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K-State Today

September 26, 2017

Graduate School announces spring 2018 recruitment weekend funding

Submitted by Kelsey Peterson

The Graduate School announces a funding opportunity designed to facilitate the doctoral recruitment efforts in programs across campus.

The recruitment of top doctoral students occurs most productively when pursued collectively. Moreover, recruitment does not end when students are admitted; in fact, in some ways this is when recruitment really begins. According to the Graduate School, recruitment weekends are one of the most effective graduate recruitment strategies. Prospective graduate students enjoy seeing the campus, meeting with graduate faculty, visiting with current graduate students and meeting each other.

The Graduate School is offering a funding opportunity to assist programs desiring to bring admitted doctoral students to campus for a spring 2018 visit. The Graduate School will fund a limited number of graduate programs up to $5,000. 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 form is 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13. In addition to the application, programs must submit a sample itinerary for the visitation and estimate of projected expenses. Application materials should be submitted electronically to gdschgra@k-state.edu. Funding decisions will be made on or before Dec. 4. Download the application on the Graduate School recruitment website.

The group visit must be completed by March 30, 2018. A debriefing report must be submitted by April 20, 2018, detailing the expenses, activities and effectiveness of the visit.

Please contact Carol Shanklin, dean, at shanklin@k-state.edu or Geraldine Craig, associate dean, at gkcraig@k-state.edu or 785-532-6191, if you have questions.

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