Submit your 2021-2022 FAFSA by March 2

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It's that time of year again! Every U.S. graduate student needs to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2, 2021 to qualify for fellowships, scholarships, block grants, or federal student loans at UCSB. The FAFSA form may also be used to show eligibility for other assistance programs such as work study (which can make you eligible to receive Calfresh). Read on to learn more!

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Online coworking community for academic writers

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Do you want to be more productive and motivated when it comes to academic writing? The Academic Writers’ Space is a vibrant, online coworking community where academic writers come together to develop a sound writing practice. Read on to learn more and to sign up for a free trial session!

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Workshop video: Finish Your Dissertation or Thesis Once and For All

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Did you miss our Special Guest Workshop with Alison Miller, but want to learn to be more productive and effective at writing and conducting academic research? Would you like to develop and use a sound project-management approach to completing your dissertation or thesis? Then be sure to watch a video of the event! Read on for more info and a link to the video.

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Apply to UCSF's Path to Postdoc (February 22 deadline)

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Path to Postdoc is a unique program for outstanding senior graduate students with backgrounds in the biomedical and health sciences, that will complete their PhD by the end of 2021, to be exposed to world-class research communities at UCSF and the associated Gladstone Institutes. Apply for the March cohort by February 22nd!

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Attend UCLA's 25th annual Healthcare Symposium

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UCLA's 25th annual Healthcare Symposium will take place on Zoom on Saturday, February 13 and Saturday, February 20 from 9am - 12pm PST. The symposium will address the underlying health disparity, mental health, incarceration, and racism issues that permeate the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees can win Amazon gift cards. Read on to learn more!

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Tips from the NCFDD Monday Motivator: February edition

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Read on for tips from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)--an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community--about strategies to help you plan for success this quarter. Membership in the NCFDD (free for UCSB students!) provides several forms of professional support to help combat common problems academics face. Read on to learn more!

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UC Love Data Week (Feb 8-12)

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The UC Love Data Week (February 8-12, 2021) is a week-long offering of free presentations, demos, and workshops focused on data access, management, security, sharing, and preservation. To date, there are a total of 28 activities confirmed. All members of the University of California community are welcome to attend. Read on to learn more!

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Recording of CSU Panel Discussion

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To learn more about the academic culture and teaching opportunities in the California State University (CSU) system, the Graduate Division recently hosted a discussion with CSU faculty members. The panelists discussed the life of a professor at these campuses, which includes teaching small classes, meeting the needs of diverse students, and including undergraduate students in your research. Read on to access a recording of the panel!

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Now hiring: Graduate Student Assistant

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UCSB's Office of Undergraduate Education is seeking a graduate student assistant for Spring Quarter 2021 to provide logistical and technological support in order to develop a new online course, INT W120: Transferring to the Research University. The position pays $25 per hour. Read on for more details!

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2022 CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

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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, 2021. Read on to learn more!

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Presidential Graduate Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD) Fellowship

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Are you a graduate student interested in the intersection of public policy, research, and mentorship? The Presidential GOLD Fellowship hosted by the UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) provides you with the opportunity to engage policymakers on issues important to California and your research, as well as financial support. Apply by February 1, 2021. Read on for more info!

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Virtual career fair for federal internships, fellowships, and research opportunities

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Are you interested in paid internships, fellowships, and research opportunities with federal agencies? Join the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) on January 26th to learn about a variety of opportunities available. This career fair is open to college students, recent graduates, and postdocs in STEM research, policy, and technical areas. Read on to learn more!

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2021 California Community Colleges Registry Virtual Career Event

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Want to learn more about the academic culture and teaching opportunities at community colleges? Don't miss the 2021 CCC Registry Virtual Career Event for graduate students and postdocs interested in jobs with the California Community College system. The virtual event will run for four weeks and there will be a number of informative workshops available. Sign up today!

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