Graduate student position now open on the Coastal Fund Board of Directors


Interested in helping our local coastal environment and learning more about our community? Join the all-student Coastal Fund Board of Directors, in charge of allocating approximately $400,000 in funds each year to projects that preserve, protect, and restore the watershed and shoreline associated with UCSB. Board members receive a quarterly stipend and applications are due Friday, September 18th, 2020. Read on to learn more.

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Beyond the Professoriate Academic Career Success Conference

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Beyond the Professoriate is launching their first ever, completely virtual, Academic Career Success Conference for grad students, postdocs, and recent PhDs seeking guidance in their early scholarly careers. This conference is for grad students, postdocs, and PhDs in both STEM and SHEF fields. Join on Saturday, September 19 is for STEM students, and Saturday, September 26th for students in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Click for more info and to register!

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Register to attend UCSB's campus-wide TA Orientation

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UCSB's campus-wide TA Orientation helps you prepare for becoming an effective TA or Reader. It is required for all new graduate student Teaching Assistants (TAs), and Readers, even if your first appointment is not until Winter or Spring Quarter. This year's Orientation is completely virtual. Read on to learn more about the format and how to register!

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IPS Insights: seaweed aquaculture workshop

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Check out this brand-new UCSB series on grad student and postdoc professional development experiences funded by the Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Program. This week's featured video is by Sandy Fogg, a graduate student in the Bren School, who attended a seaweed aquaculture workshop. Read on to watch the video and learn more about the IPS program!

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Call for postdoctoral applications for Michigan Society of Fellows


The Michigan Society of Fellows is currently seeking applications for postdoctoral appointments beginning in 2021. Fellows are appointed as Assistant Professors in appropriate departments and as Postdoctoral Scholars in the Michigan Society of Fellows and receive a $60,000 stipend annually. Read on for more info and to apply! The application deadline is September 15, 2020.

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IPS Insights: biotech industry conference

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Check out this brand-new UCSB series on grad student and postdoc professional development experiences funded by the Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Program. This week's featured video is by Neil Zhang, a graduate student in the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) department, who attended a biotech industry conference. Read on to watch the video and learn more about the IPS program!

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PRISM Stanford Postdoc Recruitment now accepting applications for Fall 2020

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Stanford PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine) is an opportunity for select late-stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds to come to Stanford for a recruitment weekend, interview with potential mentors, and get the inside scoop on postdoctoral training at Stanford. Application closes September 15!

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McKinsey's Explore Asia Operations 2020 Webinar

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McKinsey and Co., one of the top consulting firms in the world, is hosting a webinar on Aug 27th for prospective applicants working towards a master's degree, or PhD graduating in 2021 or 2022, with an engineering or business background. Get to know McKinsey’s Asia Operations Practice, interact with their operations consultants, and learn about their McKinsey journey. Read on for more info!

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New UCSB program to help you apply for the International Dissertation Fellowship

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Check out this new proposal development program with the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) that will help you craft your submission for the International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program. The IDRF program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences and supports between 6-12 months of research conducted outside of the United States. Apply by August 21st!

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Due August 7: apply for paid positions with the UC Graduate and Professional Council

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The University of California Graduate and Professional Council (UCGPC) is inviting applications for the paid positions of Director of Legislative Affairs, Director of Campaigns, and Director of Outreach. The UCGPC is the graduate student body that advocates for the interests of all graduate students from the UC system. The positions are paid $200 per month and offer a wealth of experience in supporting student advocacy and understanding the UC bureaucratic system. Applications are due TOMORROW, August 7. Read on for more details!

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: August Edition


Are you feeling like you just can't get anything done with everything that has been going on recently? Read on for tips from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community. Membership (free for UCSB students!) provides several forms of professional support to help combat common problems academics face - find out more here.

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Register for WriteNow Fall Session Beta


WriteNow Fall Session Beta is an online support platform designed to help keep grad students and postdocs accountable so that they can achieve their big academic milestones. Read on for more info about this program and how to sign up. Registration closes August 14.

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Free course on how to deliver a research talk

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Share Your Research is a FREE 5-week course that will guide you through the steps of creating and delivering a good research talk. The course runs from July 26 - August 30, 2020 and participants have until August 17 to sign up. Learn more and register today!

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Meet the winners of the 2020 Graduate Student Internship Fellowship

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Meet the winners of the 2020 Graduate Student Internship Fellowship! Albert Ventayol-Boada, Amanda Pinheiro de Oliveira, Chongzheng Wei, Estefanía Pihen González, Kate Zheng, and Melissa Janson are the awardees for this year. Read on to learn more about their fun and exciting internships, and what they hope to gain from their experiences.

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Free webinar on the Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) program

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Join the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a free webinar on the Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) training program on Tuesday, July 14 at 11am. The PRAT Program is a competitive three-year postdoctoral fellowship program that provides high quality research training in the basic biomedical sciences in NIH intramural research laboratories, and prepares trainees for leadership positions in biomedical careers. Read on for more details!

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