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Friends of the International Center Program Summary

FIC Program Summary

Friends of the International Center – SoCal Winter Wonderland Dinner on Nov 22 at 6pm

Register for the event: FDS Reservation Form SoCal WW 2014

SoCal Winter Flyer 2014

Funding Opportunity: The Green Initiative Fund!

Would you like to learn more about a funding opportunity for innovative projects that promote sustainability in the UCSD community?

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is a grant program to which students can apply to for money to bring their green ideas to life. Past projects have included a solar powered umbrella, campus community gardens, and utility box art pieces. Students are encouraged to apply individually or with teams/organizations.

The fall funding cycle is open as of Monday, October 20th and will close on Friday, November 14th. Applications can be found through the Student Sustainability Collective’s website here:

Be sure to read through all TGIF criteria before submitting your application. Any questions can be sent to TGIF Directors Allison Khoe and Kristi Sobol at, or come by the Sustainability Resource Center to visit us!

Versatile PhD: Careers in Government Research (November Panel)

The Graduate Division and Career Services have collaborated on a subscription to the Versatile Ph.D. , an online career website to assist graduate students in exploring career opportunities. The website addresses careers in all disciplines.  Below please find an announcement on an upcoming panel discussion on Careers in Government Research.

Versatile PhD Online panel discussion: Careers in Government Research (STEM fields) November 27 -21, 2014

STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs:

Versatile PhD will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on Careers in Government Research, November 17-21. All panelists are PhDs or ABDs in STEM fields, working in agencies such as NASA, EPA, US Air Force, US Geological Survey, California Department of Water and Resources, and Health Canada.

More information here:

You can interact with panelists throughout the week on the site, or follow the discussion via email. All questions welcome, from the most general to the very specific.


Upcoming 2015 Panel Discussions

Careers in Technology for Humanities and Social Science PhDs (January 26-30; H/SS forum)

Let’s kill the cliche that humanists and social scientists don’t or can’t have careers in technology. This panel discussion will present a good group of H/SS PhDs who have bootstrapped their way into technology careers, and now play diverse technology-centered roles in a wide variety of organizations.


Careers in Informal Science Education (February 23-27; STEM forum)

Museums and other nonprofits (nature preserves, zoos, etc.) are key sites where science education takes place. Many STEM PhDs have entered this stimulating and rewarding field. The February panel will showcase a nice group of them doing informal science ed in a variety of settings.


Careers in Marketing for STEM PhDs (June 8-12; STEM forum)

Products and services that have science at their core need to be marketed with the help of scientists to make sure the science is right and the best possible story is being told. This discussion will feature STEM PhDs who have gone into Marketing, using their science knowledge to help educate customers truthfully about products and services that are science-based.

SMART Scholarship Program Application Now Open!

The application for the Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (SMART) is now open.

The SMART Scholarship for Service Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. program, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities.

SMART Scholars receive:

  •   Full tuition and educational fees
  •   Generous cash stipend ranging from $25,000 – $38,000 per year
  •   Paid summer internships, health insurance, and book allowance
  •   Employment with Department of Defense facilities after graduation

Students pursuing degrees in the following fields are encouraged to apply:

o   Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

o   Biosciences

o   Chemical Engineering

o   Chemistry

o   Civil Engineering

o   Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences

o   Computer and Computational Science

o   Electrical Engineering

o   Geosciences

o   Industrial and Systems Engineering

o   Information Sciences

o   Materials Science and Engineering

o   Mathematics

o   Mechanical Engineering

o   Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

o   Nuclear Engineering

o   Oceanography

o   Operations Research

o   Physics

Basic eligibility requirements are as follows:

o   a U.S. citizen at time of application,

o   18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2015,

o   able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,

o   willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,

o   a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and,

o   pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed above

The application is currently available and the deadline to apply is December 15th.

For more information and to apply please visit

American Society for Engineering Education
1818 N St. NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

November 12 UCLA Visit by Institute of International Education: Study & Research Abroad Opportunities

Steven Dale, Program Officer at the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York, will be at UCLA on Wednesday, November 12, to discuss study and research abroad opportunities administered by the IIE (e.g., the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Boren Scholarships (undergrad), Boren Fellowships (grad), Gilman (undergrad), and Generation Study Abroad (GSA)).

He will also introduce a new fellowship program for doctoral students interested in pursuing research in China-related fields: the Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship.

The details about the time and location are:


Wednesday, November 12, 2014


6275 Bunche Hall, UCLA


Please RSVP here.

UCLA campus map is here.

All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lots 2, 3 or 4 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues). UCLA is smoke-free and tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and all other tobacco products, as well as electronic cigarettes, is prohibited on UCLA’s campus and at sites owned or fully leased by the university. For more information, please visit: