- 2021-2022 Workshops and Seminars
- Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE) Post-Doctoral Fellowships
The Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE) regularly solicits proposals for workshops and seminars focused on topics that impact digitally-enabled research at UCLA. Funded events typically address research challenges, emerging methodologies, software or tools, computational questions, or advances in hardware and infrastructure. The program’s goals are to address critical research issues, bring together UCLA faculty, and establish new collaborations that can lead to new funding opportunities or campus investments. Priority is given to topics of significant impact to multiple research areas across campus.
Workshop awards typically support up to $5,000 to cover expenses; the seminar award typically supports up to $1,000 to cover costs. Co-sponsored proposals are welcome. The OARC Visualization Portal is available as a free venue (pending scheduling confirmation), and event support and promotion will be provided by IDRE as desired. Proposals should specify a preferred time frame and delivery mechanism, whether the event would be held in-person or virtually. Funds may be used to cover expenses, including but not limited to: travel and accommodations for visiting speakers/participants, catering, and event costs. Award funds may be used for small honorariums rather than travel if the proposal is for a virtual workshop/seminar. It is anticipated that at least one of each type of award will be funded per submission cycle.
Applications are welcome from any member of the UCLA Academic Senate or full-time appointees in the Adjunct Professor or Professional Research series.
The proposal narrative should be one to two pages. It should clearly identify the topic to be covered, its impact on the UCLA/IDRE research community, possible speakers or participants, and desired outcomes for the event. The proposed budget request should be no more than one page explaining how the funds would be spent.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposal deadlines are announced through the IDRE mailing list and award announcement will be made in a couple of weeks after the deadline.
Questions? Please send an email to email@example.com.
Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE) Postdoctoral Fellowships
UCLA’s Institute for Digital Research and Education regularly invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships. These IDRE fellowships provide partial support for research conducted in the academic year 2021-21 and related to IDRE programs, including projects involving advanced computing, GPU and many core-based computing architectures, statistical computing and data science and informatics, including deep learning, virtual reality, GIS, data visualization, and 3D modeling. The IDRE scholars will have direct access to and interactions with relevant IDRE-affiliated faculty and researchers.
Any postdoc or individual who holds a doctoral degree and is engaged in advanced training and education, and conducts research under the guidance of a faculty member at UCLA is eligible to apply for the above mentioned postdoc fellowship.
Applications of no more than two pages must be submitted by the faculty mentor/project PI. Successful proposals will have identified a fellow candidate, a clear articulation of their intended contribution to an ongoing research project, and a commitment from project partners to provide additional funding, facilities, and other support for the candidate. Applications that feature innovative and computationally based solutions to research problems with a potentially broad impact to the campus will be given the highest priority. Illustrations and appendices of no more than two pages can be submitted to support the application narrative.
IDRE Scholars are required to present their own research in partial fulfillment of their fellowship responsibilities. Over the year, they will also be asked to help organize activities for the IDRE Early Career Researchers (ECR) group, including a workshop related to their own research interests. Typical yearly events for the ECR group involve an initial poster session, monthly seminars or workshops, and a concluding event such as a panel session or a similar interactive activity.
It is anticipated that two to four fellowships will be awarded each submission cycle with typical awards between $5,000 and $10,000. Funding for successful applications will be transferred directly to the faculty mentors’ home departments as a way to partially defray costs for the research appointment. The list of previous recipients can be found at https://idre.ucla.edu/early-career-researchers-group.
Submission deadlines are announced through the IDRE mailing list. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be reviewed by a committee of IDRE-affiliated faculty and researchers.