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Current News from the Graduate School

Graduate Business Programs Open House - If you're considering a graduate degree in business, the Haslam College of Business is hosting an open house for their graduate business programs. The following programs will have representatives at the event: Full-Time MBA, Master of Accountancy (MAcc), MS in Business Analytics, MS in Global Supply Chain Management, MS in Management and Human Resources. These representatives will discuss the curriculum, admissions processes, financial aid, and career development. The open house is on Wednesday, November 28 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs - The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will be administering awards on behalf of the Ford Foundation. There are three fellowships being offered that have deadlines in early December: Predoctoral Fellowships, Dissertation Fellowships, Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. If you are interested in applying, notify Alan Rutenberg at
Major Deadline for Graduating Fall 2018 Coming Up Fast - The major graduation deadline for candidates intending to graduate fall 2018 is November 15. Check to be sure you have everything ready and are prepared to turn it in by 5:00 p.m. on that day. For all the details, check our graduation deadlines or our steps to graduation. If after that, you're still not sure, contact us at or 865-974-2475.
International Education Events Next Week - UT will be celebrating International Education Week next week, Nov. 12–16, and International House is promoting many events throughout the week. There are events that may be of particular interest to graduate students, such as presentations on international student recruitment and teaching international students, language practice groups, and films illustrating the importance of experiencing other cultures. But there are many other events to celebrate international education all week. Check out International House for the full schedule.
Fellowship for Doctoral Candidates from CAORC - The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is now accepting applications for the Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program that may be of interest to doctoral candidates engaging in research outside the US. The deadline for submissions is January 24, 2019 and you can find out more about eligibility requirements and the application process.
Student/Faculty Research Awards Spring 2019 - The Student/Faculty Research Awards will soon be accepting applications for spring 2019. These awards are intended to help support graduate student research/scholarship/creative activity, give students experience writing grants, and foster the mentoring relationship between faculty and graduate students. Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded to student/faculty pairs who submit proposals for funds to support research or creative projects. Information on the submission process will be available starting December 3, 2018, but you can get started by learning more about the award and the requirements.
Travel Funding for Graduate Student Professional Development - If you're a graduate student and you are hoping to travel for a professional development opportunity, like a workshop or other training, the Graduate Student Senate and the Graduate School would like to help. The GSS Professional Development Travel Awards are a pilot program to support student needing financial support for professional development opportunities. Find out more about the awards and the application process or contact
Literature Review Drop-In Sessions at the Libraries - If you're working on a literature review for your thesis or dissertation, the UT Libraries are hosting drop-in sessions at Hodges Library, in the Mary Greer Room, on November 5 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Read more about the drop-in sessions, but if you can't make that, be sure to contact your subject librarian for an appointment.

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