September 25, 2018 Events and Deadlines
This newsletter is distributed to dept. heads, graduate program directors, contact
staff, and graduate faculty.
Graduate Program Directors
Spring 2019 admission reminder – submit program recommendation for applications in CollegeNet
September 1 was the due date for programs to submit their recommendation for international
applicants living outside the U.S. seeking spring 2019 admission. For international
applicants currently in the U.S., (transfers), program recommendations are to be submitted
in CollegeNet by October 1.
Update meeting with departments and graduate programs
October 5, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm
Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building
All department heads, graduate program directors, and graduate program contact staff
are encouraged to attend the Fall 2018 update meeting with the Graduate School administration
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 perspective
graduate students who would have had research experience as part of their undergraduate
program, please contact Associate Dean Dissanayake at firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
Call for Graduate Student Teaching Award Nominations
Departments are encouraged to nominate outstanding graduate teaching assistants for
the GSC/MAGS Award for Graduate Student Teaching Excellence. Each department may nominate one GTA for the teaching award. Nominations are due
to College Deans offices by September 28. Also be sure to explore other graduate student award opportunities available throughout the year.
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 - 3:00pm.
Volunteers must be available at 12:45pm 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.
Fall 2018 Graduation Degree Check Walk-In Sessions
Graduate School degree analysts will host walk-in degree check sessions September
24-28 from 9:00-11:00am and 2:00-4:00pm. This is a great opportunity for graduate
students who plan to graduate this semester to ask questions about requirements and
deadlines for graduation, ETDR submission, and commencement, and to make sure they are on track to graduate this semester.
Key funding opportunities will be discussed from NSF, DoD, DoE, Hertz Foundation,
and the American Association of University Women. Opportunities in the humanities
and social sciences will also be specifically addressed — plus learn to search for
fellowships on your own. This session will be held on September 27 from 3:30-5:00pm
in room 207 of the K-State Student Union. Advanced registration is requested.
The Library and Your Research – Copyright & Your ETDR
This workshop will cover how to understand publisher copyright contracts, author rights,
and how to potentially retain more rights when publishing. Students will learn how
to reuse their own work in their ETDR or publications and how to legally and ethically
reuse others' works, all while getting a crash course in copyright. This session will
be held October 1, 10:30-11:30am, 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 Librarieswebsite.
Recipients of GSC travel awards for November are posted on the GSC travel awards website. October 1 is the deadline for graduate students to apply for GSC travel awards to
attend academic and professional events that begin anytime in December.
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, invites undergraduate and graduate
students to apply for a research grant from the Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program.
The GIAR application deadline is October 1, and awards are dispersed in January 2019.
All K-State students who apply for the national GIAR are also eligible to apply for
a local award from the K-State chapter of Sigma Xi. To apply for the local award,
please send a PDF copy of the entire national award application to Dr. Saugata Datta
(email@example.com). The letter of recommendation should also be sent directly to Dr.
On October 9, join BioKansas and Kansas State University as women leaders in STEM
and entrepreneurship share their experiences and discuss the importance of networking
to enhance career success. Network with students and regional industry members! Advanced
registration is required and space is limited. $10 registration fee. Partial subsidy
for students available through the KAWSE office (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for discount code). Register Here
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 is September 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm, CST
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.