YoUdall be interested in these new Life Sciences in Peru opportunity and DOE Graduate Fellowship!

Many exciting opportunities to learn about this week!

  • Thinking about applying to the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship?  The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. This week there are two webinars that showcase 2014 scholar recipients and their stories.  Please visit the above link for more details!

    Applications are now available, and the deadline to apply is March 4, 2015!


  • UPCH Field School of Life Sciences 2015! This program allows international students to study and acquire research and field experience through one of 6 wonderful short-term Summer courses in Peru. These courses have been developed by the most recognized professors from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), the most prestigious Peruvian university dedicated to the biomedical sciences, with a longstanding history of successful alumni who have excelled in their fields.

    Course coordinators and instructors will make extensive use of the “natural classroom”. Each course will employ a variety of strategies and teaching tools in the field, enriching and facilitating the educational learning experience of participants.

    The courses involve hands on field instruction, and students are typically required to complete a small field project. Class sizes are small and enrollment in each course is limited. This provides students the opportunity of having high-level interactions with the course professors and researchers.
    Courses are intensive and span from 2 weeks to one month in length. With all courses held in English (except for the Medical Spanish and Community Medicine Service Learning in Peru course which requires a B2 Spanish level), Spanish language is suggested but not required.
    Our 6 courses for 2015 are:

    Ecology & Conservation of Marine Mammals of the Humboldt Upwelling Ecosystem.
    August 3-13, 2015
    Medical Spanish and Community Medicine Service Learning in Peru.
    June 29-July 24, 2015.
    Natural History of the Peruvian Tropical Coastal Marine System.
    July 20-August 8, 2015.
    Multidisciplinary Research on Medicinal Plants in Peru.
    August 3-21, 2015.
    Biology Conservation Techniques of Parrots and Macaws in the Peruvian Amazon.
    January 19-February 6, 2015
    June 29-July 17, 2015
    Global Health, Public Health and Medical Spanish.
    June 22-July 17, 2015.

    Registration is now open! Registrations made before December 10, 2014, will receive an APPLICATON FEE WAIVER  (USD$150)

    Please find more information visiting their website:

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  • The application process for the prestigious Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) is now open.  This fellowship is associated with the following fields of properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics, nuclear science, or high energy density physics.
    Below are two online resources that shed light on the DOE NNSA SSGF opportunity, benefits and application process.

    ·         How to Apply: application insight and access, frequently asked questions
    ·         Stewardship Science Magazine ( a look at the people and research impacted by the program

    Applications for the next class of fellows will be due on or by January 14, 2015.