Please note that CBDD and Yoga will not be happening this week, due to Thanksgiving + smoke closures.
- Petition Against Fixed Maximum Term for Student Visas
- Student Activism Funds Application
- Special Projects Application
- Travel Awards Application
- Food Resources
- Mental Health Resources
- Equal Pay for Equal Work petition
- Chancellor’s Leadership Development Seminar
- GSADC blog
- California Senate Fellows Program applications open
- Mellon Public Scholars applications open
- Stem Solutions in Public Policy Award
- TASA Fire Relief Fundraiser @ Thai Canteen (11/19 and 11/20)
- Opportunities on campus committees
1. Petition Against Fixed Maximum Term for Student Visas
2. Student Activism Fund applications are open.
The Student Activism Fund is a source of funding for graduate student-initiated activism projects of significant interest or value to graduate students across campus. The GSA budget allocates over $3,000 each year for such projects; the amount offered to any one project is limited to $500.
3. Special Projects applications are now open.
Departments and other groups seeking funds in order to host events or projects for graduate students can apply to the GSA Special Projects fund. Instructions for the application are on the linked webpage—be sure to proofread your budget and carefully read the guidelines for reimbursement.
4. Travel Awards
Travel awards are open! Go to the page below and CAREFULLY read all instructions for the application. Applications are open until January 15th.
5. Food Access Resources
Several resources exist for students who are having difficulty affording healthy food.
You may be eligible for CalFresh, which can give up to $190/month to help with groceries.
6. Mental Health Resources
SHCS has added a new service, accessible to graduate students: for the duration of Fall quarter 2018, there will be FREE counseling, psychiatric, and medical services through the online service provider Live Health Online. This is free for the fall regardless of SHIP or insurance status. It is considered an off-campus referral and access is granted via a coupon code each time. Information and access are linked below:
7. Equal Pay for Equal Work petition
There is a petition calling to attention the discrepancy in summer pay for TAships. There is a link here for those interested or concerned, regardless of TA status.
For further information, contact Duane Wright (email@example.com) or your union representative.
8. Chancellor’s Leadership Development Seminar
Opportunity for you to interface with top University administrators and to learn about their roles and their goals for the university and how they affect you. Limited seating so please RSVP asap.
RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/hKZylxcoFtHgZhYc2.
9. GSADC blog
One of the voices for graduate students on campus is the Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean and Chancellor, who liaises directly with administration on multiple issues. This year’s GSADC is Mayowa Adegboyega, and if you are curious about what she does for graduate students, she is working to make the process of university administration more transparent and accessible by documenting her work in a blog:
10. California Senate Fellows Program
The following is a press release/announcement from Bill Dodd’s office. Graduate students are eligible for this fellowship.
California Senate Fellows Program Application Period Opens
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today applications are now being accepted for next fall’s California Senate Fellows program, an 11-month, on-the-job training opportunity for college graduates offering valuable legislative experience and excellent preparation for many public- and private-sector careers.
“Being a fellow gives you a front-row seat on the biggest stage in California government,” Sen. Dodd said. “It is an excellent opportunity to learn what we do in the Capitol while kick-starting a rewarding career in public service. Many fellows have gone on to leadership roles in the Legislature, Congress, the judiciary and other elected positions. It is truly a great place to start.”
The application deadline for the 2019-20 class is Feb. 11.
Eighteen fellows will be selected to start work in October 2019. They will be placed on a state senator’s personal or committee staff and participate in a broad range of activities including policy research, constituent casework, drafting speeches and writing press releases. Fellowships are preceded by a five-week orientation providing background on state government, the legislative process and major policy issues.
Fellows receive a $2,698-a-month stipend plus health, dental and vision benefits. The program is jointly operated by the Senate and the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State University, which awards six units of graduate credit to fellows.
Applicants must be at least 20 years old and be a graduate of a four-year college or university by Sept. 1, 2019. No specific major is required. People with advanced degrees and mid-career candidates are encouraged to apply. Fellows will be selected in May after initial screening and panel interviews.
For more information, including brochures and applications, go to www.csus.edu/calst/senate.
11. Mellon Public Scholars applications open.
The UC Davis Humanities Institute invites graduate students in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences to join the 2019 cohort of Mellon Public Scholars. This program introduces graduate students to the intellectual and practical aspects of identifying, addressing, and collaborating with members of a public through their scholarship. Twelve successful applicants will work with a faculty partner to develop a community-based research project and receive a $7,500 stipend (with the possibility of supplemental project funds) to support the project over summer 2019.
The full call and project descriptions can be found on our website: publicscholars.ucdavis.edu
To learn more about the program and how to craft a strong application, please visit either of our informational events:
- Tuesday, November 27 at 12:10 pm in Voorhies 228
- Thursday, December 6 from 3:30-5:30 pm at the US Bicycling Hall of Fame
Please contact Interim Program Manager Samantha Snively (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
12. STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award
STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award Competition
Attention UC Graduate Students in STEM fields: have you ever thought, “There ought to be a law…”?
UC Center Sacramento announces the inaugural 2019 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Solutions in Public Policy Award Competition. The award will recognize one or more outstanding proposals for new California state legislation from University of California Graduate Students in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). The winner will receive a $750 research stipend and – should their idea advance through the legislative process – confer with legislators and/or legislative staff in Sacramento and potentially testify before legislative committees.
Submissions will be accepted through Friday December 14, 2018 and should include the following elements:
- An abstract of the proposed law, its purpose, and the underlying science or impact on scientific research (<=250 words);
- “There Ought to Be a Law” application form (see uccs.ucdavis.edu/public-policy/stem-solutions)
- Current CV
13. Thai American Student Association FIRE RELIEF Fundraiser @ Thai Canteen
The Thai American Student Association is working with Thai Canteen (117 E Street) this Monday and Tuesday (11/19, 11/20) for Fire Relief. Thai Canteen will donate 20% of sales to wildfire victims if presented with the below flyer:
Please direct any questions to Paul Kasemsap (email@example.com).