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  • NSF - Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) Workshop

    Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:00am
    University Capitol Centre UCC-2520-D
    GRFP Workshop Flier

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    Attend this informational workshop to learn about the NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program, which supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees.

    NSF Graduate Research Fellowships provide:

    • Three years of support
    • $32,000 annual stipend
    • $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution
    • International research and professional development opportunities
    • XSEDE Supercomputer access. More information about the fellowship can be found at www.nsfgrfp.org (external link)

    This workshop includes:

    • Tips from former GRFP reviewer/advisor Dr. John Logsdon
    • Discussion and advice to improve your GRFP essay writing skills
    • Q & A session with current recipients and UI faculty who have served as GRFP reviewers and advisers
    • Sample essays, checklists, and inside info from former reviewers

    To attend, you must:

    • Be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident alien
    • Be in a research-focused Master's or Ph.D. program in an eligible field
    • Be a Junior/Senior undergraduate interested in graduate school
    • Have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study

    Please note "no more than twelve months" applies to your entire post-baccalaureate career. If you have completed less than twelve months of your Ph.D. but have previously completed a Master's degree, you are considered to have more than twelve months of graduate study.

    Register for the workshop:

    More information on the GRFP from the NSF:

    • Click here to see the official program solicitation.
    • See the Appendix of the program solicitation for a list of eligible fields.


    Please contact Alex Schott at grad-success@uiowa.edu or Kelly Thornburg at kelly-thornburg@uiowa.edu with questions.

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  • Introduction to CV's, Resumes, and Cover Letters

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
    S401 PBB

    New to the job hunt? Want help getting started? Attend this free workshop.

    Topics will include:

    • An overview of typical application materials for academic and non-academic jobs
    • The differences between CVs and résumés - and when to use which
    • Guidelines for content and organization of CVs and résumés
    • Choosing appropriate résumé style and content for non-academic jobs
    • Examples of appropriate CV and résumé writing and formatting styles

    Please bring a copy of your CV and/or resume to the workshop.

    Presented by Alex Schott, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Graduate Student Success.

    Register online –http://tiny.cc/career-materials

    Network events are open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars on a first come, first served basis. Register early. Seating is limited.

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  • Searching for Funding in the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
    2520D University Capitol Centre

    Putting the Pieces Together: Searching for Funding

    There are many external funding opportunities for graduate education that can support research, dissertation writing, travel, and more. Yet finding the right external funding at the right time can seem a daunting process. Students often wait too long to look for their opportunities. This workshop will offer you practical training, information, and follow-up resources to help you piece together the external funding puzzle. Topics will include:

    • types of funding for graduate education
    • academic and funding timelines
    • time management for funding searches
    • search terms that work
    • hands-on instruction on funding databases
    • information about free services and resources


    Register by Wednesday, November 12, 2014: http://tiny.cc/funding-humanities2014

  • The Versatile PhD: Careers Outside the Academy

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
    2520D University Capitol Centre (UCC)

    Looking to learn more about your career options?

    Staff from the Graduate College Career Services office will lead you through an overview of popular non-academic careers, share search tips, demonstrate the Versatile PhD web resource, and discuss ways to market the transferrable skills you're gaining in graduate school.

    Register by Wedensday, November 19th: http://tiny.cc/careers2014

  • Searching for Funding in the Physical & Biomedical Sciences

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
    1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building (CBRB)

    Putting the Pieces Together: Searching for Funding

    There are many external funding opportunities for graduate education that can support research, dissertation writing, travel, and more. Yet finding the right external funding at the right time can seem a daunting process. Students often wait too long to look for their opportunities. This workshop will offer you practical training, information, and follow-up resources to help you piece together the external funding puzzle. Topics will include:

    • types of funding for graduate education
    • academic and funding timelines
    • time management for funding searches
    • search terms that work
    • hands-on instruction on funding databases
    • information about free services and resources


    Register by Wednesday, December 10, 2014: http://tiny.cc/funding-sciences2014

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