Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Fall 2016 Issue No. 25
October 31, 2016
In this Issue
Summer Program for Undergraduate Research
Today, October 31, 2016

The SPSP Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) was created to provide an intensive summer internship in the methods of social and personality psychology for undergraduates from under-represented ethnic groups. Participating students conduct 
research  and research-related 
activities  full-time for 8 weeks.

 Students will receive a $3000 stipend to cover living expenses and up to $500 to cover travel to and from the summer research site. The host lab will recieve $500 which may be used to offset costs for incidental expenses,  graduate 
mentor stipend, etc.

The under-representation of ethnic minorities in social psychology limits the range of voices represented within our science. 
This program is designed to provide an opportunity for such students to 
work  in an active lab in an area they 
do not have access to.

More information about the program here
Travel Awards to Present Research
For Psychology Majors: Student Travel Award for Research (STAR)
The Department of Psychological Sciences is pleased to announce the Fall 2016 call for Student Travel Awards for Research (STAR) grants. All of the information (including eligibility requirements) needed to apply can be found on the STAR website. The deadline for applying is October 31st.
Direct any inquiries to Dr. Ichiyama.
 Visit STAR website for more info

Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)
 Travel Award
USD's Office of Undergraduate Research may award up to $500 per student (or up to $1,000 per group) to present original research, scholarly, or creative projects at a regional or national conference. 

Visit our website for more information.

Applications for OUR Travel Award are first come first serve. 
Off-campus Opportunities

The Summer Clinical and 
 Translational Research Program

The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) is a ten-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students' understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase exposure of college students from groups underrepresented in medicine and from disadvantaged groups to clinical/translational research.

More information
about the program  here

The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP)

 The The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) is an eight-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical students' interest in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational research careers.

More information 
about the program here

Institute for Humane Studies Funding Opportunity

The Institute for Humane Studies is offering a few opportunities for financial assistance to students applying to PhD programs.
  1. IHS's PhD Application Fee Waiver reimburses up to $300 in graduate school application fees to offset the cost of applying to multiple programs.
  2. IHS's PhD Scholarship offers $1,500 for students already enrolled in doctoral programs.
We're looking to support students who are excited about asking hard questions and exploring the principles that advance freedom and prosperity in society.

More information about IHS funding opportunities here
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Alumni Exhibition
Ivy Guild '16 (Visual Arts and Art History)

October 31, 2016 -  November 4, 2016

Sacred Heart Hall, 
Visual Arts Center, Room 102

Closing Reception: November 4, 6 - 8 p.m.
Ivy Guild's sculptures, artist's books, photographs, prints and other works attempt to express both a palpable fervor for tradition and rebellion to the viewer. A prominent mode in her work is the alteration of materials for the adherence t and divergence from traditional craft methods. Guild graduated from the University of San Diego in May 2016 with a BA in visual arts and art history. Guild works as a teaching artist at the New Children's Museum in downtown San Diego. Her work has been shown at the Athenaeum Music and Art Library, the Petaluma Center for the Arts, and has been featured twice in the Museum of Contemporary Art's Under 25 Exhibition. 
For more information, 
please visit  Their Website
27th Annual 
Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference
Save the dates!
Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on
April 18 & April 20, 2017
UC Forums
Register as a Research Scholar
Conducting Research?

Students engaged in undergraduate research/scholarship activities and creative works are eligible to become Research Scholars regardless of funding source or formal program affiliation.

Fall Workshops 
for Students

Research 101: 
What is Research and How Do I Get Started?
(Choice of two days/times; attend one) 
Thursday, November 3rd @12:30-1:30 pm
Serra Hall 204  

Proposal Writing 101
Thursday, October 20th @ 1:00-2:00pm
Serra Hall 209 

Proposal Writing: Applying for Summer Research Scholarships
Thursday, November 10th @ 12:30-1:30pm
Serra Hall 209 
Graduate Student Panel: Learn about Graduate Programs and What it Takes to be a Competitive Applicant
Thursday, December 1st @ 12:30-1:30pm
UC Forum A 

Office Information
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Stop By to Meet the OUR Staff

Sonia Zarate, Ph.D
(619) 260-8823

Maritza Castellanos
Administrative Assistant
(619) 260-4600 ext. 4441

Julie Bennett
Program Coordinator
(619) 260-7840
Joylene Aguirre
Student Assistant
(619) 260-7840

Sidney Smyer
Student Assistant
(619) 260-7840
Fall Office Hours
Monday- Friday 
8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed for Lunch 
11:30am -12:30pm

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Maher Hall 280
San Diego, California 92110