Forbes 30 Under 30 Nominations

Forbes is looking for nominations for their annual 30 Under 30 list, and Matt Perez is co-editing their science and healthcare categories.

Matt Perez

Producer, Games and Science

499 Washington Blvd.

Jersey City, NJ 07310

Office: 212-620-2475

Cell: 609-670-7314

Forbes is looking for people doing exciting and interesting things in both areas. For examples, you can check out past winners here:

2017 Science:

2017 Healthcare:

You can directly nominate people to (just) these two categories using this form:

Please feel free to nominate as many people as you think deserve to be nominated!

And if you’re interested in nominating people to our other categories, you can submit nominees here:

SPARK Program Application

SPARK Program Application – Deadline 8/29

Attention Grad Students and Postdocs!

The UCSD Rady School of Business is offering a new program this Fall. The SPARK Program is an immersive, fast-paced program that offers you the confidence, knowledge and competencies needed to become an entrepreneurial innovator.  The primary goal of the program is to help participants discover, validate and launch technology-driven venture ideas that fulfill a compelling market need and contribute to social and economic value. Designed by an award-winning Rady School faculty member and facilitated by an experienced business executive, the program also offers practical skills that can make you an attractive candidate for industry careers in Innovation.

The SPARK: Validate 2017 application is now active until Tuesday, August 29th at 5 pm. Follow the link below to begin, and we look forward to receiving your application!



Writing and Critical Expression

Writing Hub grad student services flyer

Call For Applications: Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Collaboratories

On behalf of the chancellor’s office, Dean Pogliano is pleased to announce the Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Collaboratories: An Opportunity for Funding for Faculty and Student Collaborations.  This call is for funding for new projects to be conducted from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018.

The Chancellor will fund small interdisciplinary groups of faculty willing to form a collaboratory to supervise the research of 3 to 5 graduate, undergraduate or professional students for one year. A second year of funding is possible but not automatic; awardees will need to submit a progress report one month before end of the project period. The funding will support full or partial fellowships for the jointly supported students.

The aim is to encourage faculty and students from different disciplines to work together as they develop preliminary results sufficient to support applications for extramural funding.


Faculty collaborators (3-5 PIs):

  • must be from at least two divisions and three departments.
  • must be eligible to chair doctoral committees may apply for the Collaboratories program.

Supported students (3-5):

  • must be enrolled in at least two different departments (although not necessarily the same departments as the faculty members)
  • must have completed one academic year at UC San Diego in their program
    • incoming students are not eligible
    • if a student graduates from UCSD and will be continuing in a graduate program in the fall, they are not eligible to participate until the following year
  • must have a GPA of 3.00
  • must be in good academic standing and making expected progress towards a degree.

Application Requirements:

All application materials should be sent in a single PDF. Application instructions are below:


  1. Filled application, can be downloaded on the Graduate Division website and it also attached to this email
    1. List of 3 to 5 cooperating faculty, along with departmental affiliations
    2. List of 3 to 5 students to be supported, along with department affiliations, PIDs, and current GPA at the time of application
  2. A CV for each faculty and student participant listed (2 pg. max per person)
  3. A jointly written abstract (less than 100 words)
  4. Proposal with title, description of the work to be undertaken (2 pg max, including references) in 12-point typeface
  5. A first-year budget indicating the academic quarters for which support is requested and the proposed fellowship value (not to exceed $15,000 per graduate student and $7,500 per undergraduate student)
    1. Please note this award is meant to fund student researchers ONLY, funding for new equipment is not an allowable cost under this award
  6. Signed agreement that the supervising faculty jointly intend to seek outside support for the project to be undertaken by the interdisciplinary group

***Effective March 1, 2010, no individual faculty member or student may be named on more than one proposal in any given round.**

Please note that there is a total of $62,500 available for this round of funding.


Submission and Deadlines:

For more information please visit:

Final proposals should be submitted electronically to by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25th, 2017.

GPS Science Policy Fellows Program

GPS Science Policy Fellows Program – Deadline to apply 9/8!

Want $1000 to explore the policy implications of your research?

Drawing applicants from UC San Diego’s STEM related programs, each year the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) selects three doctoral students from across campus and pairs them with a GPS faculty advisor to explore the policy implications of their dissertation research.

Program Description

Selected fellows are assigned a GPS faculty member with expertise in the relevant public policy sector.  The advisors attend program events during the academic year with the fellow and are available for research consultation, meeting on average once a month.  The outcome of the program is a public presentation on the policy implications of the fellow’s thesis research and could also include a publication co-authored with the GPS advisor, a submitted policy brief, or a new dissertation chapter.  The fellowship is 1-2 years, depending on the project.  Each fellow will receive $1,000 (per year) for policy-relevant research/travel expenses.

Fellows are required to attend the program’s four events:

  1. October orientation meeting to discuss research and each fellow’s program goals.
  2. Fall quarter Science-Policy Roundtable on a current topic being researched by UCSD faculty that combines science and policy.
  3. Winter quarter career panel discussion addressing aspects of the STEM-policy interface and how to establish a successful career in that space.
  4. Spring quarter public research presentations by the fellows.



Candidates must be a PhD student in a STEM field at UC San Diego.

Candidates must secure the approval of their departmental advisor.

Application – DUE September 8, 2017


Applicants will be notified of selection results before the end of September, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Hunter Barker (

PhRMA Foundation Pre-doc Fellowship in Pharmaceutics

PhRMA Foundation Pre-doc Fellowship in Pharmaceutics – Deadline 9/1

2017 Southern California Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Symposium

Registration Deadline 9/1

Dear Graduate Students,

We would like to invite you to present your ongoing, basic and translational biomedical research at the 2017 Southern California Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Symposium, hosted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Friday, October 20. The goal of this symposium is to highlight and celebrate graduate research and to provide the opportunity to foster inter-institutional relations all across Southern California and throughout the state. It is planned by graduate students, for graduate students.

This year we are proud to present our keynote speaker, Brendan D. Manning, PhD. Dr. Manning is a professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases at Harvard University. He is also the director of Harvard University’s PhD Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health. The Manning laboratory studies PI3K-mTOR signaling in cancer, aging, and metabolism. He is also the recipient of the National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award.

The symposium will also feature a Q&A panel with industry experts including Dr. Janine Bilsborough, head of the Cedars-Sinai Drug Discovery and Development and formerly at Amgen, Dr. Laurens Kruideneir, head of GI Immunology at Takeda, and Dr. John Flygare, one of the head scientists at Merck’s new Bay Area site.

We invite all who are participating to share their work and submit an abstract of no more than 500 words as part of their free registration. Masters and PhD students are encouraged to present a poster of their research, and outstanding abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations.  Additionally, cash awards will be given out for best posters and presentations.  To register for the symposium and to submit an abstract, please go to The deadline to register has been extended to September 1, so this is the last chance to register and submit abstracts! Please email with any questions.

Thank you and we hope to see you and your research this year!

-2017 Symposium Planning Committee