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:

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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:

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

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November 25, 2014

Trends, Tools, Issues, Reports & Best Practices

National Science Foundation (NSF) launches Graduate Education Discussion Forum
The NSF Grad Forum is a three-month pilot forum intended to encourage discussion among U.S. graduate-education stakeholders. This forum will provide the NSF Division of Graduate Education (DGE) a direct connection with graduate students, faculty, university administrators, employers, and others who want to contribute to the national dialogue. To get stakeholder input, the DGE will host moderated conversations on this forum in four broad topic areas: Diversity and broadening participation; campus to careers; the graduate education experience; and mentoring. Learn more >

Posted by bouch004 at 1:32 PM · Events and Announcements

Minn-LInK Doctoral Fellowship Program

The Minnesota Linking Information for Kids (Minn-LInK) project invites applications for the 2015-2016 Minn-LInK Doctoral Fellowship Program. The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to access and utilize integrated, child and family-level data not regularly available to researchers, including data on K-12 school attendance, graduation and drop-out, school-based service receipt, standardized test scores, school discipline, involvement in juvenile justice and adult corrections, child welfare and children's mental health service receipt, and health care utilization. Capstone research can be used by students in many different ways, including support for dissertations or other academic work. Fellows will receive a stipend of $3000 to support their research. For more information, visit

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November 12, 2014

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship for 2015-16

Educational Psychology will submit one nomination to the Graduate School Fellowship Office. Application instructions are available at

The internal deadline for Educational Psychology is Monday, November 24th, 2014. Your materials for the nomination packet should be sent to Lori Boucher ( electronically by the end of the day.


FROM: Alison Skoberg, Graduate School Fellowship Office
RE: Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund trustee, J.P. Morgan Bank, has invited the University of Minnesota to submit up to three nominations for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship competition. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business. Her primary concern, as expressed in her will, was to support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study. Eighty-seven schools have been invited to participate in the national competition. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $18,000, plus tuition, renewable for up to three years of total support.

Eligible students:
• must have an outstanding undergraduate record
• must demonstrate substantial educational debt
• are pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree at the University of Minnesota in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture, or other formal professional training)
• must be citizens of the United States
Programs may submit one nomination to the Graduate School Fellowship Office by 12 noon, Monday, December 8, 2014. Three nominations will be forwarded to the national competition. Departments will be notified in December.

Nominees for the national competition will be required to provide official certified copies of all transcripts, and original letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead), for inclusion in the national submission, due on January 23, 2015.

Complete nomination instructions are at

If you have questions, please contact the Graduate School Fellowship Office at 612-625-7579.

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Torske Klubben Fellowship for Minnesota Residents

Deadline: 12 noon, February 23, 2015

I am pleased to announce the Torske Klubben Fellowship for Minnesota residents enrolled in the University of Minnesota Graduate School. The Fellowship provides support for students with high academic achievement who show great promise of becoming leaders in their chosen profession. The Fellowship is supported by the Torske Klubben of Minneapolis, whose members, being of Norwegian ancestry, are interested in fostering relationships between Norway and America.

Please forward this announcement to eligible students. Applicants need not be of Norwegian heritage themselves, but they should explain their interest in or connection to Norway and its culture, expressing more than a superficial appreciation for Norwegian traditions.

Detailed information is available at

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November 10, 2014

USAS meeting at the University of Minnesota

United Students Against Sweatshops is a national student-run organization with 150 chapters across the country that runs campaigns for workers rights on campus and abroad.

Tuesday, November 11th, at 5pm in Folwell 32, students will be meeting for the very first USAS meeting at the University of Minnesota (pizza included). As thousands of fast food and Walmart workers take a stand against corporate greed, workers in sweatshops abroad fight for better working conditions and workers on our campuses struggle for better wages it is more important then ever that students get involved in these campaigns.

You can check out USAS's website for more information.

Arianna Feldman
USAS Regional Organizer for Minnesota
United Students Against Sweatshops
1155 Connecticut Avenue NW - Suite 500 - Washington, DC 20036

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November 4, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Kellie Krick Oborn

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

Professional Development Including Performance Feedback to Support Part C Home Visitors' Use of Caregiver Coaching Strategies During Home Visits

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

Professor Susan Hupp, chair
Professor Joe Reichle, adviser
Professor LeAnne Johnson, adviser
Professor Jennifer York-Barr

Posted by bouch004 at 2:28 PM · Events and Announcements

November 3, 2014

Dissertation Seminar

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

Andrea Egan

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

Testing a Model for Assessment and Intervention Decision-Making for Students with Co-Occurring Behavior Problems and Reading Difficulties in the Classroom:
Exploring the Relative Effects of Matched and Mismatched Antecedent Intervention Strategies

Monday, November 24, 2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
240 Burton Hall

Professor Kristen McMaster, chair
Professor Jennifer McComas, adviser
Professor LeAnne Johnson
Professor Matt Burns
Professor Lori Helman

Posted by bouch004 at 10:09 AM · Events and Announcements

October 23, 2014

Student Travel Funding

We are pleased to announce that the Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be up to $250 per student per year.

To qualify for these funds:

• You must be an active Educational Psychology MA, SC or PhD student.
• You must travel to and present at a national or international conference.
• Your faculty advisor must approve the travel.

Please note that these funds may not be used for state or regional conferences nor can they be used for training or workshop participation.

We do not reimburse for poster printing, however the CEHD Dean's Office in Burton Hall can do wide format printing for posters. This is a free service to faculty, staff, and students if the poster is related to the college (i.e. conference, display, research). Go to for contact and formatting information.

To receive reimbursement, you must submit:
Student Travel Funding Request form (
• Proof of attendance (conference badge)
• A copy of the conference program showing your presentation
• Original receipts for expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement (do not include meal receipts).
• Signed and completed expense reimbursement form (available at Be sure to include detailed information about your travel: who, what, when, where and why (for example: I traveled to Indianapolis, IN to present a poster at the national meeting of ABC Society, December 1-3, 20xx). In addition, include a sentence on how your presentation benefits your research or project. Detailed instructions are available at

Submit to your program staff within 30 days after the conference.

Last date to submit for reimbursement is June 5.

Other possible sources for student travel funding:
• GradSEHD (
• Council of Graduate Students (

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