Upcoming Events

  • Time Management

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
    1289 CBRB (Carver Biomedical Research Building)

    Looking for tools to manage your workload? Attend the free Time Management workshop.

    At this workshop, you will learn to:

    • Minimize distraction
    • Analyze your workload
    • Implement expert time management strategies
    • Maximize your productivity
    • Extend your professional network across campus

    Presented by Dr. Susan R. Johnson, MD/MS

    Register online – http://tiny.cc/time-management

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

    Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accomodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kim Chickering in advance at 319-335-2731.

  • NSF - Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) Workshop

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

    Click to download the event poster

    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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