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Office of Graduate Studies ~ External Fellowships and Grants Listing for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars by deadline

For a comprehensive listing of external fellowships, funding search engines, resources, and information on application processing please seehttp://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/current-students/financial-support/external-fellowships . To receive announcements of fellowship and grant opportunities, related workshops, information meetings, subscribe directly to the UCD Graduate Student Funding listserv by clicking on “GradFund” .

Disclaimer: Agency deadlines and information are subject to change without notice. All information should be verified with the solicitation notice/agency website.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study

Deadline: May 26, 2015

Sponsor: U.S. EPA

Website: http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2015/2015_star_gradfellow.html

Fields of study: Ecology, economics, engineering, modeling, the health sciences, physical sciences, earth sciences, exposure sciences, social sciences, informational sciences, mathematical and computer sciences, and environmental sciences (any graduate level investigation relating to the protection of human health and the environment) .The EPA, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 55 new fellowships in the Fall of 2015. The Fellowship Program provides up to $44,000 per year of support per fellowship. Master’s level students may receive a maximum of two years of support ($88,000). Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years ($132,000), usable over a period of five years. Applicants who are in a graduate program at the time of application and meet either of the following two criteria as of the solicitation closing date ARE NOT eligible to receive a fellowship: 1) have completed more than one year in their current master’s program; or 2) have completed more than four years in their current doctoral program. However, applicants enrolled in a master’s program who intend to pursue a doctoral degree beginning in the fall of 2015 may apply for a doctoral fellowship. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required.

AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER, GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline: June 1, 2015

Sponsor: American Indian Graduate Center

Website: http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/graduate-fellowships/

The American Indian Graduate Center awards over 400 fellowships for American Indian and Alaska Native students pursuing master’s, doctoral or professional degrees in any field. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 for the academic year. There are no citizenship requirements for this award. The applicant must be enrolled as a member of an American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or possess ¼ degree of recognized Indian blood.

2015 WRPI/USDA WATERSHED MANAGEMENT DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: June 1, 2015

Sponsor: The California State University Watershed Resources and Policy Initiatives

Website: http://wri.csusb.edu/watershedManagementExperientialLearning.html

The Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) is accepting applications for the 2014 WRPI/USDA Watershed Management Doctoral Scholarship for $40,000. Students that have graduated from a Hispanic Serving Institute CSU campus and accepted into a PhD program are eligible. All eligible students are encouraged to apply, although priority is given to the WRPI Watershed Management Interns. The USDA’s goal of providing this scholarship is to address the underrepresentation of Hispanics/Latinos in professional careers in the food, agricultural, and natural resource system as well as the government, and to attain post graduate degrees in the food, agricultural, and natural resource sciences. Scholarship funds are to be used in pursuit of a Ph.D. and may cover tuition, books, reasonable stipend, computer, travel to one professional conference in their field of study, and travel to a one-week leadership training workshop. Funds must be used for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years ($20,000 each year).

2016-17 U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM INFORMATION MEETING – International Funding Opportunity for Graduate Students
Thursday, June 4, 4:10 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Student Community Center, Room D

The Fulbright program provides up to one year of international funding for recent undergraduates and masters recipients and current graduate students to explore research interests, graduate or independent study projects, and/or English teaching opportunities in participating countries. UCD Fulbright Program Advisors and Chair will provide an overview of the student grant program and application process as well as offer tips and advice to becoming a successful applicant. Former Fulbright recipients will also be in attendance to discuss their approach to building a successful application. The application for this program is now open; campus deadline: September 11, 2015. Please see website at dlmccook if you have any questions. Attendance by potential applicants is highly encouraged. Please note we recently received confirmation that 7 of our 2015-16 applicants were funded, a success rate of 30%!

Types of fellowships:

· Fulbright Research/Study Fellowships: These fellowships provide support for 8-12 months abroad for applicants with well-formed international research projects and/or study plans. Eligibility criteria varies widely – check out the profile of your prospective host country to determine if you meet the minimum requirements.

· Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA): ETA fellowships place Fulbrighters in a classroom abroad to provide assistance to teachers of English to non-native English-speakers. ETAs are in the classroom approximately 20 hours per week and are expected to pursue a research or community outreach project in their spare time. The ETA is recommended only for those who have teaching or tutoring experience.

· Select students may be eligible for the Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowships and the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship.

