College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Research 11/5/10

November 2, 2010

I. Center for Middle Eastern Studies Undergraduate Research Grant
II. Biology Fellows Program
III. Institute for International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarships
IV. Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation project
V. Research Workshops

I. Center for Middle Eastern Studies Undergraduate Research Grant
Deadline: 11/10/2010
(funding for independent project) http://cmes.berkeley.edu/Programs/grants_cmesresearch.html


II. Biology Fellows Program
Deadline: 11/12/2010
Since 1992 the Biology Fellows Program has provided research awards to Berkeley Undergraduates. The program offers: $1700 stipend for the semester, faculty research seminars, professional development workshops/events, and the opportunity for students to organize and present their research at the HHMI Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Applications are due NOVEMBER 12th by 5PM in 2075 VLSB. Letters of recommendation can be sent to bfpletters@berkeley.edu. Letters are also due November 13th. For more information, application guidelines and to apply: https://calshare.berkeley.edu/sites/bsp/bfp/Pages/Welcome.aspx


III. Institute for International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarships
Deadline: 11/14/10
Up to $2000 to conduct international research. http://iis.berkeley.edu/
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. The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, November 24, 2010. The scholarship is open to undergraduate applicants from all departments. Description: The Institute of International Studies (IIS) 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. Research may be conducted while in EAP, or independently. The scholarship recipients will be called IIS Junior Scholars. All IIS Junior Scholars will present their findings in the form of a research paper at a conference held at IIS at the end of the 2010-2011 academic year. The three strongest research papers, as determined by an IIS faculty panel, will each receive an additional $1000 prize.

Eligibility: Any UC Berkeley junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. (Note: concurrent enrollment students are not eligible to apply.)

Application Requirements: Applicants must submit a one-page research proposal that addresses: Why it is important to the field of study A preliminary research plan. Proposals should briefly identify how the student is qualified to conduct the research (past or planned coursework, languages, etc). Proposals should also indicate the format for research (during EAP, as an independent study, etc). Applications must include unofficial transcripts and one letter of recommendation, which can come from a GSI or faculty member. Submission: E-mail all required application components (as detailed above) as one .pdf document to iis.grants@berkeley.edu.. Please ask your recommender to e-mail the recommendation letter directly to href="mailto:iis.grants@berkeley.edu">iis.grants@berkeley.edu. All other components of your applications should be submitted as a single document to iis.grants@berkeley.edu. Please direct inquiries to iis.grants@berkeley.edu.


IV. Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation project
Deadline 3/1/11 http://research.berkeley.edu/stronach/
Tuesday, November 16, 10-11 a.m., 9 Durant Hall
Thursday, December 9, 4-5 pm, 9 Durant Hall
Speaker: Mary Crabb, Coordinator, Stronach Baccalaureate Prize
The Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and the public good. The award gives bright, ambitious students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a special project after their graduation. Several prizes may be awarded, each in an amount up to $25,000, designed to cover project costs and living expenses for a period of up to one year. Proposals for humanistic projects involving the arts, humanities, social, or natural sciences are welcome. The 2011 Prize is open to Berkeley graduates in all areas of study who receive their degree in Fall 2010, Spring 2011, or Summer 2011. Event Contact: 510-643-5376


V. 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.
Mon 15 Nov 3-4 9 Durant Hall
Tues 23 Nov 1-2 9 Durant Hall

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.
Wed, 10 Nov, 3:30-5, Durant 14
Tues, 16 Nov, 2-3:30, Durant 9

For more information about the workshop series, go to http://research.berkeley.edu/haas_scholars/.