OGS internal deadline for American Heart Association (AHA) pre-doctoral fellowships

UCSD has an internal deadline of Thursday, July 5, for the summer application round of the American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowships. Students should refer to this blog post for submission information. Applications from all disciplines, not just those in the School of Medicine, are welcome. Fellows receive a stipend of $22,000 per year for 1-2 years.

Any questions can be directed to Zoe Michel at gradadvisor@ucsd.edu.

Academics To Industry Seminar Series

Academics to Industry Seminar Series
Designed by chemists new to the industry to introduce new chemists to the industry!

Medicinal Chemistry
Designed for Chemists with No Industry Experience

Saturday, August 11th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
UC San Diego
Natural Science Building Auditorium (Rm: 1205)

Please Register Online: http://academicstoindustry.eventbrite.com/


June 2012 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News

The Research Proposal Development Service in the Office of Research Affairs is pleased to send you the June 2012 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News.
This newsletter contains material that may be of interest to UCSD faculty, researchers, staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students.

Articles in this issue include:
• Where NSF is Going & How It Will Get There
• Reviewing the Reviewers
• Writing Education-Related Grants
• Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity – An Overview of IARPA
• Why Halloween is Bad for Proposals, Part 3
• Using NIH RePORTER to Identify Your Program
… plus these regular newsletter features:
• Funding for Grad Students and Postdocs
• Research Grant Writing Web Resources
• Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
• Agency Research News
• Agency Reports & Research Roadmaps
• New Funding Opportunities
Previous issues of the monthly newsletter can be downloaded from a UCSD-only link on this page: http://rapids.ucsd.edu/. (Access from off campus requires connection via VPN.)

Those not yet subscribed to the UCSD Funding List, through which Research Affairs sends out selected research funding opportunity announcements, including those for limited submission programs, are invited to subscribe online:

We welcome your feedback at rapids@ucsd.edu.

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania

The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program seeks to attract promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to our academic excellence. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at Penn. Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.

The fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at the University and seek to attract graduate students from Penn and other institutions who have completed, or will complete their requirements for PhD by their start date. In addition postdoctoral scholars from other institutions who have completed their dissertation within the last three years are eligible. Persons with professional degrees (such as MD, DMD, VMD, JD) who are within a year of completing their post-degree professional training from Penn and other institutions will also be considered. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. Postdocs, residents and fellows who currently have a position at Penn are ineligible for this program.

Fellows receive a stipend of $43,000 in year 1 with $2,000 increments in years 2 and 3, as well as annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($5,000), and a one-time relocation expense of $5,000. The University also provides a medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits package. Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.

Complete details can be found HERE

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad applications

The Department of Education has announced the 2012-13 competition for the Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program.

“This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months…Projects deepen research knowledge on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported.” (However, you may apply to travel to Western Europe to conduct research focusing on another area of the world.)

Eligibility – Applicants should read the entire eligibility page for lost more important info, but here is a small portion of the information:

A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he or she:
•Is a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident of the United States;
•Is a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United States who, when the fellowship begins, is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution;
•Is planning a teaching career in the United States upon graduation; and
•Possesses adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.

Students interested in applying should also read the FAQ and every word of the Federal Register program description. The Federal Register lists funding priorities and review criteria, along with submission instructions, application process, etc.

UCSD Internal Deadline – UCSD’s internal deadline for submission is Thursday, June 7, at 8:00 AM. Student’s entire applications must be uploaded into the G5 system by this time.

Questions may be directed to Zoe Ziliak Michel at gradadvisor@ucsd.edu. Students are encouraged to contact Ms. Ziliak Michel in advance of submitting their proposal. She is (I am) happy to help with proposal review, budget preparation, etc.!

Glanbia Nutritionals

Excellent career opportunities for High-Performing, Internationally-Mobile, Technical/Nutritional Science Graduates


The Company

Glanbia Nutritionals, Customised Solutions is a global nutrient delivery systems company, with operations based in US, Mexico, Germany, China, and Singapore.  Glanbia Nutritionals specializes in the research, development and production of high-quality customised vitamin and mineral premix solutions for food, beverage, nutraceuticals, infant formula, supplement and dietary product markets through a wide range of functional formulations and dry and liquid blends.

Opportunities – Glanbia Graduate Program

We are offering excellent career opportunities on our 2012 Graduate Program to high-performing Technical/Nutritional Science Graduates.  This is a fantastic opportunity for successful graduates in the technical field, who specifically have ambitions to utilize their technical experience, while working within sales and marketing. The successful candidate will be training towards a technical sales role within the growing nutrition industry and have the opportunity to go on secondment to other business units within the Glanbia Customised Solutions Group.

The Graduate Program, which initially runs for 2 years, will give graduates assignments that rotate them within and across the Customised Solutions business units, as appropriate, including international assignments e.g.  USA, China and Germany.  Success rates beyond the initial 2 years are very high, with the majority of graduates moving to full-time sales or technical positions within the group.

The Program offers graduates a real opportunity to gain responsibility early in their careers and progress within the organization.

Ideally, candidates will have the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Honors in nutritional or food science, or related discipline.
  • Flexibility to travel on secondment to other Glanbia business units abroad.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • High level of energy and drive with the ability to work within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

If you are interested in applying for our Graduate Program, please submit resume and cover letter to:

Christine Davies

Human Resources Manager


Phone: 760-438-0089

Fax: 760-431-4664

NIH NRSA F31 and F31 Diversity Grants

Ph.D. students applying for NIH NRSA F31 and F31 Diversity grants should be aware of the internal deadlines for submission outlined below.

Agency deadline:

August 8, 2012 (Parent F31) August 13, 2012 (F31 Diversity)
Submit completed application with Specific Aims and Research Strategy in good draft form and all other attachments in final form to gradadvisor@ucsd.edu No later than

July 25, 2012

At 4:30 PM

No later than

July 30, 2012

At 4:30 PM

Submit completed application with all attachments in final form to gradadvisor@ucsd.edu No later than

August 3, 2012

At 4:30 PM

No later than

August 8, 2012

At 4:30 PM

OGS cannot guarantee that applications received after these deadlines will be submitted to the NIH on time. 

Students preparing applications should refer to OGS’s F31 and F31 Application and Submission Guide to prepare their application.

Please note that four items must be submitted to OGS before the application can be submitted: The completed application, the budget workbook (template available in the Submission Guide soon), and the application checklist (attached to this email) should be submitted electronically to gradadvisor@ucsd.edu.  The Fellowship Assurance Form (template available in the Submission Guide) should be submitted to Zoe Ziliak Michel in OGS (MC 0003) in original paper form.

Please feel free to direct any questions to Zoe Ziliak Michel at gradadvisor@ucsd.edu or (858) 822-2938.

Please note that Pharm.D., Pharm.D./Ph.D., and M.D./Ph.D. students apply through HSSPPO and not OGS.)