MD Anderson Cancer Center's Postdoctoral Fellowship

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in translational cancer research. This three-year fellowship aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with the next cycle due dates of March 31 and June 30, 2020.

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National Geographic internships & grants

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National Geographic has a 10-week summer paid internship program as well as several grant opportunities. Students interested in conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology are encouraged to apply. Last date to apply for internships is March 13, and for grant programs is April 22.

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Boston Consultancy Group - Virtual Case Study Events

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Interested in learning about the world of consulting? Check out these virtual sessions for degree holders being offered by Boston Consultancy Group, one of the world's top consultancy firms. You'll learn about the real-world problems that BCG consultants encounter and the innovative solutions they provide to their clients. Sessions are on March 9, 16, & 24. RSVP now!

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Department of Energy: graduate student research awards in science

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Check out this opportunity to conduct research for your doctoral thesis at a top laboratory in the country. The Department of Energy's Graduate Student Research Program is interested in applicants in Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. Apply by May 20!

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Career Talk: Doctorates Without Borders

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Tomorrow, Dr. Brandon Seto, Senior Floor Consultant to California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (and a UCSB history PhD), will give a talk about employment opportunities in government, advocacy, communications, and similar fields available to holders of PhDs. Lunch provided!

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Career Services: recruiter trends in 2020

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What are recruiters doing to recruit in the millennial+ age and what should you be prepared for as you embark on your job search? In the first of five blogposts for UCSB Career Services's Gaucho Blog, Diana Seder explains how recruiters are harnessing new technologies to expand the scope, nature, and reach of recruiting. Read on to learn more!

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Distinguished lecture by Dr. Deng Li

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On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the UC Santa Barbara Computer Science Department will host SUMMIT.CS. As part of the summit, Dr. Deng Li, chief AI Officer for Citadel Securities will be giving a distinguished lecture titled "From Speech AI to Finance AI and Back." It will be from 3:30pm to 4:30pm at Corwin Pavilion.

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Apply for 2021-22 appointment to the UC Board of Regents


Apply for a two-year appointment to the University of California Board of Regents, the governing body for the entire 10-campus University system. The appointed Student Regent will receive a fee waiver or scholarship that covers mandatory University fees and tuition during the academic years when they serve. Application deadline is March 8.

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Science and engineering volunteer opportunity


Do you have an interest in helping junior high students and families gain familiarity with science and its importance in education? Family Ultimate Science Exploration (FUSE) is a program for underrepresented students and their families to gain familiarity with the practice of science, its importance in education, and its promise of exciting career options. Training for the FUSE program is scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 5:30-7:30pm in 1605 Elings Hall. Pizza will be provided.

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Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy


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


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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