Faculty for the Future Fellowship, Due Nov. 14th | International Female Students Pursuing a PhD in STEM

Program: awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or post-doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Apply if You: 

– are a female and are a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy. You are not eligible to apply if you hold dual citizenship of which one is citizenship of a developed country.

– are preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in the physical sciences, engineering, technology and related disciplines. Awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences. The Faculty for the Future program does not fund Master level studies;

– are enrolled, admitted or have applied to a host university/research institute abroad (applications are no longer accepted where a candidate has not yet applied to a university).

– hold an excellent academic record

– have a proven track record of teaching experience or can demonstrate commitment to teaching

– can demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach programs to encourage young women into the sciences

– are willing to contribute to the socio-economic development of your home country and region by strengthening the faculties in your home university, pursuing relevant research, or using your specific expertise to address public policy matters

Click here for more information.

Good luck!


Interested in Data Science? Apply for the Winter Data Science Fellowship

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive six-week fellowship that prepares postdocs and PhDs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier summer and fall sessions, we will be holding a winter postdoc fellowship.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC) and online section of the fellowship.

Dates: Both sections will be from 01/05/15 to 02/13/15

Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a PhD program or who has already obtained a PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students welcome. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections. Everyone else (including non-PhDs) is enouraged to sign-up for a future session.

For additional information, checkout our website, blog, Venture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.

Good luck!

$20,000 Fellowship for PhD students | Due Dec. 1st

Are you pursuing innovative research related to information security, storage and availability? Then, this fellowship has your name on it!

The Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship

Symantec is accepting applications for  2015 Fellowship Program. Award decisions will be made in January 2015. Symantec will award Symantec Research Labs (SRL) Graduate Fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below. A key goal of the program is to fund innovative research that has real-world value, in areas where Symantec conducts business. We are soliciting applications for the following areas:

  • Next Generation Security: security and cryptography in the areas of mobile computing, data center, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, web, big data analytics, networks, information security, etc.
  • Storage and Systems: areas such as storage, backup, virtualization, cloud computing, big data infrastructure, etc.
  • Machine learning and data mining: including predictive analytics and anomaly detection, in support of the security, storage, and systems areas mentioned above.

Provisions of the Award

The SRL Graduate Fellowship provides up to $20,000 USD that may be used to cover one year of the student’s tuition fees and to reimburse expenses incurred by the student to engage into research collaboration with Symantec, such as conference registration fees, travel expenses, hardware, etc. If the fellowship is to cover tuition, this portion of the award will be made through the university.

Apply here —> http://www.symantec.com/about/careers/college/fellowship.jsp

Why I Hope My Ex Was A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kind Of Love

I loved this piece. I needed to share it with you. I echo her sentiments perfectly. Love is not about finding your “other half.” You are a whole person from the day that you were born. Therefore, in a relationship, you bring 100% you and your partner should bring 100% too. Learn to love yourself, first. Your whole self. All 100% of you. Then, only then, are you ready to love 100% of your partner. Love is a partnership.

Thought Catalog

Yesterday I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in awhile. As we did our quick five-minute catch-up, she asked me how my ex was doing. After I did my well rehearsed polite response, “Actually we aren’t together anymore, so I am not entirely sure,” she gave me the immediate look of sadness and sympathy that I always get. I’m well used to that look, I guess that’s what happens when the man you thought you were going to marry breaks up with you, but after giving me “the look,” she told me that she knows I’ll find someone new and I will love him just as much, if not more. Her words, meant to make me feel better about being single, really got me thinking.
I hope she is wrong. I hope I never find someone I love as much as him.
I don’t say that because…

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Love 6 | Just Be

Stop thinking so much.
Stop analyzing, re-analyzing, and over-analyzing.
Just be.
Be in the moment.
Be in the minute.
Be in the second.

Let ‘it’ go.
Let love flow.
Just enjoy.
Enjoy this moment.
Enjoy this minute.
Enjoy this second.

Everyone comes into our life for a reason.
Maybe it is just for a short season.
Short is relative.
Long is too.
Love each moment.
Love each minute.
Love each second.

Just be.
Just chill.
Just love.

Letters to Graduate Students 3 | Creating a WOW Resume

Dear Dr. You

Dear Dr. You –

Graduation is over! Thesis is submitted! Diploma is on its way! And, now you are ready to for this new, wonderfully frustrating period of your life – job hunting! Whooohooo (not! ;/)

Well, I have good news. This is the best article I’ve found to date on how to create a WOW resume.

