Free the PhD Partnership Program for UCSB grad students and postdocs

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UCSB graduate students and postdocs are invited to join us for a new career development course! It is free of charge and will help you explore alternative careers to academia. This is essentially a “career class” where you will get individualized feedback, insider information on how to best sell your skills and network with the right people. This free 10-week course runs from Oct 5 - Dec 11 and is self-paced, asynchronous, engaging, and will help hold you accountable for you to finally make progress on your career goals. Sign up by September 25!

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UCSB COVID-19 Call Center now operational

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The UCSB COVID-19 Call Center at (805) 893-3113 is now operational weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., working with the UCSB COVID-19 Response Team to assist our students, faculty, and staff to obtain answers for their questions related to COVID-19 health issues and other campus changes that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to learn more!

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Apply today: Graduate Division Funding Peer Advisor position for 2020-21

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The UCSB Graduate Division is currently accepting applications for its Funding Peer Advisor position to begin employment in Summer 2020. The Funding Peer educates and advises UCSB’s graduate students about internal and external funding opportunities as well as personal finance matters. The position runs through the 2020-21 academic year and is renewable for subsequent years. Applications are due today!

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Appointment of Interim Graduate Dean

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On July 24, 2020, Chancellor Yang announced that Professor Leila Rupp will serve as the Interim Anne and Michael Towbes Graduate Dean for UCSB's Graduate Division. Read on to learn more about Dr. Rupp!

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How are you doing? The Graduate Division and GSA want to know


In order to better understand the ongoing needs of UCSB graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, the Graduate Division and Graduate Student Association would greatly value your feedback on a short 5-minute survey. All participants who complete the survey are invited to participate in a raffle for a chance to win one of ten $25 gift cards. Please complete the survey by Friday, July 31.

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Meet the winners of the 2020 graduate mentoring awards

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The Graduate Division is pleased to announce the ​winners for two awards ​honoring graduate students who have distinguished themselves in the area of undergraduate research supervision: Deeksha Dangwal, Lauren Ortosky, Chelsea Brown, Jacob Fisher, Kelly Whaling, and Raymok Ketema. Read on to find out more about our awardees!

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Recap: Graduate Student Town Hall

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Missed the recent graduate student town hall? Read on for a summary of the topics covered, including campus safety, research, Library services, curriculum, academic support, and more.

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MRCI Program grant awards

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The Graduate Division made 44 new grant awards to 55 graduate students to support summer graduate student research and creative projects that provide insights into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on society. Read on to learn more about the program and the awardees!

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Check out our Summer 2020 programming lineup!

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Check out the Summer 2020 events and workshops offered by the Graduate Student Resource Center! Don't miss your chance to learn writing skills for the academic job market, maximize your LinkedIn profile, and find funding opportunities for 2020-21. ​Mark your calendars and visit our Events page for updated information as events get closer.

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Graduate Division welcomes new Graduate Programming Assistant


The Graduate Division is excited to welcome our new Graduate Programming Assistant, Chava Nerenberg. She will be working closely with the staff of the Graduate Student Resource Center on programming and initiatives that support our campus' graduate students. Read on to find out more about Chava!

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Congratulations to our Professional Development Peer Advisor!

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The Graduate Division would like to congratulate our Professional Development Peer Advisor, Daina Tagavi, for matching to the University of Washington's Psychology Internship Program. Daina will be completing the Autism and Developmental Disabilities track, where she will be working with children with autism spectrum disorders, other neurodevelopment disorders, and other co-occuring disorders in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Read on to learn more!

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May 17 deadline for the 2020 Graduate Student Internship Fellowship

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Applications are now open for the Graduate Student Internship Fellowship, which offers up to five $2,000-$2,500 scholarships annually to help graduate students explore career opportunities and gain valuable work experience while in school. Funds are awarded to students who demonstrate​ financial need as well as how their Summer or Fall 2020 work experience will be ​beneficial for their career trajectory. Applications are due by this Sunday, May 17th.

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Call for proposals: summer minigrants for Multidisciplinary Research on COVID-19 and its Impacts (MRCI)

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The MRCI Graduate Student Minigrant program supports research and creative projects by individual graduate students or teams of UCSB graduate students during the 2020 Summer Session that provide insight into COVID-19 and its impacts. The grant program encourages applications from a wide variety of disciplines to explore the many dimensions of impact. Read on for Frequently Asked Questions that can help with your proposal!

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Four UCSB graduate students win Fulbright Fellowships for research abroad

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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a highly competitive international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. In the 2020-21 award cycle, 21 students applied from UCSB, 4 were selected as finalists, 5 were selected as alternates, and 4 were selected as semi-finalists. Congratulations to these outstanding students!

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Graduate Division seeks Graduate Programming Assistant 2020-21

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The UCSB Graduate Division is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Programming Assistant. This position provides programming and resources that help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars develop the skills to become effective professionals in a variety of careers. The position runs through the 2020-21 academic year and is renewable for subsequent years. Applications are due by Sunday, May 10.

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Graduate Division invites grad students and postdocs to participate in survey

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The UCSB Graduate Division is committed to supporting graduate students and postdoctoral scholars during these challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic. We greatly value your feedback on this short survey. It should take about 2-3 minutes to complete and your answers will be used by Graduate Division staff to respond to the ongoing needs of students and scholars. Please submit the survey by April 30.

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GSA's COVID-19 Relief Grant

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The GSA COVID-19 Relief Grant assists graduate students who are experiencing sudden financial hardship due to the novel coronavirus. Examples may include, but are not limited to, loss of employment, medical expenses, sudden necessary travel, and other COVID-19 related expenses. The amount of an award ranges between $100 and $1000 depending upon individual circumstances.

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