Archive for July, 2010


DAAD Scholarships

July 27, 2010

Interested in studying/researching in Germany?  Here’s your chance!  Apply for a DAAD study scholarship!  Study Scholarships provide highly qualified individuals with an opportunity to do independent study in Germany or to complete a full Master’s degree program at a German university.    For specifics such as eligibility, terms of award, and to start your online application for study scholarships, please visit

DAAD also offers study scholarships for the fields of art, architecture, music and dance.  For eligibility criteria, terms of award, and to start your online application, please visit:

Graduate study scholarships are granted for one academic year (10 months) with the possibility of a one-year extension for students in degree-granting programs to complete a full degree course in Germany.

Scholarships must take place during the German academic year (October 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012).

A very limited number of scholarship holders who receive seven- to 24-month grants may be awarded a two-month language course grant.

Monthly stipends are approximately €750, depending on the level of academic advancement. The monthly stipend for artists and musicians is €750. Monthly stipends for research grants are approximately €1,000. In addition, DAAD will cover health insurance and travel costs.

UCSD internal deadline: October 22 deadline
For more information, please visit


F31 NRSA application information

July 12, 2010

For those of you getting ready to prepare a F31 application, here are some helpful hints on preparing the budget:

-Tuition and fees for 2010-2011 should be $10,843.50 (keep in mind that this is NOT including health insurance since NIH covers health insurance under the institutional allowance).  If you are requesting multiple years of funding, apply a 14% increase to each year after year 1.  Do not apply this 14% increase to stipend or institutional allowance; those are fixed amounts!

-Stipend and institutional allowance is a set amount determined by NIH.  You can find those amounts at
Stipend = $21,180
Institutional allowance = $4,200

For each year of funding you are requesting, please add tuition/fees (minus health insurance), stipend, and institutional allowance together for the total amount.

Best of luck!

***P.S. As a reminder, I am out of the office July 13 – 23 ***


Out of Office

July 1, 2010

As a heads up, I will be out of the office July 13-23.  If you need to set up a meeting with me, or need me to review forms and get signatures before I leave, please feel free to email me.

Hope everyone is having a good summer so far!