Insight Data Science Fellows Program

Deadline: June 29 for the sessions starting on Sept 8th in Silicon Valley and New York City

Sponsor: Insight Data Science

Website:http://insightdatascience.com/apply.html

The Insight Data Science Fellows Program is a training fellowship for graduate students and postdocs designed to bridge the gap between academia and a career in data science. Program highlights: 7 week, full-time, postdoctoral data science training fellowship, dedicated office space, self-directed, project-based learning under the guidance of top industry data scientists; 200+ Insight alumni are now data scientists at companies including Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Square, Netflix, Khan Academy, Yelp, LinkedIn, Reddit, MTV, Palantir, Dow Jones, Akamai and other top companies.

NATIONAL POTATO COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP FOr Graduate Students Advancing the Potato Industry

Deadline: June 30, 2015

Sponsor: NPC

Website: http://nationalpotatocouncil.org/events-and-programs/scholarship-program

The National Potato Council (NPC) is now accepting applications for a $10,000 graduate-level scholarship to be applied toward the 2015-2016 academic year. Each year, NPC awards one scholarship to a graduate student pursuing advanced studies (Master’s degree or higher) that will improve the future of the U.S. potato industry. Final scholarship selection is based on academic achievement, leadership abilities and the potential commercial value of the applicant’s academic work.

American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowships
Deadline: July 1Sponsor:
Website: http://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/

The AIIS Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. These grants are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Awards are available for up to 11 months. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decisions by the beginning of October. The earliest possible departure date for India by awardees is eleven (11) months following the date of application submission. No citizenship requirements.

Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship for The Study of German Politics, Society, And Culture
Deadline: July 1

Sponsor: American Council on Germany
Website: http://acgusa.org/index.php?section=hunt-fellowships

The 4-week fellowship support American academics whose research contributes to the scholarly discourse on contemporary German society and the political, cultural, and social history of Germany. The award covers the costs of international and inter-city travel and provides a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany. While applicants should demonstrate an interest in German political, social, and cultural affairs, no prior experience in Germany is required. The fellowship program aims to serve – but is not limited to – postgraduate students in relatively early stages of their careers (including PhD students). Eligibility: U.S. citizenship required, under 45 years old at the time of application. Fields of study: Social sciences, humanities, divinity.

LEAKEY FOUNDATION GENERAL RESEARCH GRANTS

Deadline: July 15, 2015 (resubmissions only) | Next Deadline – TBA

http://www.leakeyfoundation.org/application-guidelines

Grants are available for the exploratory phase of a research project concerned with human origins and evolution. Grants to doctoral students are in the $3,000 – $15,000 range and post-doctoral scholars may be funded up to $22,000. For those in the disciplines of Life Sciences and Social Sciences specifically related to human origins and evolution. There are no citizenship requirements.

NSF ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM – DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH IMPROVEMENT GRANTS (ARCH-DDRI)

Deadline: ANYTIME

Sponsor: NSF

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15554/nsf15554.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

The Archaeology Program supports anthropologically relevant archaeological research. This means that the value of the proposed research can be justified within an anthropological context. Doctoral dissertation research improvement (DDRI) awards provide support to enhance and improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects conducted by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities who are conducting scientific research that enhances basic scientific knowledge. Doctoral students and their advisors who believe that their work might be appropriate for joint review are encouraged to contact program officers for all programs they think might have interest in their work well in advance to coordinate timing and to assess whether co-review is a viable option. DDRI awards may not exceed $20,000 in allowable direct costs

NSF BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY PROGRAM – DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH IMPROVEMENT GRANTS (BA-DDRIG)

Deadline: July 14, 2015

Sponsor: NSF

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14561/nsf14561.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

The Biological Anthropology Program supports multifaceted research which advances scientific knowledge of human biology and ecology, including understanding of our evolutionary history and mechanisms which have shaped human and nonhuman primate biological diversity. Supported research focuses on living and fossil forms of both human and nonhuman primates, addressing time scales ranging from the short-term to evolutionary, encompassing multiple levels of organization and analysis (molecular and organismal, to the population and ecosystem scales), and conducted in field, laboratory, and captive research environments. Areas of inquiry which promote understanding of the evolution, biology, and adaptability of our diverse species include, but are not limited to, human genetic and epigenetic variation and relationships to phenotype; human and nonhuman primate ecology, socioecology, functional anatomy and skeletal biology; human and nonhuman primate paleontology; and the anthropological science of forensics. Multidisciplinary research which fully integrates biological anthropology with other anthropological fields, such as bioarchaeological or biocultural research, also receives support through the Program. The Program contributes to the integration of education and basic research through support of dissertation projects conducted by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities. Dissertation research projects in all of the subareas of biological anthropology, whether conducted in specialized facilities or field settings, are eligible for support through these grants. Proposal budgets cannot exceed $20,000 in direct costs.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, WESTERN STATES AFFILIATE, PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline: 07/24/2015

Sponsor: American Heart Association

Website: http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Research/FundingOpportunities/ForScientists/Summer-2014—-Predoctoral-Fellowship_UCM_443316_Article.jsp

Fellowship supports doctoral dissertation projects which broadly relate to cardiovascular function and disease, stroke or related clinical, basic science, and public health problems. Award duration for two years, and an individual may submit an application for compete for a third year of funding. This fellowship provides a $22,000 stipend, plus $1,000 for health insurance and $1,000 for scientific meetings, publications, supplies, and equipment.

RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NIH NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD

*Graduate Studies Deadline: August 3 and December 3, 2015

NIH Deadline: August 8 and December 8 1015

Sponsor: NIH

Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-147.html

Research training fellowship provides 2-3 year of support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). The applicant must be at the dissertation research stage of their training, show evidence of both high academic performance in the sciences, and substantial interest in a research area of high priority to the participating Institutes. The award includes full tuition and fees (Graduate Studies offers a match to pay for the remaining fees not covered under the fellowship), an Institutional allowance that is used for health insurance and research costs as well as a $22,476 stipend per year. Applicant must be a citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident. Please e-mail dlmccook or klprovost to establish an eraCommons I.D. (profile) to apply for this funding opportunity. *Electronic submission of the application is required through http://grants.gov by the UCD Office of Graduate Studies Grants Officers.

RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NIH NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD – DIVERSITY

*Graduate Studies Deadline: August 7 and December 7, 2015

NIH Deadline: April 13 and December 13, 1015

Sponsor: NIH

Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-148.html

The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce. Such individuals include those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. This award provides a stipend of $22,476 per year with $4,200 in Institutional Allowance as well as full Tuition and Fees with the Graduate Studies Match. Applicant must be a citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident. Please e-mail dlmccook or klprovost to establish an eraCommons I.D. (profile) to apply for this funding opportunity. Electronic submission of the application is required through http://grants.gov by the UCD Office of Graduate Studies Grants Officers.

NSF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY PROGRAM – DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH IMPROVEMENT GRANTS (CA-DDRIG)

Deadline: August 15, 2015

Sponsor: NSF

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14560/nsf14560.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anticipated Funding Amount is $800,000 pending availability of funds. Project budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the work to be conducted. The total direct costs for CA DDRIG awards may not exceed $20,000, plus applicable indirect costs.

PAUL & DAISY SOROS FELLOWSHIP

Final Deadline: November 1, 2015

Website: http://www.pdsoros.org/

Campus Information Meeting: October 6th TBA

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship provides up to $25,000 in stipend support and up to $20,000 towards tuition and fees per year for up to two years. The program supports “New Americans” who have immigrated from another country or have parents who were immigrants. Students can pursue any field of graduate study in the United States.

POSTDOCTORAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Hartwell Biomedical Research Fellowship Limited Submission

Sponsor: Hartwell Foundation

*UCD Internal Deadline: Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Sponsor Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, June 30th 2015

Program Website: http://www.thehartwellfoundation.org/Biomedical_Research_Fellowships.shtml – Please do not contact the Hartwell Foundation directly. The contact is UCD’ s Limited Submissions* or the Office of Foundation and Corporate Giving*.

The Hartwell Fellowship provides support for early-stage, innovative, and cutting-edge biomedical research that has not yet qualified for significant funding from outside sources and that should benefit children. The Foundation will only support biomedical research. The Foundation will not consider for example, research in public health, epidemiology, social science, psychology, ecology, environmental impacts, anthropology, or botany. Budget: $100,000 .Project Duration: 2 years. Candidates must have completed a PhD or equivalent doctorate and are still in the early stages of career development, not to extend or complete clinical training and be citizens of the United States. Postdoctoral service may only extend a period of six years total (five is normal but a one year extension can be sought).Fellowship funds will be available in July of the year of the Award announcement and Fellows must commence their postdoctoral training no later than November 1 in the same year, or risk that the Foundation may rescind the Fellowship to the Institution. Fellows may generally use funds for salary, health insurance, or travel related to a scientific meeting; but not for the purchase of supplies or equipment or other fringe benefits without permission from the Foundation. At the conclusion of funding, the Hartwell Fellow should submit on their departmental stationery a letter summarizing the impact that the Fellowship had on their career goals.

Limited Submission. Only 1 individual is submitted as the campus nominee. *Please log in at limsubmissions if you do not have access to apply or express your interest and are eligible for this award.

Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy
Deadline: June 1
Website: http://www.womenspolicy.org/our-work/congressional-fellows/

Women’s Policy, Inc. is the home for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy. The fellowships are extended each year to a select number of students pursuing a graduate degree or those who have recently completed a master’s, doctorate, or professional degree with a proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August in congressional offices. Fellows receive stipends toward living expenses. WPI strongly recommends that applicants complete at least nine hours of graduate coursework before applying and display serious interest in research and policymaking relevant to women’s issues. Eligibility: U.S. citizenship required, must be enrolled in a graduate program or graduated in the past 18 months
Fields of study: Any

James s. mCDONNELL FOUNDATION Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems – 2015

Deadline: June 12, 2015
Website: https://www.jsmf.org/apply/fellowship/apply.htm

The Studying Complex Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools contributing to the science of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. While the program’s emphasis is on the development and application of the theory and tools used in the study of complex research questions and not on particular fields of research per se, JSMF is particularly interested in the continued development of complex systems science, and in projects attempting to apply complex systems approaches to coherently articulated questions. Students completing doctoral training, desiring to continue gaining experience in a multi-disciplinary field such as complex systems science, benefit from postdoctoral training providing an opportunity to broaden research experience and acquire additional skills prior to pursuing a career in academia or elsewhere. Success in securing a postdoctoral position, particularly those providing training that adds new dimensions to a student’s doctoral education (adding theoretical skills to one’s experimental training or vice versa; pursuing work in a new topic or field), oftentimes depends on the availability of funds to support positions via institutional training grants or faculty research grants. The latter case can result in a postdoctoral fellow engaging a research project dictated by the needs of the research grant rather than his or her interests or goals. The James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Studying Complex Systems provides fellowships to students completing doctoral training in the multidisciplinary field of complex systems science. The JSMF Fellowship is intended to provide students in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. degree more leeway in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities in complex systems research. The program, following review of applications, provides selected pre-doctoral students with “letters of intent to fund” that the student can use in negotiating with potential postdoctoral training institutions while the student is in the final phase of graduate school. The JSMF Fellowship is designed to provide students with an opportunity to seek potential postdoctoral research opportunities on the basis of the student’s interest and desire to obtain additional skills and experience that will further their pursuit of careers in complex systems science.

American Heart Association Post-doctoral Fellowship

Deadline: July 24, 2015, 3pm PST

Sponsor: AHA Western States Affiliate

Website: http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Research/FundingOpportunities/SupportingInformation/Winter-2013—Postdoctoral-Fellowship_UCM_443314_Article.jsp

Supports trainees initiate careers in broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts. The fellowship offers up to three years of support. Award amount is based on number of years as trained: $36-$46K Stipend, $ 1000 for health insurance, plus $3,000 for travel. Proposals are encouraged from all basic disciplines, as well as epidemiological, behavioral, community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems. Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, Visas: E-3, F-1, J-1, H-1B, TN, O-1.

Fulbright Scholar Opportunities in Europe and Eurasia

Deadline: August 3, 2015
Sponsor: U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Website: eca.state.gov/Fulbright

Europe and Eurasia is the largest regional program within the Fulbright Scholar Program with over 280 unique awards. Applicants can propose to teach, research, or pursue a combination of both at some of the best universities and research institutions in the world. As the Bologna Process shapes higher education across Europe, now is an exceptionally exciting time to collaborate with colleagues at European institutions of higher education. Europe and Eurasia offers an exceptionally diverse range of opportunities, from regional awards in France and Italy to discipline specific awards, such as the Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award in the History of American Art and STEM opportunities to Postdoctoral and Early Career awards. A Fulbright grant in Europe and Eurasia will enable you to contribute to the rapidly changing landscape of higher education and gain a deep understanding of societies and cultures in the host countries. Browse opportunities, view sample project statements, and learn by visiting our website.

KOMEN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP GRANTS – Basic/Translational and Clinical Research

Pre-Application Deadline: June 17, 2015 | Full Application: Nov 9, 2015

Sponsor: Komen Foundation

Websites: http://ww5.komen.org/ResearchGrants/FundingOpportunities.html and http://ww5.komen.org/uploadedFiles/_Komen/Content/Grants_Central/Scientific_Research_Grants/Funding_Opportunities/PDF%20RFA%20FINAL.pdf

Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) Grants are intended to attract and support promising scientists and clinician/scientists who are embarking on careers dedicated to breast cancer research. By providing funding to outstanding postdoctoral/postgraduate fellows under the guidance of a mentor, Komen seeks to ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists will emerge as the next generation of leaders in the field of breast cancer research. These leaders will play key roles in reducing breast cancer incidence and mortality, with the ultimate goal of ending breast cancer forever. Eligibility: Fellow may not hold any appointment designated as faculty; may not currently be, or have formerly been, a fellow on a Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) Gran; is not required to be a U.S. citizen or resident; may only submit ONE application to each focus area (Basic/Translational or Clinical) per funding cycle but may accept only ONE grant if awarded ;must conduct the proposed research and training at the Lead Mentor’s institution, which may be located anywhere in the world; must be able to commit at least 75% of full-time effort to research; must have a doctoral degree, including MD, PhD, DrPH, DO, or equivalent by the date of Full Application deadline. Applicants/PIs may request funding of up to $60,000 per year (direct costs only) for a minimum of two years ($120,000) and maximum of three years ($180,000).

