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"Update" Student Newsletter - November 2011

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Nov. 10                       ABSOLUTE LAST DAY TO DROP COURSE!

Nov. 11                       Veteran’s Day Holiday (observed)

Nov. 24-25                  Thanksgiving Holiday (observed)

Dec. 2                          Last day of instruction

Dec. 5-9                      Final Exams

Monthly Events Calendar from Campus Life Services

  • Nov. 2011 Events:      cls.pdf       (Adobe/Acrobat .PDF format)
Jobs & Money!

Scholarships, Grants and Awards, November 2011

Sponsor 

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Award 

Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grants

Amount 

$5,000

Deadline 

12/1/2011

Application 

http://www.nursingsociety.org/RESEARCH/SMALLGRANTS/Pages/grants_small.aspx

Criteria 

In its mission to provide leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research, the honor society presents the following research grant opportunities to nurses around the globe. To be eligible you must have the following:  current RN license; have a master's or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program;  submit a completed research application package and signed research agreement;  ready to implement research project when funding is received. Complete project within one (1) year of funding. Submit to STTI a final report;  submit completed abstract to STTI's Virginia Henderson International Nursing Research Library.

Info 

research@stti.iupui.edu or 888.634.7575; international calls 1.317.634.8171

 

 

Sponsor 

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP)

Award 

Dissertation Research Award

Amount 

$20,000 up to 2 yrs

Deadline 

12/9/2011 PI Letter of Intent (LOI) Submission

Application 

http://www.trdrp.org/fundingOpps/call.php

Criteria 

this award is intended to support the dissertation research of a doctoral candidate pursuing tobacco-related research. Applications in all relevant research areas are welcomed, but applications in the social/behavioral sciences and in public policy are encouraged. The award is designed for students advanced to candidacy no later than Aug 1, 2012, and initiating their dissertation research. The applicant and principal mentor must be affiliated with an academic research institution. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement. The candidate must commit a minimum of 80 percent time to the research project.

Info 

Inquiries regarding application forms and instructions may be directed to the
Research Grants Program Office (RGPO):  RGPOGrants@ucop.edu or (510) 987-9386 OR email phillip.gardiner@ucop.edu

 

 

Sponsor 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Award 

General College

Amount 

$1,000 - $5,000

Deadline 

12/15/2011

Application 

http://www.hsf.net/innercontent.aspx?id=460

Criteria 

Be of Hispanic heritage,  a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired). Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2012-2013 academic year.  Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree

Info 

1-877-HSF-INFO or scholar1@hsf.net

 

 

Sponsor 

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Award 

Mental Health Dissertation Research Grants to Increase Diversity (R36)

Amount 

$21,600

Deadline 

12/22/2011 (receipt, submit to Contracts & Grants 2 weeks prior)

Application 

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-132.html

Criteria 

the purpose of this funding opportunity is to increase the diversity of the mental health research workforce. It will enable qualified doctoral candidates to pursue research careers in any area relevant to the research mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). These awards are available to US citizens or permanent residents who are pre-doctoral students advanced to candidacy in accredited research doctoral programs in the United States (including Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories or possessions).

Info 

1-800-518-4726  or http://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp

 

 

Sponsor 

CDC and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

Award 

NCHS/Academy Health Policy Fellowship

Amount 

GS 9, 11, or12 civil services equivalent

Deadline 

1/9/2012 (electronic submission)

Application 

http://www.academyhealth.org/Training/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1435&navItemNumber=2332

Criteria 

A 13 month fellowship at NCHS in Hyattsville, MD in health services research-relation disciplines, including nursing and sociology, for collaboration on studies of interest to policymakers and health services research community using NCHS data.  PhD students must have completed all coursework and be US citizen or perm resident.  Criteria include relevance and potential contribution to important policy questions and/or future discussions, proposal strength and qualifications.

Info 

nchs@academyhealth.org

 

 

Sponsor 

John A. Hartford Foundation

Award 

BAGNC/Claire Fagin Fellowship Program

Amount 

$120,000, not to exceed $60,000 per year. Applicants may also request an additional $5,000 Mayday Award if research focuses on pain in older adults, which may be used over the two year term. 

