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


Apply today! Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program

In order to provide educational opportunities for future generations of science scholars, we’re offering $40,000 in scholarship funding to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited college for the upcoming semester.*

Apply now to win one of two $10,000 awards, or one of four $5,000 awards. See below for eligibility information, official rules, and profiles of past award winners.

2018 Scholarship

Application start date: December 15, 2017
Application end date: May 31, 2018
Winner announced: August 8, 2018

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program – Deadline 5/15

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications

Applications are due May 15, 2018.


The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities.

The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period. Collaborating DOE Laboratory Scientists may be from any of the participating DOE national laboratories/facilities. The award period for the proposed research project at DOE laboratories/facilities may range from 3 to 12 consecutive months

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship

Dear PHD Grads,

Reminder: Applications for the 2017-18 Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship are due to me (jkolinko@ucsd.edu) no later than Tuesday, October 31st. Additional details can be found below. Please send me the requested materials no later than 10/31/2017 if you wish to be considered for the Fellowship.

Thank you,

Jeanine Sun Kolinko

Graduate Program Manager

UC San Diego Chemistry & Biochemistry

jkolinko@ucsd.edu | (858)822-6014 | http://chemistry.ucsd.edu

The Call for Applications for the 2017-18 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship award is now open! This recently established fellowship recognizes research excellence of our current PhD students.

This prestigious fellowship will provide support for one quarter (full coverage of stipend and fees in Winter 2018, which is about $13K total), PLUS an additional bonus award of $3K for the Fellow to use towards research support (e.g., computer, books, conference-associated costs including travel, etc. (to be used by Winter 2020)).

If you would like to apply for this fellowship, please send Jeanine Kolinko (jkolinko@ucsd.edu) the following materials no later than October 31, 2017:

  • Abstract (~300 words) of your primary research project
  • Statement describing your career goals, scientific achievements, any other noteworthy accomplishments or activities
  • CV and (unofficial) transcript
  • Nomination letter from your faculty advisor
  • Optional documents: up to two publication reprints

Please let me know if you have any questions.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) – Deadline 10/27

As you know, the National Science Foundation (NSF) accepts applications each Fall from eligible PhD students for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP). This is a wonderful opportunity that you are all highly encouraged to apply for, as in addition to providing recipients with a generous stipend of $34K/year, it’s also very prestigious to be selected and would be a great boost to your CV!

As a resource to you, there are sample application packets available in the Student Affairs Office provided by your peers, if you’d like to view past successful applications as you prepare to apply. For more information on how to apply, please visit the website: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Application Deadline: October 27th, 2017

Info Session – Fellowships for Research in Japan (UCLA) – 10/26


The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) offers fully funded fellowships for research in Japan in all fields of research: life and physical sciences, social sciences, humanities. Late-semester/quarter doctoral students, postdocs, faculty, all welcome. Please join us at lunch time on UCLA’s campus on Thursday, October 26, 2017, to learn more about fellowships and connect with members of the research community.

UCLA campus maps and directions can be found here. The closest parking structure is Structure 5 or 3, although Structure 5 usually fills up quickly with UCLA employees.  There are pay stations in both these structures (i.e., you may pay by the hour).

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Fellowships for Research in Japan

Information Session 

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 12:00-1:00

UCLA Young Research Library (section F3 on the campus map)

Main Conference Room (Room 11360)

12:00  Fellowships presentation

12:15  Alumni talk/Q&A

12:30  Light lunch/networking

RSVP here

For more information about JSPS, please visit our website: www.jspsusa-sf.org/

For inquiries about the event, please contact us at: webmaster@jspsusa-sf.org

The event is free of charge and light lunch will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

San Francisco Office

2001 Addison Street #260

Berkeley, CA  947068. JSPS Fellowship UCLA


Camp Fellowship 2017

Camp Fellowship is a series of three events to support the preparation of your postdoc fellowship through in-person training and practical application.

The first event, Becoming a Successful and Effective Science Writer Workshop, is intended for anyone interested in improving their writing skills. (Oct 26th)

The final two events, F32 Fellowship: Application, Process and Panel and F32 Writing Group are intended to support those working toward the upcoming F32 submission deadlines. (Nov 7th and 28th)

Note that all the events will provide general assistance to those considering postdoctoral fellowships based on the standard structure.


More information and to register: http://postdoc.ucsd.edu/training/foundational-training.html#Writing-and-Publishing7. Camp Fellowship Flyer.jpg