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Graduate Assistant Post in CIE Accepting Applications

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is hiring a Graduate Assistant to begin employment in January 2018. The ISSS is responsible for providing immigration and non-immigration related advising for all international students and scholars, as well as preparing and maintaining appropriate documents and immigration records. Graduate Assistants provide a critical support role in offering these programs and services. Graduate students in this position assist with international students and scholar email communication, new international student orientation, web site updates, record keeping and international scholar check-ins. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2017. A full job description and application form are available at

DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship Now Accepting Applications

The DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship is for exceptional graduate students planning full-time study toward a PhD in the areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy density physics. low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions. Recipients receive payments of all tuition and required fees for up to 4 years of study, $32,400 yearly stipend, yearly academic allowance of $1,000, and opportunity to complete a practicum at a national DOE laboratory. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent resident aliens. Applicants must apply online. The deadline for 2018–2019 is January 10, 2018.

Major Graduation Deadline for Fall 2017

If you are planning to graduate from a graduate program in fall 2017, November 17 is a major deadline to be aware of.

Doctoral Students

  • Submit your final dissertation to Trace and have it accepted by 5:00 p.m. Dissertations are approved and accepted by Dissertation Consultant. Survey of Earned Doctorates certificate of completion must also be submitted by this date.
  • Submit your Report of Final Examination (Pass/Fail) form (this will be provided to you by your graduation specialist) and Dissertation Approval Form by 5:00pm to the Graduate School.

Master’s or EdS with Thesis

Master’s or EdS without Thesis

We want your graduation to go as smoothly as possible; if you have any questions about the deadlines or what you need to do, do not hesitate to contact the graduate school at (865-974-2475), and we’ll talk you through the process.

21st Century Cures: Southeast Conference Accepting Abstracts

The University of Tennessee will host the second annual 21st Century Cures: Southeast Conference in March 2018. This year’s conference theme is Using Big Data to Overcome Health Disparities, and the event will feature two tracks: Cancer Care and Outcomes, and Social Determinants of Health.

This event will facilitate networking among scientists and with NIH program officials, allow researchers to learn about specific funding programs, and create opportunities to share scientific insights and perspectives in a multidisciplinary setting.

UT’s Office of Research and Engagement has initiated a call for abstracts for those interested in displaying research posters during the event. Submissions are accepted from researchers, faculty, and graduate students from a variety of traditional biomedical fields and nontraditional fields, such as geography. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2017, by 5:00 p.m.

Please contact Kimberly Eck ( with any questions.

One-on-One Mentoring for Women in STEM

The Mentoring and WiSTAR3 committees of Pipeline are initiating a one-on-one mentoring program that aims to pair graduate students up with postdocs, faculty or staff mentors. As a mentee, this would be your opportunity to get guidance and support from an experienced member of the academic community, as well as expand your professional network and develop a sense of community with fellow women in STEM at UT. If you are already a part of their group mentoring program, feel free to participate in both!

The program is designed so each mentor is paired with 1–2 mentees based on mutual academic and personal interests. Each mentee should be able to commit to participating throughout the rest of the 2017–2018 academic year. While it will be up to each mentor-mentee pair to make decisions about the frequency of their meetings, Pipeline encourages each pair to meet at least once per month throughout the academic year.

To launch this program, there will be a social event, which will provide an opportunity for mentees to meet with potential mentors and enjoy light food and refreshments. This “speed networking” event will be held at Jig and Reel Whisky Bar (101 S. Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902) on Tuesday, November 7th at 7 p.m. Attendance to this event is encouraged but not required to participate in the program.

This being the first one-on-one mentoring program for graduate students, only the first fifteen mentees to sign-up will be matched this semester, so make sure to sign up today! If you are interested in participating, please register for the program here. More information on the one-on-one mentoring program can be found on the Pipeline website.

DOE CSGF Program is Now Accepting Applications

The 2018–2019 application for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) is now available online, with a deadline of January 17, 2018. Beginning in 2018, the DOE CSGF will offer a new track for those pursuing an advanced degree in applied mathematics, statistics or computer science with research interests that help use emerging high performance systems more effectively. Students in this track will focus on issues in high-performance computing as a broad enabling technology and not on a particular science or engineering application.

Apply to the program before January 17, 2018, with supporting materials (reference letters, transcripts, etc.) also due that date.

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