Wednesday, March 4, 2015

2015 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship

The FULBRIGHT-HAYS provides grants to colleges and universities to fund doctoral students to conduct research in other countries for periods of six to 12 months. Projects deepen research knowledge on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula including Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported.

A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he or she:
•         Is a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident of the United States;
•         Is a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United States who, when the fellowship begins, is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral program
•         Is planning a teaching career in the United States upon graduation; and
•         Possesses adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.

Projects in the field of economics, engineering, international development, global education, mathematics, political science, public health, science, or technology proposed by an applicant who will use one of 78 less commonly taught languages in his or her research are particularly competitive.

For details, including more information about priority areas and the list of less commonly taught languages, see:

USC applicants for the Fulbright-Hays must submit through the Graduate School. Dr. Meredith Drake Reitan, Associate Dean for Graduate Fellowships serves as USC’s Program Director.

Key Dates:
March 11, 2015 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Washington, DC time
Pre-application webinar sponsored by the Department of Education. Register by Monday, March 9th at:

Thursday, March 12, 10:00am-11:00am GFS 329
Fulbright-Hays Info Session sponsored by the USC Graduate School

Tuesday, March 24, 2:00pm – 3:00pm GFS 329
Fulbright-Hays Info Session sponsored by the USC Graduate School

Wednesday, April 8
Fulbright-Hays Proposal Narrative due to Graduate School

Monday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 14
Proposal Narrative Review by Graduate School and USC faculty

Monday, April 20
Final Fulbright-Hays Proposal & all Letters of Recommendation and/or Affiliation submitted to DOE G5 application portal

Friday, April 24
USC Graduate School submits all student proposals.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tenure Track Plant Evolution Position

The Department of Biological Sciences at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is seeking to hire a tenure-track plant evolutionary biologist with research experience in molecular and morphological traits.  We invite broadly-trained scientists committed to excellence in innovative research and teaching at an undergraduate and M.S. degree-awarding university to apply.  CSULB is located three miles from the ocean in the ethnically-diverse greater Southern California area and serves over 35,000 students.

We have a brand new state of the art research facility which includes three new greenhouses and a full-time botany technician.  Major instrumentation supporting faculty research and teaching include confocal, scanning, AFM, and transmission electron microscopes, proteomics facility with MALDI-TOF-TOF mass spectrometer, flow cytometer, quantitative PCR machines, and a Typhoon phosphorimager.

The full job description and application instructions are attached and can also be found at  Please distribute this request to talented postdoctoral researchers with an interest in establishing a research lab and teaching program at a dynamic comprehensive university.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Kind regards,

Judy Brusslan
Chair, Plant Evolution Search Committee

Mindful USC

In Memoriam | Richard F. Thompson, 84

A world-leading behavioral neuroscientist who spent a half-century on memory research, University Professor Emeritus Richard F. Thompson developed USC Dornsife’s neuroscience research program.

USC Dornsife’s Richard F. Thompson was the first neuroscientist to identify and map the neural circuits responsible for classical conditioning — a form of learning. Photo by Philip Channing.

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What is C-DEBI?

The Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations explores life beneath the seafloor, making transformative discoveries that advance science and benefit society.

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PhD Fellowships at Oregon State

Attached: position announcement for three Ph.D. fellowships in Systems Biology at Oregon State University.

These fellowships are supported by the USDA National Needs Graduate Fellowship and are available in the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at OSU. Please circulate the announcement with your graduate students. In lieu of circulating the pdf announcement, you are welcome to share the link from our website announcement at

I appreciate your time and effort to help us attract top quality students to Oregon State University. If you have any questions or comments regarding this fellowship announcement or OSU, please let me know.

Thank you again,

Lindsey Hollinger
Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences
118 Withycombe Hall
Corvallis, OR  97331
(541) 737-5327

Plants and their Stressors

New research identifies a genetic switch that regulates a plant’s internal clock based on temperature, leading to plants that can better adapt to climate change.

Dawn Nagel, a postdoctoral researcher at USC Dornsife and lead author on a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, works in Steve Kay’s laboratory. Photo courtesy of Kay Lab.

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