Apply for the 2019 L’Oreal Women in Science fellowship! Due 2/1/19

Applications for the the 2019 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program are now open and will close on Friday, February 1, 2019. This is a great fellowship opportunity for female postdocs!

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each. Since 2003, we’ve awarded 75 postdoctoral women scientists nearly $4 million in grants. We’re seeking five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

Candidates are selected from a variety of fields including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started in their postdoctoral position by the application deadline.

The application and more information about the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program can be found at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact rachel.pacifico@loreal.com.

 

Join us at the PDA Holiday Happy Hour this Thurs Dec 6 from 5-7 PM!

Join the UCLA Postdoc Association at our Holiday Happy Hour and Game Night at Barney’s Beanery in Westwood Village this Thursday, December 6 from 5-7 PM.

Come enjoy some appetizers and games while hanging out with your fellow postdocs. Feel free to bring along your favorite games, or just bring yourself!

All postdocs are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Join us at the PDA Open Forum next Tues, Nov 27 @ 11:30 AM

Would you like to know more about the resources available to all UCLA postdocs? Do you know where to find help regarding PI-related, departmental, and/or university-level administrative issues? Are you experiencing challenges that affect your academic progress?

Armando Flores, the Postdoctoral Case Manager at UCLA, will help answer all of these kinds of questions (and more!) when he presents at our PDA Open Forum next week, Tuesday, November 27 at 11:30 AM in BSRB 154.

Please feel free to bring your lunch, and we’ll provide cookies, fruit, and drinks. We invite you to attend, listen to the resources Armando can provide, and ask him any and all questions you have. Armando is a fantastic resource for postdocs on campus, and we hope you’ll join us next Tuesday!

All postdocs are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Apply to the Bouchet Society (applications due Jan 4)!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, January 4th at 8am PST

The UCLA chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Honor Society (Bouchet Society) is now accepting applications. The Bouchet Society seeks to develop a network of preeminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.

Postdoctoral Membership is available to any individual who has received their PhD degree over the last 6 years, and through initial research achievement in a humanities, social science, or science field, has shown outstanding promise as a scholar.

Applications are due by Friday, January 4th at 8am PST. You can apply here: https://grad.ucla.edu/life-at-ucla/diversity/bouchet-graduate-honor-society/bouchet-application/

For more information on the Bouchet Society at UCLA: https://grad.ucla.edu/life-at-ucla/diversity/bouchet-graduate-honor-society/

Contact Maggie Gover, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Admissions for questions (mgover@grad.ucla.edu)

Join us at PDA Happy Hour (Thursday Nov 15 5-7 PM)!

On behalf of the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) at UCLA, we’d like to invite you to join us at our Monthly Postdoc Happy Hour and Game Night at Barney’s Beanery in Westwood Village Thursday, November 15 from 5-7 PM.

Come enjoy some appetizers and games while hanging out with your fellow postdocs. Feel free to bring along your favorite games, or just bring yourself!

All postdocs are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Free Weekly Mindfulness Sessions for Postdocs Beginning Nov 7

Free weekly mindfulness sessions for post-docs!

Beginning Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 from 6-7pm we will offer weekly drop-in sessions for UCLA postdoctoral scholars led by Dr. Andrea Brard in the RISE space. These sessions are aimed at supporting the wellness of UCLA postdoctoral scholars seeking to learn more about mindfulness, how to cultivate a mindfulness practice, and how mindfulness can be useful in daily life.

Light refreshments provided. No prior mindfulness experience necessary.

RSVP here: https://uclapostdocsmindfulness.eventbrite.com

Join us at PDA Happy Hour (Thursday Oct 18 5-7 PM)!

Please join us at our first PDA Monthly Postdoc Happy Hour and Game Night at Barney’s Beanery in Westwood Village this Thursday, October 18 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

We plan on hosting these happy hours throughout the year, typically every third Thursday of the month. Come enjoy some appetizers and games while hanging out with your fellow postdocs. Feel free to bring along your favorite games, or just bring yourself!

All postdocs are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Join us for our first PDA Community Forum!

Please join us at our first monthly PDA community forum, which will include free coffee and pastries! The purpose of this coffee forum is to welcome all postdocs on campus to connect with and give input to the PDA.

Please join us and help shape your postdoc association and postdoc experience on campus by attending our first forum:

Tuesday, October 9 (Murphy Hall – Room 2325) from 10-11 AM

We’ll discuss topics such as ideas for future events for postdocs, existing suggestions from postdocs for general areas where the PDA should focus, and any input from forum attendees. And of course, this is a great opportunity to socialize and network with fellow postdocs on campus!

All postdocs are welcome and encouraged to attend! We look forward to seeing you there.

 

National Postdoctoral Scholar Appreciation Week at UCLA

Please join us this week for National Postdoctoral Scholar Appreciation Week at UCLA!

Events include:

Monday, September 17: UCLA PDA Kickoff Brunch Fall 2018
10-11:30am; BSRB 154

Tuesday, September 18: Postdoctoral Scholar Orientation
9:00am – 12:30pm; CNSI Presentation Space (5th floor)

Wednesday, September 19: Postdoc Mixer at the Botanical Gardens
4:00pm – 6:30pm, UCLA Botanical Garden La Kretz Garden Pavilion
Enjoy dinner and drinks with your fellow Postdocs. The gardens will also be open until 5pm.
RSVP here

Saturday, September 22: PDA Cross-Campus Picnic with USC and Caltech
4:00 PM; Los Angeles State Historic Park
All postdocs and their families are invited to join for a potluck-style gathering
More information here
RSVP here

Tuesday, September 25: Postdoctoral Scholars & Mentors Award Ceremony & Reception
3-5:30pm; CNSI Auditorium

Saturday, September 29: Postdoc Union’s Second Annual I ❤ Science 5K Run/Walk
Registration begins at 8:30 AM with the race starting at 9:00 AM (and the pancake breakfast immediately after) at Clover Park in Santa Monica
More information here

2018 Postdoc Mentoring Award: Call for Nominations

The Postdoctoral Association at UCLA is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Postdoc mentoring awards, which recognize UCLA faculty who have benefitted the postdoc community through their mentorship of postdocs. We encourage you to nominate outstanding mentors. Please see award details and nomination guidelines, and the find nomination form here.  Nominations must be submitted to the Mentoring Award Committee Chair (jmaloy@ucla.edu) no later than August 13, 2018.