Archive for December, 2008


Pacific Rim Research Grant UCSD Internal Deadline – January 9

December 18, 2008
Hello to all those who may be applying for a grant in the UCSD Pacific Rim Research Project (PRRP). The UCSD internal deadline will be January 9, 2009 – NO EXCEPTIONS!

To see the call for proposals, a sample of an approved budget, and for general information on the PRRP, please visit

**I will be out of the office from December 25 until January 12, so please plan accordingly and ask your questions early!**


Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship – Internal Deadline Now Set!

December 18, 2008

For those applying for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship, the UCSD internal deadline has now been set! Please turn in ALL application materials and copies to the Office of Graduate Studies by January 12, 2009.

**There will be no exceptions to this deadline, so please plan accordingly!!**

2009 IICAS Human Rights Fellowship

December 11, 2008

University of California Human Rights Fellowship Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies, UC San Diego
The Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies is pleased to announce the annual competition for student fellowships with human rights organizations. Fellows will receive $3,500 each. The fellowship is available to students from several U.C. campuses. Registered students at U.C. Berkeley, Hastings College of the Law, U.C. Santa Cruz, U.C. Irvine, and U.C. San Diego are eligible. Two fellowships in Social Documentary are available for registered students at U.C. Santa Cruz.

Award Amount: $3,500
Award Duration: May – September (along with a conference in November)
How to Apply: See the application instructions
Deadline to apply: Monday, March 9, 2009

For more information and application procedures, please visit the IICAS 2009 Human Rights Fellowship page.


New NIH policies and reminders of best practices

December 9, 2008
Dear Graduate Students,

As finals start to roll around, things can get pretty hectic. As a heads up, please keep in mind that ALL forms that need a signature from the Dean need to come to us 2 weeks prior to the deadline date.

General announcement:
For help filling out your grant/fellowship applications, please visit and refer to step 2.

  • *Note: I will NEVER be the signing official on these forms; I only coordinate your forms for signatures! Please make sure your application is completely filled out with the correct information before you hand it over for signatures. If you have questions or are not sure about something, please email me and I can look it over before you give us copies for signature.

-NIH specific information-
Here is a link to the NIH deadlines: Please make sure to familiarize yourself with the deadline dates and plan accordingly! (Remember; we need 2 weeks in advance for signatures!)

Also, if this is your first time applying for an NIH NRSA, please download the appropriate forms here: They (NIH) will only be accepting this form from here on out, as will I.

**NEW SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT!!!** Please have your PI initial and date the second page of the application next to their name and information to show that they have reviewed your application. Since the new format for the NRSA application does not require your PI or you to sign off on it, we need to ensure that the proposals are being read by the PI. WE WILL NOT BE SIGNING ANY APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT HAVE THIS REQUIREMENT MET!!