Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Synthesist: January 12, 2016


Employment, Fellowship & Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposals: 2016 Graduate Research Internship

As part of the University's effort to broaden career options and research experiences for graduate students, the Graduate School is pleased to announce a request for proposals to support summer research-based internship opportunities in 2016. The purpose of the program is to expand the network of partners in industry, non-profit, and government sectors offering internships, and to encourage students who might not otherwise consider an internship to explore this possibility. Successful applicants will be awarded a summer stipend of up to $4,000 from the Graduate School, and provided health insurance coverage (if not already covered by the University) for summer 2016. We anticipate offering at least twenty-five (25) awards. Application deadline is March 22, 2016. View the request for proposals

Fund a Big Idea: The Acara Challenge

Do you have a big idea to address a global challenge? Win $6,000+! The Acara Challenge and D-Prize are partnering to offer our annual U of M social venture plan competition to support students creating entrepreneurial solutions to the world's greatest social and environmental challenges. Challenge areas may include girl's education, energy, government and infrastructure, global health, general education, or your own challenge area. Visit our website to select your Acara D-Prize challenge.

Center for Retirement Research

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Dissertation Fellowship Program in the field of retirement income research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration and provides funding opportunities for doctoral candidates to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement issues. Fellowships of $28,000 are awarded to doctoral candidates enrolled in an accredited program at a U.S. university. More information

Call for Applications: U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program will hold its fifth annual Summer Institute on Global Food Security Sunday, June 5 - Saturday, June 18, 2016 on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. This two-week learning program is for graduate students who are interested in developing a holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security with a focus on cross-disciplinary problem solving of real-world development challenges. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of graduate study and be enrolled in a U.S. institution at the time of application. U.S. citizenship is not required. Applications are available at the program website.

Advanced Pathways to Research Program: Summer 2016

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is accepting applications for its Advanced Pathways to Research Program (A-PReP), which provides current professional health sciences students with research training through a structured core curriculum, mentored research projects, weekly research seminars, and a final poster presentation to present your research findings. Up to 10 students will be selected and will receive a stipend of approximately $560 per week between May 30 and August 19, 2016. Applicants must be U of M professional health sciences students with an interest in clinical or translational research. Applications are due at 12 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2016. See CTSI's website for application details and submission information.

Consortium on Law and Values Funding Opportunity

The Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences has issued a call for proposals addressing the societal implications of problems in health, environment, or the life sciences to graduate and professional students for work during the upcoming summer (2016) and/or academic year (2016/17). A total of $35,000 is available for these grants with a maximum award of $7,000. Proposals for student-initiated programs or colloquia will also be accepted. Deadline: Proposals are due by 4 p.m., February 15, 2016 to boyle032@umn.edu. More info at https://consortium.umn.edu/consortium-research-awards.

Conferences, Events & Calls for Papers

Save the Date: Career Networking Event for Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Researchers and Alumni

Meet representatives from industry, business, government and non-profits – up to 80 companies and organizations are expected to attend. Friday, April 1, 2016 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | McNamara Alumni Center. More information >

University Scholars Leadership Program: Hanoi, Vietnam

Are you an outstanding individual between 18 to 30 years old and have demonstrated leadership ability and a commitment to effecting positive change across the globe? We invite you to the 2016 University Scholars Leadership Symposium, a week-long leadership development training program. The Symposium will bring together 1,000 of the world’s most promising leaders to one stimulating platform in the heart of Asia. August 2-6, 2016. Learn more and apply

Graduate Education Spotlight

Institute on Community Integration: Combining theory and practice to promote community integration

Graduate students in a diverse array of fields (including education, rehabilitation, social work, healthcare, public policy, and international studies) are enrolling in the Disability Policy and Services certificate program to better understand past and present disability services so that they can effectively engage in supporting those living with developmental disabilities, whether at a policy level or in direct care, in their professional careers. Learn more