Archive for April, 2010


Fulbright-Hays update

April 19, 2010

We are still waiting to hear from The Department of Education regarding their final decisions for the 2010-2011 Fulbright-Hays awardees.  The program director for the Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) said she hopes to get announcements out by the end of this week or next week.  Hang in there!


Unusual Funding Sources

April 16, 2010

Happy Friday, everyone!  I was sent this article by a fellow funding advisor, and thought i’d share it.

Happy reading!


The Invent Now Collegiate Inventors Competition

April 15, 2010

The Invent Now Collegiate Inventors Competition now accepting submissions!

All applications must be postmarked by:
June 25, 2010

Graduate and Undergraduate students are invited to submit their groundbreaking inventions to the Invent Now Collegiate Inventors Competition, now in it’s 20th year, for an opportunity to win significant cash prizes and national acclaim for their work.

Graduate Division:
Gold: $15,000 Silver: $10,000 Bronze: $5,000

Undergraduate Division:
Gold: $10,000 Silver: $5,000 Bronze: $2,500

Students/teams who advance ot the final judging round and awards ceremony will win an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. where they will present to a distinguished panel of judges including National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees and representatives from Abbott and the USPTO. Academic advisors for top winners as well as selected finalists will also receive cash prizes.

Top 5 Reasons to Enter the Collegiate Inventors Competition

  • Prestige of being named as a finalist to the Competition
  • Opportunity to receive feedback on your work from some of the world’s most renowned inventors and scientists
  • Opportunity to network with other students engaged in interesting areas of research
  • Recognition of your work by the media and general public
  • Significant cash rewards

Need more information?

Call: 800.968.4332, option 5


DAAD Graduate Scholarship for 2010-2011

April 13, 2010

Congratulations to Owen M. on his 10 month fine arts scholarship to Germany, awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service!


Health Disparities Postdoctoral Position Available

April 12, 2010

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Center for Global California Studies (CGCS) seeks applicants for a 2-year doctoral level fellowship in applied research focused on the health of California’s diverse ethnic populations. This fellowship is a collaboration between the UCSD Comprehensive Research Center in Minority Health Disparities (CRCHD), and is made possible through generous funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD).

The purpose of this fellowship is to support community-based research that focuses on health in its most broadly defined terms.  Research includes (but is not limited to) medical anthropology, ethnography of community health systems (food safety, social history, etc), adolescent health as well as other social-cultural processes impacting community wellbeing.  The Center for Global California studies is interested in promoting understanding of issues of community health in California’s diverse communities that encompass rural, urban and U.S./California-Mexico border sites.   Research should aim to broaden our understanding of health disparities, particularly as they occur among today’s youth and growing ethnic communities.  The communities of focus for this position include City Heights, Logan Heights, and the Diamond District, all located in a burgeoning and historically diverse region of San Diego. The fellowship stipend ranges from $37,740 to $40,000 and includes full health benefits. Competition for the position will be open until filled.  Start up is expected to be in the fall of 2010, but can begin earlier.


The fellowship will be tailored to the fellow’s research interests and may include the following types of activities:

-Specific project outlined by the candidate

-Ongoing community-outreach and research in sites that can include neighborhood schools, local programs and clinics.

-Affiliation and participation in a vibrant professional and diverse community setting in San Diego’s City Heights.

-Compilation of ongoing research findings as well as write-up opportunity.

-Teaching one class and/or supervising undergraduates in community settings.

-Participating and directing graduate/undergraduate students in an ethnographic community practicum.


Suitable Candidates will have a doctorate in the social sciences or related fields (anthropology, communication, sociology, interdisciplinary fields, public health). Ethnographic competence and experience working with diverse communities is highly desirable. We seek highly motivated applicants with strong interests in minority health disparities, collaborative community research, and a desire to seek a career in academic, applied or policy arenas.  The candidate should have the ability to work independently as well as part of a research team.

Preferred Experience:

Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual or bicultural and/or have experience working with disadvantaged and/or underserved populations.  Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.  Individuals with activities and prior research with diverse communities and/or communities typically underserved by traditional academic research are especially encouraged to apply. This program is also interested in individuals with previous or ongoing research, which considers issues of culture, race, ethnicity, family and/or gender as they relate to health status and health disparities.

How to Apply:

Please email the following to Elana Zilberg or Roberto Alvarez:

1)     A two page Personal Statement addressing the above qualifications, interests, experiences and future goals, particularly as they relate to health disparities.

2)     A two-page description of the type of project to be addressed.

3)     A Curriculum Vitae

4)     Three letters of Recommendation

5)     A copy of academic Transcript

6)     TOEFL score (where English is a second language).

Roberto Alvarez

Elana Zilberg
Associate Director

Center for Global California Studies
University of California, San Diego


Fulbright Information Session

April 9, 2010

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

Date: Tuesday, May 18
Multipurpose Room, Student Services Center

Thinking about applying for a Fulbright grant for the 2011-2012 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.