Funding Forecast for Summer 2020

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Get a quick glance at upcoming deadlines for summer and a head start for the fall. Various opportunities listed to include a sampling of postdoctoral announcements, dissertation fellowships, research funding, and awards competitions.

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Congratulations to our Funding Peer Advisor!

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The Graduate Division would like to congratulate our Funding Peer Advisor, Kaitlyn Ugoretz, for receiving two prestigious fellowships: the Japan Foundation's Doctoral Research Fellowship and the Social Science Research Council's International Dissertation Research Fellowship (SSRC-IDRF). Kaitlyn will be donating her fellowship application materials to the GSRC's fellowship library. Read on to learn more!

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Guru Gobind Singh Fellowship for Indian and Pakistani Graduate Students

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In 1988, the late Mr. Karam Singh Maughan established an endowment to support graduate fellowships to be awarded to graduates or universities in a specific area of India and Pakistan for the purpose of pursuing graduate study at the University of California. Check your eligibility and submit your materials for consideration by May 15, 2020!

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COVID-19 Emergency Resources Guide

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COVID-19 is having devastating consequences for graduate students’ financial, as well as mental and physical, wellbeing. We’ve all lost jobs, funding, rent, investments, and other kinds of financial security due to the necessities of quarantine, shelter-in-place, and social distancing. Here is a list of emergency funding resources available to graduate students at UCSB.

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2021 UC Laboratory Fees In-Residence Graduate Fellowship

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The UC Laboratory Fees In-Residence Graduate Fellowship provides up to three years of support for PhD candidates who wish to conduct thesis research on-site at the University of California, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) or Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Join the applicant teleconference call this Wednesday and submit a Letter of Intent by June 4, 2020.

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COVID-19 federal student loan suspension

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The United States federal government has taken steps to reduce the burden on current and former students with federal loans by signing into law the CARES Act. The CARES Act suspends federal student loan payments starting March 13, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

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Applications open for 2020 TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grants

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TIRF seeks to build a multilingual and multicultural world by supporting English language education through research and professional development. Applicants who have advanced to candidacy in PhD or EdD programs are invited to submit proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDGs) of up to $5,000. Apply by May 27, 2020!

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Spring 2020 Funding Forecast

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Spring Quarter usually marks the end of the academic year, but finding funding is a continuous process! Check out this sample of upcoming deadlines of funding opportunities for postdoctoral, doctoral, graduate, research, and other short-term awards or travel grants. Various deadlines listed. Consult websites for current details and application information.

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Graduate Student Savings Act helps you save for the future!

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Have you considered investing in your future but don’t know where to start? Have you always wanted to set up a tax-advantaged savings account but haven’t had the income? A new law introduced has dramatically changed the terrain for graduate savings in 2020 and beyond. Read on for a baby yoda meme and how to become a millionaire!

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2020 Tax Resources for Graduate Students

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It’s Winter Quarter, and that means that it’s time to start preparing to file your taxes. Remember, the deadline to file your 2019 taxes is April 15, 2020. Need a little help or don’t know where to get started? Check out these free resources!

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ETS postdoctoral fellowship application now open

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The Educational Testing Service (ETS) invites recent PhDs to apply for a rewarding fellowship experience which combines working on cutting-edge research projects and conducting independent research that is relevant to ETS's goals. Apply by March 1st!

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TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grants for language education research

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The International Research Foundation for English Language Education is now accepting applications for TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grants. The program’s aim is to generate new knowledge about the teaching and learning of English for the purposes of informing educational policy; improving classroom practices; and, ultimately, expanding educational, occupational, and social opportunities for individuals in a global society. Apply by April 22, 2020!

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The Green Initiative Fund at UC Santa Barbara - now accepting applications

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The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) empowers students to take direct action and come up with innovative solutions to solve our environmental problems. Any student, staff, or faculty member of UC Santa Barbara can submit a project proposal. Don’t miss the chance to fund your campus green project! Applications are due Monday, February 3rd, 2020.

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