January 30, 2014

Deadline changed for 100% drop/refun​d

Due to the weather-related cancellation of University classes on Monday and Tuesday, the 100% drop/refund deadline for spring 2014 full semester and 1st 7-week session classes has been extended to February 3. All other deadlines will remain the same.

This change has been made to the One Stop website for both undergraduate and graduate courses and Law School courses.

If you have any questions, please contact One Stop.

Posted by bouch004 at 10:59 AM

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

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 $22,500 for the academic year beginning September 2014 through May 2015, tuition for up to 14 thesis credits each semester (fall and spring), and subsidized health insurance through the Graduate Assistant Health Plan. Summer 2015 health insurance will be included for those who remain eligible.

Eligible students must have:
• passed written and oral prelim exams by March 5, 2014
• all program coursework completed (excluding School Psych and CSPP internships) by the end of spring semester 2014 (may be registered for program coursework in spring 2014)
• no incompletes in official program coursework from a prior term on transcript by February 19, 2014
• plan to graduate by the end of spring 2015 (or no later than fall 2015)

Application instructions and forms are available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/ddf/index.html. If you wish to be considered for nomination please contact your adviser. 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, 250 Ed Sci Bldg) by Wednesday, February 19.

Posted by bouch004 at 10:57 AM

Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines

Post-Doc Fellowship at Max Planck Institute
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) provides an attractive environment for postdoctoral researchers. It offers up to four postdoctoral fellowships a year. During their tenure fellows are expected to reside in Cologne and participate in the intellectual life of the institute. Postdoctoral fellows may do research on a topic of their choice. Their projects should relate to the substantive concerns of the institute's research program.

The MPIfG conducts advanced basic research on the governance of modern societies. It aims to develop an empirically based theory of the social and political foundations of modern economies by investigating the interrelation between social, economic and political action. Building on the disciplinary traditions of sociology and political science, the institute's research program aims to combine and develop the approaches of new economic sociology and comparative political economy.

MN LEND now accepting applications!
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MN Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) provide year long, graduate level interdisciplinary training focused improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities. MN LEND prepares Fellows from diverse professional disciplines and community positions to assume leadership roles in their respective fields and by insuring high levels of interdisciplinary partnership and collaboration. Fellowships with the MN LEND program include opportunities in research, clinical, and community settings. MN LEND Fellows are offered a stipend for their participation.

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.
To learn more about MN LEND or to apply for a Fellowship visit www.lend.umn.edu
Applications will be accepted online until February 28th, 2014.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award supports advanced doctoral candidates completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students. In 2014 the Jack KentCooke Foundation will award six fellowships of up to $25,000.

Applicants must have successfully completed all pre-dissertation requirements, including defense of their dissertation proposals, and be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States, though they need not be U.S. citizens. Please note that the applicants' graduate study may be in a diverse range of academic disciplines (e.g., policy studies, economics, psychology, education) but their topic must be tied to the Foundation's mission of advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.

To learn more about the Fellowship, visit website. The application closes February 4, 2014.

FLAS Fellowships - Institute for Global Studies
2014-2015 FLAS Competition deadline for nominations is scheduled for Friday, February 14, 2014. Note: 2014-2015 Academic Year FLAS awards will be contingent on available funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
The competition is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students to promote the study of modern foreign languages and in particular less-commonly-taught languages (LCTL) in European and Internationalstudies.
There are two competitions; one is for a summer fellowship the other is for the 9 month Academic year.

The awards are overseen and granted by the U.S. Department of Education. All nominees are subject to the rules and guidelines as set forth by the Department of Education and the University of Minnesota.
Deadline for nominations is Friday, February 14, 2014.

The AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program deadline is March 3, 2014.

Access the AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship online application to submit your proposal materials.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) with funding support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is pleased to announce a dissertation fellowship program to support graduate students in education research to conduct secondary data analysis using the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Longitudinal Database. The AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program provides funding and professional development and training to dissertation stage graduate students who use the MET data to address research questions and examine issues that will contribute to knowledge about teaching and learning. The program supports high-quality science undertaken by the education research field through dissertation research on topics related to teaching and instruction, the effects of the classroom and school climate, student achievement, children and youth, and other educational issues.
ligible graduate students for the AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program will be at the dissertation stage in an accredited graduate program in education research or another social or behavioral science disciplinary or interdisciplinary field, such as sociology, economics, psychology, or political science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents enrolled in a doctoral program. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should be familiar with the principles and framework of the MET study and the instruments and methods used to collect the data. For further information about the MET project visit: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/METLDB/and www.metproject.org.

Posted by bouch004 at 10:46 AM

January 28, 2014

Limited Service January 31 - February 7

Lori Boucher will be out of the office January 31 - February 7. Service will be limited during this time.

Posted by bouch004 at 8:21 AM

January 17, 2014

Grad School Workshops Spring 2014

Academic and Professional Development Workshops and Events are being offered by the Graduate School this coming term. Grad School Workshops Spring2014.pdf

Posted by bouch004 at 9:55 AM

January 14, 2014

New Graduate & Professional Student Advising Website

The U's new Graduate and Professional Student Advising website is now available. This website includes excellent resources for faculty and students, created by the Academic Civility Work Group, Student Conflict Resolution Center, and the Graduate School.

Posted by bouch004 at 11:18 AM

January 13, 2014

Registration Reminders

Graduate students are required to register every fall and spring semester in order to remain active.

• 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.

• 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. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST CONTACT LORI BOUCHER (bouch004@umn.edu) IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR EPsy 8666.

• 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.

• 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. However, please note that EPsy students are only allowed to register for Grad 999 four times. 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 fourth semester, 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 program or 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 the Graduate Student Services (160 Williamson) immediately following the exam. You will also need to submit a copy of exam report form to 250 EdSciB on or before February 3 so that you can change your registration to EPsy 8888 (thesis credits) for Spring 2014. 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 3:46 PM