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"Update" Student Newsletter 2011-10 (October)

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"UPDATE"
Student Newsletter

October 2011
Issue

Calendar

10/7 Study List Filing Deadline
10/11
5:00 p.m.
S/Nrsg. Doctoral Student Dinner,
Fac/Alumni House
11/10 Absolute last day to DROP course
(with fee).  Mark your calendars!

Monthly Events Calendar from Campus Life Services

  • Oct 2011 Events:      cls.pdf       (Adobe/Acrobat .PDF format)

Jobs & Money!

Scholarships, Grants, and Awards,  October 2011

Sponsor

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Award

AACR-Rosenthal Family Foundation Award

Amount

$10,000

Deadline

10/11/2011 (receipt 4 pm EST)

Application

http://www.aacr.org/ScientificAward            s

Criteria

Candidacy is open to cancer researchers who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine or cancer-related biomedical sciences. Candidates must be engaged in the practice of medicine; not more than 50 years of age at the time of the award.

Info

Linda Stokes, 267-765-1047; linda.stokes@aacr.org

Sponsor

National Science Foundation

Award

SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

Amount

$10,000 or less

Deadline

10/15/2011

Application

http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/soc/socckl1.jsp

Criteria

The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization -- societies, institutions, groups and demography - and processes of individual and institutional change. The program also funds doctoral dissertation research to defray direct costs associated with conducting research, for example, dataset acquisition, additional statistical or methodological training, meeting with scholars associated with original datasets, and fieldwork away from the student's home campus.

Info

Pat White, Program Director; pwhite@nsf.gov OR (703) 292-8762

Sponsor

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health

Award

Fellowship in Public Health

Amount

Up to $5,000

Deadline

10/17/2011 by 5 pm EST (online submission)

Application

http://www.us.fulbrightonline.org/applynow.html

Criteria

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships offered in partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institute of Health have been established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. U.S. students who are currently enrolled in medical school or a graduate-level program and who are interested in global health can apply for this Fellowship.

Info

Walter Jackson; wjackson@iie.or

Sponsor

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Award

Mellon Mays Pre-doctoral Research Grants

Amount

Up to $5,000

Deadline

11/1/2011

Application

http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/mellon-mays-predoctoral-research-grants/

Criteria

SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Programs are open only to those who were Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows. Fellows may apply for one grant per year and must be enrolled in a PhD sociology program.

Info

mellonmays@ssrc.org

Sponsor

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

Award

Research Grants

Amount

$5,000-$10,000

Deadline

11/1/2011 by 5 pm EST (Receipt)

Application

http://www.awhonn.org

Criteria

3 Awards to assist new research to begin areas of study, investigate clinical issues and/or launch a pilot study. Must have MS or be enrolled in MS program and have current AWHONN membership. The research focus is women’s health, obstetric, or neonatal nursing phenomena. IRB approval required, letter of faculty support.

Info

1-800-673-8499 ext 2431; researchprograms@awhonn.org

Sponsor

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Award

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

Amount

$19,000 average award

Deadline

11/3/2011

Application

http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/criteria

Criteria

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States. The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences -- regardless of citizenship -- enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States

Info

Elsa Ransom; ransom@ssrc.org; OR idrf@ssrc.org

Sponsor

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

Award

Ford Fellowship Program

Amount

varies

Deadline

11/14/2011 (online)

Application

http://national-academies.org/ford

Criteria

This year the program will Award approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships. These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Info

Fellowship Office 202-334-2872; infofell@nas.edu

Sponsor

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Award

American Fellowships - Dissertation Fellowships

Amount

$20,000

Deadline

11/15/2011 (online)

Application

http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/american.cfm

Criteria

Supports women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Dissertation Fellowships are available to women who will complete their dissertation writing between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. Degree conferral must be between April 1 and September 15, 2013. To qualify, applicants must have completed all course work, passed all required preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposal or plan by November 15, 2011)

Info

Call 1-319-337-1716 ext 60; aauw@act.org

Sponsor

National Institutes of Health

Award

NIH Health Loan Repayment Programs

Amount

Up to $ $35,000

Deadline

11/15/2011 (online)

Application

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

Criteria

NIH will repay your student loans; they want to encourage outstanding health professionals to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research. If you commit at least two years to conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit organization or U.S. federal, state, or local government entity, NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans. Loan repayment benefits are in addition to the institutional salary you receive for your research. If you are or will be conducting qualified research at a domestic nonprofit institution outside NIH, you may be eligible for one of the five extramural LRPs: Clinical Research, Pediatric Research, Health Disparities Research, Contraception and Infertility Research, and Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Info

LRP Information Center 866-849-4047; LRP@NIH.GOV

Sponsor

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

Award

Dissertation Fellowships

Amount

$21,000 one-year stipend

Deadline

11/17/2011 (online)

Application

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

Criteria

Through its program of Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors. This year the program will award approximately 35 dissertation fellowships. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.)

