Archive for May, 2008


Fulbright Update

May 30, 2008

Lots of inquiries lately. Here’s an update:

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program Competition deadline is 10/20/08. The internal UCSD deadline is September 12, 2008.

The deadline for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program has not yet been announced, but will probably be the 1st week of November. The internal UCSD deadline will probably be 1-2 weeks before the agency deadline.

We are currently recruiting for the Graduate Fellowship Advisor position. This position handles Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays application advising. Once the position is filled, we’ll be sure to get in touch with those who have expressed interest in the Fulbright programs.


Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) – Thesis/Dissertation Competition

May 29, 2008

This call was recently sent to UCSD Department & Program Chairs:

The Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) and University Microfilms International (UMI) have invited UCSD to submit one campus nominee to the 2008-2009 Innovation in Technology award competition for Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.

If you would like to nominate one of your department’s graduate students for this award, please review the attached program call and send the following information to OGS no later than Monday, August 11, 2008:

  • A 100-1500 word statement by the student describing the research and how it demonstrates innovative or creative use of technology in the conduct of scholarship.

  • A letter from the student’s department head or committee chair indicating the significance of the technological innovations in the work for the discipline, and for the student’s department and institution.

The Office of Graduate Studies will form a selection committee to review all applications of nominees.


Farewell post

May 15, 2008

Most of my regular readers have probably heard this by now, but I wanted to make the announcement official here for those I didn’t catch sometime in the last month. I’m leaving employment here to join your ranks as a PhD candidate in English at Berkeley, and my last day is tomorrow, May 16. It’s been a pleasure working with the students, faculty, and staff of UCSD, and I hope that this blog has been at least somewhat helpful in helping you find fellowships to support your research and writing.

Until I’m replaced, this blog will be on hiatus. Immediate problems, requests for information, and general questions should temporarily go to Franchesca Kim at OGS. Once a new advisor is hired, Franchesca will direct you on where to go for all of your fellowship advising needs.

Happy searching to all, and to all a good…morning.