January 28, 2015

Grant Writing and Funding for Your Interdisciplinary Research and Scholarship

February 6, 12:30pm, 140 Nolte Center

Discovering and developing solutions to today's complex problems often requires incorporating knowledge and methods across disciplinary boundaries. Additionally, more funding agencies and external sponsors are requiring grant proposals to take an interdisciplinary approach. In this panel presentation and discussion, we'll explore tools and resources to help you search for, develop, and stay up-to-date on grant opportunities.

Come early to network over lunch prior to the workshop. Lunch will be provided beginning at noon. The workshop will start at 12:30 p.m. Registration is required. Details | About the ID Commons


Other workshops offered via The Interdisciplinary Commons this spring:

February 20: Lunch with your Librarian--Don't have one? Get one here! (11:30am - 1:30pm)

February 20: Publishing your interdisciplinary scholarship/research (1:30 - 3pm)

February 27: Telling Your Story (1-3pm)

April 17: Writing an effective interdisciplinary research statement (Part I); hands-on (1-3pm)

May 1: Writing an effective interdisciplinary research statement (Part II); hands-on (1-3pm)

For more information and to register, visit The ID Commons website.

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Vicki Field
Associate to the Dean
Office of the Vice Provost and Dean
of Graduate Education
Director, Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives
The Graduate School

Posted by bouch004 at 2:33 PM · Events and Announcements

January 22, 2015

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Yufeng Chang

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

A Restricted Bi-factor Model of Subdomain Relative Strengths and Weaknesses

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Ernest Davenport, chair
Professor Mark Davison, adviser
Professor Andrew Zieffler
Professor Chun Wang

Posted by bouch004 at 8:08 AM · Events and Announcements

January 6, 2015

UM Thesis Research Travel Grants

Grants of up to $2,500 for domestic research and up to $5,000 for international research are available to Ph.D. students who have passed the oral preliminary examination by the application deadline. More information: http://www.grad.umn.edu/funding-tuition-fellowships-grants/thesis-research-travel-grant.

Deadline: Noon, February 4, 2015

Posted by bouch004 at 8:21 AM · Funding

Free workshops from the U Libraries in January

The University Libraries have a large selection of workshops for you in January on topics such as Formatting your Dissertation/Thesis in Word, Mendeley, Finding Grants, Data Management and more. Register today!

Posted by bouch004 at 8:20 AM · Events and Announcements

January 5, 2015

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share
the final oral dissertation presentation by

Meredith Peterson

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

An Investigation Into the Validity of Using a CSA to Inform Hypotheses Regarding Student Behavior

Thursday, January 8, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Frank Symons, chair
Professor Jennifer McComas, adviser
Professor LeAnne Johnson
Professor Joe Reichle

Posted by bouch004 at 8:38 AM · Events and Announcements

December 22, 2014

Important Registration Reminders

Graduate students are required to register every fall and spring semester in order to remain active. Students not registered by Monday, February 2nd, will be discontinued and will need to apply for readmission.

• Be sure to register before the first day of classes in order to avoid paying a late registration fee. Courses with low enrollment are often cancelled prior to the start of the semester; don't lose your chance to take a course because you didn't register in time. See cancel/add information for details on making registration changes.

• Students who did not complete their degree for December 2015 graduation will need to register for spring 2015 to maintain their active status.

• If you are working as a graduate assistant, are an international student, or are receiving a fellowship, you are required to register full-time (6-14 credits each semester).

• Ed Psych graduate students may not register for more than 24 credits of EPsy 8666 (pre-thesis credits) during their graduate career. NOTE: You must contact Lori Boucher (bouch004@umn.edu) in order to register for EPSY 8666 for the 3rd or 4th registration or over 12 credits.

• Advanced masters or doctoral students may register using the full-time equivalent registration (EPsy 8333 or 8444). If you have completed all coursework and registered for all thesis credits, you may qualify. Please note that masters students must apply for this status in advance. Each semester you register under this status you'll need to submit the "application for full-time status with one-credit registration" form. Details and forms are available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/students/registration/specialcategories/index.html. All students who wish to enroll in the 8444 Advanced Doctoral status must take all 24 dissertation credits, pass the prelim oral, and submit their exam form by 4 p.m., Friday, January 17, to be eligible for the 8444 Advanced Doctoral status spring term.

• If you only need to register in order to remain active in the Graduate School, you may register for Grad 999, a no-cost/no-credit registration option (Note: Grad 999 registration is not full-time registration and will not defer student loans). EPsy students are only allowed to register for Grad 999 four times - two times for students beginning their program fall 2014 or later. More information about this registration option is available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/registration/special-categories.html#grad999. Upon registering for Grad 999 for the final semester allowed, a hold will be placed on your record and you will be required to submit a completion plan with objective benchmarks.

• If you are planning to take the written prelim exam, be sure to check with your program area for the registration deadline. You need to have submitted a degree plan in order to register for the written prelim.

