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Events at the Center

CIE Movie Night – ‘Dolores’, Friday September 7, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, CIE Space - RSVP

NSF GRFP Info Session, Wednesday September 12, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Wang Center Lecture Hall 1-  RSVP

NSF GRFP Info Session, Friday September 14, 2:30 – 4:00 pm, Wang Center Lecture Hall 1 -  RSVP

CSM Fall Kickoff, Friday, September 14, 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Smithtown AMC Lanes - CSM Mentors and Mentees 

College Teaching Journal Club, Thursday September 20, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Graduate School Conference Room - RSVP


Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities


Stony Brook Center for the Study of Inequality, Social Justice and Policy Call for Papers The College of Arts and Sciences Center for the Study of Inequality, Social Justice and Policy calls for proposals from scholars who would like to present a written portion of their work-in-progress that falls within this year’s theme of “In/Justice in Higher Ed and at Home.” Through this theme, the Center seeks to spark broad dialogue about how intersecting inequities are rooted in and beyond the academy, including in the spaces of daily life outside it. Our primary threads of inquiry this year are twofold. One explores how colleges and universities like Stony Brook are faring on matters of economic, racial, and gender equity, and how they may better address these. The other running theme concerns intersecting inequities across those places we consider “home,” from domestic work to housing to residential downtowns, suburbs, and New York’s own countryside. Interested Scholars please submit a 250-word abstract and one –page CV to with the subject line “WIP group”. The deadline for submission is September 17, 2018.

NASA Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) Internship NAS GSFC Office of Education is currently recruiting graduate students to participate in the NASA Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) internship program located at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City. The NASA Climate Change Research Initiative – CCRI is a year long internship opportunity for graduate students to work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams in a NASA research project associated with a science related to climate change. This opportunity will not conflict with the graduate student’s coursework and class schedule during the fall and spring and is considered to be a part-time position that supports the graduate student’s major area of study and degree program. To review specific details about the research opportunity and submit applications visit NASA Intern Application Management System (NIAMS) at . Please contact Matthew Pearce, at , immediately if you are interested in applying to this opportunity, have any questions or need assistance in submitting an application

University of Sydney PhD Research The following research opportunities will be based out of the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney.

  • Neighborhood Approaches in Humanitarian Programming This research seeks to unpack area-based, settlements, and neighborhood approaches in humanitarian programming used in disasters and conflicts, exploring the effectiveness of these strategies in promoting recovery of communities. Potential areas of focus will include unpacking organizing principles of integrated humanitarian approaches, cross-case comparison of community recovery outcomes, or organizational change of humanitarian organizations to adapt to new delivery mechanisms. Findings will inform best practice for international donors and humanitarian organizations seeking to fund and implement programs using one of the considered approaches.
  • Scaling Sage Construction in Humanitarian Shelter This research seeks to investigate strategies to scale safe shelter and housing construction practice in the aftermath of disasters and conflicts in developing communities. Potential areas of focus may include behaviour change and household motivations for safer construction, performance of non-engineered building components, and ‘self-recovery’ strategies in humanitarian shelter programming. Findings will offer policy recommendations to extend the impact of humanitarian shelter assistance in developing communities.

Vanderbilt University Academic Pathways Scholars Program This program is designed to prepare recent PhD graduates for competitive academic careers. In addition to research opportunities across the spectrum of biomedical research at Vanderbilt. There are opportunities for training in teaching, grant and manuscript preparation, leadership skills, and multi-level mentoring. The program offers an annual stipend of $60,000 plus benefits, travel funding, and a research allowance for the lab. For more information on this new program please visit here .

STPI’s Science Policy Fellowship Program IDA’s two-year Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) Fellowship provides recent bachelor’s degree recipients with a unique opportunity to use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on a diverse set of challenges in science and technology (S&T) policy areas, including energy and the environment, space sciences, innovation and competitiveness, evaluation, life sciences, information technologies, national security, and STEM education. Fellows will be involved in collaborative research for leaders in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President and other Federal Government organizations, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Applications are accepted each year beginning in the fall, and selections are made in the spring of the following year. Find more information here .

DEO Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on November 15, 2018. The SCGR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program and online application can be found here .

Bridges to Academic Careers for Minoritized Students Call for Proposals There is a call for proposals for the “Bridges to Academic Careers for Minoritized Students” conference’s “Conversation in the Disciplines” which will be held on October 26-27 at Binghamton University Downtown Center. Please submit a proposal that builds off one of the following themes to :

  • Bridges to Access, Success, and Completion

Undergraduate Admissions. What programs and practices encourage promising students from minoritized groups to apply for admission to college? What are the barriers to these students being admitted to colleges and universities? Are they being encouraged to consider academic careers early in their college experience?

  • Bridges to Graduate Work

Ph.D. Applications. Are there programs or practices that effectively encourage structural diversity in applicant pools? Are promising students from minoritized groups being encouraged to apply to Ph.D. programs?

Ph.D. Admissions. Are the students admitted to Ph.D. programs reflective of the diversity of applicants? Is there evidence of affirmative efforts to admit minoritized students into Ph.D programs? What barriers could be removed to increase their numbers?

Ph.D. Completion. Do students from minoritized groups have different completion rates than other Ph.D. students? What factors influence completion of Ph.D. programs? What barriers could be removed to increase their completion rates?

  • Bridges to Tenured Faculty

Faculty Hiring. What programs or policies contribute to ensuring a diverse pool of minoritized candidates? Are there factors that contribute to the hiring of Black and Latinx candidates for faculty positions? What barriers do candidates face when applying?

Promotion and Tenure. Are there programs or systemic factors that contribute to assistant professors from minoritized groups gaining tenure? How do the tenure rates for Black and Latinx faculty compare with other faculty groups? What barriers affect promotion and tenure for Black and Latinx faculty?


School for Environment and Sustainability University of Michigan, Ann Arbor The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position, which will be part of a suite of new faculty hires at SEAS. There are Assistant Professor positions open in the following areas of study: Data Science, Geovisualization and Design, Energy Systems Analysis, Spatial Science of Coupled Natural-Human Systems and Water Policy, Politics and Planning. For more detail, including required application materials visit here

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers U.S. and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA's scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections. Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA's missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in hand before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar, may apply. Stipends start at $60,000 per year, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial assistance is available for relocation as well as subsidized health insurance, and $10,000 per year is provided for professional and programmatic travel. Applications are accepted three times each year: March 1, July 1, November 1. Current research opportunities can be viewed on-line Further information and to apply . Send questions to .

The Joint Centre for Disaster Research has opened a Lecturer in emergency Management position Candidates should have interests in, and demonstrated expertise for, research, supervision and teaching in a) emergency management: b) preparedness and responsiveness to disasters and emergencies. Applicants must have a PhD in Social Sciences. For additional details, visit here .

The University of California has opened a postdoctoral position for candidates who have had research experience in virology, molecular biology, or immunology and have obtained a Ph.D. and/or M.D.  The research undertaken involves studies of HIV infection, innate immunity, stem cell biology and vaccine development.  Candidate will get experience in many phases of HIV pathogenesis, treatment and cure. It is a model for studying many aspects of infection by viruses.  The position is in the Laboratory for Tumor and AIDS Virus Research at the University of California, San Francisco.  Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: Dr. Jay A. Levy, M.D



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