Funding Opportunities

PhD Scholarship Offer

On behalf of Dr Maria Cordero:

Fully funded PhD scholarship (this project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement): “Age related changes in cognitive and exercise performance under stress” https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MMAB02-Manchester-Metro-Sarginson-Exercise.pdf. Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

This study will take an interdisciplinary approach and utilizes well established behavioral and cognitive measures, brain imaging and physiological measures. Eligibility https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/eligibility/. To apply:https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/how-to-apply/. Deadline: Friday 12th April 2019, 23.5 BST.

 

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University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK May 10th-14th, 2019

Alexion Pharmaceuticals UConn Grad Dissertation Improvement Award

Alexion Pharmaceuticals/ UConn Graduate Student Dissertation Improvement Award
DEADLINE: MONDAY 5th November 2018Through 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. Two awards of $5000 each are 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.

Nominate a student at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWTK1vdNnS66iyvK8ybNZdthjbeYeIEFBMtU-K8ZOj1ZKXnw/viewform

Alexion Pharmaceuticals/Graduate Award

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

UConn Graduate Student Dissertation Improvement Award

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. Two awards of $5000 each are 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.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to Stuart Duncan of the Graduate School.

Email:   stuart.duncan@uconn.edu

NAEd/Spencer Fellowships in Education Research

National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Fellowships in Education Research

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere around the world. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship program will fund 35 promising young scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Click here to learn about the current fellows.
Deadline to apply: October 4, 2018
NAEd will host a webinar for interested applicants on Wednesday, September 5th at 2:00pm ET.  Sign up for the webinar and find the application form on the NAEd website: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-dissertation-fellowship-program/

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, or $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. For the current application cycle, applicants must have had their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2017.  This fellowship is non-residential, and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship program will fund 30 early-career researchers for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Click here to learn about the current fellows.
Deadline to apply: November 1, 2018
NAEd will host a webinar for interested applicants on Wednesday, September 26th at 2:00pm ET.  Sign up for the webinar and find the application form on the NAEd website: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-postdoctoral-fellowship-program/

The National Academy of Education greatly appreciates support and funding from the Spencer Foundation to provide and administer these fellowship programs.

For more information, please contact Maria Gahan, Program Officer.

Graduate Student Opportunity- 2018 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring

Since the first conference in 1993 The Compact for Faculty Diversity sponsors the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, a four-day conference that has become the largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the country. The Institute gives the issue of faculty diversity a national focus and provides minority scholars with the strategies necessary to survive the rigors of graduate school, earn the doctoral degree and succeed as a member of the professoriate.

The purpose of the Institute is to provide scholars with the skills necessary to succeed in graduate study and to prepare them for success as faculty members at colleges and universities. In addition, the Institute provides scholars and their faculty mentors with opportunities to share knowledge about research and academia, to meet other scholars and faculty from throughout the country, and to link to a larger community of scholars and faculty in various academic fields.

The Institute focuses on mentoring and teaching preparation, community insights and scholar networking. Workshops are scheduled to provide doctoral scholars opportunities to share insights and tips in graduate work. Scholars can network with faculty representatives and other doctoral scholars to share information on teaching, mentoring, research and building a career in higher education.

 

2018 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring will be held October 25-October 28 in Arlington VA.

The Graduate School will be providing a limited number of full travel awards and registration for graduate students to attend this conference.  If you would like to attend this conference please follow the link below to fill out the application.  Applications received by Friday, August 17 will receive full consideration.

Ideal candidates will be available the entire conference October 26 – October 28, and demonstrate a strong interest in becoming a member of the professoriate and be dedicated to increasing diversity in higher education.

Apply for consideration here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqPy_Pv8NyQtlQ-QVdSOVHrNhIPLtQ5UXqYPATaR0a_ZM11Q/viewform

 

If you have any questions feel free to contact stuart.duncan@uconn.edu

 

 

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Fall 2018

Funding has been made available to support a limited number of graduate students for the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Please note that fellowship funds are NOT guaranteed to any student who applies for the award. The fellowship is awarded in the amount of $ 2,000 to each eligible applicant.

To be eligible for the fellowship, an applicant must:

  1. Certify that he/she has never before been awarded the University of Connecticut Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.
  2. Certify that he/she will be enrolled for the fall 2018 semester at The Graduate School.
  3. Certify that his/her total personal income will not exceed $35,000 during the twelve-month period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
  4. Document satisfactory completion and approval of the General Examination prior to 4:00 pm on May 31, 2018.
  5. Document satisfactory completion and submission of the Dissertation Proposal, including full and current IRB or IACUC approval, prior to 4:00 pm on May 31, 2018.

Applications will be accepted from 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 until 4:00 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Applications received prior to May 1, 2018 or after May 31, 2018 will not be considered. To apply please fill out the online application form by clicking here. Notifications will be e-mailed to each applicant by the end of June 2018.

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

2018 ICPSR Summer Program Scholarships

The ICPSR Summer Program offers several scholarships to support researchers interested in acquiring quantitative skills.

The following scholarships provide a registration fee waiver to our 2018 four-week sessions. Located on the University of Michigan campus, our four-week sessions are an immersive learning experience in quantitative research methods. Courses include introductory and advanced regression analysis, time series analysis, Bayesian analysis, rational choice theory, SEM, MLE, game theory, longitudinal analysis, multilevel modeling, social choice theory, and more.

• Clifford C. Clogg Scholarship: Open to students in Sociology
• Jerome M. Clubb Scholarship: Open to students in Quantitative History or related fields
• William G. Jacoby Scholarship: Open to students in Political Science
• Henry (Hank) Heitowit Scholarship: Open to students, instructors, faculty, or researchers regardless of specific substantive field or academic discipline who have previously attended the ICPSR Summer Program
• Eugene Owen Scholarship: Open to students, pre-tenure scholars, assistant professors, and advanced scientists from any academic discipline researching cross-national differences in education and teaching
• Warren E. Miller Scholarship: Open to students, pre-tenure scholars, and assistant professors researching electoral and political behavior, either in the U.S. or in a comparative context
• Saundra K. Schneider Scholarship: Open to students pursuing research in public administration, public policy, or public affairs
• Scholarship for Developmental, Child, & Family Psychology: Open to students pursuing research in child, developmental, and family psychology
• Scholarship for Education Research: Open to students pursuing research on education issues

Applicants must fill out the application form and upload the required materials through the ICPSR Summer Program’s scholarship application manager. The application deadline for all 2018 ICPSR scholarships is Saturday, March 31, 2018.

For a complete list of scholarships, visit the ICPSR Summer Program Scholarships page.

Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

 

February 7, 2018
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 April 15, 2018.

Sincerely,
Dean, Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Spring Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2018-03-26 to 2018-05-18.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html?ch=rec&ref=r0988b23042aa

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.