The Office of Graduate and Professional Education is committed to facilitating funding and fellowships for the graduate student body. These opportunities, available through university lines, as well as through external foundations and institutions, provide students with vital sources of support in their master’s and doctoral programs. Moreover, fellowships and awards further professional development by funding conference presentations, while expanding horizons through national and international research and travel. In recent years, our graduate students have been awarded a number of nationally and internationally prestigious fellowships. The Office of Graduate and Professional Education works to support and heighten the visibility of our graduate students' world-class research and scholarship.
Thank you to those who attended OGPE grant writing workshops that took place on August 23rd. Below is the powerpoint presentation from this workshop - Grant Writing Workshop Presentation.
Graduate students are also welcome to contact Dr. Charles Riordan, Vice Provost for the Office of Graduate and Professional Education, for an individual appointment.
The Office of Graduate and Professional Education and the Writing Program are again joining forces to offer an intensive workshop for PhD students who are writing their dissertation or have found their writing progress stalled.
Participants will spend the majority of their time writing; however, the workshop will also include brief discussions on topics of common interest to dissertation students, such as motivation, goal setting, time management, and the writing habits of successful and prolific academic writers. Students accepted to this program will commit to attending a writing session from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for two consecutive weeks.
The workshops will be offered July 29 - August 9, 2013. Writing Program faculty will provide time, space, and professional tutorial support to help students progress on their projects. Food will also be provided. This flyer provides details.
Applications are due June 28, 2013 and should be e-mailed to Michael McCamley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is what previous participants had to say:
“The boot camp was helpful because it got me into the routine of writing every day and forced me to evaluate my writing process and figure out what works and does not work for me.”
“I wish I had attended something similar at the beginning stages of my dissertation—it would have really helped me ‘visualize’ (and not be frightened of) the writing process. But, it was completely helpful to a mid-stage writer too as a way to revive momentum.”
“Figuring out how to write a dissertation in (almost!) fifteen minutes a day was priceless. When I'm not writing, I'm at least thinking, outlining, and organizing every day. I hold the boot camp at fault for this aberrantly responsible behavior. Arguably, I probably advanced down my writing timeline a good 1—2 months (at previous pace) in just the first 2 days—all from talking through my thesis ideas at the boot camp.”
Place a workshop request with the Office of Graduate and Professional Education.