• SBSRI Research Professorship grant recipient Dr. Azaz (MENAS) examines the emergence of linguistic complexity in Arabic. This grant will be used to develop a task-based approach to help Arabic learners build linguistic complexity - both lexical and syntactic- at the discourse level (Images: Azaz).

  • Congratulations, SBSRI grant recipient Erana Loveless (Anthropology). With this grant, fire scar samples will be shipped from near Banff National Park in Canada to the University of Arizona's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research for analysis. Pictured here are Erana Loveless, project PI, and collaborator M-P Rogeau examining a charred forest near the study area. 

  • Sophia Layser Borgias (Geography), SBSRI pre-doctoral grant recipient, is researching water rights disputes in the Owens Valley of California, where the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has owned and managed the majority of land and water resources for more than a century. (Photo credit: Borgias)

  • Congratulations to Vicki Moses (Anthropology), who received the Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for her research "The Zooarchaeology of Early Rome: Meat Consumption in Public and Private Spaces." Her research uses animal bones from archaeological sites to investigate urbanization and diet in Rome's formative period. (Image: Moses)

  • Ruth Oropeza (History), a 2017-2018 Fulbright recipient, is writing her dissertation on the impact that disease and epidemics had on the Spanish state in the nineteenth century. Beginning with the devastating cholera pandemic of the 1830s, this project seeks to explore how the constant threat of disease allows the state to begin regulating all aspects of Spanish life. (Images: Madrid and Granada, Oropeza)

  • SBSRI pre-doctoral grant recipient Surabhi Karambelkar (Geography), works on hydropower generation on the Colorado River. Her research examines the legal and policy institutions that govern dam operations, the conflicts that arise from managing them, and the consequences of changing their operations. (Photo Credit: Karambelkar)

  • Brian Mayer (Sociology) is a Udall Fellow for 2017-2018. Brian’s research focuses on community resilience in response to natural and manmade disasters to improve local and regional capacities for adaptation to and recovery from environmental changes. (Image courtesy of photovoice project members and Delene King)

  • Cory Davis (History), a 2017-18 Fulbright recipient, is writing his dissertation on Anabaptist refugees from Switzerland and how they adapted to the very different religious and political climate of southwestern Germany in the late seventeenth century. This project seeks to add to the discussion about the challenges of acculturation that displaced peoples continue to face. (Image: Heidelberg Castle from Philosophenweg, Philosopher's Way, Davis)

  • Amanda Hilton (Anthropology) is a 2017-2018 Fulbright recipient. Hilton's project focuses on olive oil producers in Sicily, Italy, who recently won a Protected Geographic Indication (PGI) designation from the European Union. She explores the human-environment relationships that produce Sicilian olive oil (which the PGI seeks to protect), and whether and how the commodification of this food product is protecting producers and production practices. (Image: Hilton)

  • SBSRI dissertation research grant recipient Shiloh Drake (Linguistics) studies how English speakers, Arabic speakers, and Maltese speakers create words in made-up languages after a short learning period, and what this means for how we create meaning in language. (Image credits: Drake / Ussishkin)

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Four opportunities for new investigators available from American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG), has four seed money grants of $30,000 intended for new investigators (assistant professors appointed within the past six years).... Read More

Thinking about applying for a postdoc?

The Graduate College will be hosting a panel of four current postdoctoral scholars and the director of the Office of Postgraduate Affairs who will share their experiences and insights into how to... Read More

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Next Generation (N-Gen) Sonoran Desert Researchers has just announced two new opportunities. The $1,500 student research grants and $5,000 collaborative research grants are designed to provide... Read More

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Research, Discovery, and Innovation will be accepting applications through September 25th, 2017 for the George H. Davis Travel Fellowship Program. This fellowship can be used by UA tenure-eligible... Read More

Call for nominations for dissertation award

The Information Science Education Committee administers the $1,000 ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award recognizes research which contributes significantly to some aspect of... Read More

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One $25,000 fellowship, plus full base graduate tuition, per year is available through the Graduate College. This fellowship is for a graduate student who has demonstrated, though, research,... Read More

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