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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

Graduate Student Research Grant for 2019-2020 from NAGAP

If you are doing research that aligns with areas in graduate enrollment management, NAGAP, the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management, is offering the Graduate Student Research Grant. Relevant topic areas include (but are not limited to) alumni outreach, student retention, campus support services, underrepresented student experiences, faculty advising, technology, leadership, financial aid, internationalization, holistic admissions, recruitment, etc. The deadline for applications is December 12, 2018. Find out more about the grant and the application process.

Boyd Venture Challenge Deadline Approaching

If you are a student entrepreneur who owns a legally established early stage company, you may want to look into the Boyd Venture Challenge. This seed-fund grant awards up to $20,000 to legally established student startup companies each fall and spring semester. The competition is hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business. Students must submit an application to the Anderson Center by midnight on Thursday, Nov. 1.

Fellowship for PhD Candidates Studying Religion and Ethics

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is offering the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, which is “designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor.” They are accepting applications for PhD candidates in their final year of dissertation writing, and the deadline is November 15. Visit for details about the fellowship and application instructions. There are at least 20 fellowships available for $25,000 for 12 months.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Deadlines Approaching

The GRFP supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. The program provides up to three years of graduate education support, including an annual $34,000 stipend. If you are considering applying, you should visit the NSF GRFP applicant information page. Deadlines are fast approaching for those applying for fall 2019:

  • Life Sciences, Geosciences: October 22, 2018
  • Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research: October 23, 2018
  • Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning: October 25, 2018
  • Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy: October 26, 2018

All applications are due at 5:00 p.m.

UT LEAD Summer Institute Seeking Graduate Intern

The Student Success Center (SSC) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is looking for a vibrant, people-oriented, organized individual interested in working in a team environment dedicated to student success. The SSC invites applications and nominations for a paid Graduate Internship supporting the UT LEAD Summer Institute (UTLSI) beginning in the Fall 2018 and continuing through Spring 2019. This internship has the opportunity of extending through Summer 2019. As part of the larger UT LEAD program (LEAD stands for Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, and Diversity), UTLSI promotes undergraduate success, academic excellence, and persistence to graduation. Get more information about this position and how to apply.

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