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Foods for Health Institute-Study Participants Needed

October 19, 2012 Leave a comment

The Foods for Health Institute is conducting exciting research studies at UC Davis and is in need of study participants. Benefits of participation include monetary compensation and health information.

HDL Milkshake Study
We seek women and men, aged 18-65 years old, with low levels of HDL cholesterol (for women this is less than 50 mg/dL and for men this is less than 40 mg/dL).
Contact: Nancy Rivera (888) 217-5355 or email at: ucdavis.ffhi.clinicalstudies@gmail.com

Dairy Fat Inflammation Study
We seek men and women 18-65 years old, with BMI of 30-35 OR 2 of any of the following: high fasting blood triglycerides or glucose; low HDL-cholesterol, a large waistline, or high blood pressure.
Contact: Nancy Rivera (888) 217-5355 or email at: ucdavis.ffhi.clinicalstudies@gmail.com

Lactation Study
We seek healthy women in their third trimester of pregnancy diagnosed with or without gestational diabetes who live in Davis, Dixon, and Woodland areas. Participants will receive complimentary in-home lactation consultations from the study’s board-certified lactation consultants.
Contact: Melissa Breck (888) 217-5355 or email at: ucdmilkstudy@gmail.com

Donor Milk Study
We seek unwanted collected frozen breast milk from healthy women who gave birth to healthy term infants within the last year who live in Davis, Dixon, and Woodland areas.
Contact: Melissa Breck (888) 217-5355 or email at: ucdmilkstudy@gmail.com

For more information about all of these studies please visit our website at: http://ffhi.ucdavis.edu/gi/hs

Thank you!
FFHI Study Volunteer Recruitment Team

Eric and Louise Conn Graduate Student Award Application

January 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Eric and Louise Conn Graduate Student Award in Plant Biochemistry

The award supports one or more outstanding graduate students each year (1) whose research is in the field of plant biochemistry and (2) who are members of the Plant Biology Graduate Group and/or the Biochemistry and Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology Graduate Group and, (3) whose faculty mentors are in the College of Biological Sciences.

The award will be in the amount of $2,000 and given to a graduate student who meets the above criteria. Student must be in good academic standing and a full-time, registered graduate student.

Application Process

Interested students are asked to submit the following application materials:

One page abstract describing your research
A list of applicant’s publications and awards
A copy of academic record or transcript (sisweb NOT accepted)
One page letter of support from your major professor
The complete application packet should be submitted to:

Nai Saeteurn
Development Assistant
College of Biological Sciences, Dean’s Office

Application Deadline: January 17th

For further questions please contact Elizabeth Bacon at 530-754-9253 or enbacon@ucdavis.edu.

Categories: Funding opportunities

Monsanto Fellowship

January 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Monsanto Fellowship Program

The Monsanto Fellowship stipend is available to outstanding UC Davis, College of Biological Sciences, graduate students who are preparing for a career in agricultural biotechnology. Each year, a fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $3,000.00 each. These fellowships are made possible through an endowed student fellowship fund created by a gift from the Monsanto Corporation.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants shall have declared an intention to pursue a career in agricultural biotechnology. Students must be in good academic standing and are required to hold and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be full-time, registered graduate students.

Application Process

Interested students are asked to submit the following application materials:

One page abstract describing your research
Brief statement of your intentions to pursue a career in agricultural biotechnology
A list of applicant’s publications and awards
A copy of academic record or transcript (sisweb NOT accepted)
One-page letter of support from your major professor
The complete application packet should be submitted to:

Dawne Shell
Director, Graduate Academic Programs
College of Biological Sciences: Dean’s Office
Application Deadline
January 17th

For further questions please contact Elizabeth Bacon at (530) 754-9253 or enbacon@ucdavis.edu.

Categories: Funding opportunities

CSTP Fellowship Opportunity

January 4, 2012 Leave a comment

The CCST offers opportunities to individuals with scientific or technological backgrounds to serve a paid, 12-month stint as fellows working for the California Legislature. CCST fellows provide scientific advice to the Legislature and recommend solutions for science and technology-based public policy issues. It’s a paid fellowship of $45,000 for one, 12-month period. The biological sciences are among the acceptable disciplines.

CCST is accepting applications for 2012-2013 now through 5:00 pm, February 29, 2012. Interested individuals must fill out the on-line application at the CCST website:

http://fellows.ccst.us/

NSF Fellowship Information Meeting

September 19, 2011 Leave a comment

2012-13 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

UCD NSF-GRFP INFORMATION MEETING

Friday, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 | 3 – 5 pm (15h00-17h00) (no RSVP required):

ROOM 1005 Auditorium, Genome and Biomedical Sciences Bldg (Genome Center)

 

Keynote Speaker:     Professor Rob Berman, Professor & Vice Chair of Research, Neurological Surgery

Guest Speakers:       Professor Enoch Baldwin, Molecular & Cellular Biology

Professor Barbara Horwitz, Neurology, Physiology & Behavior and Vice Provost – Academic Personnel

Professor Ted Powers, Molecular & Cellular Biology

Current NSF GRFP Recipients

 

Meeting: Former and current NSF GRFP National reviewers (above) and recent graduate student recipients will present an informative overview of the application, offering invaluable tips and advice to potential applicants. Sample essays will also be available.

