NSF Eager

Dear Grads,

Please see the attached flyer for more information regarding the call for participants of a NSF EAGER (EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research) project. It is a great (funded!) opportunity for a graduate student to improve teaching and leadership skills while working alongside faculty to enrich STEM content and instruction at local community colleges that are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

To apply, please submit your CV, statement of interest, and letter of support from your PI to Professors Stacey Brydges (sbrydges@ucsd.edu) and Stanley Lo (smlo@ucsd.edu) by July 27, 2018.

Note: This project requires commitments of time and effort, including (but not limited to) full participation in a three-day Course Design Studio at UC San Diego from August 13-15, 2018. In submitting your application, please confirm your availability and willingness to participate in this important project element.

Thank you,

Jeanine Sun Kolinko
Graduate Program Manager
UC San Diego Chemistry & Biochemistry
9500 Gilman Drive – MC 0303
La Jolla CA, 92093-0303
jkolinko@ucsd.edu | (858)822-6014 | http://chemistry.ucsd.edu

NSF EAGER Grad Recruitment Flyer 2018-19


Post-doc Data Curation Fellowship Position at Indiana University

This is an exciting alternate-academic position hosted by the Indiana University Libraries. It is an opportunity for a PhD to use their expertise and skills to assist in the building of a robust data curation program with IU chemists and librarians.  Contact Jennifer Laherty with inquiries: jlaherty@iu.edu.final_cheminformatics-postdoctoral-fellowship-job-description-march-16-2018_page_11.pngfinal_cheminformatics-postdoctoral-fellowship-job-description-march-16-2018_page_22.pngfinal_cheminformatics-postdoctoral-fellowship-job-description-march-16-2018_page_31.png

Course Hero

New Fellowship Seeks to Help Tenure-Track Faculty Members Elevate Teaching

A new teaching fellowship, Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, aims to help “rising postsecondary education stars” bolster their commitment to teaching. The fellowship ‘will provide each of five professors who “love teaching” and are “making their mark as exceptional researchers” with a one-time award of $40,000, according to the announcement.’ Applications for the fellowship are due April 30.

More info at  https://www.chronicle.com/article/New-Fellowship-Seeks-to-Help/242732?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=a597da0de19d4aa5a1a88b453a0c75e9&elq=b155bde85ccd4dfa829f74ba786226e3&elqaid=18051&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=8027



SDICCCA Regional Faculty Fellowship Program

For over 20 years, the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community College Association (SDICCCA) has sponsored its Regional Community College Faculty Fellowship Program.  We are now recruiting prospective interns for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

 To apply: http://interwork.sdsu.edu/main/sdiccca/

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities – Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) Program – Deadline 6/11

The Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) Program is currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows.

If you know of anyone who might be interested and qualified please encourage them to apply.

The Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) program is an integrated, three-year cross-disciplinary postdoctoral training program at Stanford University that brings together 33 faculty mentors from 14 departments in the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. Molecular imaging, the non-invasive monitoring of specific molecular and biochemical processes in living organisms, continues to expand its applications in the detection and management of cancer. SMIS faculty mentors provide a diverse training environment spanning biology, physics, mathematics, biocomputation/biomedical informatics, engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, cancer biology, immunology, and medical sciences. The centerpiece of the SMIS program is the opportunity for trainees (PhD or MD with an emphasis on PhD) to conduct innovative molecular imaging research that is co-mentored by faculty in complementary disciplines. SMIS trainees also engage in specialized coursework, seminars, national conferences, clinical rounds, including ethics training and the responsible conduct of research. The three-year program culminates with the preparation and review of a mock NIH grant proposal, in support of trainee transition to an independent career in cancer molecular imaging.


1. Candidate must have an MD or PhD degree
2. Candidate must be a US citizen, or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.


Application Deadline: June 11, 2018


SMIS Website —> http://med.stanford.edu/smisprogram.html


Sofia Gonzales

Program Administrator

Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program

Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) Program


Tel: 650.724.9139

Fax: 650.721.6619

Email: sofias@stanford.edu

NIH F31 Fellowship Application Updates – First Internal Deadline 3/9

Graduate students that will be applying for the NIH F31 fellowship anytime this year should make a note of the following:

Updates Relevant to NIH F31 Application

In the last couple of months NIH has made several changes that affect F31 applicants. The changes are below:

  • NIH will no longer accept PDF applications
    • NIH has retired the Grants.gov PDF form as of December 31, 2017.
    • Applicants will apply using the online portal ASSIST, which is accessible through eRA Commons.
  • Introduction of Form E
    • As of January 25, 2018, NIH is no longer using Form D. Beginning January 26 only applications that use Form E will be accepted.
    • For a list of Form E changes please visit the NIH website.
    • With the introduction of Form E comes new solicitation numbers. PA-16-308 and PA-16-309 are no longer active.
  • New Solicitation Numbers
    • PA-18-671: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)
    • PA-18-666: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31)
  • New forms and updated guide on Grad Division website
  • Internal Deadline for Cycle 1 updated:
    • March 9, 2018: Intent to Apply
    • March 21, 2018: 1st Internal Deadline
    • April 2, 2018: 2nd Internal Deadline
    • April 9, 2018: Agency Deadline


If any students have any questions, please direct them my way. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Michelle Monroy

Graduate Fellowship Advisor

Graduate Division, UC San Diego

Phone:  (858) 822-2938 | Fax: (858) 534-4304

REMINDER: Dannon Awarding TWO $25,000 Grants for Graduate Students – Deadline 2/15

Dannon, as part of DanoneWave Public Benefit Corporation, is once again awarding two $25,000 grants to graduate students who show strong interest and potential in exploring the gut microbiome, probiotics and/or yogurt.  The 2017-2018 Dannon Yogurt, Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome Fellowship Grant was established in 2012 to help further study of these vastly diverse areas on human health.


For students who are studying topics including the gut microbiome’s impact on human health and well-being and/or the nutritional and functional benefits of yogurt and probiotics, this is an exciting opportunity to not only receive educational support, but to connect with a leader in the field. Besides the $25,000 award, Dannon Fellows are connected to each other through this scholarship – encouraging collaboration, communication and future opportunity in the field.


Thus far, the Dannon grant has provided support for research on probiotic yogurt during lactation, the use of foods as a delivery vector for beneficial bacteria, technology for studying the adaptation of fermentative microbes to milk, the effects of protein fermentation on the human microbiota and digestive health, and the relationship between probiotics, the gut microbiome and brain function.


Dannon will be accepting applications from graduate students until February 15, 2018. For additional information, qualification requirements and to complete the online application, please click here: http://www.DanoneWave.com/fellowship-application/.


We look forward to reviewing applications and supporting the next generation of cutting-edge research!