Deadline 

1/11/2012 EST 12 midnight

Application 

http://www.geriatricnursing.org/applications/cmf-fellowship.asp

Criteria 

Doctoral prepared registered nurses, hold degree(s) in nursing, be United States citizens or permanent U.S. residents, have potential to develop into independent investigators, and demonstrate potential for long-term contributions to geriatric nursing. Evidence of commitment to a career in academic geriatric nursing, evidence of involvement in educational, research and professional activities.  Potential for substantial, long term contributions to the knowledge base in gerontological nursing, and potential for leadership.

Info 

http://www.geriatricnursing.org/applications/fellowship-checklist.asp OR  bagnc@aannet.org

 

 

Sponsor 

Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association

Award 

Frances Tompkins Scholarship

Amount 

$1,000 - $2,500

Deadline 

1/13/2012

Application 

http://www.nsna.org/FoundationScholarships/FNSNAScholarships/UndergraduateScholarship.aspx

Criteria 

U.S. citizens and students with an Alien Registration number currently enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, and generic master's programs. Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing.  RN to BSN/MSN and LPN/LVN to RN students are also eligible.

Info 

Call FNSNA at (718) 210-0705.

 

 

Sponsor 

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Award 

Pre doctoral Fellowship Opportunities

Amount 

Stipend starts at $28,300 first year, gradually increases to $33,700 for 3+ years post degree

Deadline 

1/15/2012

Application 

http://www.bioethics.nih.gov/education

Criteria 

The Department of Bioethics is pleased to offer a limited number of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships. Pre-doc applicants should have an undergraduate degree and should be planning postgraduate work. Post-doc applicants should have a PhD, MD, JD, or other advanced degree in a relevant field. Fellows are selected on the basis of their previous academic achievements, commitment to scholarship, and the contribution they are likely to make in the field of bioethics. No bioethics experience is required or expected.  Fellows have come from a variety of academic and social backgrounds and have pursued research on a wide range of topics.

Info 

http://www.bioethics.nih.gov/education/howtoapply.shtml or bchen@cc.nih.gov

 

 

Sponsor 

RAND Corporation

Award 

RAND Graduate Student Summer Associate Program

Amount 

$12,000 stipend

Deadline 

1/13/2012

Application 

http://www.rand.org/jobs.html

Criteria 

RAND's Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students to RAND, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of national security problems and domestic and international social policy issues.  The program is designed for fulltime students who have completed at least two years of graduate work leading to a doctorate or professional degree (e.g., law or medical degree, professional engineer certificate). Students must be enrolled fulltime in a graduate degree program during the spring and fall of 2011 to be considered for the program. 

Info 

http://www.rand.org/about/edu_op/fellowships/gsap.html

 

 

Sponsor 

March of Dimes

Award 

March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship

Amount 

$5,000

Deadline 

1/16/2012

Application 

www.marchofdimes.com/scholarship

Criteria 

To recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies, the March of Dimes offers several scholarships annually to registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs of maternal-child nursing.

Info 

mlavan@marchofdimes.com or 914-997-4609

 

 

Sponsor 

CertifiedBackground/AACN

Award 

CertifiedBackground.com-AACN Scholarship

Amount 

$5,000 (two scholarships per application cycle)

Deadline 

1/31/2012

Application 

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/students/scholarships

Criteria 

Admitted or enrolled in a BSN or higher degree nursing program in an AACN member institution and GPA at least 3.2

Info 

http://www.certifiedbackground.com/solutions/scholarships.php

 

 

Sponsor 

American Cancer Society Inc

Award 

Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Nursing Practice

Amount 

$10,000 per year up to 2 years

Deadline 

2/1/2012

Application 

pcsupport@altum.com

Criteria 

Support for graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in cancer nursing or doctorate of nursing practice (DNP).  Work experience in oncology, e.g., cancer nursing or a related field is highly preferred.

Info 

danielle.alsander@cancer.org  http://www.cancer.org/

 

 

Sponsor 

PhRMA

Award 

Predoctoral Fellowship in Health Outcomes Research

Amount 

varies

Deadline 

2/1/2012

Application 

http://phrmafoundation.org/download/PhRMA%20Bro_health.pdf

Criteria 

This program provides two years of stipend funding during a student’s Ph.D. doctoral program after course work has been completed and the remaining training activity is the student’s research project. The applicant must be a full-time student and the Department Chair is expected to verify the applicant’s doctoral candidacy. 

