Provost’s Diversity Fellowship

The Graduate School will award Provost’s diversity fellowships to Ph.D. students in the 2014-15 academic year.  These fellowships are intended to support the degree completion of continuing students, and should be focused on advanced students likely to complete their degrees with the added financial assistance of this fellowship.   

Ph.D. students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who address how one or more of the following criteria apply to them are eligible:


Internationally known for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression, Angela Davis will speak as part of the Graduate School's 2014 Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin lecture series.  The lecture, scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alice Statler Auditorium, is open to the public.


Save the date! Coming Saturday, March 1, from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.


The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Hsien and Daisy Yen Wu Scholarship.  The Hsien Wu and Daisy Yen Wu Scholarship was established by Daisy Yen Wu in memory of  Hsien Wu.  A total of 2-3 awards of $500 to $2,000 will be made from the fund this May.  The amount of each award will be determined by the selection committee.


Graduate students who are teaching a First-Year Writing Seminar in Spring 2014 are encouraged to apply for a Council of Graduate Schools Future Faculty Assessment Grant. This is a unique opportunity for graduate writing instructors to learn more about effective practices for assessing student learning as they design, carry out, and share results of a mini-project on teaching writing, either in pairs with a peer instructor or individually.

Are you interested in preparing for the academic job search by writing a teaching philosophy statement, comparing institutional types, designing a syllabus, and learning how to better support and assess student learning?


Engaged Learning through Extension, Outreach, and Instruction - EDUC 5510

Spring 2014, 3 CREDITS


The Graduate School will award grants to graduate students for spring and summer 2014 research-related travel. Applications are due to the Graduate School (350 Caldwell Hall) by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 1 for spring or summer travel. (If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications are due the following Monday.) Research travel grant applications are available at


The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network is offering seven online courses for graduate students and postdocs in Spring 2014. Courses will be taught by expert faculty and staff from partnering research universities, and involve both synchronous sessions and asynchronous work. Course titles are:


Leadership is a critical factor in organizational and career success.  It involves working effectively with other people to achieve organizational goals and shape social reality.  Every student, no matter what field of endeavor, will face a variety of difficult leadership challenges in life as they are asked to manage people. Even a small lab group will present challenges that will require skill to address well. How these challenges are met can have a significant impact on an organization and on one’s career.