Archive for November, 2007


NSEP David L. Boren Fellowship Information Session

November 19, 2007

On Friday, November 30, a representative from the NSEP David L. Boren Fellowship will be coming to UCSD to speak with students about these fantastic multiple-year awards for those studying critical languages. You can find out more here. Those of you in IR/PS should definitely have this one on your list.

The info session will be held at 10:30am in Price Center Gallery A.


Pacific Rim Graduate Research Program Officer on Campus next Tuesday

November 1, 2007

Sandra Wulff, program officer for the Pacific Rim Research Fellowship, will be on campus next Tuesday, Nov. 6, to discuss the graduate research fellowship and mini-grants available through UCOP’s Pacific Rim program.

From the program website,

The Pacific Rim Research Program is a multi-campus program established to encourage Pacific Rim research on the ten campuses of the University of California. It sponsors a competitive grants program that provides funds for University of California faculty and graduate students who do research on Pacific Rim topics in a variety of disciplines.

Its priorities are: (1) comparative investigation across national, cultural, linguistic and/or regional boundaries; (2) focus on interactions, flows, or major issues affecting the Pacific Rim region and specific to it; (3) collaboration of scholars in different countries and, where appropriate, different disciplines. Multi-disliplinary, multi-region research is encouraged. Proposals will be evaluated for scholarly merit, originality, purpose, relationship to existing research, theoretical framework, methodology, participants’ qualifications and roles, adequacy of available resources, budget justification, anticipated products, schedule, and dissemination plan.

Interested students should make a point of attending. Sandra is an invaluable resource for information about applying for this generous fellowship. I also have sample essays available for your guidance.

The meeting will be held in the International Center Lounge from 1-2pm.