What We Collect
ARCS Foundation may collect the following information: name and position title, and contact information including your email address.
What We Do with the Information We Gather
ARCS Foundation will gather your information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. We are collecting your information for the following reasons:
Keeping our internal records
Improving our products and services
Sending you information that we think you may find interesting
Contacting you for event notification, meeting registration, member surveys, best practices, member preferences and Chapter information by email, phone, fax or mail
ARCS Foundation is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure your information that we collect online.
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Links to Other Websites
ARCS Foundation website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have selected those links to leave our website, you should note that we have no control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such other linked websites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and carefully review the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling Your Personal Information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information on ARCS Foundation website in the following ways:
You will be able to request closure of any account we have created for you at any time by notifying via email at email@example.com or by letter at ARCS Foundation, Inc, PO Box 2649, LaGrange, GA 30241.
If you have previously agreed to permit us to use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by notifying us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter at ARCS Foundation, Inc, PO Box 2649, LaGrange, GA 30241.
ARCS Foundation will not disclose your personal information to any third parties, including our ARCS Chapters, unless we have your prior permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about Chapter events or other third-party events that we think you may find interesting, unless you instruct otherwise. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, for your information or to update, you may request personal data that you have previously provided to ARCS Foundation at any time at email@example.com.
Jeremiah Tsyporin, University of California, Santa Cruz
“As I enter the final year of my PhD, I am beginning to look for mentors to oversee my post-doctoral training. One of the significant ways I can find a mentor is through the networking opportunities offered at conferences. Without this generous support, these opportunities to share my work with the greater neuroscience community would have been impossible for me. In addition to attending conferences and connecting with neuroscientists worldwide, support from ARCS has helped ease the economic burdens associated with the cost of living in Santa Cruz. Because I don’t have to focus so heavily on dealing with basic needs, I have the freedom to spend more time and mental energy focused on research and intellectual pursuits central to a successful PhD.”
Rachelle Stark, University of California, Berkeley
“I grew up in a low-income community in San Bernardino, California where I directly saw the harsh reality of how diet contributes to many diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, etc.). These preventable diseases tragically took the lives of many people in my community. For these reasons, doing research related to nutrition/metabolism is extremely important and fulfilling to me. The [ARCS Award] gives me more options for labs because I will not have to rely on the funding of the lab I choose and can instead choose a lab purely based on my research interests. The funding will also give me more time to work on the research that I find so important and fulfilling.”
Katherine Montana, San Francisco State University
“I will be pursuing my master’s degree in integrative biology at San Francisco State University and conducting my research at the California Academy of Sciences. I am thrilled to get started on my research and mentoring projects. … This combination of research activities will offer me the opportunity to build my technical lab skills, storytelling abilities, and capacity to help other students succeed in science. ... I am deeply honored to receive the [ARCS Award] and take great joy in starting graduate school. I thank you for making this possible for me. I am ready to get to work.”
Micah Swann, University of California, Davis
“I’m conducting applied limnological research on the pristine lakes of Northern Patagonia, in collaboration with Fundación Chile Lagos Limpios. This model will be used to investigate how the physics and water quality of these pristine lakes wi1l be impacted by climate change and watershed development over the course of the 21st century. In September 2019, I had my first opportunity to visit Northern Patagonia … but due to Covid-19 safety and travel restrictions, I have not had the opportunity to return to Chile. With your financial support, I will be able to return to the region in January 2022 and continue collecting data to improve the accuracy of the lake model under development.”
Julie Chang, Stanford University
“The ARCS Award will allow me to focus on my PhD studies without worrying about finances. My research focuses on understanding the physics of breast cancer cell migration using 3D hydrogels and time-lapse imaging. The PhD journey itself has been a rollercoaster and I’m excited to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! After my PhD, I am hoping to land a role as a clinical scientist in the biotech industry in the Bay Area. In this role, I can help analyze and interpret clinical trial data to develop drugs that can cure human diseases. Thank you again for the ARCS award—funding the next generation of scientific thinkers is truly an impactful mission!”
Nicholas Elder, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
“I am grateful to earn my degree at UCSF which is world-renowned for its stem cell research. Likewise, it has been a pleasure to be supported by the ARCS Foundation and wider community. Research is a costly endeavor and being awarded this fellowship has given me the time and space to focus on impactful research while also sharing it with an interested group of donors and other scholars. The fellowship has also been a reassurance. This fall, my supervisor announced that he was leaving academia for an industry position. As I searched for a new supervisor and lab in which to complete my research, I knew that I had financial support to ease my transition.”