GSAS ANNOUNCES SEVERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
It's that time of year again when GSAS administers several competitions for fellowships, grants, and prizes. Most of the funding available comes from the 1.8 million dollar renewal of the Mellon grant. However, there are other opportunities as well. For example, advanced doctoral students from any discipline may apply for a University Prize Instructorship (UPI). UPI recipients will receive a $6,000 stipend to design and teach an undergraduate course. Also, there are still Master's Research Grants available to students who need funding to conduct research or present at a conference. See below for a summary of what's available:
Mellon Dissertation Year Fellowships
The students who apply and are selected during this year's competition will benefit from the improved award terms under the new grant period; they will receive a 12-month $33,000 stipend along with a $2,000 research fund. It's an outstanding opportunity. The application deadline is January 31, 2013.
Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship
GSAS has been encouraged to have our students submit applications for this generous fellowship that includes a $25,000 stipend. These fellowships are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students focused on topics in European Studies. The application deadline is February 4, 2013.
Mellon/Sachar Dissertation Research Grants
Up to 30 Grants in the $3,000 range will be awarded to help cover dissertation research expenses such as travel expenses (airfare, train fare, lodging, food, etc.), archive/library admission fees, special equipment and software, and other expenditures associated with research. The application deadline is March 7, 2013.
University Prize Instructorships
These awards provide a stipend to advanced doctoral students to design and teach upper-division courses in their field of research. Five students will be selected to receive this prize. The application deadline is February 13, 2013.
Master's Research Grants
Provides master's students (from any discipline) up to $300 to help cover research and travel expenses associated with a thesis or major paper or conference presentation. Applications will be accepted as long a funding is still available (only five grants remaining)!
YOUR CAREER CORNER
Students Visit Boston's Longwood Medical Center to Explore Career Options and Meet With Scientists
During the winter break, more than a dozen GSAS students participated in site visits, organized by the Heller Career Center, to the Pfizer Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) and Dr. Maratos-Flier’s lab at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute in Boston’s Longwood Medical Center. At Pfizer CTI, students met with Site Head, Patrice Milos, Ph.D., several senior scientists, and post-docs who spoke about the differences between academic and industry research, the importance of career networking, and the skills industrial post-docs need to have. Students were then given a tour of this impressive state-of-the art lab. The visit to Dr. Maratos-Flier’s lab was equally informative. Dr. Maratos-Flier, several researchers, and post-docs talked about their experience in the lab and their career paths. They emphasized the importance of having worked on an independent lab project (even through volunteering on campus) in obtaining a research position. Following the discussion, students were treated to a tour of the lab.
Visit GSAS Career Services For more information about resources available to GSAS students and alumni.
To schedule a career coaching appointment, email Sue Levine, Assistant Director, GSAS Career Services.
NEW BOOK RECOUNTS HISTORY OF GENETIC COUNSELING, FEATURES BRANDEIS'S PROGRAM
Telling Genes by Alexandra Minna Stern reveals the fascinating evolution of Genetic Counseling in America from its1940's origins in the eugenics movement to its place in health care today. Through extensive research and oral history interviews, Minna not only explores how the field evolved, but also how its helped us to understand genomic medicine and where the multifaceted profession stands in the biomedical landscape. The first chapter opens with the moving story of what inspired Professor Judith Tspis to successfully create Brandeis's Genetic Counseling master's program, the first of its kind in New England.
EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)
This fellowship helps graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation proposals that are intellectually pointed, amenable to completion in a reasonable time frame, and competitive in fellowship competitions. Fellows participate in two proposal preparation workshops and may request up to $5,000 to help cover research expenses during the summer of 2013. Application deadline: Jan. 31. Read more.
California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships (S&T Policy Fellowship)
Doctoral-level scientists and engineers work for one year with the California Legislature to incorporate science and technology into public policy. Application deadline: Feb. 28. Read more.