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February 6, 2012

As of Monday, February 6, 2012, this WordPress site is no longer being updated. From now on, you can view updates to the UCSD graduate funding blog at graduatefunding.ucsd.edu. (I just added a new post there that is not visible on this WordPress site.)
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Nominate someone (or get someone to nominate you) for UCSD’s sustainability awards

February 2, 2012

UCSD offers Sustainability Awards annually.

“-Sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability issues may include an overlap of environmental, economic, or social equity related issues.
-Individual or group activities and projects occurring or culminating between Earth Week 2010 and the present are eligible for nomination.”

I would encourage you to nominate someone for this award! (Or, if you think you’re aiding sustainability, you can coerce someone else into nominating you.)

Award categories include:

Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Outstanding Graduate Student
Outstanding Faculty
Outstanding Staff
Outstanding Student Group
Outstanding Individual (not UC San Diego student, faculty or staff)
Outstanding Collaboration: This person or group must have demonstrated successful collaboration with a non-traditional or first-time partner from on or off campus.”

Nominations due March 8, 2012


William Orr Dingwall Foundation Neurolinguistics Dissertation Fellowship

February 2, 2012

The William Orr Dingwall Foundation offers Dissertation Fellowships in Neurolinguistics. The award is $30,000 for one year.
You can’t apply yourself; your department can choose one student to nominate. (However, you’ll need to prepare a lot of supporting documents for the nomination.)

Act fast! Application deadline: February 14, 2012


Workshop to Improve Your NIH F31 Fellowship Application

February 2, 2012

Applying for an NIH F31 or F31 Diversity fellowship this year?

Come to OGS’s workshop to get tips on how to woo the reviewers!

When: Monday, February 27
2:30-4:00 PM
Where: Price Center – Red Shoe Room

-Dr. Peter Wagner, professor emeritus and longtime NIH reviewer
-Kelly Landy, current UCSD F31 recipient
-Another current F31 recipient, TBD
-Zoe Ziliak Michel, grad fellowship advisor

Topics covered:
-What reviewers like to see
-How to organize your proposal
-What to emphasize vs. what not to say
-Logistics of submitting your proposal
-Your questions, of course

Plus! Plus! Plus!

Bring a draft of your Specific Aims document and have it critiqued by one of our speakers!

Questions about the workshop can be directed to Zoe Ziliak Michel, gradadvisor AT ucsd DOT edu.

We hope to see you there!


Talk to your advisor about nominations for the Intel PhD Fellowship

February 1, 2012

Our internal deadline for nominations for the Intel PhD Fellowship program is this coming Monday, but we haven’t gotten too many nominations yet. If your research is in an area you think would interest Intel and you’d like to be nominated, ask your advisor if s/he would like to nominate you. (Your advisor should have received the call for nominations from your department chair and/or grad coordinator.)

Normally we don’t let students know about this call because the nominations should be up to the advisors, but I’m a bit concerned about the paucity of nominations.

The broad areas of research supported by this fellowship are hardware systems technology and design, semiconductor technology and manufacturing, and software technology and design.