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Category Archives: Graduate School News

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

Getting Around UT in December and Early January

Parking and Transit Services has posted their latest Getting Around UT newsletter to help you navigate campus during December and into January. Included are notes about changes to the T bus schedule for Winter Break, a notification that there will be no non-commuter parking in the White Avenue parking garage during Winter Break, and the latest calendar of special events that can impact parking and mobility.

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.

Kerri Ann Considine to Speak at Fall 2017 Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Kerri Ann Considine has been selected to be the student speaker for the Fall 2017 Graduate Hooding Ceremony, to be held on December 14, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Considine received both her PhD and Master of Arts degrees in English from UT, and was honored to hold a Graduate Fellowship in the University of Tennessee Humanities Center for the 2016–2017 academic year. She is currently a postdoctoral lecturer in the Department of English here at UT.

We at the Graduate School encourage you to read more about Kerri Ann Considine’s impressive achievements and we hope that you will join us at Thompson-Boling Arena on December 14th to hear her speak and to honor the success of our graduating students.

Graduate Student Wins Fall 2017 Vol Court Pitch Competition

A time-saving surgical tool created by UT graduate student Lia Winter took home the top prize at this semester’s Vol Court Pitch Competition. Winter pitched the device, EasyWhip, to beat a record 23 competitors. Winter, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is both an MBA candidate in the Haslam College of Business and a master’s degree candidate in the UT Institute for Biomedical Engineering. She won $1,500 along with a sponsored prize package, which included free office space in the UT Research Foundation Business Incubator, consulting services courtesy of PYA, legal advice from Morehous Legal Group, and design services from Innovative Design Inc. Read the full story at Tennessee Today.

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..

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