Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy

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The UC Center Sacramento announced its sixth annual Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy. The award will recognize excellence in graduate student research with a direct impact on public policy. The recipients of the Emerging Scholars Award will receive a $500 prize and will deliver an invited policy lecture at the UC Center. Deadline to apply is March 13, 2020.

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2021 CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship application now open

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As CCST Science Fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving the California State Legislature. This fellowship is an incredible opportunity to transform a researcher's professional path -- more than 50% of CCST Science Fellows have been hired by the California State Legislature or state agencies since completing their fellowship. Completed applications are due by March 1, 2020.

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Department of Homeland Security HS-Power Program

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As a participant in the HS-POWER Program, you will participate in quality research experiences at federal research facilities and other HS-STEM focused entities nationwide. You'll gain a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent and skills in a variety of settings within the DHS enterprise. Last date to apply is March 2.

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2020 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program

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Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program is a unique career-building opportunity for recent or soon-to-finish humanities and social science PhDs. Successful applicants are placed in two-year fellowships in the fields of policy, community development, arts and culture, media, and international affairs. Fellows receive stipends of $70,000 per year and have access to employer-based health insurance. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by 9PM EDT.

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Winter 2020 workshop on Zotero

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Grad students, need help managing your research? UCSB Library is offering a workshop on Zotero, a popular open source citation manager. Learn how Zotero can help you efficiently collect and organize your research, create bibliographies, collaborate with your colleagues, streamline your research process, and more. Space is limited - RSVP by February 14 to secure your seat.

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Mind & Machine Intelligence Initiative talks

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The Mellichamp Initiative in Mind & Machine Intelligence has organized two exciting talks for graduate students. Both look at the challenges and potential of artificial intelligence, but from very different perspectives: cognitive psychology (Melanie Mitchell, Wed. Feb. 19, 5pm) and economics (Hal Varian, Thur. Feb. 20, 5pm).

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Data science fellowship opportunity - apply today!

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Interested in becoming a leading data scientist? The Data Incubator's Spring 2020 Data Science Fellowship application is now open! This intensive, 8-week program prepares master's and PhD students and postdocs in STEM and social science fields for exciting careers as data scientists. Deadline to apply is today!

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Gaucho Job Shadow Program

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Interested in gaining exposure to a new career area? UC Santa Barbara's Gaucho Job Shadow Program pairs students with professionals in Santa Barbara and across California for an opportunity to spend a half-day or one full day in the workplace during Spring Break. Last date to apply - February 7th.

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Apply to the 8th annual Communicating Science Conference

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Interested in disseminating complex scientific achievements to the wider world? Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2020! The 8th annual Communicating Science (ComSciCon) workshop will be held in Boston on June 11-13, 2020. Acceptance to the workshop is competitive. Attendance is free, and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants. Apply by March 1st!

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Call for GSA committee representatives

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Do you want to make up to $250 per quarter while also serving your fellow graduate students? The GSA is looking for dedicated grads to represent their peers and colleagues on campus committees to ensure that the graduate student community's needs and interests are being considered and served. GSA will even pay you for your labor! Read on for more info.

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Insight Data Science Fellows Program application deadline approaching

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Looking to transition to a career in fields like data science, data engineering, or artificial intelligence? Apply to become an Insight Fellow! The Insight Data Fellows Programs are tuition-free fellowships for graduating students, PhDs, and postdocs. The application deadline for Insight’s Fellowships is quickly approaching on February 10.

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Career Talk: A Path to Science Policy

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Join this career talk tomorrow with Dr. Michelle Rozo, Senior Science and Technology Advisor for Biotechnology at the Department of Defense (DoD). Dr. Rozo will share about her current position and what motivated her career move to science policy. Refreshments provided. Make sure to RSVP!

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Data Carpentry Workshop: Relational Databases and SQL

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The Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory is hosting a Carpentry Workshop on Relational Databases and SQL on Friday, January 31 from 9a-12:30p. A light breakfast will be served. Read on for more info and to sign up today! Registration is required.

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