October 7, 2020
Welcome to Fall Quarter 2020! To *new* faculty, we are thrilled that you chose UC San Diego.
Read on to learn more about upcoming events, grants, and news. Also, please join us for a Community Meeting on October 26 to discuss future plans and your ideas for faculty success and retention strategies. For inquires, email vcedi-faculty@ucsd.edu.
Upcoming Events
The ART of Inclusive Communication 2.0
Tuesday, October 20
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The ART of Inclusive Communication 2.0 is an interactive, dialogue-focused workshop, where we take a deeper dive into how we can actively work to make our communication, our lives, and our organizations more inclusive and anti-racist. Training provided by The National Conflict Resolution Center.
FDI Community Meeting
Monday, October 26
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Learn about the Advancing Faculty Diversity Grant and our proposal to support faculty success and retention. We want to hear your ideas and feedback to ensure these efforts improve your experience as an academic at UC San Diego.
Truth Without Tears: African American Women Deans Share Lessons in Leadership
Thursday, November 5
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Carolyn R. Hodges and Dr. Olga M. Welch about Truth Without Tears, a timely and insightful portrait of black women leaders in higher education. The authors, both former deans, draw extensively on their experience as African American women to account for the challenges and opportunities facing women of color in educational leadership. The offer for a free copy of the book with registration has been extended, available while supplies last.
Opportunities for Awards & Grants
NCFDD Faculty Success Program
Deadline to apply: October 16, 2020

NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program is a 12-week virtual boot camp for faculty who want to learn how to increase their research productivity and get control of their time. The program is designed for tenure-track and tenured faculty. All Academic Senate and Non-Senate Instructional faculty at UC San Diego with expectations for scholarly research, teaching, and service are eligible.
Presidents Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Deadline to apply: November 1, 2020

Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at approximately $53,460 depending on field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses.
UC Global Health Institute GloCal Health Fellowship
Deadline to apply: November 2, 2020

The GloCal Health Fellowship is a 12-month, mentored research fellowship for investigators interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries. The fellowship is designed for: US doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, etc.), professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) and postdoctoral fellows from any discipline, as well as foreign postdoctoral fellows from affiliated international sites in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Faculty Leadership in Diversity Grant 
Deadline to apply: accepted on a rolling basis

Are you interested in advancing diversity and equity? Is there a conference, workshop, or other opportunity that would enhance your leadership skills in EDI? FDI offer small grants of $500 to $3,000 to support faculty who want to transform their knowledge around diversity into strategic action. Allowable costs include professional coaching, conference or workshop fees.
>>Visit our website for more information or click here to submit an application 
Check out these upcoming NCFDD Webinars. You may stream live or watch later on your own time.
To get online access to webinars, peer mentoring and other support, please activate your NCFDD membership.
Scholar Spotlight
Dr. Olivia Graeve, a materials science expert and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is being recognized by the White House with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, for her outreach work in STEM. Congratulations Dr. Graeve!

We are offering Faculty Peer Mediation services online. Mediation is an alternative form of conflict resolution that's informal (no paper trail), collaborative, and confidential. 

To learn more or to schedule a mediation, please call MarDestinee Perez at (858) 246-1923.
To request a confidential consultation with Associate Vice Chancellor Frances Contreras, please complete this form and her assistant, Robin Mullins, will be in touch to schedule a Zoom meeting. 

AVC Contreras regularly meets with faculty on issues related to faculty diversity, equity, retention and climate. 
EDI offers Anti-Racism Resources to support your personal edification and discussions with students, colleagues, and teams regarding racism. If you would like direct assistance to address bias and racism in your unit, please complete the EDI Engagement and Resources Request Form and a staff member will reach out to you.

As a reminder, the Teaching and Learning Commons also offers resources on Teaching DEI Courses and Equity and Inclusion during COVID-19.
Our networks are committed to promoting scholarship for and by diverse scholars, peer mentoring, and support. 


UC San Diego is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).

>>Activate your NCFDD membership to get online access to webinars, tools and support to thrive in academia. 
The Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion is a unit of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We work in partnership with faculty and academic leaders to cultivate an culture of inclusive excellence at UC San Diego. 
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