Resources

Graduate

Pathways to Science: Fellowships
A search tool for graduate STEM fellowships, ranging from discipline-specific to those aiming to increase minority research participation. Webinars for compiling application are also available.

National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Alex Lang's website has an excellent compilation of past essays for the NSF-GRFP.

These are the essays Christian Cazares used for the NSF GRFP, awarded during the 2015-2016 application cycle.

Personal, Relevant Background & Future Goals Statement

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Graduate Research Statement

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Example Feedback

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Undergraduate

Tom Frederick's Compilation of Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences
An often updated, curated list of paid undergraduate REUs.

Pathways to Science: Summer Research
Paid summer placements of around 10-30 students. These usually consist of hands-on research experience and guidance for graduate school applications.

Pathways to Science: Scholarships
These will help cover the cost of tuition and may defray educational and living expenses.

NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at UC Berkeley
Individual research projects in Biology-related departments at the University of California, Berkeley.

SACNAS Travel Award Q&A

On May 2016, the  Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) invited Christian Cazares and a fellow travel awardee to answer questions regarding the travel award applications.



Here are his notes, including spelling errors.

Christian's Curated List
A list of opportunities from his time as a Cal undergraduate.

Science Communication

ComSciCon
A series of workshops in Cambridge focused on communicating your research in an easy-to-digest manner.

A humorous example of communicating your science to the general audience.



The perils of miscommunication between science and the general audience.




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