Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Synthesist: June 17, 2014

Synthesist

Graduate & Professional Student Orientation: Registration for the 2014 Graduate & Professional Student Orientation, sponsored by the Graduate School, is available online. This event is open to all incoming graduate and professional students and is intended to complement orientations provided by programs and colleges. Learn more >

View the full U of M Graduate Education calendar 

Graduate School Updates

Nine current interdisciplinary graduate groups awarded funding through spring 2014 funding competition. See the list of funded groups > 

GRE Search Service: To assist the University’s graduate and professional programs with diversity recruitment, the Graduate School has purchased its first set of contacts from the GRE Search Service. We recently hosted a planning workshop to discuss this new project. View this workshop and learn more via our GRE Search Service web page.

Graduate & Professional Student Spotlight

Lindsey Dietz: Using statistical data to investigate critical questions about climate change. Read more >

Fifteen graduate students receive 2014-2015 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship awards: The outstanding recipients of the 2014-2015 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship awards draw from multiple areas of study to find original solutions and explanations to real-world problems, contributing significantly to research in their fields. They tackle complex questions, integrating knowledge and methods from a broad range of disciplines. Learn more about this year's fellows >

Distinctive Dissertations: Selected by faculty, four graduate students were each awarded $1,000 for their original and important research. See this year's winners >

Trends, Tools, Issues, Reports & Best Practices

The Versatile PhD: The Versatile PhD is a web-based business that helps universities provide graduate students with non-academic professional development. This resource is available to all University of Minnesota students, alumni and postdocs through an institutional subscription; users must use their UMN email address to log in. Visit the site >

Webinar Recording Now Available: Recent Data from The Commission on Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers: The Commission on Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers was a research effort that addressed the challenge of understanding the multiple pathways that graduate students take through graduate school and into the various careers they choose to pursue. The data and the presentation help explain how students learned about career options and the extent to which graduate education prepared – or did not prepare – them in skills important in the workplace. Access data reports and webinar recording online.

Funding/Employment Opportunities

Fulbright Scholars Program: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects to over 140 countries.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have earned a bachelor’s degree prior to participation in the program.  Students pursuing a graduate degree at the UM must apply through the Graduate School Fellowship Office.  Campus deadline:  September 3, 2014.  More information >

German Academic Exchange Program: The German Academic Exchange Program provides grants for ten months of research at a German University.  Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens who have earned a bachelor’s degree prior to participation in the program.  Students pursuing a graduate degree at the UM must apply through the Graduate School Fellowship Office.  Campus deadline:  September 3, 2014.  More information >

Institute of International Education Announces Graduate Fellowships to China: Funding will support Doctoral Research by U.S. Students at 15 Chinese Universities. Learn more >

Announcements

Office of the Vice President for Research launches new blog: "Inquiry" explores the impact of university research on our world. Visit blog >