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Grad Studies Recognizes Exceptional Research, Teaching and Mentoring at Award Ceremony

UC Davis Graduate Studies presented special honors and awards to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty in a ceremony Wednesday, May 23, on the Davis campus. Read about those recognized for exemplary teaching, research and mentoring within the UC Davis graduate education community.
In the News

In Memoriam: Walter Robinson Enrollement and Admissions Leader Promoted Educational Equity
UC Davis Dateline | June 17 | Read More

‘Be Yourself,’ Omalu Tells Graduates at Grad Studies Commencement
Davis Enterprise | June 14 | Read More

International House Names Grad Alumna as New Executive Director
Davis Enterprise | June 8 | Read More

UC Davis Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious Western Forestry Award
Davis Enterprise | June 3 | Read More

Global Experiences Take UC Davis Graduate Students to All 7 Continents
UC Davis Global Affairs and Graduate Studies | May 30 | Read More

Graduate Student Profile: Emily Moline, Linguistics
UC Davis Graduate Studies | May 29 | Read More

Grad Students Across Creative Disciplines Showcase Work at Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
UC Davis Graduate Studies | May 28 | Read More

Ceremony Honors Graduate Student Aggies’ Military Sacrifice
UC Davis Strategic Communications | May 24 | Read More

Innovation in Health Care Tops UC Davis Business Competition
UC Davis Strategic Communications | May 23 | Read More


Connect with the Graduate Student Community

Think beyond the boundaries of your graduate program. Connect with the large community of UC Davis graduate students by joining the UC Davis Graduate Student Facebook group.

It's a great place to post and share housing opportunities, professional development events, social meet-ups, and more.
New AB 540 and Undocumented Status Guidelines for Admission and Student Financial Support
The University of California, Davis attracts applicants for admission to graduate programs from all over the world. UC Davis is committed to recognizing and nurturing merit and achievement by supporting diversity and equal opportunity in academics. Earlier this month, the AB 540 and Undocumented Student Center released new guidelines for graduate admissions that address specific issues related to AB540 or undocumented status. View the new guidelines on the AB 540 and Undocumented Student Center website. 

Call for Applications: 2019 Fall Graduate Student Association Travel Awards
This is GSA’s biannual Travel Award program. Graduate students traveling for educational or professional reasons are eligible to apply for reimbursement up to $500. The travel/conference date needs to have at least one day overlap the 7/1/2019 to 12/31/2019 period. The application is open until July 31st, 2019. For more information, visit the Graduate Student Association website.

2019-20 Guru Gobind Singh Fellowship Competition
The Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies at UC Santa Cruz has invited UC Davis to nominate one candidate for the 2019-20 Guru Gobind Singh Fellowship.  Graduates of an Indian or Pakistani university within a designated area are invited to apply for this limited submission opportunity.  Applicants must be committed to returning to their country of origin after receiving their degree. For more information, visit the Graduate Studies website.

UC Laboratory Fees Research Program - 2020 Funding Opportunities
The UC Laboratory Fees Research Program sponsors innovative research, fosters new collaborations between UC faculty and national laboratory scientists, and provides unique training opportunities for UC graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Funded by a portion of the University receives for the management of the and the Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) and Los Alamos (LANL) National Laboratories, research sponsored by this program targets areas of strategic importance to UC, an essential foundation for extramural support. In this competition cycle, the UC Laboratory Fees Research Program is offering two funding opportunities, outlined below. Interested applicants should review the complete RFP for all requirements and details. Visit the University of California page for more information

AAUW Presents Work Smart Online
The American Association of University Women has launched AAUW Work Smart Online, a free online salary negotiation course. Sign up to learn essential negotiating skills to ask for the salary you deserve. With Work Smart Online you will learn how to: Identity and articulate your personal value; develop persuasive negotiation strategies; and research and identify your target salary. The course will also help you understand the gender wage gap—and its direct and long-term consequences on your career. Learn to negotiate your salary for free and earn what you’re worth.

Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) award
The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) is offering funding for the 2019–2020 academic year with awards up to $30,000 for graduate students and faculty. WCAHS is seeking research proposals that address agricultural health and safety in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and/or Nevada and welcomes applications on a wide range of topics including health and safety related to air quality and climate change, wildfires near agriculture, pesticide exposure, ergonomic hazards, night work in agriculture, and mental health and stress in agricultural populations. Visit the WCAHS website for more information.

Call for Campus Global Theme, Food  for Thought grants
Global Affairs has announced the inaugural Campus Global Theme, Food for Thought: Feeding Ourselves, Feeding the Planet! Events and programs associated with the Campus Global Theme will take place between January 2020 - June 2021.  The Campus Global Theme has grants available of up to $250 for student groups and up to $1,000 for faculty and staff, with a June 21, 2019 deadline for the first round of funding.  Learn more on the Food for Thought page.

