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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.

Candidates must complete the UTLSI Graduate Intern Form and send their resume and cover letter to Applicants should have one professional reference submit the Professional Reference Form. All materials must be received by Friday, October 26th for full consideration. Get more information about this position.

Don’t Forget: Developing a Career Vision

In just a few days, on October 22, Jennifer Askey will lead a workshop for graduate students entitled “Developing a Career Vision” in Hodges Library 253. From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the workshop will take you through a series of exercises that examine what makes a “good life” for you, including your ideal working conditions.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for Career Development, the Graduate School, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate Student Senate, and Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures. You can register for this event on Handshake.

For more information on professional development opportunities for graduate students, please visit the GPSPD page.

Student Shares Her Experience Working on Documentary

In the September 2018 Torchbearer, Lindsey Owen, a graduate student in the College of Communication and Information, recounts her experience working with UT’s Land Grant Films on a documentary about the 100 millionth book being given away by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Owen learned not only about filmmaking but also how the program changes lives. Read her article, 100 Million Stories in Torchbearer.

Graduate Student Returns from White House Internship

Jorge Narvaez poses for a selfie at an event in the White House’s South Lawn.

Jorge Narvaez, a second-year doctoral fellow in the Energy Science and Engineering Program in the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, worked in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), which advises the executive office on scientific affairs. As one of only eight interns and one of six in the policy sector, he conducted research concerning artificial intelligence, STEM education, and strategic management.

Read more about Narvaez at Tennessee Today.




Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies – Deadline on October 15

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies are accepting applications now for 2019. These fellowships are designed to provide support in the final year of dissertation for PhDs working in topics about women and gender. There are 10 awards available of $5,000 for 12 months. All pre-dissertation requirements must be completed by the time of the application, including any approval of the dissertation proposal. Candidates should expect to finish their dissertation in spring or summer 2020.

Visit their website to hear from a current Women’s Studies Fellow, or get more information about eligibility and application requirements. You can also contact The deadline is October 15, 2018.

Graduate School Prep Month: Funding Graduate School Panel

On October 9, the Center for Career Development will be hosting a panel on funding graduate school. This event, which will take place from 4:00–5:30 room 229 at the Center for Career Development, is part of the Graduate School Prep Month activities. Our own Ernest L. Brothers, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, will be on hand to take part as a panelist.

Other events during this month include:

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