Funding Opportunities

Winter 2019 Funding: Laura Bassi Scholarship

The Laura Bassi Scholarship, which awards a total of $8,000 thrice per annum, was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline and the next round of funding will be awarded in December 2019:

Winter 2019

Application deadline: 25 November 2019

Results: 15 December 2019

All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of their employment.

Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV through the application portal by the relevant deadline. Further details, previous winners, and the application portal can be found at:

https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fediting.press%2Fbassi&data=02%7C01%7Cpsychgrad%40uconn.edu%7C6583d59ed82048e5bb8008d75328a5a4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637069306351679220&sdata=VBIr7dxINEPpjPlYf87%2BouHLRDL%2B1tVTln5xrj2LxyY%3D&reserved=0

Spring Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Applications

Pending budgetary approval, The Graduate School awards a limited number of Spring Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) awards to students in doctoral programs requiring a dissertation.   The fellowship is awarded in the amount of $ 2,000 to each eligible applicant.  Please note that fellowship funds are not guaranteed to any student who applies for the award.

To be eligible for the fellowship, an applicant must:

1. Be a doctoral student.

2. Be enrolled in the semester in which the fellowship is awarded.

3. Document satisfactory completion and approval of the General Exam prior to midnight on November 30, 2019.

4. Document satisfactory completion and submission of the Dissertation Proposal, including full and current IRB or IACUC approval if required, prior to midnight on November 30, 2019.

5. Never have previously received a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship award.

Applications will be accepted from Friday, November 1, 2019 through Friday, November 30, 2019. Applications received prior to November 1, 2019 or after November 30, 2019 will not be considered. To apply please fill out the online application form between November 1 and November 30 by going to https://grad.uconn.edu then click on Financing. In the drop down click on Fellowships and Awards.  Notifications will be e-mailed to each applicant by the end of December 2019.

This fellowship can only be awarded to an individual once. Doctoral students based at UConn Health and UConn Law School are not eligible to apply.

For more information, contact: The Graduate School at gradschool@uconn.edu

Maric Graduate Fellowship Accepting Applications

Graduate Student Call for Applications: Dr. Radenka Maric Graduate Fellowship

The Graduate School is sponsoring a new set of fellowships this year. Dr. Radenka Maric Fellowships seek to develop a cohort of students who are looking for connections beyond what they can find in their own department. Ten fellowships will be awarded across the university, with one fellow selected from among the Departments and Programs of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In addition to a $3,000 stipend, fellowship recipients will be invited to meet together for social, roundtable, and professional development meetings.

To be eligible for a Maric Fellowship, you must

  1. Be a masters or doctoral student enrolled in The Graduate School
  2. Demonstrate financial need or be meritorious

In selecting a student for a Maric Fellowship, priority will be given to students who:

  1. Have overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic or educational disadvantage; or,
  2. Are members of groups that are underrepresented at the University of Connecticut; or,
  3. Have experience living or working in diverse environments.

This is a non-endowed fellowship. It may be renewed annually pending availability of funds and provided that the Fellow continues to meet the criteria above and that the Fellow has participated in activities that The Graduate School organizes for Fellows.

Graduate Students interested in applying for the fellowship should provide the following information:

  1. A brief summary of financial need and/or accomplishments as a UConn graduate student
  2. A short essay addressing the extent to which you satisfy one or more of the three priority criteria listed above. In the essay, also address how you would benefit from being a part of a supportive cohort.
  3. A letter of support from your graduate advisor or a professor who can speak to your graduate performance at UConn.

 

Please submit your application to CLAS@uconn.edu no later than 4pm, October 21.

Health Promotion Graduate Assistantship Available

Student Health and Wellness has a new graduate assistantship available with the Health Promotion Team.  We are seeking someone passionate about student wellness, whose primary responsibilities will be facilitating educational interventions in individual and group settings.  This position will focus on addressing substance use, but also provide support for campus-wide health promotion strategies.  The full position description includes information about how to apply: Health Promotion GA Job Description

The Wood/Raith Living Trust 2019 Call for Proposals

The Wood/Raith Living Trust

2019 Call for Proposals

The Wood/Raith Living Trust is named for Audrey Wood (UCONN class of ‘47) and Edeltraut Raith. Both Wood and Raith earned their Masters in Library Science from the University of Southern California and spent their careers as librarians with the San Francisco Public Library system. They generously gifted the University of Connecticut funds for the study of gender identity under the Wood/Raith Living Trust.

Various initiatives will be planned to support gender-related activities at UCONN, given these funds.  For a second year, we invite graduate students to apply for summer 2019 fellowships.  Graduate students across all fields of study at UCONN whose research has a primary focus on gender identity are eligible.  Priority will be given to students who have not yet received funding.  For 2019, the Wood/Raith Living Trust will award 12 graduate stipends at a maximum of $4,000 each.

