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Table of Contents (Updated 3/15/19)
Awards, Fellowships, Grants, & Other Opportunities
Important University Dates 2018-2019
The fee payment deadline for Spring 2019 is Friday, March 15th. The deadline to pay your fees to avoid loss of student status is Friday, April 19th.
*If you are a doctoral student supported by a fellowship, or employed as a GSR or Teaching Assistant, please enroll in courses prior to the fee payment deadline to ensure your tuition and fees are processed.*
UCI's Science In Action (SIA) - Promoting Graduate Student Professional Success!
SIA provides opportunities for graduate students to develop leadership, mentoring and communication skills, and a deeper understanding of ethical issues within research and relationships. These competencies will be essential as students move forward in their career, either in or outside the academy. SIA has been developed at UCI by a partnership between faculty and student ambassadors in the School of Ecology and School of Physical Sciences and the Graduate Division and embodies the recommendations by the NASEM Report on Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century. The applications for 2018-2019 SIA have closed for this year. Please check back later for the 2019-2020 cohort application. Questions? Contact Mary Frances Ypma-Wong, PhD.
- Diverse career trajectories
- Success beyond graduate training
- Effective graduate writing
- Keys to finding research funding
- Other SIA, professional development, certificate series events/workshops and more!
UCPromISE Grants for UC Faculty & Graduate Students Studying Undocumented Students or Mixed-Status Families (Deadline, 3/22/19)
UC PromISE is currently soliciting applications for UC faculty research grants (up to $12,000), and UC graduate student fellowships (up to $7,000), to support research centering on undocumented students or mixed-status families.
The deadline for applications is March 22.
If you are interested in joining our mailing list or becoming affiliated with the collaborative, you can sign up here.
AGS Symposium: Now Accepting Abstracts (Deadline, 3/31/19)!
Abstract submission to AGS Symposium is open!
The Symposium will be held in the Student Center on April 26th, 2019.
This year we are offering the chance to give a talk, or a new option, a poster presentation!
Presenters will have the opportunity to attend one of our coaching sessions, as well as a one-on-one with founder of Activate to Captivate, Bri McWhorter.
Winners receive cash prizes!!!
Our awards ceremony will be a chance for presenters, attendees, and judges to mingle and network.
For more information on the Symposium, please see our website: https://symposium.ags.uci.edu/
Send any questions to Caitlin Suire at email@example.com
Reference Materials for Students Seeking Non-Academic Careers
Below is some relevant literature regarding the non-academic career path for academics. All are available on Amazon, as well for check-out with the Director of Graduate Affairs. Enjoy!
Navigating the Path to Industry: A Hiring Manager's Advice for Academics Looking for a Job in Industry
By M.R. Nelson
So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside of Academia
By Susan Basalla & Maggie Debelius
The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job
By Karen Kelsky, Ph.D.
Building a Career Outside Academia: A Guide for Doctoral Students in the Behavioral and Social Sciences
By Jennifer Brown Urban & Miriam R. Linver
Succeeding Outside the Academy: Career Paths beyond the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM
By Joseph Fruscione & Kelly J. Baker
Social Ecology Graduate Student Awards, 2017-2018
2017-2018 Graduate Student Awards List is now accessible online!