 

 Program Description 

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in the relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics  (STEM) disciplines* pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees, including women in engineering and computer and information science.

Amount:   $30,000 stipend and  $12,000 cost of education annually for up to three years.

Eligibility:  applicants must not have completed more than 12 months of full-time graduate study or the equivalent (senior undergraduates, 1st and 2nd year graduate students are generally eligible). In addition, applicants must have US citizenship, permanent resident or US national status at the time of application. Applicant must be accepted and enrolled in a US university graduate program at the time of the award.

Deadline: mid November 2011 (varies by discipline)

Fields of Study (research-based):  Chemistry, Computer & Information Science, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education & Learning.

 

For more information and application see url:   https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/CommonFastlaneLogin.do

 

The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to share the results of the 2011-12 competition. UCD graduate students received an unprecedented number of new awards for the upcoming year. The results may be viewed at https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/CommonFastlaneLogin.do

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Deborah McCook, External Fellowship Advisor,  Office of Graduate Studies, 250 Mrak Hall, UC Davis, Davis, Ca 95616

Email: dlmccook@ucdavis.edu  ~  Ph. No. (530)752-0653  ~ FAX No.: (530)752-6222

Funding and application processing information may be found at the Graduate Studies Website:  http://www.gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/ssupport/external.html

Note: Applicant is responsible for compliance with agency requirements in application submissions.

Categories: Funding opportunities

HHMI International Student Research Fellowships

September 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowships

Campus Call for Nominations

Campus Deadline:  November 15, 2011, URL: http://www.hhmi.org/grants/individuals/intl_fellows.html

Sponsor:  HHMI

 The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) invites nominees for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMIInternational Student Research Fellowshipprogram which supports outstanding international predoctoral students studying in the United States. Eligible biomedical-related fields include biology, chemistry, physics, math, computer science, engineering, and plant biology—as well as interdisciplinary research. Students must apply in their 2nd or 3rd year of their graduate program and in be in their 3rd or 4th year of study to activate the fellowship (up to three-years will be awarded). Fellows receive an annual $30,000 stipend, $ 3000 allowance for books, expenses, etc. plus a $10,000 cost of educational (COE) allowance to be used toward fees. *Note: The Office of Graduate Studies will supply supplemental fee support (if needed) for the award period.  This opportunity is a limited submission and campus nominees will be selected by an Ad-hoc Committee appointed by the OGS. Only students nominated by UC Davis, Office of Graduate Studies will be considered.

 Student Eligibility

Must be international students (cannot be a U.S. citizen, noncitizen nationals, or permanent resident of the U.S.).

  • Must be currently enrolled in their 2nd or 3rd year of a Ph.D. program in a biomedical/related program.
  • Must have entered a laboratory in which they will conduct their dissertation research.
  • Must have demonstrated exceptional talent for research.

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Application Procedure.  Please submit the following nomination items BY NOVEMBER 15, 2011 as one PDF file by email to Deborah McCook, Office of Graduate Studies:dlmccook@ucdavis.edu:

·         Office of Graduate Studies External Fellowship Application Data Form, located at  http://www.gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/ssupport/external.html.

  • ·         UC Davis HHMI Pre-Application Data Form (attached)
  • ·         Description of thesis project and significance to research field (limited to 1 page on Word Attachment)
  • ·         Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • ·         Letter of Recommendation (1) from advisor.

Selection of HHMI nominees will be confirmed by OGS by 12/2/11. If selected, the students pre-application eligibility information will be submitted  to HHMI. HHMI will contact individuals directly with final application instructions and requirements (due Feb 16, 2012). HHMI fellows will be chosen based on their promise as a scientific investigator, the level of demonstrated innovation and creativity, training environment, and applicants previous research/other accomplishments as well as letters of recommendations. Graduate transcripts will be required. Final requirements can also be viewed at  http://www.hhmi.org/grants/pdf/isrf_application_details.pdf

 

 Deborah McCook, External Fellowship Advisor,  Office of Graduate Studies, 250 Mrak Hall, UC Davis, Davis, CA 95616

Email: dlmccook@ucdavis.edu  ~  Ph. No. (530)752-0653  ~ FAX No.: (530)752-6222

Funding opportunities, search engines and application processing information may be found at the Graduate Studies Website:  http://www.gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/ssupport/external.html

Note: Applicant is responsible for compliance with agency requirements in application submissions.