- Patient Advocate
- LGBTQIA + GSA Yoga
- Coffee Bagel Donut Day
- Committee positions open *some new*
- Special Projects Fund
- Student Activism Fund
- 2019 UC Davis Plant Science Symposium *GSA-funded event*
Advocacy and Outreach
- Team Grad School: volunteer opportunity *GSA-funded event*
- Presidential Policy on Open Access Theses and Dissertations Comment Form Open
- Student Mental Health Coalition recruitment
Positions and Opportunities
- 2019 WRRC Summer Graduate Research Award
- Summer GSR- computer materials engineering
- Food Access Resources
- Mental Health Resources
- Sacramento Graduate Student listserv
1. Patient Advocate *
The GSA provides the service of a patient advocate for graduate students. A patient advocate is a person who helps one navigate hospital/medical bureaucracy, conversations with doctors and medical professionals, research and education on illness, and other tasks that may be daunting or overwhelming for a patient.
Kim Mcilnay is “our” patient advocate, and can be reached for a consultation at either (916) 500-4195 or Kim@TogetherPatientAdvocates.com
*The GSA can only pay Kim for services for graduate students.
2. 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.
3. Coffee Bagel Donut Day
Join us for Coffee, Bagels, and Donuts this Friday in the GSA Office (253 South Silo) from 8:30-10!
4. Committee positions open
- GC Academic Planning & Development
- Academic Freedom and Responsibility: https://academicsenate.ucdavis.edu/committees/academic-freedom-responsibility
We’re seeking undergraduate, graduate and professional students who are enthusiastic about global/intercultural learning from each school/college, starting early spring quarter through the 2019-2020 academic year. Participation involves two meetings per month for undergraduates and one or two meetings per month for graduate/professional students. Professional development and networking opportunities will also be provided.
If interested, please submit a short application by Friday March 22!
5. Special Projects Fund
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.
6. Student Activism Fund
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.
1. UC Davis Plant Science Symposium
The 8th UC Davis Plant Science Symposium on April 8th, 2019 at UC Davis Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center is now accepting registration and abstract submissions!
Please visit http://plantsciencesymposium.ucdavis.edu to register to attend this FREE event in-person or via online streaming. *Abstract submission for poster/oral presentation closes March 1, 2019.
This symposium is part of the Corteva Agriscience Plant Science Symposia Series, started in 2008 as student-run symposia at universities around the world. UC Davis has been involved since 2012, and this is our 8th year running. In the past years, we have seen steady growth, attracting attendees from both academia and industry.
Advocacy and Outreach
1. Team Grad School
Join TEAM GRAD SCHOOL and help us INSPIRE the next generation of graduate students!
Volunteer a few hours on Sat., April 6th at UC Davis for the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
*SIGN UP HERE:
Questions or Comments – Contact Grad Student Diana Lizarraga: email@example.com
*This event provides critical info about graduate school through application workshops, faculty panels, a graduate school fair, etc.
2. Comments on Open Access Theses and Dissertations OPEN
The Office of the President invites comments on a revised proposed Presidential Policy on Open Access for Theses and Dissertations. The Policy is new and includes the following key issues:
- There is currently no systemwide uniformity or policy for ensuring open access to UC graduate students’ theses and dissertations. This policy will provide systemwide consistency for these works.
- Allowance for embargoes that delay the date theses or dissertations are made available in an open access repository.
All relevant documents are available here.
Any comments have to be submitted by email: submit comments and feedback on the proposed draft policy to ADV-VPCARLSON-SA@ucop.edu by April 10, 2019. Questions may be directed to Patricia Osorio-O’Dea at Patricia.Osorio-Odea@ucop.edu or (510) 587-6147.
3. Student Mental Health Coalition
The Student Mental Health Coalition (SMHC) is made up of representatives from student and mental health organizations around campus to collaborate and advocate for issues of mental health and mental health care at UC Davis. This organization is for all students (undergrad, grad and professional) and needs more graduate student representation! If you are interested in learning more about SMHC or would like to take on a leadership role, please contact the SMHC leadership (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the current grad student representative Elyssa Fogleman (email@example.com), and see the SMHC form due by April 5th (here).
Positions and Opportunities
1. 2019 WRRC Summer Graduate Award
The Women’s Resources and Research Center is pleased to announce the availability of summer awards for UC Davis graduate students. We invite applications from students with marginalized gender identities (such as women, transgender, non-binary, and nonconforming) whose research projects promote gender equity.
Proposals should approach the study of gender and promote gender equity described as follows:
- Bring visibility to marginalized gender identities
- Question or unsettle gender norms
- Assess and challenge gender inequalities
- Examine the intersection of gender with other identities
- Envision gender equity
- Engage with feminist theories and methodologies
Funding may be used to support research-related expenses such as materials or travel; and/or living expenses for writing.
Application Deadline: April 5th, 2019
Award Announcement: Early May 2019
Funding Time Frame: June 15, 2019 – September 23, 2019
Award Amount: $500 to $1000
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 2019
- Previous WRRC Summer Graduate Research Award recipients are not eligible.
Review and Selection Process:
Proposals will be reviewed by Summer Grant committee (composed by WRRC professional and student staff, and one external member) and ranked based on the following criteria:
- Significance of research question and relevance of project to academic field
- Feasibility and appropriateness of proposed plan of work to be carried out during the summer (e.g., field research, data analysis, dissertation writing, etc.) and how these relate to broader timeline
- Potential to contribute to broader social impact and further gender equity
- Interdisciplinary work
Awarded graduate students are expected to present their summer work at a small colloquium organized by the WRRC early Fall 2019.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit the following documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “2019 Graduate Summer Fellowship Application”:
- Proposal Narrative (max 700 words) Describe your project, and the work to be carried out in summer 2019. Describe how these activities relate to gender equity. Explain how the summer project would overall research agenda, the relevance of your research to a field of study, and the potential for broader social impact. Share how your personal background and identity relate to your research proposal.
- CV (max 2 pages)
- Budget (max 1 page) Provide itemized budget and brief narrative of how funds will be used to carry out research work, travel, or writing in summer 2019.
2. Summer GSR for Computer Materials-related engineering student
Possible GSR opportunity:
For continuing graduate students pursuing research in engineering, or continuing students from other disciplines, who are developing new computer-related applications and methods, such as materials science and nanotechnology, computational science, bioinformatics, and information technology. Visit the UC Davis Graduate Studies website for more information.
1. 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.
The Pantry has moved to the information desk in the MU!
Also check out Fruit and Veggie Up at the Aggie Compass in the MU on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
2. Mental Health Resources
SHCS has options for online counseling, medical, or psychiatry appointments through UC SHIP. You can find preliminary information here.
3. Sacramento Graduate Students listserv
For students who work primarily on the Sacramento campus, or those who simply are interested to be more connected to what is happening in Sacramento, there is a listserv for you. Sign up for email@example.com. If you have ideas for events on the Sacramento campus, please contact Marwa Zafarullah, Sacramento Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.