Research Development and Grant Writing News

The Research Proposal Development Service in the Office of Research Affairs is pleased to send you the March 2013 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:

  • No Squishy Commitments or Weasel Clauses
  • Proportionality and Sequence in the Project Narrative
  • Time to Get Started on Your NSF CAREER Proposal (See also this UCSD-Only page.)
  • EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research
  • The Role of Self-Assessment in Grant Success

+ plus these regular newsletter features:

  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & 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

Postdoc Fellowship Opportunity – Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars Program

SMIS Program

Women in Science and Technology (WIST) Conference

Looking for new opportunities in technology? Looking for networking opportunities with science and technology leaders? Looking to enhance your professional skills and find balance between your professional and personal lives?


We invite you to attend the

Women In Science and Technology (WIST) Conference 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

8 AM to 5 PM

At The Faculty Club on the campus of UC San Diego

Advanced Registration Required at

Deadline: May 14 (Discount for registration by April 20)

Keynote speakers:

Jeanne Ferrante, Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Equity, Associate Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering, and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego

Barbara Bry, Chief Operating Officer, Blackbird Ventures

Who Should Attend?
 Individuals at all levels in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.  

What is the WIST conference about?
 A one day symposium focusing on career and personal development, networking, and
 inspiring prominent keynote speakers
. Exciting and informative workshops and seminars are available for individuals at all stages of their careers in both academia and industry. An excellent opportunity to network, develop new skills, and explore career opportunities with 300 attendees from the scientific community.

 What is the Purpose of the WIST conference?
 To empower women in STEM fields at all levels to enhance their careers through networking, discussion of relevant career development topics, and exposure to a wide range of specialties in STEM fields. Now is the opportunity to make positive changes in our careers and lives!

For more information and registration, please visit our website at:

Rising Leaders Scholarship

Rising Leaders Scholarship is open to all UCSD students who have taken economics courses in the hopes of entering the professional business arena. The Rising Leaders Program, selects students who are majors or minors in Economics or related areas and helps them find internships as well as provides professional development skills. Selected students also receive a $1,500 scholarship.

We are now accepting applications for next year’s class of Rising Leaders, deadline is May 1, 2013.

Details on the program are posted online here:

To see our current students and past students, visit: and