GSA Weekly Announcements, May 15th – 21st

GSA Announcements:

    1. The Graduate Student of Color Summer Research Award
    2. McNair Scholars Program
    3. Pledge for Research Assistant Rights
    4. The 4th Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF)
    5. REMINDER: Great Big Grad Review
    6. CBDD is back!

GSA Announcements:

1. The Graduate Student of Color Summer Research Award

The Graduate Academic Achievement and Advocacy Program (GAAAP) and the Cross Cultural Center (CCC) are excited to announce a new summer funding opportunity for Graduate Students of Color. Please see the call for applications below.

The Graduate Student of Color Summer Research Award
Funded by the Cross Cultural Center (CCC) and the Student Recruitment & Retention Center (SRRC)

The Cross Cultural Center and the Graduate Academic Achievement and Advocacy Program (GAAAP) is pleased to announce summer travel/research awards for hxstorically underrepresented graduate students of color at UC Davis. We invite applications for research projects that examine questions of marginalization, promote social, racial and/or environmental justice, or engaged community-based public scholarship.

Funding may be used for research related expenses such as: travel, materials, and/or living expenses for research-based writing.
Application deadline: Friday, June 2nd
Award Announcement: Monday, June 12th
Funding Disbursed: by Friday, June 30th
Award amount: $500-$1,000

Who can Apply

  • UC Davis graduate students completing their terminal degrees (MA, MS, PhD and MFA) at any stage in their graduate studies.
  • Must graduate no earlier than December 2017

How to Apply
Submit the following using Submittable– https://ucd-srrc.submittable.com/submit

  • Budget (1 page)
  • CV (no more than 2 pages)
  • Proposal (750 word max)

Proposals should address the following: (1) How does your research and/or academic goals advance the mission of the CCC and SRRC (empowering or supporting hxstorically underrepresented people/communities and advancing our collective mission for community empowerment and social justice)? (2) In what ways will this grant help you achieve your goals? (3) How will this grant support your retention?

Review and Selection Process
Proposals will be reviewed by the CCC/SRRC selection committee, and evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Significance of research project to issues of social justice and empowerment of hxstorically marginalized communities
  • Feasibility and appropriateness of proposed plan of summer research or writing
  • Discussion of how the summer award will support student’s retention and success
  • Potential to contribute to racial and social justice

For more information, please contact Jeanelle Hope at jkhope@ucdavis.edu.

2. McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program is recruiting to fill two GSR positions that will serve as instructors for the GRE preparation component of the program.  These positions are 25% GSR appointments and are for the duration of the academic year including summer.  Students who have participated in the McNair Scholars Program, or a graduate school preparation program similar to McNair (UC LEADS, CAMP, MARC…etc), are highly encouraged to apply. Applications will first be reviewed on May 31st and will continue until the position is filled.  These positions are subject to grant funding.

McNair Scholars Program: Quantitative Instructor GSR, 2017-2018 Academic Year, 25%
The McNair Scholars Program, a federally funded professional development program for students from groups underrepresented in graduate study, seeks an instructor for the Quantitative (Math) GRE instruction. This position is available for the 2017-2018 Academic Year and subsequent summer, and is open until filled.

To apply, please send a CV to Jose Ballesteros, Director of the McNair Program, at jmballesteros@ucdavis.edu with “McNair Quantitative GSR” in the subject line.  Apply by May 31, 2017 for full consideration.

McNair Scholars Program: Verbal and Analytical Writing GSR, 2017-2018 Academic Year, 25%
The McNair Scholars Program, a federally funded professional development program for students from groups underrepresented in graduate study, seeks an instructor for verbal and analytical writing. This position is available for the 2017-2018 Academic Year and subsequent summer, and is open until filled.

To apply, please send a CV to Jose Ballesteros, Director of the McNair Program, at jmballesteros@ucdavis.edu with “McNair Analytical GSR” in the subject line.  Apply by May 31, 2017 for full consideration.

For more info, please visit: http://mcnair.ucdavis.edu

3. Pledge for Research Assistant Rights

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4. The 4th Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF)

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The University of California, Davis, Office of Campus Community Relations (OCCR) is a major supporter and co-sponsor of the 4th Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF), June 2-3, 2017. The Book Fair will include book signings, talks by each featured writer, cultural vendors, food trucks, a Kids Zone, a community parade, poetry readings, writer’s circles, and art displays. SBBF will feature more than fifty authors of African descent, showcasing and highlighting a diverse spectrum of authors and literature, from contemporary and historical fiction, to anthologies, poetry, academic books; children’s stories and books, non-fiction to biographies, self-help, inspirational, and religious. SBBF is free and open to all.

5. REMINDER: Great Big Grad Review

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6. CBDD is back!

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