Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Panel

Are you applying for the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship this fall?

Come to the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Panel

Tuesday, October 2
2:00-4:00 PM
Chancellor’s Complex Room 111A

Levi Lewis (PhD student in oceanography and successful Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship recipient)
Dr. Danny Widener (Assoc. Professor of History and former Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship reviewer)
Dr. Natalia Molina (Assoc. Professor of History, Assoc. Dean of Arts & Humanities, and former Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship reviewer)
Panelists will give application tips, explain what makes for a good proposal, and answer your questions.

Fellows receive three years of funding, with a stipend of $20,000 per year.
Applicants may be Ph.D. or Sc.D. students in any discipline. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, and have at least three years of graduate study remaining as of fall 2013.

Beloit College available tenure-track position

BELOIT COLLEGE invites applications for a tenure-track position in chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor. Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 1250 students from 48 states and 40 countries. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. Recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives, Beloit is committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community, and we are actively seeking candidates to work with diverse populations of students.

Teaching includes general chemistry, analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis and spectroscopy, and participation in all-College programs. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability for creative teaching and will be expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduates. A Ph. D. in chemistry is required. Send curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Doreen Dalman, Department of Chemistry, Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit, WI 53511 ( Review of applications begins October 12, 2012. For more information about Beloit College see and AA/EEO Employer

September 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 September 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:
• The DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
• The Value of Institutional Transformation Proposals
• Too Much Data [in a proposal]?
• Training Topic: NSF GRF and Ford Foundation Fellowships
• Why Halloween is Bad for Proposals, Part 6
• Writing the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) Proposal
… plus these regular newsletter features:
• 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: (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

Research Development and Grantwriting News SEPTEMBER2012

The Center for Teaching Development invites graduate students to enroll in The College Classroom

This series of weekly, 90-minute seminars throughout the quarter is part of the Center for Teaching Development’s Preparing Future Practitioners (PFP) program. The course is aimed at graduate students and post-docs who already have experience as teaching assistants and are interested in making the leap from grading, running discussion sessions or leading labs to being the instructor-of-record at UCSD and beyond.

More information

Assistant Professor Position at San Francisco State University

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position. A Ph.D. in any field of chemistry is required; post-doctoral or equivalent research experience is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and working with a diverse student population. Candidates will be expected to develop an externally-funded research program involving undergraduate and MS students in one of the following areas: analysis and synthesis of biomolecules, development of materials for energy and the environment, or elucidating the molecular basis of diseases. Training in organic, analytical, inorganic, physical and biochemistry are welcome in any of these research areas.

Applicants should send a CV, a statement of proposed research and student mentorship, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to:
Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132.

All materials must be received by November 1, 2012, for full consideration. Details on the position are available at The University is an Equal Opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. Women, members of all minority groups, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Hertz Foundation – Lucrative, prestigious fellowships in the sciences

The Hertz Foundation offers five-year graduate fellowships “students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. “ (That is, you stand ready to serve intellectually should the need arise.)
Applicants must be pursuing the Ph.D.

Hertz is looking for the best and the brightest, so they encourage applicants who also have the chance to win other prestigious awards, such as the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Consequently,
“Successful applicants have the choice of two Fellowship options:

Option 1 – Five Year Hertz
• $31,000/ 9-month personal stipend*
• Full tuition equivalent
• Renewable for up to 5 years

Option 2 – Five-Year Coordinated
o Hertz Period – Two Years
o $36,000/ 9-month personal stipend*
o Full tuition equivalent

Other Fellowship Period – Up to Three Years
• $5,000/ year supplemental stipend* from Hertz
• Requires Awardee to accept a 3-year Fellowship from another source”

Application deadline: November 2, 2012

Chemistry Tenure Track Position at Sonoma State University

The Sonoma State University Department of Chemistry is searching for a tenure-track professor at the Assistant Professor level. The link to the position announcement and application process is below.