Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Collaboratories

Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Collaboratories. This call is to fund new projects being conducted between January 1st, 2018 – December 31st, 2018.

Applications are due to the Graduate Fellowship Advisor ( in the Graduate Division by 4:00pm on Monday, September 25th, 2017.

Good luck!

Jeanine Sun Kolinko

Graduate Program Manager

UC San Diego Chemistry & Biochemistry | (858)822-6014 |

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.

Please email me if you have any questions. Have a great weekend!

Michelle Monroy

Graduate Fellowship Advisor

Graduate Division, UC San Diego

Phone:  (858) 822-2938

Fax: (858) 534-4304

6th John T. and Patricia A. O’Neill Addiction Science Education Award

The Texas Research Society on Alcoholism’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 6th John T. and Patricia A. O’Neill Addiction Science Education Award. Qualified candidates will be graduate, postdoctoral, medical, or dental students, as of the date of the application deadline, who have demonstrated excellence in educating the public, health professionals (e.g., medical faculty and students), treatment professionals, the recovering community, and other non-scientists about the latest addiction science research.   Educational research can be in any area: preclinical (animal), clinical, epidemiological, psychosocial, etc.  The award committee recognizes that it is unusual for young scientists to have an interest in communicating research clearly, especially to non-science audiences, and this will be the prime factor in making an award.

Applications must be submitted online at O’Neill ASE Application by September 4, 2017.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  The award recipient will be notified in October.

Individuals can nominate themselves or others for this education award. Previous nominees are welcome to apply, especially if they have continued to strengthen their addiction science educational activities.

Specifications for this award are outlined in the application submission module and at O’Neill ASE Specifications.

PhRMA Foundation and AHA Pre-doc Fellowships

PhRMA Foundation Pre Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutics – September 1

AHA Pre-doctoral Fellowship – November 1

  • Applications must be submitted on your behalf by the Graduate Division; Grad Div instructions are available here.
  • App is open to US Citizens & international students
  • Award amount: $26,844 – $53,688 over one or two years
  • More information

As always, for more information on fellowship opportunities please check the following resources:

  1. The Chem/Biochem Dept’s External Fellowship Database and Departmental Fellowships
  2. The Fellowship Deadline Calendar
  3. The Graduate Division’s Funding Blog

Research Development & Grant Writing Newsletter

The Research Proposal Development Service in the Office of Research Affairs is pleased to send you the June 2017 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:

  • NSF Regional Grants Conference Report
  • Role of Social Science Funding in National Security
  • Workforce Training Grants
  • Tracking Mission Changes at Funding Agencies
  • Models and Best Practices for Undergraduate Research
  • Understanding Funding Agency Mission & Culture (reprinted from the September 2011 issue)

+ 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:

The attached newsletter mentions the New Faculty Guide to Competing for Research Funding and the Large Team Grant eBook. Both items can be downloaded from the UCSD-only links at

Please Note: Within UCSD the newsletter may be copied, duplicated, distributed electronically, in whole or in part. The terms of our institutional subscription require that we do not distribute outside UCSD nor post to a website accessible by those outside UCSD.

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


Cornell University Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows

Cornell University



CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTIAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS are high-profile postdoctoral research positions with significant independence and resources to attract some of the world’s best young scholars to interact deeply with faculty and students on Cornell’s Ithaca-based campuses.  Candidates from all areas of research and inquiry, who will be no more than two years past the award date of their doctoral degree at the time of the appointment, are eligible for this program. Successful candidates will have access to the full range of talent and considerable resources available at Cornell, and will be encouraged to interact broadly with the Cornell intellectual community, in addition to their postdoctoral research with a tenured faculty member (sponsor) and their research group. Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows will also receive lifetime membership in the Society of Cornell Fellows along with the participants in other named prestigious and competitively awarded Cornell postdoctoral fellowships. Six Presidential Fellowships will be awarded each year beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. Appointments will be for up to three years, dependent on positive annual evaluations and may include a teaching component where appropriate of no more than 25% averaged over the length of the appointment.  The stipend for appointments in the 2017-2018 academic year will be $68,000 plus full Cornell University employee fringe benefits. Each Fellow also will be provided $5,000 annually for discretionary research expenses including travel. Interested individuals can contact any tenured Cornell faculty member(s), i.e. associate or full professor, who, if agreeable to serve as the lead sponsor(s), will endorse and submit the candidate’s application. A tenure track assistant professor may serve as a secondary sponsor. Applications will be judged on the qualifications of the candidate, and the quality and originality of the proposed research and its potential impact.


Interested individuals can contact any tenured Cornell faculty member(s) who, if agreeable to serve as the sponsor(s), will endorse and submit the candidate’s application.  


