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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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December 13, 2018

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

Happy Holidays from the Office of Graduate Professional Development

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

University of San Francisco Dissertation Fellowship: Gerardo Marín Diversity Fellowship
Robert Levitt Awards for Student Research on Aging
Boren Fellowship
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Fellowship Program
Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Collaborating More Effectively: Vision & Planning
Become a Graduate Student Affiliate of the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship (Internship)
Higher Education Research Experiences - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Young Scientists Summer Program
USDA Summer Internships
Conference on Pedagogy, Practice & Philosophy
International Faculty Members Summer Academy 2019 – Universidad de La Salle (Colombia)

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

Pivot: a comprehensive searchable database for funding opportunities

 

Happy Holidays from the Office of Graduate Professional Development

The University of Florida Graduate School and its Office of Graduate Professional Development wish all of you a happy holiday season and a relaxing winter break. See you next year!

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University of San Francisco Dissertation Fellowship:
Gerardo Marín Diversity Fellowship

Candidates in disciplines in which racial and ethnic groups are traditionally underrepresented will receive special consideration. Candidates must have completed all course work leading to their doctorate by Summer 2019 and must be considering a career in college teaching in one of the following fields in the College of Arts and Sciences: Art + Architecture (Architecture, Art History, Design, Fine Arts), Communication Studies, Economics, English, Media Studies, Rhetoric and Language (Composition, Public Speaking, ESL), Sociology.

Deadline to apply: January 25, 2019

Click this link to learn more: University of San Francisco Jobs

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Robert Levitt Awards for Student Research on Aging

The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) at Oak Hammock invites undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows to present their research related to adult development and aging at the 2019 Robert Levitt Awards for Student Research on Aging. The awards program includes a poster competition and oral presentations. The five finalists of the poster competition will be selected by a panel of judges to give oral (PowerPoint) presentations at a later date. Prizes will be awarded to the 5 finalists after judging of the oral presentations:

·         1st place $1,000

·         2nd place $800

·         3rd place $600

·         Two honorable mentions $300 each

 

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1, 2019, by 5:00 PM


Poster Competition: February 27, 2019 
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Oak Hammock, Gainesville, Florida


Oral Presentations for Finalists: March 15, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Oak Hammock, Gainesville, Florida

 

Click this link to learn more: https://qtrial2014az1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0NVYi3BspxZjxAx

 

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Boren Fellowship

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.


Deadline to apply: January 30, 2019


Click this link to learn more: https://www.borenawards.org/fellowships/boren-fellowship-basics

 

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Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Fellowship Program

 

The GWIS National Fellowships Program is proud to offer fellowships in 2019 to help increase knowledge in the natural sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women. Endowment funds, mostly generated from bequests, provide the annual income that supports scientific research done by GWIS award winners. Awards will be made to women holding a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, of outstanding ability and promise in research, who are performing hypothesis-driven research at any institution in the U.S. or abroad.


Deadline to apply: January 11, 2019

Click this link to learn more: http://www.gwis.org/?page=fellowship_program


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Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships

The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) Fellowships nurture deep expertise in foreign cultures by supporting fellows engaged in self-designed independent study abroad for at least two years. A proposed fellowship must hold the promise of enriching public life in the U.S. by enhancing understanding of foreign countries, cultures, and trends. ICWA provides “full financial support” for its fellows during the course of the fellowship experience. Eligible candidates must be under 36 years of age, have completed at least a bachelor’s degree, and possess the necessary language skills to carry out their projects overseas. Special consideration for fellows in Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East and for fellows with graduate degrees in forestry or forest-related specialties.

Deadline to submit initial letter of interest: June 15, 2019

Click this link to learn more: http://www.icwa.org/apply/

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Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or transregional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given each year.


Deadline to apply: January 24, 2019

Click this link to learn more: https://www.caorc.org/fellowships


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Collaborating More Effectively: Vision & Planning

Presented by
Wayne T. McCormack, Ph.D., Director, Office of Biomedical Research Career Development

Friday, December 14, 2018
12 noon – 1 p.m.
CG-11, Communicore

UF Campus

The “Learn – Discover – Lead” seminar series was designed to provide practical advice for PhD and dual degree scientists, who will be managing and leading research teams of their own. The target audience is graduate students, postdoctoral research trainees, and junior faculty.

