Graduate School Weekly Newsletter

December 4, 2018    Events and Deadlines

This newsletter is distributed to dept. heads, graduate program directors, contact staff, and graduate faculty. 

Graduate Program Directors  

Spring Graduate Student Orientation 

The Graduate School and other campus support units will host welcome and orientation activities for new graduate students admitted to graduate programs for the spring 2019 term during the week of January 14th. A schedule of sessions and activities is available on the Graduate School website, and an online registration form is now available. Last week, incoming graduate students who have accepted their admission offer in CollegeNet were sent a direct email notification about orientation. To ensure that all students receive this information, graduate programs are encouraged to promote graduate student orientation activities to their new and current graduate students. 

Graduate Faculty

Howard Hughes Medical Institute- 2019 Program Announcement

The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program supports early career life scientists in academic labs across the U.S.
The HHMI seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community. We know that the biggest challenges in science call for diverse perspectives and original thinking. The goal of the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is to recruit and retain individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Competition opened September 12, 2018, the due date is January 9, 2019.


Deadline to be a spring 2019 Graduate without having to enroll in spring

December 7, 2018 is the deadline to be a spring 2019 graduate without being required to enroll in the spring semester. The Graduate School staff will be working fall commencement on December 7. Any ETDRs submitted that day will be recorded as submitted by the deadline but will not receive a response until Monday, December 10, 2018.  Please note, when submitting a final ETDR, the PDF file name, title pages and copyright page must reflect the year 2019.

2019 Graduate Student Leadership Development Program

Through this semester-long experience, graduate students will work with Leadership Studies faculty and their peers to dive into challenges that are most important to them. The program provides an opportunity to develop leadership skills to make a positive change in work, studies, and student organizations, and move beyond technical expertise to solve problems. Application deadline: December 7, 2018.

DOE Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations and is currently accepting applications. Application deadline: December 17, 2018, 5:00 PM EST

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers, Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period, Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location, Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas, Identification of career goals and opportunities and Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts

Eligibility requirements include being a U.S. citizen, being an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas. Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted HERE

DOE Computation Science Graduate Fellowship Opportunity

The DOE CSGF provides opportunities for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering.  The program was expanded in 2018 to include doctoral candidates research applied mathematics, statistics and computer science advances that will contribute to the effective use of high-performing systems. DOE CSGF Deadline: January 9, 2019