FUTURE Fall 2019 Cohort (Sacramento)
FUTURE supports the career preparation and exploration of PhD students and postdocs through our career exploration workshop series, a community of peers, and our network of 100+ PhD professionals in diverse careers. We serve scholars from all disciplines who are conducting research that advances health and we welcome individuals from all backgrounds and identities. The goal of FUTURE is to help participants acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to successfully transition into the careers of their choice. Applications are due September 10 and more information can be found at

Elsevier Access to 2019 Articles
As each of its multiyear contracts with large scholarly journal publishers comes to an end, the UC is working to hold down the rapidly escalating costs associated with for-profit journals and to align our journal contracts with the UC’s stance in support of open access. Should you experience loss of access from wherever you spend your summer, whether that is in Davis or elsewhere, please don’t hesitate to reach out the library at any time for help getting the articles you need. Find out more on the updates on UC/Elsevier Negotiations and other ways to access articles on the UC Davis Library website.


2019 LSA Linguistic Institute: Linguistics in the Digital Era
June 24 - July 19 | UC Davis
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Data Science Office Hours
Fridays | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 1102 Blaisdell Medical Library
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Citation Manager Comparison Workshop
July 9 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 165 Shields Library
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EndNote Introduction for Science Researchers
July 12 | 11:30 am  - 1:00 pm | 165 Shields Library
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Campus Side Career Chat with Nick Anthis
July 18 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Village Pizza & Grill - 403 G St. Davis, CA 95616
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Citation Manager Comparison
August 14 | 12:00  - 1:00 pm | 165 Shields Library
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Campus Side Career Chat with Dr. Julianne McCall
August 15 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Village Pizza & Grill - 403 G St. Davis, CA 95616
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EndNote Introduction for Science Researchers
August 22 | 3:30 - 5:00 pm | 165 Shields Library
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EndNote Introduction for Science Researchers
September 11 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | 165 Shields Library
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EndNote Introduction for Science Researchers
September 27 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | 165 Shields Library
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Explore our professional development events, academic deadlines,
and more on the Graduate Studies event calendar.
July 1 – NASA Postdoctoral Program
The program offers research opportunities to highly talented US and non-US scientists. Projects in the areas of areas of astrophysics, earth science, aeronautics, biology and astrobiology, cosmo-chemistry, heliophysics, planetary science, and technology development are available. Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information. There are two deadlines annually; the next deadline is Nov. 1.
July 24 – Schmidt Science Fellows (internal deadline)
Schmidt Science Fellows, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust, aims to develop the next generation of science leaders to transcend disciplines, advance discovery, and solve the world’s most pressing problems. Fellows receive a stipend of $100,000 to support their personal and living costs for a one-year postdoctoral placement. Applicants must have a PhD in the natural sciences, computing, engineering or mathematics and must propose a disciplinary pivot for the postdoctoral experience. Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information.
Aug. 8 – NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual NRSA Fellowships (F30, F31, F31 Diversity, F32)
NIH NRSA awards support the training of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical researchers through individual pre- and postdoctoral fellowships. Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information.
Aug. 14-15 – American Heart Association Predoctoral (Aug. 14) and Postdoctoral Fellowships
The grants support all basic, clinical, behavioral, translational and population research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related problems for up to two years. Grants provide a stipend and research allowance. International students and scholars may apply. Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information. AHA membership is required to apply.
Aug. 15 – NSF Cultural Anthropology Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
The primary objective of the program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. DDRIGs support the development of the next generation of cultural anthropologists to pursue those questions. Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information.
Aug. 22 – USDA NIFA AFRI Education & Workforce Development Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Fellowships in the food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences. Projects must be aligned with one of the six focus areas: plant health and production and plant products; animal health and production and animal products; food safety, nutrition and health; bioenergy, natural resources, and environment; agriculture systems and technology; and agricultural economics and rural communities. Funding for up to two years. Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information.
Sept. 5 and 12 – Fulbright U.S. Student Program (campus deadlines)  
The U.S. Student Program offers recent graduates and graduate students research/study and English-teaching opportunities in over 140 countries. Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The typical funding period is nine to twelve months. Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information.
Oct. 21-25 – NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
The GRFP provides fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study that leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information.
Oct. 23 – Hertz Foundation Fellowship
The Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America. Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information.
Oct. 23 – Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
ACLS invites applications for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. The program encourages timely completion of the PhD. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31, 2020. Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information.
The UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC) replaced Aggie Job Link in April 2019 with Handshake, an online career management system.

 Learn more on how to transition to Handshake and instructions on creating an account.

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