Students interested in receiving Wood/Raith fellowship support must provide the following:

1)      Updated CV

2)      250-word summary of specific gender identity research goals outlined for the period (summer 2019).

3)      50-word summary of the importance of the stipend support in being able to accomplish the goals.

4)      Indication of commitment to the study of gender identity.

All application materials must be appended into one document and submitted via the Form tab at the Wood/Raith Gender Identity Living Trust website.

The deadline for full consideration is May 29.

Please save the date – October 1, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. we will have our first Wood/Raith tea to celebrate fellowship recipients and build community through research on gender identity.

 

2019 Wood/Raith Living Trust Co-chairs:

Vicki Magley, Psychology

Micki McElya, History

Kim Price-Glynn, Sociology

Funding Opportunity: Laura Bassi Scholarship 2019

The Laura Bassi Scholarship, which will award a total of $8,000 thrice per annum, was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline and the next round of funding will be awarded in July:

Summer 2019

Application deadline: 25 July 2019

Results: 15 August 2019

All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of their employment.

Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV through the application portal by the relevant deadline. Further details and application portal: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fediting.press%2Fbassi&data=02%7C01%7Cpsychgrad%40uconn.edu%7C27e930c866ab40708f0008d6d95041a4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636935336063961261&sdata=DOvfITSnBz2znaX7zU2awB%2Ffn%2Fv4epj4wdkkrHwEjlw%3D&reserved=0

Alexion Pharmaceuticals/UConn Grad Student Dissertation Award

Two Graduate Student Awards to consider: Alexion Pharmaceuticals Dissertation Award (June 3rd) & ProQuest/CGS Dissertation Award (June 21st)

 

Alexion Pharmaceuticals/ UConn Graduate Student Dissertation Improvement Award

DEADLINE: MONDAY 3rd June 2019

Faculty nominators can apply here: https://forms.gle/F2EQyavWnPiMyTep7

Through a partnership with Alexion Pharmaceuticals, the Alexion/UConn Graduate Student Dissertation Improvement Award (GSDIA) is a program that supports graduate students at UConn/UConn Health whose research in basic biological processes or health applications contributes to discovery, innovation, or the development of products for diagnosis or treatment of rare diseases. Alexion is a global leader in the development and delivery of breakthrough therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening rare diseases.

The GSDIA can be used for the investigation (including, but not limited to, equipment, consumables, services, conference attendance) of basic biological processes whose understanding could lead to the development of rare disease diagnostic or therapeutic products or for the development of prototypes, pre-clinical data, human clinical data, drug delivery platform/systems, large animal studies, or other advanced research in health applications for rare diseases. One awards of $5000 is available.

The Alexion Dissertation Improvement Award is open to all doctoral students who achieved candidacy during this or previous academic years and are expected to complete, defend their dissertation, and graduate on or before August 2020.

Criteria:

* Must be a fulltime graduate student at UConn or UConn Health

* Must be pursuing a graduate degree in a life sciences or biomedical related field

* Must be in good standing with the university with regards to all educational expectations of their respective department and/ or school

* Must be pursuing a graduate research project related to an area of research having to do with understanding the basic biology of, the diagnosis of, or the treatment of a rare human disease

* Must be nominated by a faculty member associated with their research project or thesis advisory team Must not be a graduate student associated with any ongoing clinical trial of an Alexion related therapy

* Must not be a graduate student currently doing an internship or employed by Alexion part time or full time

* Must not be a graduate student already receiving corporate support, involved with a clinical trial for, or doing an internship with, or employed by a direct competitor of Alexion.

 

Council of Graduate Schools / ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards

DEADLINE: FRIDAY 21st June

Faculty members can nominate here: https://forms.gle/uv6LTwgvB3mfG29F7

UConn will run an internal process to select two nominees to forward to the U.S. competition. Each UConn department from the eligible pool of departments (see below) is invited to submit one nomination.

Two CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards, each consisting of an award of $2,000 and a certificate of recognition, will be presented at the CGS Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon on December 5, 2019, in Nashville, TN. Reasonable travel expenses of award recipients will be covered. Only the winners and the nominating deans will be notified of the outcomes of the competition prior to the Awards Luncheon.

Selection Process: The Council of Graduate Schools will name an Award Committee whose members have established records in the disciplinary areas under consideration. Additional consultation may be sought at the discretion of the committee members. The nominated dissertations should represent original work making an unusually significant contribution to the disciplines. Both methodological and substantive quality will be judged.

Doctoral dissertations awarded between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019 are eligible from the following fields:

Biological Sciences: biology; botany; zoology; ecology; embryology; entomology; genetics; nutrition; plant pathology; plant physiology; anatomy; biochemistry; biophysics; microbiology; pathology; pharmacology; physiology; and related fields. Also included are agriculture, forestry, and related fields.

