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  • Teaching opportunities available for UCSD Graduate Students!!! UCSD Pre-College Programs is recruiting for new instructors and/or courses for UCSD Academic Connections 2017 – which will run from July 9-29!  Academic Connections is geared toward high school students and is a three-week residential program.  Academic Connections courses are offered Monday through Friday, 5 hours per day for the three week period (75 hours total).  You can either teach an existing course or create one of your own.  To see the courses offered last year, please go to:  If you click on each course, you can read the course overview.We are also recruiting instructors for the Sally Ride Jr. Academy for Summer 2017, which is geared towards middle and high school students.  Sally Ride Science Jr. Academy can be a combination – the Jr. Academy runs for four weeks, but the courses are either am and/or pm and only last for a week, but can be repeated for a two or three week period.  The Jr. Academy begins the week of June 26 and runs through Friday, July 21.  The courses offered last year can be found at: Division Transferable College Credit Courses: We are looking for graduate students and post docs to teach the following 15 full college credit courses, approved by the Academic Senate.   We are especially interested in instructors for the Winter/Spring Quarter at one of our San Diego Unified School District hub schools.  For more information, please contact Robin Wittman at: Prep Instructors:  Have you taught ACT or SAT Prep courses?  Would you like to be trained to be able to teach?  We are recruiting for grad students to teach SAT or ACT Prep courses throughout the San Diego Region.  For further information, please contact Daniel Velazquez at:
  • Graduate Parents and Families: ECEC was awarded the CCAMPIS grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the participation of low-income parents in post-secondary education system through the provision of campus-based child care services.  This grant will cover the cost of tuition and after hours care for child care services rendered at UC San Diego’s Early Care and Education Program.  The program is designed to serve undergraduates receiving the Pell Grant, however graduate students who meet the Pell eligibility income levels may also be eligible.  To do this, interested graduate students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at website print the confirmation that displays the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). Priority enrollment will be given to those families needing fully subsidized care (EFC of $0) followed by families needing partially subsidized care as classroom spaces become available.  UCSD student parents who are active military or veterans also receive enrollment priority.

Scholarship Opportunities:

  1. AWIS-San Diego Scholarships due 28 Feb 2017 – details are at
  1. CGTrader Scholarships due 01 June 2017 – details are at

Mentoring Program Opportunities:

  1. Mentornet has 2 tracks – STEM and health careers. Find out more and sign up at
  1. NIH has launched a National Research Mentoring Network. Find out more and sign up at
  • The Academic Integrity Office is currently looking for caring, responsible, and enthusiastic students to join our team as Integrity Peer Educators! Integrity Peer Educators take part in a variety of activities, from helping to facilitate seminars and advising students, to taking part in outreach events. They have opportunities to develop their communication, presentation, organization, and leadership skills; alongside having a lot of fun and bonding with a close group of other peer educators! This is a CCR approved professional development opportunity as well as a way to make friends, help your fellow students, and be a part of something on campus. If you have at least one year remaining at UCSD and a desire to learn, grow, and get more involved on our campus, becoming an Integrity Peer Educator may be right for you! Please see the flyer here, for more information
  • Earn a Well-Being Leadership Award from the Zone! Get involved in this great program! For more information, please see the flyer here!
  • Sign up to join a campus program for research mentoring of women in STEM. You may sign up as both a mentee and a mentor. All female students, postdocs, staff, faculty, emeriti, and alumni are welcome.Details are at:
  • Check out the Excel with Integrity Contest, Academic Integrity Webinars, and Peer Recruitment here!
  • The Library is excited to alert graduate students that a library paging service is now available.  Simply identify an item of interest in the online catalog, hit ‘Request’, enter your barcode number and Library PIN, and choose your pickup location. For available UCSD Library items, Library staff will find them for you and place them at your selected pickup location (either Geisel or BLB Front Desks, or SIO for eligible users) for you to pick up. The item will be available typically within 24 hours. Contact (858) 534-0134 or with any questions or comments about this service.
  • The 14th Women in Science and Technology (WIST) Conference will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the UCSD Faculty Club from 7:30am to 5:00pm. Register here today!
  • The Women in Research Travel Competition awards $2,000 to a winning researcher to attend a conference or symposium of their choice in their field. If you’re interested, please apply here.


UCSD’s International Institute announces its call for 2017-18 Graduate Student Research Travel Grants.
The International Institute is currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 Graduate Student Research Travel Grants. The awards are intended to partially offset dissertation research travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or abroad. Supported research should be about other societies rather than simply conducted in other societies. Applications will be accepted from any discipline as long as it deals with international or global issues, cross-national comparisons, or research on particular societies and also has a substantial human or societal dimension. Implications for public policy should be made explicit.
Awards are intended for research travel between June 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Awards will not exceed $3,000. Funds may be used for travel, research assistance, copies, and in some cases supplies such as cameras or recording devices.
Applications are due no later than 3pm Monday, April 10th, 2017.
Information about the grants can be found at
Criteria for Selection: 
A topic that will increase knowledge about a topic of important international concern.
An interdisciplinary, inter-divisional and/or comparative subject. (Cross-regional projects are particularly encouraged; multi-country comparative projects also satisfy this criterion.)
Intellectual originality and breadth.
Clarity / strength of research plan, design and methodology.
The proposal should include all of the following information: 
1. Travel Grant Cover Sheet   [link can be found on the website]
2. One-page budget estimate.

3. Project description (no more than 1000 words), including timetable or itinerary and other sources of financial support for which application has been made.

4. Resume or curriculum vitae

5. UCSD transcript (an unofficial version is acceptable – this also should be copied along with the rest of the application).

6. Letter of endorsement from a UCSD faculty member familiar with the student’s work. 
Submission of Proposals:
The applicant should send one single pdf with all the relevant documents to no later than 3:00 PM on Monday, April 10, 2017. Late proposals will not be accepted.  The faculty letter of recommendation should be sent directly by faculty to the Institute at the same email.
Please address questions to:
Nancy Postero
Director, International Institute
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