PCARI Cycle 5 Request for Proposals Now Open

We are pleased to announce the posting and publication of the PCARI Cycle 5 RFP on PCARI's blogspot account ( at 11:30pm tonight.

The Cycle 5 RFP guidelines and application packet shall also be published in the CHED website ( tomorrow morning.

For reference, kindly see link below:

Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities: Opportunities to Europe and Eurasia

Europe and Eurasia

Europe and Eurasia is the largest regional program in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, offering over 250 awards across the region. Throughout Europe and Eurasia award opportunities, applicants can propose to teach, complete research, or pursue a combination of both at prestigious higher education institutions and research institutions. Our Europe and Eurasia Regional Highlights webpage provides further information, and a recent webinar entitled, “What’s New in Europe” showcases a variety of our awards for this year.

Highlighted awards in the Europe and Eurasia region for the 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program include:

Award highlights in Europe:

Award highlights in Eurasia:

Awards in multiple countries:

For more information about these exciting opportunities, please contact the Europe and Eurasia team at

Fulbright Opportunities for International Education Administrators 

Fulbright’s International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues over the course of an intensive two-week grant duration. Grantees return with an enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students.

The following IEA awards are currently open:

Join IIE for a webinar on June 2 at 2pm EST to learn more about the IEA seminars. The webinar will include an overview of these opportunities and the application process. In addition, attendees will hear about past grantees’ experiences and can ask questions about the programs. Register today to attend! 

For more information, visit the IEA website.  To receive more information and program updates, sign up for My Fulbright.   

2018 Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are now open for applications

These awards are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia. Awards available for non-Australian participants include:

  • Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Endeavour Vocational Education and Training Scholarship
  • Endeavour Research Fellowship
  • Endeavour Executive Fellowship

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalization of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field.

Applications for the 2018 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are open and will close on 11:59 pm (Australian Eastern Standard time) 30 June 2017. Further information is on the application page.

Global Affairs Student Receives Chancellor's Community Service Award

Global Affairs student assistant Funke Aderonmu received the Chancellor's Undergraduate Award for Community Service and Civic Engagement at the Outstanding Student Awards Ceremony on May 15th

Travel Medicine

The UC Davis Travel Medicine program would like to provide you no-cost vaccines and other pre-travel services before your upcoming international trip. All of these services are offered on the Davis campus at no cost to you, your grant or your department.


  • Personalized travel report with immunization recommendations, medical and country-specific concerns, and emergency contact information.
  • Physician evaluation to determine pre-trip health and medical plan.
  • On-campus pharmacy for vaccine medications.


Call Occupational Health at (530) 752-6051.

More information can be found here:

Travelers are encouraged to sign up for iJet® Travel Intelligence® so that emergency response services can be deployed to the traveler throughout the world at a moment’s notice. 

2017 Research Expo

We would like to invite you to the 2017 Research Expo, hosted by the Office of Research. This event brings together the wide range of resources available across the campus to help you advance your research and build strong collaborative networks.

Whether you want to secure new funding opportunities, enhance the impact of your research, or explore how to translate discoveries into products, you will find guidance on each plus much more.

Who should attend: Faculty, post docs, staff and students involved in research

Schedule of Events:

11:00-12:30 Presentations

  • Welcome by Cameron Carter
  • Interim Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Trends and Opportunities in Scholarly Publishing
  • A panel discussion including publishing representatives, journal editors and UC Davis faculty

12:30-2:00 Exhibits Open (lunch provided)

2:00-3:00 Workshops (space limited, so sign up now)

  • Best Practices for Publishing in Journals
  • Updates and Trends in Federal Regulation of Research
  • Science Communication & Informal Education: Partnering with the Exploratorium for Strategic Impact

When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Where: Activities & Recreation Center (ARC), UC Davis

For more information and to register for the event, please visit

Contact with any questions.

Announcement of the Third International Conference on Vietnamese Studies

The University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Ho Chi Minh City National University (VNU) will be hosting the 3rd international conference on Vietnamese Studiesin August, 2017.

1. Goals & Objectives:

The conference aims at providing an opportunity for researchers and teachers to present their research results; share their experiences in the field of Vietnamese Studies with other scholars in the world.  Another aim of the conference is to encourage discussion among professionals with the view to promote collaboration in researching and teaching of Vietnamese language and Vietnamese Studies at institutions in the country and around the world.

The exchange of different ideas and opinions between researchers and experts will contribute to the development of the teaching and studying in the field of Vietnamese, following the direction of speciality and interdisciplinary, and contribute to build the “bridge” between Vietnam and the world.

