Archive for May, 2009


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

May 26, 2009

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session
Monday, June 1
Multipurpose Room, Student Services Center

Thinking about applying for a Fulbright grant for the 2010-2011 academic year? Come get the lowdown on the Fulbright program, application procedures, and tips on proposal writing from Linda Vong, the UC San Diego Fulbright Program Adviser!

Light refreshments will be served.


Grantwriting presentation – May 26

May 22, 2009


Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Noon – 1:30 pm
Garren Auditorium, Biomedical Sciences Building, SOM

Success in academe, particularly in a research institution, can often be correlated with success in grantwriting. The Center for Teaching Development (CTD) is providing this opportunity for graduate students, TAs, and postdoctoral fellows to explore the issues involved in effective grantwriting–what are the components that, if known and well-executed, can equate with success?

Peter Wagner, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering, will lead this session. Dr. Wagner has written on this topic for The Physiologist and will share copies of his article, “On writing a grant application: a personal view.”

*Although this presentation is geared to grantwriting in the sciences, you may attend even if you are in another discipline. Several participants from other disciplines have indicated that the information provided has been very useful.


Funding Presentation – May 27

May 21, 2009

There will be a funding presentation on May 27 with speakers covering various funding opportunities.  I believe it will be geared towards undergrads, but there will be a brief (8-10) minute Fulbright discussion by Deborah Gordon.

Date: Wednesday, May 27
4:00 pm
Room 111A in the Chancellor’s Complex

Presenters and their topics:

British MarshallDr. Laurie Smith

Fulbright Deborah Gordon

Rhodes ScholarshipDr. Ross Frank

Winston Churchill ScholarshipDr. Laurie Smith


Fulbright-Hays Awardees for 2009-2010

May 20, 2009

Congratulations to the three J’s; Judd, Justin, and Jed on being offered a Fulbright-Hays DDRA award for 2009-2010!

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The deadline for the 2010 DDRA competition has not been announced yet, but check back with e-grants frequently. As a point of reference, the national deadline for last year’s competition was 11/13/08. The UCSD internal deadline for the Fulbright-hays is usually about a week or so before the national deadline.


2009-2010 Fulbright Awardees

May 19, 2009

Congratulations are in order; nine of our very own UC San Diego students have been offered Fulbright grants for the 2009-2010 academic year!

  • David (offered a Fulbright to Taiwan)
  • Ameerah (offered a Fulbright to Hungary)
  • Kyla (offered a Fulbright to Australia)
  • Marta (offered a Fulbright to Germany)
  • Toby (offered a Fulbright to Germany)
  • Justin (offered a Fulbright to China)
  • Michael (offered a Fulbright to Mexico)
  • Greg (offered a Fulbright to Venezuela)
  • Charles (offered a Fulbright to Spain)

Best of luck on your projects in your respective countries!


Graduate Funding Workshop

May 13, 2009

For those of you who were not able to attend the Wednesday Awareness Workshop (Graduate Funding 101), I’ve included the Graduate Funding 101 Powerpoint for your viewing pleasure. Just as a heads up, it takes a little bit of time to load.

Email me if you have questions or want to talk specifics!


Fulbright-Hays Technical Reviews

May 12, 2009

If you applied for the 2009-2010 Fulbright-Hays DDRA cycle, I now have your technical reviews. I should have emailed everyone already, but if you did not get an email, let me know and I can either send them to you via inter-campus mail, or you can come pick them up.

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