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Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology Accepting Applications for 2018

The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology recognizes students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis in their work. It is named for Rachel Dorothy Tanur (1958–2002), an urban planner and lawyer who cared deeply about people and their lives and was an acute observer of living conditions and human relationships. The committee is now accepting applications for 2018 and applications will be accepted until January 1, 2018.

The International Peace Scholarship for Women 2018-2019

The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. If you are interested in being considered for the 2018–2019 fellowship cycle, you will need to fill out the eligibility form between September 15 and December 15. If you have any questions about the IPS, please visit PEO International or contact the local PEO representative, Bobbie Scull, at

OIT Grant Opportunity for GTAs

OIT offers a grant opportunity for Graduate Teaching Associates (GTA). The grant is awarded for the enhancement of a course by utilizing OIT-supported technologies and innovative instructional strategies in the redesign of a course or course component to be delivered via the web. The grant includes a monetary award to be used for travel and/or professional development. It also includes training and one-on-one consultation provided by OIT instructional design specialists in the following areas: course design, universal design for learning, classroom technology, Canvas and Zoom features, e.g. content delivery, communication, student engagement, and assessment. View the submission process online at GTA@OIT.

NIMBioS Hosting Panel on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

On September 8, NIMBioS (National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis) will be hosting a panel on how to write a successful NSF Graduate Research Fellowship proposal. The distinguished panel of recipients and reviewers will be from noon–1:30 p.m. in the Hallam Auditorium (Room 206) of the Claxton Education Building. If you are unable to attend in person, the panel will be live-streamed. You can send your questions and join the conversation on Twitter using #utkgfrp. Find out more about the event.

Scholarships for Women Pursuing Graduate Studies

PEO International is a US-based philanthropic organization established in 1869. The organization is dedicated to helping women from the US and other countries further their education. The projects which provide assistance to women pursuing graduate studies are:

For further assistance and information about applying for these awards, contact the local PEO representative, Bobbie Scull,

Graduate Student Summer Travel Grants Available

Graduate students working on their dissertations in humanities fields can now apply for summer travel fellowships through a new program offered by the UT Humanities Center. The fellowships help UT graduate students travel to library and museum archives in order to examine ancient manuscripts, read through court records or an author’s personal papers, or listen to one-of-a-kind audio recordings related to a historical event. A limited number of fellowships of up to $1,400 are available for summer 2017 to PhD students at the dissertation stage of their degree program. For more information, email the UT Humanities Center.

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