Info

Fellowship Office 202-334-2872; Infofell@nas.edu

Sponsor

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Award

Rosemary Berkel Crisp Research Award

Amount

$5,000

Deadline

12/1/2011 (receipt)

Application

http://www.nursingsociety.org/Research/SmallGrants/Pages/grant_crisp.aspx

Criteria

To support nursing research in the critical areas of women's health, oncology, and pediatrics. Registered nurses with current license , member of Sigma Theta Tau International, and have a master's or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program are eligible to apply

Info

Research Services call 888-634-7575; research@stti.iupui.edu

Sponsor

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Award

Doris Bloch Research Award

Amount

$5,000

Deadline

12/1/2011 (receipt)

Application

http://www.nursingsociety.org/Research/SmallGrants/Pages/grant_bloch.aspx

Criteria

To encourage nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research. Registered nurse with current license, a master's or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program . Submission of a completed research applicationpackage and signed research agreement

Info

Research Services call 888-634-7575; research@stti.iupui.edu

Sponsor

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Award

Virginia Henderson Clinical Research Grant

Amount

$5,000

Deadline

12/1/2011 (receipt)

Application

http://www.nursingsociety.org/Research/SmallGrants/Pages/grant_VHL.aspx

Criteria

To encourage the research career development of clinically based nurses through support of clinically oriented research. Registered nurse with current license actively involved in some aspect of health care delivery, education or research in a clinical setting. Must have a master's or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program

Info

Research Services call 888-634-7575; research@stti.iupui.edu

Sponsor

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Award

International Project Grant

Amount

$5,000 - $7,000

Deadline

12/15/2011 (receipt)

Application

http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellows_directory/ipg.cfm

Criteria

International Fellowships are intended to provide fellows the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that will directly benefit their home countries.

Info

fellowship@aauw.org

Opportunities arriving after press time are sent from Jeff Kilmer to your student email, with "MONEY" as the subject.

UCSF School of Nursing Student Funding: Cheryl Kemp, Cheryl.Kemp@nursing.ucsf.edu; 415/476-2034.


Student Financial Services

Online Financial Aid Services:

Students can access their 2011-12 UCSF Financial Aid Award online, and also see if they have any outstanding financial aid holds. The Student Financial Aid Office sends you an email as soon as your financial aid awards are ready for viewing online.

Fall Quarter Aid Disbursement:

Fall financial aid disbursement date was 9/22/11.  Students must be considered registered (i.e., filed study lists) and have no registration holds before financial aid checks can be released. Furthermore, financial aid cannot be released if any award is left in “pending” status online.  All students should also sign up for direct deposit so that financial aid can be deposited directly into your checking or saving account. If you have not signed up yet, please do so now for future quarters at: https://finaid.ucsf.edu/continuing-students/financial-aid-disbursement#When

Satisfactory Academic Requirements:

Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive financial aid. This is a federal requirement. Some of the basic requirements are:

¨    All masters nursing students must take a minimum of 8 units each quarter for financial aid.

¨    All doctoral nursing students who have not yet advanced to candidacy must take a minimum of 6 units each quarter for financial aid purposes. Student who have advanced to candidacy are considered to be enrolled full-time regardless of the number of units they are taking.

¨    Students who are considered half-time are only eligible for a Federal Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS loans. Students who are considered less than half-time are not eligible for federal financial aid.

¨    All graduate academic/nursing students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

The Student Financial Aid Office website (http://finaid.ucsf.edu) can also be accessed any time to obtain check disbursement dates, information on the financial aid process at UCSF, download SFSO forms, etc. Our office is located at Millberry Union West Tower, Room #MU-201W. Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students can also contact us by phone (415-476-4181) or email (finaid@ucsf.edu).

Office of Student Affairs

The 2011-2012 Comprehensive Exam Dates are as follows:

 Qtr

Pickup

Turn-in

Results

Fall 2011

10/04/11

10/18/11

11/17/11

Winter 2012

1/10/12

1/24/12

2/23/12

Spring 2012

4/10/12

4/24/12

5/24/12

Nursing Student Council

Welcome to the 1st quarter of the 201-1012 school year! The NSC has some awesome events planned for this year.  To see what is happening next, look below.  However, keep your eyes and ears open for what will come!  Feel free to check out our website to see what’s up:   http://nurseweb.ucsf.edu/www/nsc.htm

Upcoming NSC Events & Updates:

“Falling into School” Social

When: October 12, 2011

Location: Mezzanine

What: Come and join us as we celebrate the new school year.  We will have free food and drinks (with and without ETOH) and really cool prizes.  We encourage people to bring a friend, family member/loved one.  This will be a good time for non-UCSF folks to see our school and meet our peers.

Need to reserve a room? NSC can reserve campus rooms for student group as needed.

The next NSC meeting is Wednesday October 5th, 2011 at 5:00 p.m., in the Sixth Floor Doctoral Lounge of the Nursing Building. All are welcome

 Enrichment Fund / Travel Award

Just a Reminder: The NSC Enrichment Fund supports students attending (or presenting), or that have attended or presented, at conferences. Up to ten awards of $100 each may be awarded each quarter. Please see the NSC website for further information. http://nurseweb.ucsf.edu/www/nsc.htm

The officers of the NSC can be contacted through the UCSF global email if you have any issues or concerns you'd like to discuss. Or contact us via NSC@nursing.ucsf.edu .

The NSC officers for 2011-2012 are:

Lung San Louie, President
Anthony Enriquez, Vice President
Danielle Latta,Treasurer
Margaret Buckwalter, Social Chair
Miranda Kramer, Faculty Program Rep
Arielle Bivas,  GSA Rep (A)
Brooke Finkmoore, GSA Rep (B)
Amy Chan,  MEPN Rep (A)
Monifa Willis,   MEPN Rep (B)