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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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Office of Graduate Studies, External Fellowships and Grants Listing
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.
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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Scientific Writing and Publishing Workshop: Bringing Together Authors and Editors
Date: December 7, 2013, Location: Valley Hall
The objectives of this workshop are:
- To provide an interactive, guided approach to writing a clear and compelling scientific manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal
- To facilitate discussion between authors and editors on best practices in manuscript preparation, submission, peer review, and publication ethics
Graduate students, residents, postdocs, and early-career faculty from all departments in the School of Veterinary Medicine will benefit from the collective experience of faculty journal editors from both clinical and basic sciences in the SVM. Senior faculty will gain an effective approach to mentoring.
RSVP to Sue Kanoho (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Nov 15th
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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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Soroptimist International SNR Fellowship Fellowship
Deadline is March 1, 2014. The Soroptimist will award a $3,000 and a $2,000 grant at their Sierra Nevada Region Conference in Reno, Nevada, on April 27, 2014.
An annual Sierra Nevada Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas Fellowship is being offered to women who are in Graduate school programs studying to receive a doctorate. To be eligible for this program, women must be citizens of one of the 119 countries represented in Soroptimist International and be attending school in the Sierra Nevada Region (University of California at Davis, University of Nevada at Reno and Las Vegas, University of Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law and California State University, Sacramento).
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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 email@example.com or ORRCI@ad3.ucdavis.edu
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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.