- Dean of Graduate Studies Search – seminars Tuesday, Friday
- 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
- GSADC blog
- California Senate Fellows Program applications open
- Mellon Public Scholars applications open
- Stem Solutions in Public Policy Award
- Assistant prof. position: CSUCI
- GAAAP/WRRC Grading & Writing Day
- Information session: AAAS Mass Media Fellowship
- Opportunities on campus committees
- GSA Bar Night
- LGBTQIA + GSA Yoga
- Coffee Bagel Donut Day
1. Dean of Graduate Studies Search
The candidates for the Dean of Grad Studies position will be having their campus visits the week after Thanksgiving and there is space in the schedule for them to meet with GSA. Each candidate will also hold an open forum with time for questions on the topic: “Identify and elaborate on significant trends or developments occurring in the field of graduate education and in scholarship more broadly that will have potential importance in the upcoming decade at UC Davis.” Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend the forum.
The schedule and locations will be as follows:
DATE: Monday, November 26, 2018
TIME: 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom B
DATE: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
TIME: 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom B
DATE: Friday, November 30, 2018
TIME: 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: King Hall, School of Law, Wilkins Moot Court Room
2. Petition Against Fixed Maximum Term for Student Visas
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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:
8. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your union representative.
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 (email@example.com) 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. CSUCI Assistant Professor position
California State University Channel Islands is searching to fill an assistant professor position: Environmental Data Analytics & Visualization expert to join the Environmental Science and Resource Management Program. In brief, they are calling for someone who fits the following criteria:
Has two or more of the following disciplinary interests: coastal zone management, energy systems, climate science, big data, visual rhetoric, atmospheric science, water resource management, ecotoxicology, environmental justice, sustainability science, or conservation technologies. Candidates should have strong digital/methodological skills spanning both proprietary (Adobe Creative Suite, ArcGIS, Tableau, Matlab, Flourish, etc.) and open source (R, GitHub, MySQL, D3.js, Audacity, etc.) platforms, as well as experience or substantial interest in interpreting California’s coastal zone.
A Ph.D. or terminal degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Geosciences, Hydrology, Anthropology, Applied Statistics, Digital Design, Data Journalism, or a related field is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will join us for our Fall 2019 semester.
Please see this link for further information on the position: http://esrm.zone/joinesrm/
14. GAAAP/WRRC Grading & Writing Day
The GAAAP and WRRC are hosting a Grading & Writing Session on Wednesday, December 5th from 10-2pm in the SCC, Meeting Room E. Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided! Come by to grade and get caffeinated (or not!) with other grad students.
Please contact Alicia Garcia (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
15. Information Session: AAAS Mass Media Fellowship
AAAS Mass Media Fellow information session for 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in 203 Mrak Hall.
UC Davis is sponsoring a Mass Media Fellow for the summer of 2019. Students will receive a summer stipend, training and other support to help them maximize their science communications skills.
The deadline to apply for the fellowship is Jan. 15, 2019, so come to the informational session to learn more.
Come learn more about the program from former Mass Media Fellows Ben Young Landis and Alexandra Weill at 1 p.m. Dec. 3, in 203 Mrak Hall.
16. Opportunities on campus committees
17. GSA Bar Night
Bar Night is rescheduled for this Thursday at the Grad! Buy your own beverage and enjoy snacks provided by the GSA.
18. GSA + LGBTQIA Resource Center Yoga
Yoga classes for graduate students are provided by the GSA with the LGBTQIA Resource Center on Friday mornings, starting at 7:30 a.m. and lasting until 9. Classes will be in the Student Community Center, meeting room D.
19. Coffee Bagel Donut Day
Join us for Coffee, Bagels, and Donuts this Friday in the GSA Office (253 South Silo) from 8:30-10:30!