The Graduate School is now accepting applications for the Conference Participation Award for a Fall 2022 Semester Award. The application period will be open from June 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022. Late applications will not be considered.
Review eligibility criteria, details, and the application form.
For questions, contact The Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce this year’s three-minute thesis (3MT) competition, which will be held virtually on Monday, August 22nd 2022 from 12:00 to 1:30pm.
First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis competition challenges research students (who have completed at least one year in a doctoral program) to communicate the significance of their projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. The winner of this year’s competition will have the opportunity to submit their presentation to the global competition (virtual) in September.
We will be running multiple training sessions during the summer to help you prepare. We are especially grateful to Dr. Rory McGloin who will be leading a transformational session entitled “Preparing for the Best Three Minute Presentation of Your Life” in July. This session is open to all graduate students.
To view all the events, visit: grad.uconn.edu/graduate-students/three-minute-thesis/
To register for any of the events, visit: forms.gle/cECAy9SanA9dBzH76
Are You a May 2022 Graduate?
The Center for Career Development and The Graduate School value your input, helping us to better understand the diverse careers and further education that UConn graduates pursue. Please consider taking a few moments to complete the Advanced Degree Outcomes Survey and share your post-UConn career and education status. We value being able to make data-supported decisions about programs and services that support graduate student career development. Your data is important and only shared in aggregate.
Please take the survey at: https://career.uconn.edu/advanceddegreesurvey/.
The Graduate School is excited to announce the call for applications for 2022’s PostDoc Seed Award. These grants provide funds to support UConn postdoctoral research associates as they develop new research projects. This year, we are increasing the number of recipients of these awards to 4. We will also be dividing the awards into two separate pools to create more diversity in the fields awarded. If you’d like to know more, reserve next Thursday, May 5th, 12-1 EST, for our virtual info session. Also, check out last year’s awardees at: https://grad.uconn.edu/postdocs/
For further information on the application process, requirements, funding, eligibility, and other criteria, refer to your UConn email or contact Stuart Duncan at email@example.com.
- “Preparing Your Application” – Virtual Info & Q&A Session
- Thursday, May 5th | 12:00 – 1:00 PM (EST)
- For information on joining the info session, refer to your email.
- Application Deadline: June 26th, 2022
- No late applications will be accepted.
- Applicants are notified of the award decision by the end of July
- Award period: September 1st 2022 – August 31, 2023
Monday, April 4th to Friday, April 8th is this year’s Graduate Student Appreciation Week, a week full of online and in-person activities and events designed to celebrate graduate students here at UConn. We have the following events happening next week:
Monday, April 4th – The Graduate School: Drinks & Refreshments
Wednesday, April 6th – Center for Career Development: LinkedIn Headshots and CV/Resume Reviews
Wednesday, April 6th – International Student & Scholar Services: Hot Cocoa, Cookies, and S’mores
Thursday, April 7th – The Graduate School & Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services: Pizza Party & Goodie Bag Giveaway
Thursday, April 7th – Women’s Center: Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop
Thursday, April 7th – Rainbow Center: Coffee and Donuts
Friday, April 8th – The Graduate School: Lunchtime Trivia
Other department-specific events hosted by various academic departments.
All events are free for graduate students to attend. For more information about the university-wide and departmental events, please visit the website below.
For more information: Graduate Student Appreciation Week
myUConn is the official app of the University of Connecticut designed for students, staff, faculty, and visitors to explore all UConn has to offer. For more information on the app, visit UConn Mobile.
The Graduate School has recently released a Persona specific to Graduate Students on this app. Designed to present students with the resources they need in the palms of their hands, this Persona gathers resources specific to the graduate student experience from across campus and centralizes them in one convenient location. Within this app, you can find tiles with resources related to Academics, Athletics, Bus Tracker, Campus Maps, Career Development, Dining, Events, and other areas that you may need during your time at UConn. In addition, you can receive important notifications related to campus closings, reminders for applications to graduate, and information on this year’s Graduate Student Appreciation Week from April 4th through April 8th.
The myUConn app can be downloaded via the iOS App Store or Google Play Store. To access the Graduate Student Persona, select “Storrs” as your location and “Graduate Student” as your Persona.
Federal government regulations allow graduate students on F-1 and J-1 visas to hold on-campus employment while they are pursuing their degree. If you complete your degree requirements during Spring 2022 and if your degree is conferred in May, you will no longer be pursuing your degree after 8 May 2022.
If you hold an Academic Year 2021/2022 or Spring 2022 appointment at Storrs or a regional campus (excepting UConn Health), the final date of your appointment is 22 May 2022. If your degree is conferred in May and you hold an F-1 or J-1 visa and your assistantship appointment is covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the Graduate Employee Union (GEU), the time from 8 May 2022 through 22 May 2022 should be treated as time off. Please work with your supervisor to ensure that you finish the duties associated with your assistantship before 8 May 2022. You will still receive your full Spring 2022 GA stipend.
In addition, ISSS will be updating your I-20 or DS-2019 program end date to 7 May 2022 if you are graduating in May and hold a GAship this term. This means your grace period to depart the U.S., or your first eligible date to begin post-completion practical training will begin 8 May 2022. Please plan for this accordingly. ISSS will adjust your I-20 or DS-2019 end date automatically based on notification that you have applied for graduation, or at the time you apply for post-completion OPT (F-1 students) or Academic Training (J-1 students), whichever comes first. ISSS will notify you when your adjusted I-20 or DS-2019 is ready to download from your ISSS portal account.
Please reach out to ISSS at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this change as it relates to your visa status, I-20, grace period, or practical training timeline.
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Biology
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
and Dean of The Graduate School
Director, International Student and Scholar Services
Sent on behalf of Kent Holsinger, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of The Graduate School to Department Heads, Directors of Graduate Studies, and Graduate Admins. Please share as appropriate.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. As part of that effort, I wanted to let you know that faculty who hold active grants from the National Institutes of Health may be eligible for supplements to their awards to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility. The supplements provide up to $250,000 in direct costs to perform additional research within the scope of the original project, develop curricula or training activities, or to foster the research career development of additional students or postdocs. Proposals are due by 7 April 2022. Please visit this site for a brief overview of the opportunity and visit the link above for complete details.
Please let me know if there are ways in which The Graduate School can help you prepare a competitive proposal for one of these supplements.
Kent E. HolsingerBoard of Trustees Distinguished Professor Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School