Win cash prizes from NSF and Vizzies Challenge

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Do you love animating data, creating science apps, illustrating engineering concepts, or taking photographs of the natural world? In the Vizzies, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Popular Science, your handiwork can receive its due glory and win cash prizes. Submission deadline is April 15, 2018.

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Travel grant for Humanists@Work workshop on April 29 at Berkeley

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Travel grants are being awarded for the final Humanists@Work workshop of this academic year, which will be held on April 30, 2018 and offers opportunities for PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to get support and information about diverse career opportunities. Apply by April 1, 2018.

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Department of Labor and Avar Consulting Scholars Program

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In partnership with Avar Consulting, the purpose of the Department of Labor (DOL) Scholars Program is to promote and expand labor research that directly relates to DOL policies and programs. The program expects to fund researchers, with individual awards ranging from $20,000–$50,000. Deadline is April 6, 2018.

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Islamic Scholarship Fund now accepting applications

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Islamic Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Film, Media Studies, Journalism, Writing, Law and Related Fields, Political Science, Public Policy, International Studies, Public Administration as well as History, Sociology, and Religious Studies. The deadline to apply is March 21, 2018.

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Upcoming NASA research opportunities

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NASA supports science and technology research in numerous disciplines through the release of various research announcements. Opportunities include fellowships or research programs participation. Earliest upcoming deadline is March 20, 2018 with additional opportunities throughout the year.

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UC MEXUS funding opportunities available

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The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS), established in 1980, is an academic research institute dedicated to encouraging, securing, and contributing to binational and Latino research and collaborative academic programs and exchanges. Their current funding opportunities are listed with earliest deadlines of March 5, 2018.

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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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