Summer research fellowship in 21st century global dynamics

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The Mellichamp Faculty Cluster Graduate Research Summer Fellowships provide a stipend of $7,500 to Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences with four areas of emphasis: gender and Islam, human rights, political economy, and media & culture. Deadline is May 26 for summer 2017 fellowships.


Travel grants from the Institute for Humane Studies

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To help advance promising research that studies the concept of a free society, the Institute for Humane Studies offers grad students in the humanities and social sciences conference travel grants of up to $750. Rolling deadlines based on scheduled conference or trip.


Funding forecast for spring quarter

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Check out the funding forecast for the next three to four months! Get an idea of what research topics or issues funders are focused on and keep current on what is out there for financial opportunities. This is a sample list only and can be a starting point for your own specific search.


Free domestic grad student tax webinar on March 7

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Join Grad Student Finances founder and university personal finance speaker Emily Roberts for a free webinar on domestic US grad student taxes. The webinar will include a presentation designed specifically for graduate students who receive stipends from assistantships or fellowships plus a Q&A.


Tax resources for international scholars and students


Within the UC system, there are various tax resources to support international scholars and students in navigating how, what, why, and when to file taxes each year. Check out these UC-affiliated websites of information and resource links for getting ready to file taxes.


Funding forecast for February to May 2017

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Just as maintaining your research program is an ongoing process, so is finding and applying for funding opportunities as they come along. For both of these endeavors, it's important to plan ahead. Here is a sample list of upcoming deadlines to consider.


New program to support diverse early-career scientists

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute's new program, the Hanna H. Gray Fellowship program, supports early-career scientists who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Deadline is February 15.


Now accepting applications for Eisenhower Fellowships

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Eisenhower Fellowships seek exceptional mid-career leaders with a track record of accomplishment for a customized five-week journey abroad. Deepen your expertise through exchanges with thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners around the globe. Application deadline is June 2, 2017.


Now accepting applications for BRAINS 2017

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BRAINS - Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroSciences - is a national program designed to accelerate and improve the career advancement of neuroscience postdoctoral researchers and assistant professors from underrepresented groups. Application deadline is May 22.


Award application open for excellence in research and public policy


The Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy recognizes 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. Application deadline is May 5, 2017.


Thomas Jefferson Fund now accepting applications

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This new program aims to encourage cooperation among promising young French and American researchers. Up to nine Franco-American projects will be selected. Each selected project will receive a maximum of $20,000 over a period of two years. Deadline is April 9.


What you need to complete your FAFSA

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The FAFSA Deadline for 2017-2018 funding support is March 2, 2017, which is just a few weeks away. US graduate students interested in grants or loans via the federal government or through UC/UCSB will need to complete a FAFSA application for funding for the upcoming academic year.