend
  • Health insurance for the entire duration of the fellowship
  • A round-trip ticket to France


  • Academic relevance of the research project
  • Student’s command of the subject
  • Benefits of a research trip to France for the future of the collaboration
  • Background of the research collaboration
  • Contribution of the project to France/U.S. academic exchange



WEBSITE & APPLICATION http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program – Deadline 1/10


  • be from gender, racial, ethnic and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • have a PhD and/or MD by the start of the grant term.
  • have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher at an academic research institution located in the U.S
  • Any Citizenship

Award Amount and Duration: Annual $60,000 salary and $20,000 expense allowance for 2-4 years.

More information: http://www.hhmi.org/programs/hanna-h-gray-fellows-program

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Office of Fossil Energy – Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship – Deadline 1/3

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. The 10-week summer program may place students at one of several possible FE sites including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, D.C. and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM


  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Be currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level (Students pursuing an Associate’s degree are eligible to apply if transferring to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for fall 2018). Must be at least a college sophomore at the time of application.
  • Be available to participate in the full 10-week program

Application deadline: January 3, 2018, 11:59PM EST


How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at



Program Information: Detailed information about the internship can be found at



For questions please email us at MLEF@hq.doe.gov.

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship – Deadline 12/31

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is highly competitive. Since its inception in 1989, NDSEG has awarded nearly 3,500 fellowships from over 58,000 applications to U.S. citizens and nationals who pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines at a U.S. institution of their choosing. NDSEG Fellowships last for a period of up to four years (based on continued funding), and covers full tuition and mandatory fees. Fellows also receive a monthly stipend, and up to $1,500 a year in medical insurance. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) under the direction of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OSD) for Research and Engineering.


  • Must be US Citizens/US Nationals
  • Open to students in their early graduate career (those who have completed no more than two years of full-time years graduate study)


Award Amount and Duration: Full tuition and fees for up to four years

More information: http://www.ndsegfellowships.org/application