October 9, 2018 Events and Deadlines
This newsletter is distributed to dept. heads, graduate program directors, contact
staff, and graduate faculty.
Graduate Program Directors
Update meeting with departments and graduate programs news.
The update meeting that was held October 5th was recorded for those not able to attend.
View the video recording here.
If you need the power points separate from the video please contact: Julie Eisenhut
Interested in Recruiting McNair Scholars to your graduate program
The Graduate School has access to the 2018-2019 McNair Scholars Directory to use specifically
for recruiting new graduate students. The directory includes contact information for
McNair Scholars who have expressed interest in graduate studies and includes information
on recent graduates, seniors and rising seniors. The directory was developed through
a collaboration between the Council for Opportunity in Education and the Council of
Graduate Schools (CGS).
For those not familiar with the McNair Program, the following information was included
in the communication I received from CGS. "The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate
Achievement Program is the single largest federal effort aimed at preparing low-income,
first-generation in college and minority students to pursue graduate studies. The
McNair Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Education's TRIO programs
and provides participants with research internships, faculty mentors, opportunities
to present and publish results of their research, undergraduate teaching experience,
and assistance with applying to and preparing for graduate school."
If your graduate program would like to use the directory to send information to prospective
graduate students who would have had research experience as part of their undergraduate
program, please contact Associate Dean Dissanayake at email@example.com. This is a good opportunity to increase the diversity among your graduate students.
Graduate School is offering a funding opportunity to assist programs desiring to bring
admitted doctoral students to campus for a spring 2019 visit. The Graduate School
will fund a limited number of graduate programs up to $5000. To receive the maximum
award, a program must have 10 or more admitted doctoral students participating in
the event. Programs that plan to bring fewer than 10 students to campus would request
funding of up to $500 per student. Programs will be expected to make the travel arrangements
and provide any additional funding necessary to support activities. Funding will
be provided for doctoral applicants. Deadline for submission of the application materials
is 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.
Save the date for the second annual Science Communication Week, coordinated by the
Kansas Science Communication Initiative (KSCI). The week will feature a variety of workshops, talks, and research presentations.
All K-State students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members, are invited
to take part in the events. KSCI also coordinates workshops and promotes science communication
activities throughout the year. As part of the KSCI Works series, two sessions on infographics are being offered on October 3 and 15.
Notable Scholarly Achievements Newsletter – call for fall submissions
Submissions for the fall 2018 newsletter are being accepted for accomplishments completed
from July 14, 2018-October 26, 2018. Faculty members are invited to complete a brief online form to recognize their students in the next newsletter.
One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, American Association
for University Women (AAUW) is providing $3.9 million in funding for fellowships and
grants to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2018–19 academic
year. The following funding opportunities have application deadlines in November:
American Fellowships (Deadline: November 1, 2018)
International Fellowships (Deadline: November 15, 2018)
Career Development Grants (Deadline: November 15, 2018)
Volunteer to be a Poster Judge at Research and the State
The Graduate Student Council is calling for faculty and post-doc judge volunteers
for the annual Research and the State graduate student poster session, which will
be held on November 8, 2018 in the Engineering Complex atrium from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
Volunteers must be available at 12:45 pm for at least 1.5 hours on November 8. If
interested in serving as a judge, please complete a brief online form to express your interest and provide your availability for the day.
This workshop is being repeated from earlier in the semester. Attendees will learn
why a literature review is important, how to use K-State Libraries’ databases to select
articles, how to evaluate the articles, and how to organize the review. For this session,
article searching will be demonstrated using Web of Science and PubMed, but the concepts
will be applicable to all disciplines. This session will be held October 15, 10:30-11:30
am, in 3114 College of Business Building and will be available by Zoom. The Zoom link
and full workshop series schedule is available on the K-State Libraries website
Students graduating in December are invited to attend Grad Expo, a one-stop shop for
all graduation needs. Bring your student ID to swipe in and be eligible to win prizes!
October 16 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at K-State Alumni Center
The Graduate Student Council is now accepting abstracts for the annual Research and
the State graduate student poster session, which will be held on November 8, 2018
in the Engineering Complex atrium from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Students from all disciplines
are invited to register to give a poster presentation of their research or scholarly
work. Participants must discuss the implications their work has on issues that are
of interest to the Kansas Legislature and must present their work in a way that can
be understood by a broad audience. The deadline to register and submit an abstract
for participation has been extended to October 3, 2018 at 11:59 pm, CST
As part of the 2018 Science Communication Week, graduate students are invited to participate
in an interactive workshop with Jim Richardson, photographer for National Geographic
and contributing editor to its sister publication, Traveler magazine. Participation
is limited to 10 graduate students. Interested students must complete a brief online application, in which they will be asked to briefly comment on why they would like to participate
in the workshop and how they expect to benefit. Applicants must upload the presentation
that they plan to revise in the workshop. Application deadline: October 19, at 5:00pm.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the fifth year of the Small Grant Program
to support research expenses for master's and doctoral students in their final year.
Grants will be up to $1,000 for research costs with funds available after January
15, 2019. Applications are due by 5 pm on November 9th.
The 2019 Building Future Faculty (BFF) program will be offered by NC State University
on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Friday, April 5, 2019. This all-expenses paid workshop is designed for diverse graduate students and post-doctoral
students who are preparing for a career as a faculty member.
Workshop topics include information regarding what to expect as a faculty member,
a discussion of the wealth of resources available to faculty for teaching, and expectations
of productivity for faculty engaged in research. During the workshop, participants
will spend time with current faculty and department chairs in their discipline discussing
effective strategies to prepare for an academic career, and the realities of life
as a faculty member, as well as receiving personal tips and feedback. This program
aims to increase faculty diversity and inclusion and to create a faculty that mirrors
the increasingly diversified student population. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:55 pm EST.
To make the goals of the Making the Leap program a reality, the Chapman Center is
on a search for two dedicated graduate students. From January 2019-December 2019,
these graduate students will receive hands-on training in museum planning, management,
and civic discourse. They will then work as consultants with four Kansas museums to
develop plans for fundraising, exhibitions, public programming and preservation. First
and second year master’s students in the College of Arts and Sciences are invited
to apply. Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, selected graduate
students will receive a $25,000 scholarship. Applications are due December 1. Visit
the Chapman Center website for more information.