19 UCSB graduate students win NSF GRFP Grants

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UC Santa Barbara's Graduate Division would like to congratulate and recognize the 19 graduate students who received an NSF GRFP Grant and the 17 graduate students who received honorable mentions. Read on for the list of winners and to learn how you can put together a stellar application for next year's competition!

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Basic needs resources for graduate students

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Attention grad students! If you are experiencing any difficulties accessing healthy food, safe and stable housing, or other basic needs currently or anticipate experiencing challenges in Spring 2020, please fill out this survey.

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Check out our Spring 2020 programming lineup!

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Check out the Spring 2020 events and workshops offered by the Graduate Student Resource Center! Don't miss your chance to gain tips and tricks for online interviews, learn how to find funding, and overcome your writer's block. ​Mark your calendars and visit the Events page for updated information as events get closer.

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Grad Slam 2020 canceled

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency and further guidance from health officials, the Graduate Division team has decided to cancel the 2020 UCSB Grad Slam competition.

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GSRC staff and peers are here for you!


In light of the campus response to COVID-19, the Graduate Student Resource Center staff members and peer advisors will be working remotely in the coming weeks. We will be providing all of our regular services and support via email and Zoom calls. Find out more on how to connect with us!

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COVID-19 resources


We are continuing to keep this article updated with the latest developments and resources on COVID-19. Don't hesitate to reach out to the GSRC if you have any questions!

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Graduate writers' room open through March 19

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Attention grad students! The graduate writers' room will stay open through March 19. However, due to staff working remotely, coffee and snacks will not be available. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at GSRC@ucsb.edu.

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Register today for the 2020 Beyond Academia conference!


Kick-start your career on February 28-29! The annual Beyond Academia conference aims to prepare UCSB graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in all stages and disciplines to pursue a wide range of career options. Registration is closing on February 20, so sign up today!

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Registration deadline extended for 2020 Grad Slam competition

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Don't miss the opportunity to win fame and fortune! We're giving away over $15,000 in cash and prizes, including a grand prize of $5,000. Grad Slam is also a great chance to hone your presentation skills, publicize your research, and meet other cool graduate students doing interesting work. So come join the fun! The final deadline to register has been extended to this Friday, February 7.

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Introducing Shira Minerd: Work-Life Resource Coordinator at UC Santa Barbara

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Shira Minerd was recently hired as the Work-Life Resource Coordinator for all campus employees. She is available to assist with connecting graduate student employees to key services needed to pursue work-life integration and harmony. Read on to find out more about Shira and the types of work-life services she supports for graduate student employees.

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Check out our Winter 2020 programming lineup!

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Check out the Winter 2020 events and workshops offered by the Graduate Student Resource Center. Don't miss out on your chance to gain resources for tax season, craft your resume for non-academic jobs, and learn about the Individualized Professional Skills (IPS) Grant Program​.

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Introducing Eugene Riordan: Graduate Student Assistant for RCSGD

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Eugene Riordan is the Graduate Student Assistant at the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD). Eugene's role is to support queer and trans graduate students in all phases of their education, advocate for and with them within UCSB structures, and partner with other campus groups to help queer and trans graduate students develop socially and professionally. Read on to find out more about Eugene and the RCSGD!

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#GradStories presents: Kio Griffith

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Check out ​our second installment of #GradStories, featuring MFA student Kio Griffith. #GradStories is a new video series launched by the Graduate Division to highlight the research and experience of UCSB graduate students​.

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#GradStories presents: Rebecca Baker

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The Graduate Division is excited to launch #GradStories, a new video series highlighting the research and experience of UCSB graduate students​. Check out our first video featuring Rebecca Baker, a PhD student in the English Department.

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Introducing Mental Health Peer Veronica Franco

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recently welcomed their new Graduate Mental Health Peer Veronica Franco. She will be working with the Mental Health Peer Program to assist graduate students on issues related to mental health and wellness. Read on to find out more about Veronica and the Mental Health Peer Program at UCSB.

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