 2. Major Themes:

The conference will focus on the following themes:

          2.1. Vietnamese linguistics and literature:

2.1.1. Issues of teaching Vietnamese as a foreign language (teaching methodology, language proficiency assessment, etc).

2.1.2. Issues of Vietnamese syntactic structures; preserving the purity and clarity of Vietnamese language; toponymy; dialects and the history of Vietnamese language; teaching Vietnamese for Vietnamese communities overseas and minority ethnic groups in Vietnam

2.1.3. Issues of contrastive studies of Vietnamese and other languages.

2.1.4. Issues of  teaching and studying of Vietnamese Literature.

2.2. Vietnam history, cultures, society and economy:

2.2.1. Issues related to the history, culture, economy, people, and religions of Vietnam from  tradition to contemporary, especially the issues of global integration.

2.2.2. Issues related to the teaching of Vietnamese Studies (organising procedures, curriculum, etc) and researching of Vietnamese Studies from the interdisciplinary perspective.

2.3. New approaches and topics of Vietnamese Studies in the context of global integration.

2.4. Research methodologies and approaches in Vietnamese Studies: interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity

3. Participants:

3.1. Host: Faculty of Vietnamese Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, HCMC National University (USSH, VNU).

3.2. Co-host: Office of Research and Projects Management, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, HCMC National University of Vietnam.

3.3. Invitees: Researchers and educators in the field of Vietnamese Studies.

4. Time & Venue:

  • Time: 2nd August, 2017 – 4th August, 2017 (tentative)
  • Venue (tentative): Binh Chau, Ba Ria–Vung Tau, Vietnam (;

5. Schedule & Deadlines:

  • Deadline for article submission: 1st June, 2017
  • Editing & printing of  the conference proceedings: 1st May - 1st July, 2017.

6. Guidelines for Conference Articles:

  • Articles should be written in Vietnamese or English and should not exceed 5,000 words (the format: Unicode - Times New Roman, font size 12). 
  • Author’s information must be included (name and title, interests of research (optional), name of institution, postal address, phone number, email address)
  • Filling the form on
  • Deadline for article submission: 1st June, 2017.
  • Email:

7. Registration Fee (tentative):

USD150/pax (including accommodation, transportation and participating fee)


Vietnamese Studies: the Issues of Methodology and Practicality


  • 6:00: Picking up attendants at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities,10-12 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, District 1, HCM City).

                   Breakfast at the Lộc Phát restaurant on the way to Binh Chau.

  • 11:30: Lunch at Phụng Các restaurant; receiving conference documents.
  • 12:30: Check-in at Bình Châu hotel (Sài Gòn - Hồ Cóc resort), private time.
  • 18:30: Welcome party at the restaurant of Sài Gòn - Hồ Cóc resort.

2. AUGUST 3, 2017 (THURSDAY)

2.1. Morning:

  • 06:45: Breakfast at the Phụng Các restaurant

Opening Session (Hall Đông Vu)

  • 08:00: Welcome delegates
  • 08:15: Opening speech of Prof. Dr. Võ Văn Sen, President of USSH, VNU-HCM
  • 08:30: Presentation 1
  • 08:45: Presentation 2
  • 09:00: Discussing
  • 09:30: Tea break.

Discussing in the Session 1 & 2

Session 1: Issues of Vietnamese Linguistics (Đông Vu Hall)

Session 2: Issues of Vietnamese Studies (Tây Vu Hall)

  • 10:00: Presentation and Discussing in the Session 1 & 2
  • 12:00: Lunch at the Phụng Các restaurant.

2.2. Afternoon:

  • 14:00: Presentation and Discussing in the Session 1 & 2
  • 15:30: Tea break
  • 16:00: Presentation and Discussing in the Session 1 & 2
  • 17:00: Summarizing Statement (Đông Vu Hall)17:30: Private time1730: Private Time
    • Summarizing Statement of Session 1 (17:00)
    • Summarizing Statement of Session 2 (17:10)
    • Closing speech of Conference Organizing Committee (17:20)
  • 1730: Private Time
  • 18:30: Party at the restaurant of Sài Gòn - Hồ Cóc resort.

3. AUGUST 4, 2017 (FRIDAY)

  • 7:00: Breakfast at Phụng Các restaurant.
  • 8:00: Private time, or using (free) the services of the Binh Chau hot spring: depart (by bus) at 8:00 AM and return at 10: 30 AM)
  • 11:30 : Lunch at Phụng Các restaurant
  • 13:00: Check out; departing to HCM city; visiting Thường Chiếu Monastery on the way to HCM city
  • 17:00: Arriving at University of Social Sciences and Humanities, 10-12 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, District 1, HCM city.