Best of luck to you! Now, go ahead and wow the recruiters with your awesome expertise!

Kindest regards,

Bella A.

La Cambusa | Family-Owned Ristorante Italiano

Located in Garfield, NJ.

A cozy family-owned Italian restaurant: the father is the chef, one son is the bartender and it seems the mother plays a hand with recipes given the new menu item “Nonna’s Sunday Dinner.”

Best salad ever!

I know you can’t really see the salad in the picture. But, please believe me when I tell you that this is the best salad ever. It is so, so, so, sooooo refreshing. Truthfully, there is nothing amazing about the vegetables. It is just lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and kale. But, the vegetables taste so FRESH! Maybe, they have a garden in the back. Or maybe it is the lightly grazed olive oil and the hint of white balsamic vinegar. I don’t know the ingredients, but man-oh-man, trust me, TRUST me, this is the best salad ever! I hate salad, so if I tell you this is good, this is GOOD!

The artichoke dip was pretty good too.


Zuppa di Pesce mixed seafood, light tomato sauce w/ linguine

If you love seafood as much as I do, you have to get the Zuppa di Pesce. There’s scallops, clams, mussels, lobster, salmon, shrimp, and calamari. This dish was made for people who cannot decide what to order. So the easiest choice is to just “get everything” haha. And, then ask for a To Go box.

I also tried my friend’s Penne del Golfo with vodka sauce, and that meal was simply divine. The next time I head back there, and there WILL be a next time, I’ll get the Penne del Golfo with shrimp. That’s a promise.

Love 5 | Love is a Choice

Love is a Choice. I am a pragmatic romantic; for me, love is more of a promise to love instead of a feeling. The “in love” phase typically subsides after 2 years. After that period, it becomes a choice to love that perfectly, imperfect person with all his / her flaws. There is no pretense. It just is. You feel comfortable with him / her, more so than with any previous partner. You don’t have to do anything spectacular. His / her presence is all you need. Watch TV in bed, take a walk, dine out at a restaurant, discuss spiritual beliefs, cuddle, share a laugh. Quality time for me is Love. And, it is a Choice. I can choose to spend time with him / her or I can choose not to.

Living in this age of technology, we are bombarded with the love stories of friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and personal Blogs. Usually, 1% of our friends / acquaintances post pictures of their “in love” phases. And, for people, like me, who love simply and easily and in private, seeing these images may force us to question whether we are settling or if that really is love. But, in the words of Nicholas Sparks, “love, I’ve come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.”

I’m not poor! I’m impecunious.

One of my best friends, is studying for her GRE. She keeps me entertained with her new vocabulary.

“Bella, I don’t want to be impecunious,” she said.

And, I couldn’t help but laugh. I am quite convinced that the Queen created that word to avoid using the word “poor.” The Webster dictionary hints that I am right because the word was first used in the Medieval times.

If you saw a vagrant, with a placard that read, “Help me, I’m impecunious,” what would your first instinct be? I’d think it was a new disease. When in fact, poverty has existed from since the dawn of time.

I imagine the Queen loved that word. She could now say, “My royal subjects, many people in The United Kingdom are living in dire, impecunious conditions. Today, I implore Parliament to implement the anti-impecunious decree.”

Ahh, GRE, I wish I knew why you existed.

On Spirituality

I believe there is good and there is evil.
that upon death, the good are rewarded and the evil are not.
That good is relative because we are all susceptible to sin.
Small sins and big, deliberate sins.

I believe that there is a God.
And God has no gender.
That God lives in all of us.
That atheists do not believe in God because they blame Him for allowing awful things to happen.
That atheists, by default, believe in God because they are blaming Him.
That scientists who are atheists should have their degrees revoked.
Because physics and biology prove that God exists.

I believe that God created us to heal the world.
And when we sit back and let awful things happen, we are not fulfilling our purpose.

I believe in reincarnation.
Because it’s the only way I can explain meeting someone in this life for the first time while knowing in my heart that I’ve met them before.
Because when I look at them, I am staring into familiar eyes.

I believe that religion divides but love unites.
But that a child should grow up in a church because it gives him the basic foundation of who God is.
That the bible is a guideline and not a rule book.
That irregardless of culture and race and religion, our core belief to love is the same.

I believe in love.
Love is my religion.