Workshop on Creating Professional Online Profile Website
Looking for help in creating a professional online profile website? The folks from Wix will be at the Student Union (room 169) on 9/17 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. They’ll cover how to plan a website, how to use the Wix platform, and explore professional design features. Bring your laptop to discover the basics in creating a Wix website as well as features to take your portfolio to the next level. Be sure to RSVP to get a spot and a free Wix premium plan!
Career Conversations Series Discusses Social Service and Non-Profit
Graduate Education Research Grant Offered Through Graduate Enrollment Management Organization
NAGAP, the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management, is accepting submissions for the NAGAP Graduate Education Research Grant. If you’re a graduate/professional student conducting research that relates to graduate enrollment management (admissions, recruitment, enrollment, retention), applications are due November 12 for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Graduate Commons Ribbon Cutting
The UT Libraries and the Graduate School invite you to celebrate the opening of the Graduate Commons on Friday, September 20 at 3:30pm. This facility, located in Hodges Library room 131, is a dedicated space for graduate students to get access to technology and a quiet space to meet and study. Please join us!
Join the Pride Center for an LGBTQ+ and Ally Graduate Student Mixer
The UT Pride Center invites all LGBTQ+ and ally graduate students to their monthly coffee and pastry mixer. They will provide food and drink, and you get to enjoy great conversation and community building. The next mixer is September 19, from 11-1 in the Mary Greer Room of Hodges Library. There will be others on October 24 and November 12 in the same time and place.
Find Your Professional Development Path with GPSPD
The UT community recognizes the value of professional development for our graduate and professional student. To that end, a number of partners across campus have joined the Graduate School to explore ways to empower our graduate Volunteers. The GPSPD (Graduate and Professional Student Professional Development), through a framework of professional socialization and professionalism, networking and relationship building, communication and presentation skills, career development, and well-being and personal development, seek to provide opportunities for our students to forge their own paths to their future. Find out more about the GPSPD or visit the GPSPD calendar page for more details.
Fellowship Program for Multi-Country Research from the CAORC Now Accepting Applications
The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Deadline to apply is January 23, 2020. To apply visit www.caorc.org/fellowships.
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program Open for 2020
The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff. Fellowships are offered to graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct independent research and to utilize the resources of the Institution with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serving as advisors and hosts. All applications must be submitted by November 1, 2019 11:59 PM EST (enter 2020 for the cycle on the application) through the Smithsonian Academic Appointment System (SOLAA).
Student Faculty Research Awards Fall 2019
The Graduate School, in cooperation with the Graduate Council, will be providing over $100,000 in support of graduate student research through the Student Faculty Research Awards. The Student Faculty Research Awards are given to faculty/student pairs who collaborate on scholarly projects. This award mechanism is intended to help support student research/scholarship/creative activity, give students experience writing grants, and foster the mentoring relationship between faculty and graduate students. If a graduate student and faculty member have a project they’d like to get funded, applications will be accepted starting September 6. The deadline to submit an application will be October 1. Visit tiny.utk.edu/sfra for more details.
Lori Mayer Fellowship Recipient Spreads Beauty through Art
Tasha Lewis, an MFA student starting this fall at UT, is a recipient of the Lori Mayer Re-Entry Women’s Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship was designed to provide personal encouragement and financial support for returning adult women students. Lewis’s work includes body-cast sculptures, more than 5,000 handcrafted butterflies, and a page-by-page illustration for a classic novel. Read more about her work and her plans for the future at UT.