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April 10, 2009

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS -- SUMMER 2009 FUNDING FOR RSTC STUDENTS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
SUMMER 2009 FUNDING FOR RSTC STUDENTS

April 10, 2009

Dear RSTC Students:

Through a combination of block grant money from the Graduate School, our James I. Brown and Industrial Affiliates Program foundation accounts, and CLA's Graduate Research Partnership Program, we are able to offer the following opportunities for summer funding to RSTC graduate students in good standing.

1. Competitive fellowships to support summer research and travel. Students may apply for any amount up to $2,000. (Download application materials and selection criteria.) Deadline is 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 20, 2009

2. CLA Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) awarding two $4000 research fellowships (Download attachment and see this site http://cla.umn.edu/intranet/grad/grpp_gdlns.php.) Deadline is 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 20, 2009

3. Writing Studies $500 Graduate Student Teaching Award (Download attachment.) Deadline is 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 20, 2009

4. The two Industrial Affiliate Program (IAP) research fellowships ($2,000 each) are with Medtronic and US Bank. These fellowships are for the 2009-10 school year and are open to all current MS and RSTC students as well as the newly admitted students. Call for Applications is attached. The new IAP application deadline is April 24, 2009.

Details for each award are included in the attachments, however, don't hesitate to contact me or Mary Wrobel if you have questions.

Bernadette Longo, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies
RSTC Program
Dept. of Writing Studies
University of Minnesota

April 2, 2009

Congrats to Greg Schneider, winner of the COGS Leadership Award Honorable Mention!

Congratulations to Greg Schneider, winner of the COGS Leadership Award Honorable Mention! Greg is honored for his leadership on behalf of the graduate students in the Department of Writing Studies. Greg has served as a graduate student representative to the DGS Advisory Committee, instituted a graduate student assembly, worked to redesign and expand the Writing Studies Parlors, ensured that graduate students' perspective is represented well in the curriculum, and helped redesign the way the department conducts preliminary doctoral examinations.

Thank you Greg, for your leadership and service to the department!