Essay Contest: Can you turn 800 words into $10,000?

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The Lasker Foundation is seeking essays of 800 words or less on the following topic: How can social media help build trust in science and the research enterprise? They invite scientists and clinicians to share their perspective on biology and medicine today, and the role of biomedical research in our society through this challenge. The deadline for submission is March 30, 2018.

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Merck KGaA announces 350 Challenges and Research Grant Competition


Merck, the oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company in the world, is celebrating its 350th anniversary by offering a series of exciting opportunities - the 350 Research Grant and the 350 Challenge - in science and technology and are inviting scientists and researchers to get engaged. The deadline for both competitions is August 15, 2018.

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UCSB SABRE: Summer Applied Biotechnology Research Experience

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The ICB Summer Research Internship in Science and Engineering or SABRE (Summer Applied Biotechnology Research Experience) offers a paid 10-week summer experience with a mission of transforming biological inspiration into technological innovation. Application deadline is February 15, 2018.

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Spring 2018 Global Dynamics Graduate Research Fellowships

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Graduate Research Fellowships with the Mellichamp Faculty Cluster for “21st Century Global Dynamics” provide one academic quarter of in-state tuition/fees plus a stipend of $7,500 to Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences. The ​Spring 2018 opportunity is for those with a background in Human Rights and Governance. Deadline is Monday, February 26.

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Data Science Fellows Program for research relating to environmental science

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The Data Science Fellows Program offers students paid in-residence opportunities at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) to work closely with data and informatics teams to solve data, analysis, and software issues relating to environmental science. The deadline is February 1, 2018 for full consideration and by March 1, 2018 at the latest.

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Apply to the Green Initiative Fund


Have a green project idea for our campus or need funding for one? The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is a student-governed grant to fund projects that reduce UCSB’s impact on the environment. The next deadline is February 5, 2018.

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Winter GSA travel grant deadline extended to January 19


If you are attending a conference this winter quarter between January 8-April 1, you may apply for a Graduate Student Association travel grant to reimburse up to $200 of your conference or travel expense. The extended application deadline is now January 19, 2018.

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Winter 2018 Funding Forecast


Our Funding Peer has compiled a list of over 130 funding opportunities with deadlines in the next three months -- all organized by type and stage for your convenience! Check out the full list and also be sure to sign up for an upcoming Finding Funding Workshop to create customized funding searches that work for you.

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Research and Innovation Fellowship for Agriculture (RIFA)


The Research and Innovation Fellowship for Agriculture (RIFA) program fellows work with organizations in developing countries on projects related to agriculture, food systems, and associated social and environmental issues. Application deadline is February 28, 2018.

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Nico Linesch Boundary Crossing Scholar’s Award


The Nico Linesch Boundary Crossing Scholar's Award offers $4,000 to graduate students with an internship plan at a governmental or nonprofit agency as part of their degree program. The government agency or nonprofit must be based and located in the United States, with a budget that limits their capacity to offer compensation to the graduate student. Deadline is January 16, 2018.

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National Institute of Justice's Research Assistantship Program

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The National Institute of Justice's Research Assistantship Program (RAP) offers highly qualified doctoral students the opportunity to bring their expertise to NIJ to work across offices and program areas to obtain a practical and applied research experience. Deadline is January 16, 2018.

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