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Opportunities To Explore - 12/5-12/9

December 5 – December 9, 2016 | Vol 2, Issue 65 | Trainee News

A newsletter for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees |@UR_SMD_CPD|@TraceyBaas

Happening Now

CIRTL Spring 2017 Registration Begins Monday 12/5/16

CIRTL's spring 2017 cross-Network courses open for registration this Monday. Seven courses each provide an interactive, cross-country online learning environment focused on evidence-based STEM teaching.  More information on CIRTL and how to register.

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

Interested in science communication? The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic Society, and Scientific American. Apply by January 15, 2017 through the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program Website

L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship: Application Period Now Open

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. The program is the U.S. component of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Fellowships. Celebrating its thirteenth year in the U.S., the For Women in Science program has awarded 65 postdoctoral women scientists over $3 million in grants.  The application period will close on February 3, 2017. Apply on the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Website

2016-2017 Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship!

The Dannon Company is pleased to announce its 5th Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant opportunity with you. Established in 2012, the Dannon Fellowship Grant has been expanded to include the gut microbiome in recognition of its remarkable potential on the human body. As part of their continued commitment to support scientists and advance research of the gut microbiome, The Dannon Company is offering two grants of $25,000 each to undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral scholars to enhance their academic path. More information through the link above.  The application due date is February 15, 2017. Go to the 2016-2017 Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship! website to learn more

NIH F99/K00 in Neuroscience

The NIH released a new funding opportunity announcement, NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00). The purpose of the award “is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research. More information via the link above. The application due date is April 8, 2017. Visit the NIH Website to apply

This Week

URBEST Orientation and Skills Blitz

Tuesday December 6, 2016|12:00PM-1:30PM| Natapow Conference Room (1-9545)

Come hear about the URBEST program and learn important lessons on networking, writing, and job-matching.  If you've already attended an orientation, you are still welcome to attend the Skills Blitz from 12:30-1:30.

Teaching-as-Research Fellowship Application Deadline Is Monday, Dec. 12

For the fourth year, the University offers a CIRTL@UR Teaching-as-Research (TAR) Fellows program for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in STEM fields. This program supports those who would like to explore a specific aspect of teaching through a research-based project. CIRTL@UR TAR Fellows will spend the Spring 2017 semester developing their own projects while also learning about teaching-as-research, learning communities, and learning-through-diversity. During the Fall 2017 semester, they will implement the project and analyze the results.  The positions come with a $1,000 stipend for the year. More information about the program and a link to the application can be found on the Teaching as Research Fellowship Website.

Upcoming Events

PDA Monthly Meeting

Tuesday December 13, 2016|12:30PM-1:30PM| Goergen Hall 417, River Campus| All postdocs are welcome to attend this meeting along with the executive board and committee members of the PDA.

Philosophy Meeting

Friday, December 16, 2016 | 4:00 – 6:00pm | Flaum Atrium

Networking event for SMD graduate students and postdocs featuring a DJ, massage therapists, and a caricature artist. Join us for refreshments and drinks.

See more upcoming events here.

Relevant Reads

Thank You for Arguing, Revised and Updated Edition: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us about the Art of Persuasion

by Jay Heinrichs.  Learn valuable skills for persuasive arguments in speech and writing.  Visit the CPD’s Lending Library catalog to see this and other titles of interest. To borrow a book, stop by our office in G-9556 or email us with your request.

How to Keep Up with the Scientific Literature

The important and challenging task of keeping up with the literature, and how to make the time to do so. Read How to Keep Up with the Scientific Literature

Postdocs Leaving the Lab

Five former postdocs discuss finding success in non-research careers. Read Postdocs Leaving the Lab

Visit for a calendar of all our events.  Review the Opportunities to Explore archive.

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