Summer 2014 NSF-REU


Fulbright-Clinton U.S. Student Program Public Policy Fellowships


Fulbright-Clinton Public

Policy Fellowships

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships (deadline January 10, 2014)

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships provide opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows building mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. The U.S. Embassy, with the Fulbright Commission (where applicable), will identify host ministries and provide administrative support and oversight during the Fellow’s program.

Available World Regions/Countries

The African Union, Bangladesh, Burma, Guatemala, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Samoa, and Timor-Leste.


Candidates must have a Master’s Degree with an area of focus that is applicable to the public policy, and two years of professional work experience at the time the grant begins.

Program Contact

Jermaine Jones (; 212.984.5341

Fulbright-Clinton Website

For additional information on the program, please visit the following link: You can also find a brief tutorial video at:


Candidates must have a Master’s degree with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy, and two years of professional work experience at the time the grant begins. Those with professional degrees will be accepted as well.


Science and Policy Internships – for Undergrads

Please see the link below for more information on the UC Center in Sacramento, a UC-wide center for facilitating student and faculty engagement with California policymakers .



Science Policy Fellowships – for Post-PhD

Please see the link below for more information on California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships.

“Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships place professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. The fellowships are ideal for qualified applicants who are interested in improving the interface between science and legislative decision-making and who want to learn the public policy decision-making process.”

Tom Tucker Leadership Scholarship


  Tom Tucker Leadership Scholarship

 Dear Student Leaders,

The application process for the one-year, $10,000 Tom Tucker Leadership Scholarship is now open.


1.   Application open to students in their third or fourth year of study

2.   Minimum GPA of 3.4

3.   Low to very high financial need

4.   Academic, campus or community leadership

5.   Outstanding and exceptional contributions to student life

About Tom Tucker

Tom Tucker served as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs from 1983-2003. He transformed student life at UC San Diego when he instituted innovative student leadership programs, reintroduced Greek life and guided the planning and construction of the Price Center and RIMAC. Most importantly, he touched the lives of thousands of students by encouraging them to realize their potential as student leaders. The scholarship is funded by former A.S. student leaders as a tribute to Dr. Tucker.

How Do I Submit the Application?

•     Log on

•     Under TOOLBOX, under Finance Tools, click “Financial Aid”

•     Enter your User ID & Password (You will click on 2 sign in boxes / screens before being able to log in)

•     Click: Summer 2014 Research Scholarships & 2014-15 Academic Year Scholarships

•     Follow step-by-step instructions

•     Changes can be made up to deadline

The deadline to apply is February 3, 2014 Midnight

If you have questions about the Tom Tucker Leadership Scholarship, please contact Becky Obayashi, Director of Undergraduate Scholarships or (858) 534-1067.

UCSD Undergraduate Research Portal Now Open

Undergraduate Research Portal Open for Business

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Undergraduate Research
Portal ( The Portal is intended to be a
one-stop-shop for all things related to undergraduate research. Faculty
and research staff offering research-oriented opportunities in the form
of part-time jobs, internships, volunteer positions, or course credits
(e.g., independent study) can post those opportunities directly on the
Portal. You may also screen for student credentials, interests, and
experience, view profiles of students who meet your requirements, and
automatically connect with students whom you might want to interview.
The Portal is integrated with Port Triton, the job board operated by the
Career Services Center, and Single Sign-On.

The Portal was developed by the Office of Research Affairs in
campus-wide collaboration with the Career Services Center, Office of
Academic Affairs, Office of Student Affairs, Council of Provosts, and
others. We are excited to provide this service as a way for students and
our campus community to connect and benefit through research.

For further questions about the Portal please contact ORA staff at


LAUNCH Program Funding for UCSD Undergraduates

Jumpstart your entry into the algal biofuels or biomass production industries!

The EDGE Biofuels Certificate Program at UCSD Extension provides cutting edge courses and hands-on training to help you get into a career in the algae biomass production, biofuels or industrial biotech industries.  The links below provide information on the two certificates, courses and schedules.
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The LAUNCH Program can cover most course fees for UCSD undergrads to take an EDGE Biofuels Certificate.

Apply now for 2014!

The LAUNCH program is designed for full-time UCSD students to take UCSD Extension specialized certificate courses concurrently with university study, ideally during a student’s junior and senior years. There are two specialized Biofuels Certificates developed and taught by the California Center for Algae Biotechnology (Cal-CAB), which are both eligible for LAUNCH Program funding to pay most of the course fees for UCSD undergraduates.

For those who do not get into the LAUNCH Program, the Legler Benbough Biofuels Scholarship is also accepting applications for the EDGE Biofuels Certificates through December 1.

UCSD Entrepreneur Challenge Kickoff! Wed, Dec 4th at 6pm

UCSD Entrepreneur Challenge Kickoff: The Road to the $100K Challenge and Beyond

Networking & Panel Discussion

Wednesday, December 4th at 6PM in UCSD Price Center West Ballroom

Please see the following link for further information: