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This site is designed to help you, the student, seek, find, and apply for research education and training opportunities. These opportunities vary in location (from locally to internationally) throughout various times of the year.
This site is brought to you by the Office of Research and Graduate Education Programs, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis. If you have any questions or suggestions, do not hesitate to let us know at VetMedResearch@ucdavis.edu.
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Graduate Students/Postdocs Related Events
ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship
Deadline is May 1, 2014
The goal of the fellowship is to increase the number of underrepresented groups completing doctoral degrees in the microbiological sciences. The ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship is aimed at highly competitive graduate students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program and who have completed their graduate course work in the microbiological sciences. The fellowship encourages students to continue and complete their research project in the microbiological sciences.
Students will be:
- Required to submit an abstract each year to ASM for presentation at the annual ASM General Meeting
- Required to attend the ASM Kadner Institute or the ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Institute one time during the three-year tenure of the fellowship
The program provides a total stipend of $63,000 ($21,000 a year) for a three year period (July 2014-June 2017). Students will receive six stipend payments. Funds cannot be used for tuition and fees.
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The Committee on Graduate and Postdoctoral Education
Deadline is May 15, 2014
The Committee on Graduate and Postdoctoral Education seeks applications from graduate students and postdoctoral scientists for the 2014 ASM Kadner Institute, formerly known as the Graduate and Postdoctoral Summer Institute in Preparation for Careers in Microbiology.
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Exploring state-of-the-art research that fosters improvement of human and animal health
Curious about career opportunities for veterinarians in research?
Information about these programs can be found at the Merial Veterinary Scholars web site (http://www.merialscholars.com/) the National and Canadian Research Opportunities for Veterinary Students web site (http://cvm.msu.edu/research/summer-research-program-1/national-and-canadian-research-opportunities/national-and-canadian-research-opportunities-for-veterinary-students) and the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (for T35 supported programs) web site (http://dpcpsi.nih.gov/orip/cm/resource_dirtawards.aspx).
These programs provide veterinary medical students with opportunities to perform mentored research in a number of exciting scientific disciplines, attend and participate in a national symposium and at the same time be paid a competitive stipend.
Program time-lines, locations and research foci vary such that you can surely find a program that fits your goals.
Graduate Writerâ€™s Retreats Winter Quarter 2014
- Friday, January 10th, 9:00am-Noon
- Monday, February 10th, 4:00pm-7:00pm
- Thursday, March 13th, 9:00am-Noon
Graduate Writerâ€™s Space
Graduate Writer’s Space at the Student Community Center!
Winter Quarter 2014, starting January 8th through March 12th
Wednesdays Noon - 4:00pm
Meeting Room E, SCC
You asked for a dedicated writing space for graduate students and we listened!
Join your fellow graduate students on a weekly basis for some quality writing time at the Student Community Center.
Need writing consultation? Our University Writing Fellows will be available to discuss your work at every session. Bring your laptop and your favorite beverage and/or snack and get ready to make some progress on your writing!
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
January 13 - 19, 2014
Prepare for Interviews (Behavioral Interviews/STAR)* Job Club for Careers Beyond Academia Tuesday, January 14
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. • South Hall, Room 234
Past behavior can predict future behavior. Drop in to the Job Club & learn to successfully navigate a Behavioral Interview by using the STAR Method to demonstrate your competencies, qualifications and/or accomplishments in an interview setting. Job Club: A supportive & like-minded group to share resources for careers beyond academia. Designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows seeking to gain and share information about job search strategies. Meetings are held every other week beginning with a short presentation and ending with a group discussion. We hope you can join us!
For additional information, see the flyer<http://iccweb.ucdavis.edu/graduates/events/2013-14/W14JobClubJan14.pdf> or contact Julie McGilvray, email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Career Counseling Intern, Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Career Services, Internship & Career Center. Sponsored by the Internship & Career Center (ICC) and GradPathways (Graduate Studies). For other ICC workshops and events, please click here<http://iccweb.ucdavis.edu/graduates/Events.htm>.
Veterinary Medicine Information: Finding and Managing the Literature Tuesday, January 14
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Carlson Health Sciences Library, Conference Room 128
This session covers database selection, how to order an article, effective searching strategies, setting up automatic updates, and exporting to EndNote. Please register for a seat: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/classes/register.php?classid=1631 Questions? Need a different time? Please contact Mary Wood, email@example.com, (530) 754‑9122. Sponsored by Carlson Health Sciences Library.
How to Ace the Interview*
Thursday, January 16
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. • South Hall Room 114
Looking for a job beyond academia but are unsure of the interview process? Attend this workshop and learn how to ace the industry interview! You will gain an understanding of the interview process so you can interview with confidence and learn how to answer questions that clearly demonstrate your skills and abilities.
For additional information, see the flyer<https://iccweb.ucdavis.edu/graduates/events/2013-14/W14HowtoAceInterviewJan16.pdf> or contact Julie McGilvray, firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> Career Counseling Intern, Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Career Services, Internship & Career Center. Sponsored by the Internship & Career Center (ICC) and GradPathways (Graduate Studies). For other ICC workshops and events, please click here<http://iccweb.ucdavis.edu/graduates/Events.htm>.
Thursday, January 16
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Shields Library Instruction Lab, Room 165
Use EndNote to store, manage, and format references in your writing. Class will cover: creating EndNote libraries, adding citations to your libraries, direct export of citations from article databases, output styles, and Cite While You Write (using EndNote with Microsoft Word). Please register: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/classes/register.php?classid=1645 Questions? Please contact Matt Conner, firstname.lastname@example.org or 754-7348. Sponsored by Shields Library.
Teaching Opportunities For STEM Grad Students And Postdocs Informational Session Thursday, January 16
12:00 p.m. | iAMSTEM Hub Creative Space located at 241 Hunt Hall
The iAMSTEM Hub (http://iamstem.ucdavis.edu/about-iamstem/) is establishing a working group for STEM graduate students and postdocs to help them develop instructional strategies necessary to teach dynamic and innovative undergraduate courses. Starting in Winter 2014, the working group members will participate in seminars and coaching sessions in order to prepare them to develop and teach courses in the Spring and Summer quarters.
For additional information and to sign up: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1496713/iAMSTEM-Teaching-Working-Group-Informational-Session
Goal Setting for Scientific & Career Success: Using the myIDP to Plan and Achieve Your Goals*
Thursday, January 16
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. | Multipurpose Room, SCC<http://campusmap.ucdavis.edu/?b=223>
Please register at: http://tinyurl.com/GoalSettingJan2014
Do you ever promise yourself that you'll finish that paper, or improve your presentation skills, but never quite get around to it? Do you have trouble setting goals…and sticking to them? Would you like to finally develop a plan that will get you moving in the right direction (and thus finish your project, paper, or degree sooner)?
Survey data has shown that trainees in the sciences who create and follow a written plan are more likely to reach their research and career goals. In this hands-on workshop you will learn principles for how to set achievable goals, and strategies for ensuring that you'll follow through and we'll get you started on creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP) using the myIDP<http://myidp.sciencecareers.org/> online tool for completing projects and developing professional skills that you'll need for success. Bring your laptop or tablet to begin work on your plan!
National Research Council of the National Academies Research Associateship Programs
The National Research Council of the National Academies is pleased to announce the Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Programs for 2014. The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.
Full-time Associateships will be awarded on a competitive basis in 2014 for research in the fields of chemistry, earth, atmostpheric and space sciences; engineering, applied sciences and computer science; life and medical sciences; mathematics; and physics. Annual stipends for recent Ph.D. recipients for the 2014 program year range from $42,000 to $80,000 depending upon the sponsoring laboratory, and are appropriately higher for senior award recipients. In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website. Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the proposed Research Adviser to assure that funding will be available if their application is recommended by NRC panels. Once mutual interest is established between a prospective applicant and a Research Adviser, an application is submitted through the NRC WebRap system. Reviews are conducted four times each year and review results are available approximately 6-8 weeks following the application deadline.
NRC Research Associateship application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Note that not all sponsors participate in all four reviews. Applicants should refer to the specific information for the laboratory to which you are applying. All deadlines for receipt of application materials are strictly observed by the laboratory and the Associateship Programs office. No allowances or exceptions are made for late submissions.
Please direct application inquiries to the Research Associateship Programs at email@example.com or by phone at (202) 334-2760.
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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Applications are accepted from October 1, 2013 through January 15, 2014. The academic and practical benefits of the program are excellent, and the operating philosophy is completely consonant with the One World, One Health, One Medicine concept. We are asking your help to encourage more veterinary students to apply to this special program, which we believe can be of great benefit to academic veterinary medicine. To be eligible to participate, students must be US citizens or permanent residents, attend an appropriately accredited school, and receive permission from their school to participate in the MRSP. Currently, the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program participants receive an annual stipend of $33,700 and reimbursement of moving expenses.
Eligibility: The MRSP is designed for students who have completed their core clinical rotations but does not exclude students with strong research interests from applying prior to having completed their clinical rotations.
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Winter Quarter 2014
Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety and Improving Presentations (flyer)
T/TH from 5:30-7:00pm, Location: Wellman 115, CRD 298 – Section 7, CRN – 57902, Register for 2 Units, P/NP
Course Goal: To help graduate students and postdocs master the ability to prepare and deliver excellent presentations to a variety of audiences both in academia and beyond.
Public speaking is a pervasive requirement for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in every field of study. We are asked to present our research at professional conferences and meetings and to lecture to undergraduate students, but there is surprisingly little formal preparation or training provided to acquire this essential skill.
Topics Covered Include: Understanding the roots of public speaking anxiety; Managing speech/performance anxiety; Introducing yourself and your research in networking situations; Presentation organization and effective use of PowerPoint; Designing/improving research posters; Speaking to different audiences including peers and the media.
Instructor: Margaret Swisher Mantor
Style & Clarity for Graduate Writers (flyer)
Thursdays, 1:10-4pm, Location: 396 Voorhies, UWP 298, CRN: 82337, Register for 4 Units, P/NP
This course will provide graduate students with strategic writing skills and the confidence necessary to succeed in their academic program and long-term career objectives. Seminars will include an analysis of disciplinary style, a review of the writing process for advanced academic contexts, and intensive practice in applying concepts in grammar and usage.
In this seminar series, you will learn how to use style to drive your use of grammar rather than the other way around. You will refine your understanding of grammar and usage conventions in academic discourse and expand your ability to write effectively. You will gain confidence in assessing and improving your academic writing through assignments focused on improving your in-progress drafts or written work.
Instructor: Wrye Sententia
Seminar on College Teaching (webpage)
Tuesdays, 2:10-4 pm, Location: TBA, EDU 398, 2 Units, P/NP
Register at http://cetl.ucdavis.edu/egw/sct/ to receive CRN and course information
Do you expect to teach undergraduates in your career? If so, please join us for this informative and interactive course, using readings, discussions, and activities to develop essential skills for designing, delivering, and evaluating effective college-level courses.
Everyone who wishes to take the course must sign up, including graduate students, postdocs, and faculty members. Enrollment is limited, so please sign up early!
*Postdoctoral scholars are welcome to audit courses with instructor approval.
Responsible Conduct of Research
The UC Davis Research Compliance and Integrity Unit is once again offering a comprehensive research ethics program for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, staff and NSF funded undergraduate students. This program may also be used to satisfy NIH (http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-019.html) and NSF (http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rcr.jsp) training grant requirements for responsible and ethical conduct of research training programs.
The 60 minute lecture-discussion sessions will be offered at both the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Sessions will consist of a lecture by a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. Participants must attend a minimum of eight sessions in order to meet the federal requirements and to receive a certificate of completion for the Responsible Conduct of Research program.
The Davis and Sacramento Schedule of RCR Sessions are attached as well as on the RCI Webpage (http://www.research.ucdavis.edu/rcr).
For more information please visit the UC Davis RCR website: http://www.research.ucdavis.edu/rcr or email Mieko Chambers firstname.lastname@example.org or ORRCI@ad3.ucdavis.edu
Click here for UCDMC RCR Program Schedule
Click here for Davis RCR Program Schedule
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Plum Island PostDocs/Grad Students
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS, USDA), is immediately seeking a highly motivated and energetic Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with post-DVM training to join the Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit team at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC). This position is available immediately and is funded for 1 year, with the opportunity of renewal for up to 5 years. The position will primarily involve working within the facility’s BSL-3 containment laboratory conducting research related to pathogenesis, vaccinology, epidemiology, and screening tools for foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) and/or African swine fever virus (ASFV).
PIADC is the only U.S. laboratory facility performing research, development and diagnosis of foreign animal diseases of highest threat to the U.S. This critical national asset is located off the northeast coast of Long Island, NY, and accessible by government-provided ferry from Orient Point, NY, and Old Saybrook, CT. Research at PIADC is performed on animal diseases that threaten the nation's animal industries and exports. One of the missions of PIADC is to develop technologies to help mitigate the risks of catastrophic economic losses caused by foreign animal disease (FAD) agents accidentally or deliberately introduced into the United States.
The PIADC Research Participation Program does NOT have application deadlines. Applications are accepted on a continuing basis.
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NIH Sponsored Opportunities
Summer Internships at NIH
NIH T32 and T35 Training Grants for Veterinary Students
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Research training opportunities for veterinary students at CDC
The Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Medical and Veterinary Students
Post-DVM Research Opportunities at CDC:
Epidemic Intelligence Service
All Training Opportunities at CDC:
NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP)
A superb opportunity for nurturing veterinary students towards an academic and research career! The program is the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program, a one-year research-training program on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD). Applications are accepted annually from Oct 1 through Jan 15. The MRSP is designed for veterinary, medical, and dental students who already have had some clinical training experiences. To be eligible to participate, students must be US citizens or permanent residents, attend an appropriately accredited school, and receive permission from their school to participate in the MRSP. The academic and practical benefits of the program are excellent, and the operating philosophy is completely consonant with the One World, One Health, One Medicine concept. We need more veterinary students to apply to this special program, which we believe can be of great benefit to academic veterinary medicine. For more information: (http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/mrsp/)
NIH Includes Veterinarians as Eligible for Loan Repayment
In a new development, veterinarians are now listed under the “general eligibility requirements” for student loan repayment programs administered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the NIH website, click here. The site states that, to qualify for loan repayment, “you must have a health professional doctoral degree (M.D., Psy.D., Pharm. D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.P.M, D.C., N.D., D.V.M., or equivalent doctoral degree) from an accredited institution…”
The specific inclusion of DVMs resulted from meetings with NIH representatives, arranged by the AAVMC’s governmental affairs firm of Cavarocchi, Ruscio, Dennis (CRD) Associates, LLC.
AAVMC will continue to work with CRD Associates to expand the inclusion of veterinarians to clinical NIH loan repayment programs.
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FDA Veterinary Clerkship Program
Experience the power of protecting human and animal health. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Veterinary Clerkship Program is the only one of its kind in the United States. The program is designed to give fourth year veterinary students a real-world opportunity to see how policies guiding the approval of new animal drugs are developed and implemented by FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Application to the FDA Veterinary Clerkship Program is open worldwide to veterinary students currently enrolled in both AVMA and non-AVMA – accredited veterinary schools. All students must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents and in good academic standing. For more information, click here.
Matching Funds for External Fellowships
External fellowships represent important opportunities to increase graduate student support and provide valuable professional development. The Graduate Studies office has announce a new policy on matching commitments for external graduate fellowships available on our policy page, click here.
This new policy significantly expands the number of external fellowships for which Graduate Studies will provide matching commitments. Our goal is to stimulate students to apply for fellowships and to encourage programs to work with their students to develop competitive applications. At the same time, we hope to simplify the process by which Graduate Studies provides matching funds.
There are two main lists of fellowships, one for which Graduate Studies will provide a match and the other for which Graduate Studies will partner with the program to provide a match. These lists are expected to be dynamic and will be revised as students apply for and are successful in receiving fellowships from new extramural sources.