Archive for January, 2010


IIE 2010-2011 Fulbright Competition Update

January 28, 2010

Dear Fulbright hopefuls,

I just received word from Fulbright that they will be emailing all applicants by the end of the day on January 29, 2010 and letting you know whether or not your application will be moved forward for country review.  In the past, Fulbright Program Advisors (FPAs) got an email from Fulbright with the results, but this year the emails will be sent directly to the applicants.

As a word of caution: just because your application gets forwarded to the country for review does NOT mean you are a guaranteed shoe-in.  Last year, there was a rumor going around that if you were recommended for country review, your application was pretty much going to be funded.  That is not the case! If the country reviews your applications and decides they want to fund it, it still has to come back to the U.S. for one final review by the U.S. Fulbright commission before any decisions are made.

That being said, I wish all the applicants for the 2010-2011 cycle the best of luck!



Call for Papers: Global Initiatives Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan

January 22, 2010

Conference dates: July 12 – 16, 2010
Paper submission deadline: March 1, 2010

100 students (undergraduates or graduates) will be selected to participate based on an essay competition.  Subtopics include: natural resources, adoption of green technology, and new perspectives under asian culture expansion.  Costs for accommodation, meals and the cultural tour are covered by the host.  Additional grants are offered to overseas students according to location of their schools.

Activities include pre-conference activities, keynote speeches, model conference, workshops, essay exhibition, etc.  Official language spoken at the conference will be English.

Online registration, application and abstract need to be completed by March 1, 2010.  Applicants will be notified in early April via email regarding the status of their application.  To apply, please visit the GIS Taiwan page.


UC Center for New Racial Studies (UCCNRS) Graduate Student Research Grants

January 22, 2010


The University of California Center for New Racial Studies (CNRS) is a UC MultiCampus Research Program. This program supports collaborative research by UC faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and their colleagues at other institutions.

Based at UC Santa Barbara, the CNRS is governed by an Executive Committee of faculty based at multiple UC campuses. CNRS is funded for five years by the UC Office of the President, with its current funding cycle set to begin July 1, 2010. Grants will support research projects on a yearly designated theme in new racial studies. For the academic year 2010-2011, the theme is “The Nation and Its Peoples: Citizens, Denizens, Migrants.”

Graduate Student Research Grants

Available to students working toward any graduate degree in UC programs across the disciplines (including the professions), these grants will be awarded for up to one year in amounts not to exceed $10,000, to support research projects of exceptional merit in the designated thematic area.

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The start date for awards is July 1, 2010.  UC graduate/professional students enrolled in any graduate or professional degree program are eligible to apply for the graduate research grants-in-aid. All successful applicants must maintain eligibility during the life of the grant. Grants are not transferable to non- UC institutions. Each applicant may submit no more than one proposal (either as a PI, a Co-PI, or a faculty collaborator) per annual competition cycle.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
• Scholarly merit and innovative potential
• Relationship to existing research and theoretical framework
• Research design
• Potential for extramural funding
• Multi-campus collaboration
• Budget justification and timeline
• Anticipated scholarly products and dissemination plan

For more information on the UC Center for New Racial Studies (UCCNRS), please visit their website.

To download the complete request for proposals, please click on the following:


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Graduate and Young Professional Fellowship Program

January 21, 2010

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Seeks Applicants for 2010-2011 Graduate and Young Professional Fellowship Program
Deadline February 19, 2010

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation’s premier Hispanic educational and youth leadership development organization, is seeking applicants for its Graduate and Young Professional Fellowships. The Graduate & Young Professional Fellowship Program offers exceptional Latino graduates and young professionals unparalleled exposure to experiences in the underserved public policy areas of education (secondary, higher) health, housing, law, international affairs, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The fellowship is open to applicants who have earned a graduate degree from an accredited educational institution in the last three years. This competitive program is comprised of a nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. including a substantive work placement at a congressional office or federal agency. The International Affairs Fellowship includes three months abroad in Mexico. Travel, health insurance and a $2,700 monthly stipend is provided. The Graduate & Young Professional Fellowship Program application deadline is February 19, 2010.

For more information please visit:–young-professional-fellowship


2010 Association for Women in Science (AWIS) San Diego Scholarship Program

January 21, 2010

Announcing the 2010 AWIS-SD Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: February 19, 2010
Applications available at AWIS Scholarship Application

The San Diego Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) offers scholarships to community college, undergraduate, and graduate women in San Diego County who are in pursuit of a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Each recipient will receive a $1000 scholarship award and will be honored at the 2010 Scholarship Gala in the spring.

Eligibility: Female students actively engaged in a degree program in the 2009-2010 academic year may apply. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applicants must be affiliated with an institute of higher learning in San Diego County.

Submit applications and relevant materials by February 19, 2010 to the address on the scholarship application, AWIS Scholarship


CILAS 2010 Grant Competition

January 20, 2010

The Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies is pleased to announce the 2010 CILAS Grant Competition. Awards range from academic year and summer language fellowships to travel grants for pre-dissertation research. A brief description of each grant can be found below. More detailed information and application instructions are available on the CILAS website.

Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship: AY-FLAS is an award offered to students that wish to improve their language skills in Brazilian Portuguese, Zapotec, Aymara, Mixtec or advanced Spanish at the San Diego Consortium (UCSD/SDSU). The award pays resident or non-resident fees, plus a $15,000 stipend to be paid in ten $1,500 installments throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: All graduate students who are accepted for enrollment or who are enrolled in a program that requires modern foreign language training.

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Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship: This fellowship is for students who wish to enroll in intensive language programs at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level. S-FLAS fellowships are broken down into two awards. The first award is a stipend in the amount of $2500. This can be used for any expenses incurred during the language program. The second award is paid directly to the sponsoring institution which covers tuition. This award is up to $4,000.

Eligibility: All graduate students who are accepted for enrollment or who are enrolled in a program that requires modern foreign language training.

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Tinker Pre-Dissertation Research Travel Grant: The Tinker Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant awards are for pre-dissertation field research for travel outside the United States (i.e. to Spain, Portugal, Brazil or Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America), for a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 4 months between June 2010 and February 2011. Awards range from $500 to $1,500.

Eligibility: All UCSD graduate students conducting pre-dissertation research.

There will be a mandatory informational session on Friday, February 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the Deutz Room in the Institute of the Americas Complex.

**Applications are due no later than Friday, March 5 by 4:00 p.m.**

Please contact Julia Schneider (phone: 858-534-7967), CILAS Grants Coordinator, with any questions.


Important – Tax Information for UCSD Graduate Students

January 19, 2010

Hello –

It’s about that time again; tax season is here!  Just wanted to put it out there that members of the OGS Financial Support Unit are neither authorized nor trained to provide specific tax advice to students; however, there are several resources to which you may refer them:

General information – OGS website:

Tax preparation assistance (domestic) –

Tax preparation assistance (international) – International Center:

Questions re. 1098-T: 858-822-4628.  Students may access their 1098-T at the following website:

Questions re. 1042-S (international students, only): Paul Rodriguez, 858-534-3421 or Remy Razon, 858-534-0291

Questions re. W-2:,1260,3862,00.html

Questions re. 1099:,1162,24144,00.html