College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Research Opportunities 10/22/10

October 20, 2010

I. Upcoming Research Workshops
II. MHIRT 2011 Global Health Summer Research Fellowship
III. Upcoming Informational Sessions and Events
IV. Approaching Research Deadlines

I. Upcoming Research Workshops
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 Honors or SPUR (Student Initiated), 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.

For info session dates, visit for updated schedule.

None of these times work for you but you want to know how to find a mentor/get into a lab and what programs are out there to support your research? Check out these two links:

II. MHIRT 2011 Global Health Summer Research Fellowship
All applications must be received by Monday, November 1st 2010 by midnight Pacific time.
For more information:

Fellowship Projects
For this fellowship, you must apply to a specific research project. The 2011 Research Opportunities provide detailed descriptions of available projects. Please review these prior to applying.

This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents from "health disparity" communities who are 3rd/4th/5th-year undergraduates or doctoral students at U.C. Berkeley. You must be enrolled in classes for the entire Spring 2011 semester in order to be eligible. If you are planning to graduate in Spring 2011, you are only eligible if you will be available to participate in certain on-campus research and training activities in Fall 2011. All applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

III. Upcoming Informational Sessions and Events
Cal in the Capital Info Sessions
Deadline Wednesday, November 3, 2010
October 26 , 5-6 p.m. , 229 Dwinelle Hall
Sponsor: Cal Corps Public Service Center
Looking for an internship experience? Come find out about Cal in the Capital! Event Contact:

SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) Info Session
Estimated deadline 3/14/11
November 8, 4-5 p.m. , 9 Durant Hall
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program (SURF) is designed to allow Berkeley undergraduates in the College of Letters and Science to spend the summer doing concentrated research in preparation for a senior thesis or another major capstone research
project. Students with need-based financial aid may be eligible for additional funds. Event Contact: 510-642-3795

Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for your post graduation project
Deadline 3/1/11
Tuesday, November 16, 10-11 a.m., 9 Durant Hall
Thursday, December 9, 4-5 pm, 9 Durant Hall
The Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and the public good. Event Contact: 510-643-5376

IV. Approaching Research Deadlines
Institute For International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarships
Old Deadline: 10/15/2010 New Extended Deadline:11/24/10
Up to $2000 to conduct international research. The Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley is seeking to award a series of merit scholarships of up to $2000 each to support undergraduate research in any area on international studies. Submission: E-mail all required application components (as detailed above) as one .pdf document to

Please ask your recommender to e-mail the recommendation letter directly to this email as well. All other components of your applications should be submitted as a single document. Contact: Please direct inquiries to

Minority Health and Global Health Fellowship Program
Deadline 11/1/2010 (New Earlier Deadline!)
(year-long apprenticeship)

Center for Middle Eastern Studies Undergraduate Research Grant
Deadline 11/10/2010
(funding for independent project)

Center for the Comparative Study of Right-Wing Movements Undergraduate Mini-Grant
Deadline 11/15/2010