Info 

http://www.phrmafoundation.org/

 

 

Sponsor 

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

Award 

Master’s Scholarships

Amount 

$3,000

Deadline 

2/1/2012

Application 

http://www.onsfoundation.org/apply/ed/Masters

Criteria 

To provide scholarships to registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.  Individuals cannot receive this award more than one time.

Info 

http://www.onsfoundation.org/contact 1-866-257-4667 (option 4)

 

 

Sponsor 

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

Award 

Doctoral Scholarships

Amount 

$3,000 - $5,000

Deadline 

2/1/2012

Application 

http://www.onsfoundation.org/apply/ed/Doctoral

Criteria 

To provide scholarships to registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a doctoral degree. Individuals cannot receive this award more than one time.

Info 

http://www.onsfoundation.org/contact 1-866-257-4667 (option 4)

 

 

Sponsor 

California State Chapter of P.E.O Sisterhood

Award 

Ruth G. White Scholarship Fund

Amount 

$4,320 average award

Deadline 

2/1/2011

Application 

http://www.peocalifornia.org/rgw.html

Criteria 

California resident having completed her first year of graduate study in the field of medicine, this includes nursing and medical sociology.  Integrity of character, scholastic ability, school/community activities and financial need. Must have completed one year of study by time of application which includes reference letters and transcript.

Info 

http://www.peocalifornia.org/rgw.html,

Student Financial Services

Electronic Deposit:  If you received your fall quarter funding through check payment(s) and would like to sign up for direct deposit for future quarters so that funds can be deposited directly into your checking or saving account, please do so right away at:

http://finaid.ucsf.edu/newly-admitted-students/financial-aid-disbursement

Satisfactory Academic Progress:  Information regarding maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress will be sent to students in November.  Please check your UCSF email account for this update.   

Correspondences:   All correspondences from the Student Financial Aid Office are sent to students via their UCSF email accounts.  Please check your UCSF email account periodically for notices, updates, and reminders.    

The Student Financial Aid Office website (http://finaid.ucsf.edu) can 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, Room 201W. Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 5 pm.  Our phone number is (415) 476-4181.

Office of Student Affairs

ATTENTION ALL SECOND YEAR MASTERS STUDENTS!  PAY ATTENTION TO THIS! 
JEFF KILMER STRONGLY ADVISES THAT YOU “ADVANCE TO CANDIDACY” BEFORE JANUARY 9!!

http://graduate.ucsf.edu/system/files/Advance_Candidacy_Form_MS_Nursing_2010.pdf

Is there any possibility that you will finish all coursework by Winter and have only the Comprehensive Exam to complete in Spring?  Read on and save money! 

Here are two possible scenarios:

Hypothetical Student A: You have finished all your coursework and clinical in Winter and are just doing the Comprehensive Exam during Spring Quarter.

Hypothetical Student B: You are doing your Comp Exam plus finishing up coursework during Spring.

If you resemble more STUDENT A, (i.e., if you think there is any possibility that you will be finished with your course work in Winter and you will only need to do your Comprehensive Exam in Spring), by all means please fill out advancement to candidacy paperwork now (at the latest before January 9).  This will save you a lot of money because you will then be eligible to go on FILING FEE STATUS in Spring Quarter and pay only $150 instead of full fees!!  If you have not “advanced to candidacy” by the first day of Winter Quarter, you cannot request Filing Fee status in Spring.

If you resemble more STUDENT B, and you know that you will need to take classes in Spring at the same time you are doing the Comp Exam (or Thesis), then know that you have until the first week of Spring Quarter to advance to candidacy in order to graduate in June 2012.

Nursing Student Council

Midterms have come and will be going soon.  The school year is underway and 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

We enjoyed meeting all of you who attended the Fall Social. We plan on having a social event for the students to hang out and get to know each other, outside of the classroom. If you have any feedback on the event, please take a moment and answer a survey:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG44LUw2Z2p5REx0Qi1QTkdyX2lvMHc6MQ

We currently don’t have any more events planned for Fall Quarter 2011.  However, keep an eye on our website for any updates. http://nurseweb.ucsf.edu/www/nsc.htm

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

The next NSC meeting is Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 5:00 p.m., in the Sixth Floor Doctoral Lounge of the Nursing Building.
All are welcome. Please come and join us!

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 officers 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)