Humanities and Fine Arts: history; philosophy; language; linguistics; literature; archaeology; jurisprudence; the history, theory and criticism of the arts; ethics; comparative religion; and those aspects of the social sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions,

Onwards!

Stuart

Dr. Stuart Paul Duncan (pronouns: he / him / his)

Director of Fellowships, Outreach, and Programming

The Graduate School, University of Connecticut

(860) 486-0681

New positions at ILCB on Language, Communication and the Brain

New positions at ILCB on Language, Communication and the Brain

  • Two 2-year postdoc
  • Two PhD grants

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Two 2-year postdoc positions at Aix-Marseille/Avignon on Language, Communication and the Brain

The Center of Excellence on Brain and Language (BLRI, https://www.ilcb.fr/) and the Institute of Language, Communication and the Brain (ILCB, https://www.ilcb.fr/) offer:

Two 2-year postdoc positions on any topic that falls within the area of language, communication, brain and modelling. The institute provides privileged and free access to MEG and fMRI facilities.

The scientific project, ideally interdisciplinary, should be supervised by at least one member of the BLRI/ILCB (see https://www.ilcb.fr/members/ilcb-fellows/) and should, if possible, involve two different laboratories of the institute.

A complete application should contain:

  1. A full description of the research project (~ 5 pages):
  2. Title
  3. Name of the collaborator/supervisor/sponsor within the BLRI-ILCB
  4. Short Summary
  5. Scientific context/state of the art/
  6. Objectives and hypotheses
  7. Methodology
  8. Expected results
  9. Brief statement about the relevance of the project for the BLRI/ILCB
  10. Proposed Timeline
  11. CV with complete list of publications
  12. Letter of motivation
  13. One letter of recommendation or contact information of a potential referee

The BLRI-ILCB is located in Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and Marseille and regroups several research centers in linguistics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine, computer science, and mathematics.

  • Deadline for submission: June 11, 2019
  • Pre-selection of candidates for audition: June 20, 2019
  • Auditions: June 28  (international candidates might be interviewed via skype)

Duration: 2 years (1 year, extendable for another year)

Monthly salary: ~1974.27 € net (depending on experience)

Applications should be sent to: nadera.bureau@blri.fr

For supplementary information: Johannes.Ziegler@univ-amu.fr

 

Two PhD grants at Aix-Marseille/Avignon on Language, Communication and the Brain

The Center of Excellence on Brain and Language (BLRI, https://www.ilcb.fr/) and the Institute of Language, Communication and the Brain (ILCB, https://www.ilcb.fr/ ) award

Two PhD grants (3 years) on any topic that falls within the area of language, communication, brain and modelling. The institute provides privileged and free access to fMRI and MEG facilities.

The BLRI-ILCB is located in Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and Marseille and regroups several research centers in linguistics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine, computer science, and mathematics.

Interested candidates need to find one or more PhD supervisors amongst the members of the BRLI-ILCB (https://www.ilcb.fr/members/ilcb-fellows/) Together with the supervisor(s), they would then need to write a 3-year PhD project. A priority is given to interdisciplinary co-directions and to projects that involve two different laboratories of the institute.

The application should contain:

  1. A full description of the PhD project (~ 5 pages):
  2. Title
  3. Name of the PhD supervisor(s)
  4. Short Summary
  5. Scientific context/state of the art/
  6. Objectives and hypotheses
  7. Methodology
  8. Expected results
  9. Brief statement about the relevance of the project for the BLRI/ILCB
  10. Proposed Timeline
  11. CV and master degree grades (if available)
  12. Letter of motivation
  13. One letter of recommendation or contact information of a potential referee
  • Deadline for submission: June 11, 2019
  • Pre-selection of candidates for audition: June 20, 2019
  • Auditions: June 28  (international candidates might be interviewed via skype)

Start: September 1, 2019

Monthly salary: 1364.97€ net for a period of 3 years

Applications should be sent to: nadera.bureau@blri.fr

For supplementary information contact: Johannes.Ziegler@univ-amu.fr

2019 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

Dear Professor:

I want to call your attention to the Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award, which I hope will interest your doctoral students. A description of the award and the application process can be found at http://jepson.richmond.edu/about/jablin-dissertation-award/index.html.

Established in 1992, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of leadership. Jepson faculty members make significant contributions to their home disciplines as well as to the field of leadership studies. They come from leading doctoral programs in traditional academic disciplines such as religious studies, philosophy, and social psychology.

This interdisciplinary approach to leadership is reflected in our recent selection of recipients for the Jablin Dissertation Award. Past winners earned their doctorates in such areas as history at Stanford, political science at Michigan State, and religion at Princeton University.

I hope that you will consider nominating one of your doctoral students for the award. I would be most willing to discuss the award with you or any potential recipients you may know. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2019.

Sincerely,

Dean, Jepson School of Leadership Studies