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September 10, 2014
On December 8, 2014, the New York Academy of Sciences and PepsiCo will host a special Journey through Science Day at the Academy's headquarters in New York City. Fifty exceptional students and early career scientists (MS, PhD, postdoc) will be selected for this unique opportunity to interact with PepsiCo's R&D leadership, learn about their efforts to develop products rooted in science-based nutrition, and get an exclusive glimpse of how science has shaped their careers. Additionally, each participant will be asked to present a poster on their research to highlight and share their own activities and interests with PepsiCo. There will be an award ceremony for the best posters at the end of the event.  They are looking to invite individuals with experience in the following key areas:
  • Life Sciences: Nutrition, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Biology, and Pharmacology
  • Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Packaging Engineering
  • Food Science: Food Science specialties, Agriculture and Analytical Chemistry
  • Material Science: Material Science, Polymer Science
How to Apply
Graduate students and postdocs are invited to apply by submitting an application form to sciencealliance@nyas.org. Please title the subject line of your email "December Career Day". Travel awards will be considered on a case-by-case basis to encourage national and international participation.
September 9, 2014
“Power Onboarding” is a Coursera course (MOOC) about quickly transitioning to a new job or work environment which would be useful for any graduate student completing their degree and entering the academic or corporate environment. Research has shown that an actively followed power onboarding plan will allow an individual to reach proficiency in their new position up to 30% faster than the typical transitioning manager. In this course, students will develop their own personal onboarding plan, allowing them to contribute sooner and be eligible for promotion earlier. What’s more, the organization has the benefit of your value added sooner.

Power Onboarding will provide practical, easy-to-use tools to help individuals transition into new jobs. The six-week course is free and begins October 12. Throughout the course, participants will learn how to create their own personalized onboarding plans. Weekly content will include lecture videos, reading, quizzes, and personal reflection.

The course will start on October 12th and will contain six class sessions ending November 29th.  Visit the course's Coursea website for more information.
September 9, 2014
The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research. The application deadline is November 4. More information is available at the Social Science Research Council website.
September 9, 2014
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation research proposals. The program seeks students with an interest in learning how their proposals can be strengthened through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is open to pre-ABD doctoral students who are enrolled in PhD programs at accredited universities within the United States. Students in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines are welcome to apply. 

View more details about the program and application information. Program staff are available at dpdf@ssrc.org to answer additional questions.
September 9, 2014
The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites applications for fellowships from Northwestern University pre-doctoral students to participate in a three-week intensive, residential summer workshop for individuals who are working towards but have not yet received a PhD in a humanities discipline, and who are considering careers outside the academy and/or the tenure-track university system. The workshop will instruct students in the various ways they can leverage their pre-existing and developing skill sets towards the pursuit of careers in the public humanities and the private sector (also sometimes referred to as “alt-ac” careers).

Application Requirements:

A completed application cover sheet (available here)
A narrative of no more than 1,000 words explaining the applicant’s intended career trajectory and addressing the following questions:
  • Why do you want to attend the workshop?
  • What are the most important pieces of information you want to walk away with?
A 2-page cv; and,
Two letters of recommendation. One letter should be from the applicant’s primary advisor/dissertation chair; both should emphasize the applicant’s fit for this workshop.

Application Procedures:
  • Letters of recommendation from Northwestern graduate students should be submitted directly to Beverly Zeldin-Palmer (b-zeldin@northwestern.edu) by November 1st, 2014, at 5:00pm CDT. 
  • Applicants should prepare and submit the rest of the required application materials as a single pdf to Beverly Zeldin-Palmer (b-zeldin@northwestern.edu) by November 1st, 2014, at 5:00pm CDT.
  • Four finalists from each consortium institution will be considered by the consortium committee.
  • Announcement of fellowship awards will be made on or around January 30, 2015.
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