• If you are taking your oral prelim within the first two weeks of the fall semester, be sure to return the Prelim Oral Examination Report to Graduate Student Services (160 Williamson) immediately following the exam. You will also need to submit a copy of the exam report form to 250 EdSciB on or before February 2nd so that you can change your registration to EPsy 8888 (thesis credits) for spring 2015. Change of registration for EPSY 8888 thesis credits will not be approved for oral prelim exams held after February 2nd. Note: You need to schedule your oral prelim with the Graduate School; see their website for the scheduling form.

• Doctoral students may register for up to 6 doctoral thesis credits prior to passing the oral prelim exam if
a. the adviser determines the student is research ready,
b. the degree plan is submitted and approved,
c. the student completed 36 course credits that are included on the degree program/plan (masters courses may be included on the degree plan), and
d. the student submitted the doctoral thesis credit registration request form.

Posted by bouch004 at 1:51 PM · Registration

Leave of Absence (LOA) deadline reminder

The deadline for Graduate student Leave of Absence (LOA) requests for Spring 2015 is approaching. LOA requests must be filed by January 6, 2015. Therefore - requests must be submitted to me for DGS approval by Tuesday, December 30. After the deadline, only emergencies/unforeseen circumstances for LOA requests will be approved for spring 2015. Please plan ahead accordingly.

Policies, procedures, and forms related to LOA requests are available at http://policy.umn.edu/Policies/Education/Education/GRADSTUDENTLEAVE.html.

Posted by bouch004 at 1:39 PM · Registration

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Competition for 2015-16

The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) program gives the University's most accomplished Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the fellowship year. The award includes a stipend of $23,000 for the academic year beginning September 2015 through May 2016, tuition for up to 14 thesis credits each semester (fall and spring), and subsidized health insurance through the Graduate Assistant Health Plan. Summer 2016 health insurance will be included for those who remain eligible.

The award is intended for students making timely progress who, typically, will be entering their final one year or two years of graduate study. Nominations for students who are in their sixth year or later year of study must include an explanation regarding the scholarly and research productivity of the individual, in order to establish the student's record of good progress.

If you wish to be considered for nomination please contact your adviser and notify Lori Boucher by Wednesday, January 21st.

Eligible students must have:
• passed written and oral prelim exams by March 4, 2015
• all program coursework completed (excluding School Psych and CSPP internships) by the end of spring semester 2015 (may be registered for program coursework in spring 2015)
• no incompletes in official program coursework from a prior term on transcript by February 18, 2015
• plan to graduate by the end of spring 2016 (or no later than fall 2016)

Application instructions and forms are available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/funding-tuition-fellowships-grants/ddf.

Your adviser must review and send approval of your application to the DGS Assistant, Lori Boucher. Submit the complete application to Lori Boucher (bouch004@umn.edu) by Wednesday, February 18th.

Each application must include:
1. Nominee Application
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Nominee's Statement
4. Two Letters of Recommendation

Be sure to have your statement reviewed by someone from outside your field so that it "passes the wide-audience test of accessibliity."

Resources for DDF applications:
• Attached is a sample DDF proposal from Ed Psych and the School of Public Health
• The Grad School Fellowship Office has a very small library of past DDF recipients' proposals for faculty or students to view. The files cannot be copied or removed, so you must contact Alison Skoberg, skobe001@umn.edu, in advance to set up a time to view the files.

If you have questions about the application or the nomination process, please contact Lori Boucher or Ernest Davenport, DGS for Educational Psychology.

Posted by bouch004 at 1:30 PM · Funding

December 9, 2014

UM Thesis Research Travel Grants

Spring Deadline: Noon, February 4, 2015

Grants of up to $2,500 for domestic research and up to $5,000 for international research are available to Ph.D. students who have passed the oral preliminary examination by the application deadline. More information: http://www.grad.umn.edu/funding-tuition-fellowships-grants/thesis-research-travel-grant.

Posted by bouch004 at 8:01 AM

December 1, 2014

Now accepting applications for 2015-16 MN LEND Fellows

The MN Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) is an interdisciplinary leadership training program designed to build capacity of future leaders who are interested in promoting the health and well being of children and families affected by neurodevelopmental and related disabilities. The MN LEND program offers research, clinical, and community opportunities to enhance learning, skill building, and leadership development.

MN LEND accepts Fellows from a variety of different professional, personal, and academic backgrounds. MN LEND offers three different types of Fellowships; Pre Doctoral, Post Doctoral, and Community Fellows. MN LEND accepts Pre and Post Doc Fellows from a variety of different academic disciplines including: Social Work, Public Health, Speech Language Hearing Sciences, Psychology, Special Education, Nutrition, Genetic Counseling, Pre Med., Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Audiology, and other closely related fields. MN LEND also accepts Community Fellows who are self-advocates family members, or professionals working the disability and healthcare field.

Applicants for the MN LEND program must be US citizens or documented US permanent residents who can supply proof of residency.

Learn more and apply online at: http://lend.umn.edu/index.asp

Applications will be accepted from December 1, 2014-February 28th, 2015.

Posted by bouch004 at 12:41 PM · Funding