Community of Scholars Program Events

Fall 2016

PREPARING A SUCCESSFUL NSF GRFP APPLICATION*

Wednesday, September 14 3:00 – 4:30 pm 101 Walter Library
This workshop is intended to help students understand the NSF GRFP and how to prepare a successful application.

GRANT WRITING 101

Friday, September 16 9 am – 12 pm 101 Walter Library
Focus will be on knowing your audience; proposal components; strategies for submitting a successful
proposal; and top ten reasons proposals are rejected.

WRITING THE PERSONAL STATEMENT

Friday, September 16 l 1 – 3 pm l 101 Walter Library
The personal statement is critical for most applications but is often hard to develop. Key elements for
writing a concise and compelling statement will be addressed.

WRITING THE COVER LETTER FOR THE ACADEMIC JOB SEARCH*

Wednesday, September 21 3 – 4:30 pm 402 Walter Library
This interactive workshop introduces participants to the nuts and bolts of effective cover letters.

INFORMATION SESSION: BLACK WOMEN WEALTH ALLIANCE INTERNSHIP

Thursday, September 22 11:30 am – 1 pm 135 Nicholson Hall
The Black Women's Wealth Alliance (BWWA) is offering unpaid internships for Black female students.
Internships are available for fall 2016 and spring 2017. Come learn about various projects to expand your professional network.

GRADUATE STUDENTS OF COLOR WELCOME LUNCHEON

Wednesday, September 28 11:30 am – 1 pm Mississippi Room, Coffman Union
Connect with COSP peers and learn about organizations for graduate students, as well as the Community of Scholars Program (COSP).

PROFESSIONALIZATION AND MENTORING

Friday, September 30 10:30 am – 12:00 pm 402 Walter Library
We will focus in proactive strategies to build your network of support to ensure a smooth transition through the
various stages of graduate education and the job search process. 

WRITING THE TEACHING PHILOSOPHY FOR THE ACADEMIC JOB MARKET*

Wednesday, October 5 3 – 4:30 pm 402 Walter Library
This interactive workshop introduces participants to the elements of effective teaching philosophies as well as an approach for drafting the essay.

INFORMATION SESSION: DIVERSITY TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS

Thursday, October 13 11 am – 1 pm 135 Nicholson Hall
COSP partners with various institutions to offer teaching opportunities while completing the Master’s and doctoral degrees. Deans and faculty from partner institutions will discuss the application and review processes.

PREPARING FOR THE CAMPUS VISIT INTERVIEW*

Thursday, October 13 2:30 – 4:30 pm 402 Walter Library
Unique aspects of the campus visit, such as the meal with the search committee, the teaching demonstration, and the job talk will be addressed.

BOWLING AND PIZZA NIGHT

Friday, October 21 5:30 – 8 pm Goldy’s Gameroom
COSP students and their families are invited for an evening of free bowling, pizza, and fun!

THE SCHOLAR ACTIVIST

Friday, October 28 l 10:30 am – 12 pm l 402 Walter Library
Three key questions are posed: (1) What does it mean for scholars to work for transformational change? (2) What does it mean for scholars to work with radical social movements? and (3) How is education for liberation advanced inside and outside the academy?

WRITING STRATEGIES FOR THE FORD FELLOWSHIP

Friday, November 11 10:30 am – 12 pm 402 Walter Library
We will learn about the components of the Ford application, review samples of successful proposals, and discuss the review process. A former Ford predoctoral and postdoctoral fellow, Prof. Bianet Castellanos, facilitator, has served on the Ford review committee. 

COSP WINTER GATHERING

Friday, December 9 5:30 – 7:30 pm Nolte Center Lounge
COSP students and their families are invited for good conversations and great food! Take a break from work, the books, or labs before finals.

*Offered through the Graduate School