Click this link to reserve your seat: RSVP


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Become a Graduate Student Affiliate of the
Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research (CGSWSR)

 

From the CGSWSR on the vision for this group and listserv:


First, we will use this listserv to inform you of Center opportunities and events. We are committed to serving graduate students in a number of ways:

 

1.      We organize events and programs on timely topics. For example, this semester’s events included a brownbag lunch and discussion for first generation graduate students and a series of panels, film screenings, and lectures on the theme of #hearmetoo

2.      We offer a range of interdisciplinary graduate courses on the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities and other axes across a variety of domain (e.g., work, health, media, culture, law, politics). You may be interested in taking elective courses from our Spring 2019 offerings:  https://wst.ufl.edu/courses/courses-in-the-center-graduate/spring-2019/

3.      We offer flexible graduate certificates in Women’s Studies and in Gender and Development that can complement your current degrees.

 

Second, we hope that you will use this group and listserv to connect with each other and launch initiatives around shared interests. In the past, graduate affiliates have organized workshops on exploring various career paths and on conducting feminist theory-informed research across disciplines. Many of you have expressed interest in developing such workshops and presentations, taking leadership in creating and implementing new initiatives, mentoring and advising undergraduate or junior graduate students, and collaborating on research and reading/writing groups. We encourage you to use this group to network with each other and launch such collaborations. We may also reach out to you with calls to solicit working groups/collaborations.


If you are interested in joining this group, please provide us with your contact information and brief input here: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a3PB2lKXWTufkPj.


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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship (Internship)

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and grad school graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship's Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.


Deadline to apply: January 7, 2019


Click this link to learn more: http://scoville.org/.


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Higher Education Research Experiences - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE at ORNL) provides research opportunities and associated activities for graduate students. The program is designed to complement academic programs by utilizing the unique resources of ORNL to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, encourage careers in science and technology, and improve scientific literacy, while at the same time contributing to the Laboratory mission.


Deadline to apply: Rolling


Click this link to learn more: http://www.orau.org/ornl/hereatornl/graduate-students.htm


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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Young Scientists Summer Program

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international scientific institute that conducts research into the critical issues of global environmental, economic, technological, and social change that we face in the 21st Century. Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June to August, accepted participants work within the Institute’s research programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff. Funding is provided through IIASA's National Member Organizations. 

 

·         Program areas: Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases, Advanced Systems Analysis, Ecosystem Services and Management, Energy, Evolution and Ecology, Risk and Resilience, Transitions to New Technologies, Water, World Population.

·         Flagship Projects: Arctic Futures Initiative, Tropical Futures Initiative, Water Futures and Solutions Initiative, Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within European and Eurasian Space.    

·         Citizenship: Unrestricted


Deadline to apply: January 11, 2019

Click this link to learn more: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/education/yssp/about.html


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USDA Summer Internships

The OneUSDA Internship Program offers Federal opportunities to students currently enrolled in qualifying educational programs or institutions. It is a comprehensive developmental program intended to provide students with experience in a dynamic work environment that will enhance their educational goals and shape their career choices. An internship with USDA will involve various components of on-the-job experience, mentorship, and training tailored to the student’s education, experience, and interests.


Deadline to apply: January 18, 2019


Click this link to learn more: https://www.usda.gov/internships


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Conference on Pedagogy, Practice & Philosophy

The University of Florida’s Writing Program invites proposals for the annual Conference on Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy. This year, we will examine how writing environments influence writing practice and pedagogy. 

 

Click this link to learn more: https://writing.ufl.edu/students/annual-uwp-pedagogy-conference/


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International Faculty Members Summer Academy 2019
Universidad de La Salle (Colombia)

Universidad de La Salle - Colombia is pleased to announce opportunities to teach in Colombia through our Summer Academy 2019 either in June or July term. The invitation is addressed to researchers and faculty members around the world interested in participating as visiting scholars for a period of two weeks. Read more and apply by clicking this link:

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_qkeT7p9lo-fanTjyNdzIxACEhiDuqc1U_D1SorC-BfdhuQ/viewform


Deadline to submit a proposal: February 15, 2019.

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Pivot: A Comprehensive Searchable Database For Funding Opportunities

All UF graduate students have access to Pivot, a searchable database that has comprehensive listings of opportunities for fellowships, grants, and scholarships for U.S. citizens, residents, and international students.

 

Click this link to learn more: https://research.ufl.edu/finding-funding/cos-pivot-funding-database.html


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