  1. Candidate CV, including publication list.
  2. One-two page description of proposed research that should include a clear statement of objectives and of the significance and expected impact of the proposed research if successful.
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation, including one from the candidate’s PhD thesis advisor, to be sent directly to the lead faculty sponsor that provide detailed assessments of the candidate’s qualifications and potential for innovative, ground-breaking independent research.
  4. Additional letter(s) of support from Cornell lead (and secondary if applicable) faculty sponsor(s) including a brief statement of any financial and logistical support of the proposed research that will be provided by the sponsor(s).

The lead faculty sponsor(s) should forward all materials as a single file (pdf format required) to:

Deadline for all materials:  October 1, 2017\

If you have questions about this program, please contact:

Office of the Vice Provost for Research

222 Day Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853


AIDS T32 Postdoc Recruitment

Here is some information about the fellowship:

The sustained global impact of the HIV pandemic and the challenges to the management and prevention of HIV disease requires the training and development of talented new researchers. Since 1990 we have had an AIDS post-doctoral training program at UCSD designed to produce young investigators capable of conducting independent and productive research in important areas of HIV biology and pathogenesis, including basic, translational, and clinical research.

The research interests and activities of our faculty support the evolving focus and priorities of HIV-related research in general and specifically within our program. Through our program of closely mentored trainee-driven research, interactive research-review, and career-development activities, we aim to produce young investigators capable of launching HIV-related research careers in academia, industry, or public health.

Areas of research include:

  1. Reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS. This includes improving our basic understanding of HIV transmission, vaccine design, the evaluation of preventative measures, and the development of strategies to maximize the implementation of prevention-strategies.
  2. Improving HIV therapies. This includes identifying and evaluating treatment regimens of improved safety and easier use, such as long-acting antiretrovirals, and the development of strategies that maximize early diagnosis, initiation of treatment, and adherence to therapy.
  3. Cure research. This includes improving our basic understanding of the barriers to cure, including the mechanisms of viral persistence and latency; measuring the viral reservoir; and developing eradication strategies.
  4. HIV-related comorbidities. These include the cardiovascular, malignant, metabolic, and neurologic conditions that complicate the lives of treated patients. Questions of pathogenesis here include the roles of chronic inflammation and changes in the microbiome of the host.
  5. Health disparities among racial, ethnic, and social groups. Why do these exist and how might they be mitigated?
  6. Basic science. This is the critical cross-cutting discipline that informs studies of transmission, prevention, vaccine-design, the pathogenesis of comorbidities, and cure research.

How to apply:

To be considered for the AIDS Training Grant Fellowship you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and you must have a doctoral degree. To apply, please send the following information to Hailey Marshall (grant coordinator) at

  1. Personal Statement- explain why you are a good candidate for the fellowship. Please state the specific types of research that interest you, relevant experience that you have, and what your goals will be during and after the fellowship.
  2. Your CV- must be current and up to date.
  3. References-please provide contact information for three references who are well acquainted with your work.


Thank you!



Hailey Marshall | Division of Infectious Diseases

University of California San Diego | 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0711

  1. 858-822-1779 |F. 858-246-1104 |

GAAN Fellowship

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit your GAANN application is in one week on Monday, July 3rd 2017. The application is available here.

Eligibility and Application requirements are described below and also on our website (


GAANN fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis to outstanding applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Full-time enrollment in our Chemistry Ph.D. program (*2nd–4th year students are invited to apply, but priority will be given to 2nd and 3rd year students)
  • Excellent academic record
  • Expressed career interests in research and/or education
  • Demonstrated financial need, as determined by federal guidelines (FAFSA)


A complete application consists of five items:

  1. A current curriculum vitae or resume
  2. A personal statement describing the following (2 page limit):
    • research experiences
    • teaching and mentoring experiences
    • career goals
  1. A statement describing your contributions to diversity, namely:
    • Significant and unusual educational, social, cultural, economic, or other barriers you have had to overcome in pursuit of your education. Detail (1) the challenge(s) as well as any unique insights, perspectives or skills you gained while overcoming specific challenge(s), and (2) how overcoming the aforementioned challenge will enable you to contribute to the department and campus community in a unique and positive manner that enhances diversity.

(Note: This statement (Item 3) is a required component of the San Diego Fellowship Program.)

  1. A brief written statement from your Faculty Research Advisor indicating that you have made satisfactory progress in your research project(s), and that (s)he supports your participation in the GAANN program if you are selected as a Fellow. Advisors should email their statement to Asmaa Khatib (
  2. A completed  2017-2018 FAFSA form: In your submission, you must list UCSD (Title IV Code: 001317). To expedite the processing of your GAANN application, you must forward your FAFSA confirmation email to Asmaa Khatib ( which indicates your “EFC”. (Note: Acceptance of subsidized loans and other fellowships will reduce the financial need and possible eligibility for GAANN. Teaching or research assistantships may be coupled with a GAANN fellowship.)


Please contact me if you have any questions!