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ADRAW Small Grant Program Accepting Applications Until March

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is granting graduate students $10,000 stipends to research work, rehabilitation and disability issues through the Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2018. The granting agency is planning to have two informational conference calls on January 31, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. and February 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Interested students and faculty mentors are invited to attend. Any students interested in applying and faculty mentors are invited to attend the call, which will provide a brief introduction to the program, review the elements of a successful application and answer any questions. To attend, register for the January or February conference call. If you have any questions, contact the granting agency at

GTA@OIT Grant Open to Applications for Spring 2018

Twice a year (fall and spring), OIT offers GTAs an opportunity to receive a GTA@OIT Grant, which includes one-on-one instructional design consulting, classroom technology training, and help in using Canvas features such as communication, assessment, and evaluation. Recipients of this grant also receive a monetary award to be used for travel and/or professional development purposes. Applications are now being accepted, with a deadline of February 21, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit GTA@OIT.

GRA Position Open in Office of Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research is accepting applications for a Graduate Research Assistant. This position is responsible for assisting with the coordination, implementation, and assessment of student activities and programming within undergraduate research. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Get details about this position and how to apply.

W. K. McClure Scholarship Open for Applications

The W. K. McClure Scholarship for the Study of World Affairs is now accepting applications. This scholarship provides awards to undergraduate and graduate students of up to $5000 to support international projects aimed at enhancing and promoting education for world responsibility through legal, cultural, political, economic, social and scientific studies. Applications are submitted through the Center for International Education until March 7, 2018. If you have any questions contact Brittany Coats (

Boren Fellowships Available for Study Abroad

The Boren Awards support undergraduate and graduate students with scholarships of up to $30,000 for study abroad in world regions underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) The current Boren application cycle will fund study abroad plans that fall between 6/1/2018 – 6/1/2019. UT Boren applicants are strongly encouraged to work through the Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships (ONSF). Find out more about the Boren Awards at ONSF. There is a webinar on the Boren Fellowship on November 21st from 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m..

Fellowship for PhD Students to Conduct Research in France

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States to support PhD students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for 4 to 9 months. The 2018-2019 call for applications is now open, and the deadline for applications is January 16, 2018. There are two subprograms, one for STEM and Health and one for Humanities and Social Sciences. There are additional fellowships for projects related to Earth System Science, Climate Change and Sustainability, and Energy Transition that are funded through the Make Our Planet Great Again Initiative. Get details on the different programs and learn how to apply.

Graduate Assistant Post in CIE Accepting Applications

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is hiring a Graduate Assistant to begin employment in January 2018. The ISSS is responsible for providing immigration and non-immigration related advising for all international students and scholars, as well as preparing and maintaining appropriate documents and immigration records. Graduate Assistants provide a critical support role in offering these programs and services. Graduate students in this position assist with international students and scholar email communication, new international student orientation, web site updates, record keeping and international scholar check-ins. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2017. A full job description and application form are available at

DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship Now Accepting Applications

The DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship is for exceptional graduate students planning full-time study toward a PhD in the areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy density physics. low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions. Recipients receive payments of all tuition and required fees for up to 4 years of study, $32,400 yearly stipend, yearly academic allowance of $1,000, and opportunity to complete a practicum at a national DOE laboratory. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent resident aliens. Applicants must apply online. The deadline for 2018–2019 is January 10, 2018.

DOE CSGF Program is Now Accepting Applications

The 2018–2019 application for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) is now available online, with a deadline of January 17, 2018. Beginning in 2018, the DOE CSGF will offer a new track for those pursuing an advanced degree in applied mathematics, statistics or computer science with research interests that help use emerging high performance systems more effectively. Students in this track will focus on issues in high-performance computing as a broad enabling technology and not on a particular science or engineering application. Apply to the program before January 17, 2018, with supporting materials (reference letters, transcripts, etc.) also due that date.

Boyd Venture Challenge Accepting Applications

The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is accepting applications for the Boyd Venture Challenge through November 2. This seed fund grant awards up to $20,000 to startup companies owned by University of Tennessee, Knoxville students. Any legally formed company owned by a UT Knoxville or UT Institute of Agriculture undergraduate, master’s or PhD student is eligible to apply. To date, this fund has awarded $312,000 to 34 startups. For more information on submission requirements, visit

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