College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Research 9/24/10

September 21, 2010

I. Undergraduate Research Journals
II. Research Deadlines
III. Research workshop
IV. Minority Health/Global Health Fellowship Program

I. Undergraduate Research Journal
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal:

The Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is now accepting original research papers written by UCB undergraduates and recent graduates on a rolling basis. The deadline to submit papers is Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 4pm in 5 Durant Hall. We only accept hardcopies.

Established in 1987, the Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is a publication of exceptional undergraduate academic papers from the social sciences and humanities. Run by and for students, we operate from the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Prospective authors, please see instructions for submitting your work at this link:

For other inquiries, please direct questions to the Editor-in-Chief at , or visit our website at

Berkeley Scientific Journal
Interested in science and/or writing? Looking for leadership opportunities in journalism? Trying to get some experience in scientific publishing? Check out the award-winning Berkeley Scientific Journal!

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 student group 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 (History, broadly defined)
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:

II. Research Deadlines
UCDC (internship in DC w/ associated research)
Deadline: 09/29/2010
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
Center for the Comparative Study of Right Wing Movements is offering a mini grant to undergraduates. To learn more, please go to The deadline is October 1st.

Center for Race and Gender
Center for Race and Gender is offering grants for undergraduate research. To learn more, please go to The deadline is October 6th, 2010 at 3pm.

Mcnair Scholarship Program
The Mcnair Scholarship Program is for students in all majors planning to pursue a PhD. They are granting $2800 stipend, GRE prep, opportunity to publish, public speaking
training and opportunities.
Eligibility criteria include: 3.0 gpa, US Citizen or permanent resident, and either first generation college/low income OR underrepresented students. See web site for greater detail -
Information sessions:
1. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 4:00-5:30 PM, 11 AAP, 2515 Channing Way
2. Thursday, Sept. 30, 12:00-2:00 PM, 127 Sproul Hall
3. Monday, Oct. 4, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 9 Durant Hall
4. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 12:00-2:00 PM, 105 Cesar Chavez Center
DEADLINE 10/12/2010

Institute for International Studies Junior Studies
Institute for International Studies Junior Studies is offering up to $2000 to conduct international research. Please go to for more information. The deadline is 10/15/2010.

National Institute of Health
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 Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) 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
For more information, please go to The estimated deadline is 11/03/2010.

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

Workshop A+ "Getting Started in Undergraduate Research" and Scholarship Connection Info Session, combined:
A+: Tues 12 Oct 12:30-2 PM
A+: Mon 18 Oct 3-4:30 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. Minority Health/Global Health Fellowship Program
The Biology Scholars Program (BSP)and the Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases (CEND) announce the 2011 UC Berkeley “Global Health Disparities Research” Fellowship program. Applications Open October 1st. The program offers undergraduate and doctoral students from minority and health-disparity populations the opportunity to do health sciences research abroad in a developing country, as well as a semester doing research in a leading Berkeley lab.

The program seeks to:
*To empower underrepresented health sciences students, by providing opportunities to bring their knowledge and research training to under-served communities in the developed and developing world.
* To promote the translation of knowledge from the global South to the North, by encouraging students to identify ways in which their experiences abroad can inform health and research practices in the U.S.
* To build capacity at U.C. Berkeley and our developing country partner sites, by providing new resources, increased student and faculty exchange, and new collaborative research projects.
* To address the growing student interest in global health across the campus, and to provide international research experiences with a focus on health in developing countries.

Applications will be available via the MHIRT site: on Oct. 1 and will be due Nov. 1.