2011-2012 Globalization and Nanotechnology Research Fellowships

CNS-UCSB's Globalization and Nanotechnology Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG 2) is offering two Graduate Research Fellowships for 2011-2012:

·  Social Science and Humanities (20 hours a week)

·  Science and Engineering (10 hours a week)

IRG 2 is led by Professor Rich Appelbaum (Departments of Global & International Studies, and Sociology). 

Professor Appelbaum’s research group focuses on the ways in which emerging technologies (including, but not limited, to nanotechnology) can contribute to equitable and sustainable development in China, Mexico, and other emerging economies in Latin America and Asia.  We are particularly interested in impacts on energy/environment, water, food security, health, and labor; the role of state-led development; and the growth of transnational scientific collaboration.  Depending on training and interests, fellows have the opportunity to do field research and/or analyze large databases, as well as work collaboratively across the social sciences, humanities, sciences, and engineering. 

The Social Science and Humanities Fellowship is a one-year, renewable graduate fellowship for approximately 20 hour per week, and includes a stipend of $34,300 which covers cost-of-living expenses, tuition, fees, and GSHIP.

The Science and Engineering Fellowship is a quarterly or one-year, renewable graduate fellowship for approximately 10 hour per week, and includes a stipend of $17,000.

Applicants should have:

  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Interest in globalization and sustainable development issues
  • Interest in globalization, labor, social justice and equity issues
  • Knowledge of Mandarin or Spanish desirable but not required

Previous experience with nanotechnology is not required.

Application deadline is August 1, 2011.


Go to the pages for Social Sciences and Humanities Graduate Fellowships or Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships for further details about CNS-UCSB research fellowships and links to application materials.