October 25, 2013

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 graduate student.
• You must travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting.
• 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 http://sky.cehd.umn.edu/communicate/going-to-a-conference-or-fair/ for contact and formatting information.

To receive reimbursement, you must submit:
• Student Travel Funding Request form (http://www.cehd.umn.edu/edpsych/forms/default.html)
• 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 http://policy.umn.edu/Policies/Finance/Travel/TRAVEL_PROC02.html). 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 http://policy.umn.edu/prod/groups/president/@pub/@forms/@procurement/documents/form/um1612instructions.pdf.

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 (http://www.tc.umn.edu/~gradsehd/index_files/Page517.htm)
• Council of Graduate Students (http://www.cogs.umn.edu/index.html)
• GAPSA (https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/gapsa/home/grants/scholarly-travel-grants)

Posted by bouch004 at 3:33 PM

Dissertation Seminar

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

Donna Patterson
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

Integration and Validation in an Hybrid-Online Teacher Preparation Program

Thursday, November 14, 2013
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
211A Burton Hall

Professor Jennifer McComas, chair
Professor Geoffrey Maruyama, adviser
Professor Sandra Christenson
Professor Cathrine Wambach

Posted by bouch004 at 8:55 AM

October 22, 2013

2014 Ford Foundation Fellowships

As of September 16, 2013 applications are accepted for the 2014 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at: http://nationalacademies.org/ford

Eligibility Requirements:
• U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents, or individuals granted deferred action status under the DACA program
• Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of science, social science or humanities

Stipends and Allowances:
• Predoctoral--$20,000 to the fellow, institutional allowance of $2,000 for three years
• Dissertation--$21,000 for one year
• Postdoctoral--$40,000 for one year, $1,500 employing institution allowance, to be matched by employing institution

Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Approximately 60 predoctoral, 35 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies.

Application Deadline Dates:
• Predoctoral: November 20, 2013
• Dissertation: November 15, 2013
• Postdoctoral: November 15, 2013

For Further information please contact:
Fellowships Office, Keck 576
National Research Council of the National Academies
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.334.2872
Fax: 202.334.3419

Posted by bouch004 at 10:36 AM

October 21, 2013

University-wide Fellowship Competitions with Fall 2013 Deadlines

Thesis Research Travel Grants - Deadline: Noon, October 7, 2013 [Spring deadline: February 3, 2014]
The Thesis Research Travel Grant is a new funding opportunity offered by the Graduate School beginning in fall 2013. Grants of up to $2,500 for domestic research and up to $5,000 for international research available to Ph.D. students who have passed the oral preliminary examination by the application deadline. More information: http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/trg/index.html

Eva O. Miller Fellowship - Deadline: Noon, November 1, 2013
Fellowships available to Ph.D. students in the broad areas of psychology or statistics and measurement. More information: http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/miller/index.html

Mark and Judy Yudof Fellowship - Deadline: Noon, November 1, 2013
Fellowships available to Master's or Ph.D. students pursuing interdisciplinary work in the areas of science policy and ethics. More information: http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/yudof/index.html

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships (IDF) -Deadline: Noon, November 14, 2013 [Please note that the DGS needs to provide a letter of support for IDF fellowships. Our internal deadline is November 4th.]
Fellowships available to Ph.D. students with interdisciplinary dissertation topics who would benefit from interaction with faculty at one of the University's interdisciplinary research centers or institutes. Center or institute endorsement required. More information: http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/idf/index.html

Posted by bouch004 at 2:49 PM