College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Research 2/11/11

February 10, 2011

I. Research Opportunity at University of Arizona
II. Biomedical and Behavioral Science Research Opportunity
III. CLPR/Greenlining Institute Academy Research Program

I. Research Opportunity at University of Arizona
REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) is an NSF-sponsored program that provides undergraduates a summer stipend to conduct independent research projects in conjunction with NSF funded projects under the mentorship of the project's senior investigator. Students will develop an independent research project in conjunction with an ongoing collaborative research project at the University of Arizona conducted by Dr. Steve Archer and Dr. David Breshears. Students will summarize their findings in a written report and present their research in an oral or poster presentation during the fall semester of 2011. To learn more about the program and how to apply, please click here. Deadline to apply is March 15th, 2011.


II. Biomedical and Behavioral Science Research Opportunity
If you are interested in research in the biomedical or behavioral sciences and are planning to apply for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs we encourage you to apply to the MARC Scholars (Minority Access to Research Careers - http://marc.berkeley.edu) or IMSD Scholars programs (Initiative for Maximizing Student Development - http://imsd.berkeley.edu). These two NIH funded programs integrate research, mentoring, academic and social support and professional development for participants from underrepresented groups to enter and successfully complete Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.


WE WILL BE HOLDING AN INFORMATIONAL SESSION THIS WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 9th from 3-4pm in 2063 VLSB. Students may also attend our other informational sessions on:
Thursday, February 24th from 1-2pm in 2063 VLSB, and
Wednesday, March 9th from 5-6pm in 2063 VLSB

What we offer:
*Long term, mentored research with Berkeley faculty
*Individualized mentoring and advising on graduate admissions
*Support to travel to conferences
*Professional development workshops and seminars
*Significant financial support for research over two years

Eligibility:
*Currently enrolled 2nd or 3rd year in biological or behavioral sciences
*Strong intention to pursue Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
*US Citizen or permanent resident from an underrepresented group (underrepresented ethnic minorities, low-income, first generation college students, students with disabilities)
*Have prior research experience

Please check out the MARC and IMSD websites to learn more about these programs or contact Rachel Henderson (email rhenderson@berkeley.edu or visit 2018 VLSB). Applications are due March 28th, 2011.


III. CLPR/Greenlining Institute Academy Research Program
The Center for Latino Policy Research (CLPR) and Greenlining seek talented, self-motivated individuals committed to equality and justice to participate in its Academy Associates Program. The Academy Associates program is an intensive 10-week training program for young leaders that have completed, at minimum, their undergraduate degrees by the start of the program. Associates manage research and advocacy projects with the direction of a Greenlining staff member. Associates present their findings and projects in both a written and oral report at the end of the program. Associates participate in leadership skills workshops, attend power lunches with key stakeholders, and conduct site visits to community, government, and corporate entities. Overall, Associates are exposed to key community leaders, new issues, and new methods of advocacy. Associates receive regular mentorship, professional and personal skill development and are given opportunities to interact with the media, write reports/press releases, testify at key policy hearings, and participate in key meetings with top government officials, corporate CEOs, and political leaders.

Academy participants generally have the following traits:

¨ track record of working towards social justice
¨ ability to work well with diverse groups
¨ strong personal initiative and motivation
¨ leadership experience or potential, and meaningful involvement in school, the workplace or community
¨ open to new ideas

Individuals from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply; there are no preferred areas of study. Preference will be given to graduate-level students. The Associates Program will run from June 6, 2011 to August 12, 2011. Program participants will be paid a stipend of $1,700 a month.

Applications are available on the CLPR website at www.clpr.berkeley.edu. Completed applications must be sent electronically by March 1, 2011. A completed application consists of a personal statement, a current resume, two letters of recommendation (letters should be be sent by the recommenders directly to Professor García Bedolla) and copies of all higher education transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted).