College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Research 10/1/10

September 29, 2010

I. Approaching Undergraduate Research Deadlines
II. Abstracts for an Undergraduate Research Conference
III. Research Workshops
IV. Undergraduate Research Journal links and deadlines

I. Approaching Undergraduate Research Deadlines
Deadline 9/29/2010

Spend a semester in DC; do an in-depth research project in conjunction with an internship)
Information about how to locate internships in DC is available on a bulletin board outside the UCB Washington Program Office and at the Information Sessions. The Program Office is at M24 Wheeler Hall, and generally will be open 9-12 and 1-4 on Mondays through Thursdays. More details about the program can be obtained by e-mailing, by visiting M24 Wheeler Hall, or by calling 510/642-9102.

Center for the Comparative Study of Right/Wing Movements Undergraduate Mini-Grant
Deadline 10/01/2010 --->Deadline moved to 11/15/10

Center for Race and Gender Undergraduate Grants Program
Deadline 10/06/10, 3 PM

McNair Scholarship Program
Deadline 10/12/2010
For all majors, for students planning to pursue a PhD, McNair offers a $2800 stipend, GRE prep, opportunity to publish, public speaking training and opportunities. Eligibility criteria include: 3.0 gpa, US Citizen or perm. resident, and either first generation college/low income OR underrepresented. See web site for greater detail.

Information sessions:
1. Monday, Oct. 4, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 9 Durant Hall
2. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 12:00-2:00 PM, 105 Cesar Chavez Center

Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs
*New Earlier Deadline!* Deadline: 10/12/2010
For projects on American politics.

Institute for International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarships
Deadline 10/15/2010
Up to $2000 to conduct international research.

Research Opportunities at National Institute of Health
Deadline: 10/15/2010
We are looking for students with a passion to improve global health in the 21st century through a research career in allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the second largest Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking applicants for its program, which provides an invaluable opportunity for students with strong academic standing who are from populations underrepresented in biomedical research.

Candidates who are a college-level senior, medical school student, or doctoral candidate, and from a population underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are eligible. During the 4-day program, students will hear lectures from world-renowned scientists and interview for potential research training positions at the Institute's Maryland and Montana laboratories. The program takes place in Bethesda, MD, on the NIH campus, February 7-10, 2011. Students' expenses for travel, hotel accommodations, and meals will be paid.

Applications will be accepted from August 15 through October 15, 2010.

Biology Fellows Program
Estimated Deadline 11/03/2010

ASUC Academic Opportunity Grant (all majors)

Student Opportunity Funds (SOF) -- all majors

Center for British Studies Travel Grants for Conferences and Research

Undergraduate Research Grant in History (for History majors)

II. Abstracts--Undergraduate Research Conference
Deadline October 19- sponsored by Berkeley Scientific Journal
The Berkeley Scientific Journal (BSJ) will host an interdisciplinary, undergraduate research symposium on November 4, 2010. This is an opportunity for undergraduates with research experience in any field of study to present their findings in a 15 minute oral presentation to both faculty and students.

Please submit your abstract no later than October 19th to:

Your abstract must be 300 words or less and must include the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. For tips on writing an abstract, please visit

III. Research Workshops
Workshop A: How to Get Started in Undergraduate Research
This workshop covers how to find a mentor, how to choose your courses to get prepared for research, programs to apply for which can provide funding, guidance, and support, and other mysterious yet important elements of academic etiquette and strategy.

All workshops held in 9 Durant Hall (use West entrance)
Fri 1 Oct 4-5 PM
Mon 4 Oct 12-1 PM
Tues 12 Oct 12:30-1:30 PM
Mon 18 Oct 3-4 PM

Workshop B: How to write a research proposal
This workshop walks proposal-writers through the various requirements of proposal writing. It may be especially useful for those about to apply for McNair, Center for Race and Gender, Center for Comparative Right Wing Movements, International Studies Junior Scholars, UCDC or another program to fund student-initiated research, or those who are about to start a senior thesis. Please come with a topic in mind. These workshops will be given from September through mid-February, every year, so if you don't have a topic yet, it would be best to wait.

All workshops held in 9 Durant Hall (use West entrance)
Tues 5 Oct 2-3:30
Th 14 Oct 14 2-3:30
Th 28 Oct 12:30-2

For more information about the workshop series and additional dates, go to

IV. Undergraduate Research Journal Links and Deadlines
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal:
For undergraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences who are interested in joining our staff, we are also looking for passionate individuals with a talent for editing and/or marketing! The application and instructions for applying to be a staff member are posted on this page:

Berkeley Scientific Journal:
Interested in science and/or writing? Looking for leadership opportunities in journalism? Trying to get some experience in scientific publishing? As an undergraduate-run scientific publication, we have been publishing independent research done by Berkeley undergraduates since 1996. Every semester, we also publish interviews with faculty members, reviews of science books, and articles on current issues in science and technology.

If you are interested in getting your research published, writing a features article, designing the cover and layout of the journal, conducting interviews, or becoming part of our editorial board, then BSJ is the studentgroup for you! No previous experience is required, and we are always looking for motivated individuals to become a part of our team.

Meetings are on Thursday nights. If you're interested, contact to let the editors know you're interested in getting involved.

Interested in submitting your research article? See the instructions at
(Note that the BSJ's address is now 5 Durant Hall, though).

Clio's Scroll
Clio's Scroll is accepting submissions of undergraduate papers for its Fall 2010 issue! Papers can be any length and on any topic that is historically related.
To submit:
1.) Turn in one copy to the Clio's Scroll mailbox in 3229 Dwinelle
2.) Email an electronic copy to

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact either Rebecca Rosen at or Annie
Powers at
We look forward to reading your papers!

California Engineer
California Engineer is always looking for new staff members. Our publication group is student-run and student-led and there are many different opportunities to contribute in a wide variety of venues. If you are interested in writing columns, designing layouts or graphics, or doing anything with regards to the production process, contact the editor-in-chief and let us know! No experience is necessary, we'll teach you all the skills you need to become successful!

Prospective authors, see this link:

Psychology at Berkeley