Archive for April, 2008


Fulbright Information Session

April 28, 2008

I’ll be holding a Fulbright information session next Wednesday, May 7, from 3:00-4:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Student Services Center (the same building that houses the Office of Grad Studies, but on the first floor. It’s the gigantic room with the UCSD crest on the glass above the door). For those of you who want to complete doctoral dissertation research abroad or even take a year off to teach English while perfecting your own language skills, this is a prestigious (if competitive) way to do so. Since the deadline usually occurs before the beginning of fall quarter, attending the info session is a good way to kick off your preparations for the summer. Dessert and coffee will be served. Let me know if you’ll be attending by Tuesday, May 6.


Proposal Writing Tips

April 21, 2008

I just happened across this great resource, originally composed by two graduate students, on how to write project proposals on the predoctoral level. Of course, I still have our own UCSD successful proposal guide, for those of you who are interested in international travel grants in particular. Email me if you’d like your own electronic copy.


Colorado Postdoctoral Fellowship for Program for Academic Diversity

April 17, 2008

Advanced doctoral students and recent PhD graduates may apply for postdoctoral fellowships in STEM disciplines at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University, or the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Up to 4 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded each year.

Application deadline: June 1, 2008

Additional information can be found at:

Questions? Please contact Barbara Kraus at <> or 303.492.5779.


Joseph Naiman Graduate Fellowship

April 17, 2008

The Joseph Naiman Graduate Fellowship is a mini-grant intended for summer and academic research for the 2007-2008 academic year. Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 to support research and study on Japan.

Please submit:
4 sets of copies containing your CV, grant proposal, budget, two letters of recommendation, and other sources of funding (pending or committed) by Friday, May, 9, 2008.

Mail proposals to:
UCSD, Program in Japanese Studies
9500 Gilman Drive #0104
La Jolla, CA 92093-0104

Kinuko Kanda
(858) 534-3598


Interesting opportunity out of UCOP

April 8, 2008

University of California College Prep (UCCP) has released a request for applications to spur creative UC course and content developers to experiment and build leading edge digital learning objects. UCCP seeks to explore the next generation of online and mobile educational content.

Five $25,000 innovation grants will be awarded to content developers among UC faculty, emeriti, lecturers, and graduate students to develop prototypes of digital learning objects in prescribed subject areas. The prototypes must build upon new and emerging technology to enhance student learning and expand access to all audiences.

This request for applications (RFA) is restricted to University of California campuses, units and programs.

More information here.