Insight Data Science Fellows Program

Deadline: June 29 for the sessions starting on Sept 8th in Silicon Valley and New York City

Sponsor: Insight Data Science

Website:http://insightdatascience.com/apply.html

The Insight Data Science Fellows Program is a training fellowship for graduate students and postdocs designed to bridge the gap between academia and a career in data science. Program highlights: 7 week, full-time, postdoctoral data science training fellowship, dedicated office space, self-directed, project-based learning under the guidance of top industry data scientists; 200+ Insight alumni are now data scientists at companies including Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Square, Netflix, Khan Academy, Yelp, LinkedIn, Reddit, MTV, Palantir, Dow Jones, Akamai and other top companies.

Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship for The Study of German Politics, Society, And Culture
Deadline: July 1

Sponsor: American Council on Germany
Website: http://acgusa.org/index.php?section=hunt-fellowships

The 4-week fellowship support American academics whose research contributes to the scholarly discourse on contemporary German society and the political, cultural, and social history of Germany. The award covers the costs of international and inter-city travel and provides a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany. While applicants should demonstrate an interest in German political, social, and cultural affairs, no prior experience in Germany is required. The fellowship program aims to serve – but is not limited to – postgraduate students in relatively early stages of their careers (including PhD students). Eligibility: U.S. citizenship required, under 45 years old at the time of application. Fields of study: Social sciences, humanities, divinity.

National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Award

Deadline: August 1

Sponsor: The National Academies

Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/

The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) promotes excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website. Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the proposed Research Adviser to assure that funding will be available if their application is recommended by NRC panels. Once mutual interest is established between a prospective applicant and a Research Adviser, an application is submitted through the NRC WebRap system. Reviews are conducted four times each year and review results are available approximately 6-8 weeks following the application deadline. Some laboratories have citizenship restrictions. Postdoctoral Level (Research Associate) begins at $60,000 with a maximum 2-year tenure.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA F32)

Deadline: *Office of Graduate Studies deadlines: August 3, andDecember 3, 2015

*NIH Deadlines: August 8, December 8, April 8 annually

Sponsor: National Institute of Health

Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-149.html

Provides up to 3 years of support to promising postdoctoral applicants during their mentored postdoctoral training under the guidance of faculty sponsors, assisting in ensuring a diverse pool of highly trained scientists in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. The proposed postdoctoral training must offer an opportunity to enhance the applicant’s understanding of the health-related sciences, and must be within the broad scope of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research or other specific disciplines relevant to the research mission of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. Applicants with a health professional doctoral degree may use the proposed postdoctoral training to satisfy a portion of the degree requirements for a master’s degree, a research doctoral degree or any other advanced research degree program. Individuals from diverse racial and ethnic groups and individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Special Note: Applicants are cautioned that not all NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) participate in this program, and that consultation with relevant IC staff prior to submission of an application is strongly encouraged. The participating ICs have different emphases and program requirements for this program. Therefore, a prospective applicant is urged to consult the dlmccook to set up your eraCommons profile. Applicants must send their complete 424-PDF application e-copy with the Office of Graduate Studies External Fellowship/Grant Application Data Form, proof of Conflict of Interest Training, and Form 800 to externalfellowships five business days in advance of deadline or by April 2, 2015 for the upcoming deadline). For complete Graduate Studies policy and application procedure, please see: http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/current-students/financial-support/external-fellowships/apply-external-fellowship

NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)

Deadline: January 12, 2016

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15568/nsf15568.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

The program supports researchers for a period of up to two years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution of their choice, including facilities abroad. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with research experience, mentorship, and training that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences community. The research and education plans of each fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplines. Proposal deadlines are January 12, 2016 and January 10, 2017.

Additional postdoctoral funding opportunities are listed at the UCOP website: http://www.ucpostdoc.org/node/11

Deborah McCook, Senior External Fellowship Advisor, Grants Officer

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholars, Student Financial Support, Office of Graduate Studies

250 Mrak Hall, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-5270

Email: dlmccook | Phone: (530) 752-0653 | Fax: (530) 752-6222

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