Archive for January, 2011


2011-12 IICAS Graduate Student Travel Grants

January 31, 2011

IICAS grants are directed primarily to students in the social sciences and humanities. Supported research should be about other societies rather than simply conducted in other societies. Applications from fields outside the social sciences and humanities may be eligible if they deal with global issues, cross-national comparisons, or research on particular societies and also have a substantial human or societal dimension (Implications for public policy should be made explicit.).

Grant application procedures for the current grant cycle may be found here:

Got questions? See the IICAS Student Grants FAQ!

Applications are due no later than 3pm Monday, March 14th, 2011.



AWIS Scholarship Program – 2011

January 31, 2011

The San Diego Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is offering 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 year AWIS awards $1000 scholarships to women pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics in San Diego County. AWIS San Diego scholarship recipients are not only achieving academic success, they are also involved in community outreach programs related to their fields of study, and AWIS San Diego is proud to support them in their pursuit of a scientific career.

Scholarship application can be downloaded by visiting and following the “Programs” link, followed by the “Scholarship Program” link, or by visiting

The application deadline for the Scholarship is Friday, February 18, 2011.

For more information about AWIS San Diego or the Scholarship Program, please feel free to visit the AWIS San Diego website.


The Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS) Tinker Travel Grant Competition 2011

January 24, 2011

The Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies is pleased to announce the 2011 Tinker Grant Competition for research travel to Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. More detailed information and application instructions are available on the CILAS website under “grants.”

FYI: Unfortunately CILAS will not be offering S-FLAS, AY-FLAS or Dissertation Fellowships this year.

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 2011 and February 2012. Awards range from $500 to $1,500.

Eligibility: All UCSD graduate students conducting pre-dissertation research.  Previous award winners may apply, but they will be given lower priority.

There will be a brief mandatory information session on Friday, February 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Weaver Room in the Institute of the Americas Complex.

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

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



Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies (IICAS) Human Rights Fellowship

January 20, 2011

The Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies (IICAS) is pleased to announce the 4th annual student competition for human rights fellowships.  Successful applicants for the 2011 UC Human Rights Fellowship will receive $4,500 for summer internships with a human rights organization.

Information and application instructions may be found at the IICAS home page or at the following website:

Interested students are encouraged to attend an informational session to be held on Monday, January 24th, at 12noon  in the Eleanor Roosevelt College Administration Building Conference Room (ERC Rm 115).

Applications are due no later than 3pm Monday, March 7th, 2011.


The Clem Nelson Graduate Student Research Fellowship

January 20, 2011

University of California
Field Research in Geology & Earth Sciences:
Early earth’s history in the White/Inyo Range

In honor of Clem Nelson’s outstanding contributions to earth sciences in the White/Inyo mountains, his friends and family established a fund for graduate student research in the early Earth’s history of the White/Inyo Range.  Applications are being accepted for one $3,000 award for research in this area.  The award can be used to support expenses at WMRS, field work, laboratory work and travel.  Use of the Clem Nelson Trilobite Collection is especially encouraged:

Applications are due Tuesday, March 1, 2011 for an award starting as early as April 1, 2011.  Application forms are available on the WMRS web site:

WMRS Fellowships are highly competitive awards for outstanding researchers and are intended to support outstanding science.  Applicants may be part of a faculty member’s research project or team, but the project should be independent from that of the senior research worker.  University faculty members are intended to direct the research of the student, but it is expected that students will submit for publication a single- or senior-author manuscript from their WMRS-supported research with WMRS in the by-line.  Awardees are expected to be in residence for some part of their research at the Station so they can interact with other researchers and students.

Awardees are also strongly encouraged to participate in a public outreach activity to share their research at the annual WMRS open house or seminar.

For more information, please see the web site or contact the WMRS office at UCSD (858-822-0165, or Bishop (760-873-4344;


Fulbright Announcement this Friday!

January 19, 2011

For those who applied for a 2012 Fulbright, IIE will be emailing you about whether or not you made it to the country review on Friday, January 21. Please keep an eye on your email (and perhaps your spam filter, as well) so that you don’t miss the announcement.

Please keep in mind that if you are moved to the country review process, it is not a guaranteed spot!  You are simply being forwarded to the country for review, and the country will make final decisions and send their recommendations back to the US Fulbright commission.

Good luck, everyone!!


Call for Proposals: Elizabeth Bates Graduate Research Award Fund

January 19, 2011

Elizabeth Bates was a distinguished Professor and founding faculty member of the Cognitive Science Department, a founder of the UCSD-SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Language and Communicative Disorders, and Director of the Center for Research in Language. Professor Bates’ invaluable contribution to language research at UC San Diego is evident across a number of departments and programs. Her ideas continue to shape the thinking of researchers in a wide variety of language domains. Graduate education was especially important to Professor Bates, and it is thus fitting that the Liz Bates Graduate Research Award Fund has been established in her honor.  The research proposed should fit within the Center for Research in Language’s mission statement  (see their website:

This is a call for proposals for awards ranging from ~$250-2000. Proposals may request:

-funds for travel to scientific meetings or professional conferences where the student will present;

-research-related funding for an innovative research project;

-seed funding for a project in preparation for a grant application; or

-stipend of $250 for applying for outside funding.

Other reasonable and compelling research-related requests may also be considered. The fourth category is given in honor of Professor Bates’ conviction that graduates should learn to submit proposals early in their career and do so at every opportunity.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  All UCSD graduate students in good standing are eligible to apply.  See the call for proposals and download an application.

Applications are due March 25, 2011. Depending on the number and quality of applications, we intend to give out 1-5 awards per year.  An applicant may apply for more than one grant category but only one grant will be funded per individual per year.

Please e-mail application to  Questions regarding the program may be sent to: