Archive for May, 2011


Applications now being accepted for the Advanced Residency Training at Stanford (ARTS) Program

May 26, 2011

The ARTS Program offers the opportunity to combine clinical training with advanced research training to complete a PhD degree during or upon completion of residency or clinical fellowship. The program begins with one or more years of postgraduate clinical training, followed by research training in a graduate program in Stanford University’s Schools of Medicine, Engineering, or Humanities and Sciences.

Residents/clinical fellows admitted to the program complete clinical training toward board certification in internal medicine, its subspecialties (cardiovascular medicine, hematology, immunology and rheumatology, infectious diseases, nephrology, oncology, pulmonary and critical care medicine), surgical disciplines (neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery and urology), or non-surgical disciplines (neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiation oncology and radiology).

For applicants applying to residency or clinical fellowship programs and the ARTS program concurrently, the application deadlines for the residency or fellowship programs take priority. Acceptance to the ARTS program does not guarantee admission to a Stanford Graduate Program. Applications must be submitted separately to the Graduate Admissions Office.

Funding is available for tuition, stipend, and health benefits. For more information and to download the application, go to the ARTS website. Deadline to apply is October 10, 2011.


The GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists

May 25, 2011

Do you know someone who received their Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 2010?  If so, encourage them to apply for the prestigious GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists.

The Grand Prize winner of the GE & Science Prize will:

1. Receive a cash prize of $25,000 USD

2. Be published and highlighted in Science magazine

3. Win a trip to Stockholm, Sweden, where the winner will make his/her acceptance speech at an award ceremony at the Grand Hotel

4. Participate in a seminar with Nobel Laureates and other prize winners

To enter, the applicant needs to submit a 1,000 word essay by August 1, 2011.

For more information, visit the GE & Science Prize for Young Scientists website. The submission deadline is August 1, 2011.


Update: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA)

May 23, 2011

As some of you may have heard, there will be no new grants under the DDRA program for 2011.

Here is the email notice that I got from the Department of Education (this information is also posted on the Department of Education website):

CANCELLATION NOTICE: On September 17, 2010 a notice was published in the Federal Register inviting applications for new awards under the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program for FY 2011. The notice announced “an estimated $5,800,000 for awards under this competition. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final Congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program.”

Congressional action on the FY 2011 budget substantially reduced funds available for grants from the Title VI Programs, including new grants under the DDRA Program. Therefore, no new awards will be made under the DDRA Program in FY 2011.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to email me, and I’ll put all of UCSD’s questions together and pass them along to the program director at F-Hays. Due to the large volume of applicants, they’re trying to funnel all question through the institutional contacts, rather than having students contact them directly.


Fulbright information session

May 18, 2011

For those of you who were not able to attend the fulbright information session yesterday (May 17, 2011), here is the powerpoint presentation for you to download and peruse. Also available for download:

What does Fulbright want to see?

Before you begin your U.S. Student Fulbright Application

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to email me!  Happy writing 🙂


Fulbright Information Session

May 16, 2011

The fulbright information session will be Tuesday, May 17 at 3:30pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Services Center (same building as croutons and the registrar).  Come learn about the Fulbright program and the application process!  Light refreshments will be served – all are welcome to attend!


Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) Program

May 10, 2011

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, & Technology in their efforts to promote international exchange and to bring more American students to Korea.

IIE will be assisting the Korean government in publicizing and recruiting for the “Teach and Learn in Korea” (TaLK) Program which is a study abroad opportunity that is open to both undergraduate students and recent college graduates.

The TaLK Program is supported by funds 300 TaLK Scholars each semester to teach conversational English in rural Korean elementary schools. The program provides a 1-month orientation for the TaLK Scholars in addition to round-trip airfare, a settling-in allowance, a monthly living stipend of approximately $1,300, health insurance and organized trips to historical locations in Korea.

Given the generous terms of the program this is a unique type of study abroad opportunity which can provide international experience for students with financial need who might not otherwise be able to go overseas.

The TaLK Program website can be found at: Applications must be submitted by June for the term beginning in August 2011 and by December for the term beginning in February 2012. Additional information for the program is available via e-mail request to


Fulbright Internal Deadline Reminder

May 2, 2011

For all students interested in applying this year for a Fulbright grant (for 2012-2013), please be aware that the internal deadline for UC San Diego students is Monday, September 12, 2011. This means all your materials must be submitted on the embark site (with UC San Diego listed as your institution) by September 12 – no exceptions!

As a reminder, the fulbright information session will be Tuesday, May 17 at 3:30pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Services Center (same building as croutons and the registrar).