Professional Development Workshops

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The Graduate School partners with the following units in offering professional development workshops during the academic year and summer terms as well.


The University Libraries offers many research-oriented workshops that may be used to meet requirements of the Preparing Future Faculty and Preparing Future Professionals Certificates. Workshops are intended to provide opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to develop the following five core competencies: Communication, Teaching, Scholarly Development (advanced knowledge and skills), Professionalism (leadership, ethics, transferable skills), and Career Development. Each workshop listed below has one or more competency labels. Workshops are also intended to be appropriate at one or more stages of graduate study or postdoctoral experience: Early stage, Middle stage, Late stage, or All stages. Students and postdoctoral scholars may attend workshops more than once and during any stage. The labels simply provide suggested attendance time-frames and core competencies. Some of our workshops are conducted every other year.

-For a matrix of recurring professional development opportunities grouped by core competency and labeled by stage of study, click here.

-For a catalog of professional development opportunities that recur on a regular basis, during the fall, spring, and/or summer semesters, every other semester or every other academic year, and may be appropriate for one or more of the five competencies described above, click here.

-For an Individual Development Plan (IDP) template that facilitates specific, attainable and measurable goal setting, click here.


Upcoming Workshops in January


Funding Your Graduate Education: Database Search

Time/ Place: January 20, 2022, 2:30 PM Via Zoom

Description: OGFA will facilitate small group meetings to assist graduate students with navigating award databases to identify fellowships and awards that are a good "fit" to support their graduate education. Register here

Personal Statement for Non-Native English Speakers with the CIES

Time/ Place: January 25, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Via Zoom

Description: In this session, Dr. Jennifer Grill and Dr. Maria Mendoza will cover the vocabulary, phrases, and organizational patterns needed to draft a strong personal statement for fellowship and award applications. Register here

ONF/ OGFA Fulbright Program Workshops 

Description: The Office of National Fellowships (ONF) and Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards (OGFA) will host info sessions about the various Fulbright award programs.


Upcoming Workshops in February


Funding Your Graduate Education: Database Search

Time/ Place: February 2, 2022, 12:30 PM Via Zoom

Description: OGFA will facilitate small group meetings to assist graduate students with navigating award databases to identify fellowships and awards that are a good "fit" to support their graduate education. Register here

Funding Your Graduate Education as an International Student

Time/ Place: February 15, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Via Zoom

Description: Learn how to navigate award databases as an International student. Recipients of various fellowships and awards will be in attendance to share their application experiences. Register here

Writing Well: Drafting Successful Fellowship Applications

Time/ Place: February 22, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Via Zoom

Description: Join Dr. McCall, Assistant Director at OGFA, to discuss the characteristics of good (and bad) writing and teach specific strategies for producing clear, coherent, and concise writing in competitive award applications. Register here

Funding Your Graduate Education: Database Search

Time/ Place: February 22, 2022, 10:00 AM Via Zoom

Description: OGFA will facilitate small group meetings to assist graduate students with navigating award databases to identify fellowships and awards that are a good "fit" to support their graduate education. Register here 


Upcoming Workshops in March


Crafting a Competitive Personal Statement

Time/ Place: March 1, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Via Zoom

Description: Join Emily Saras, doctoral candidate and recipient of multiple awards including Fulbright and the PEO Scholar Award, as she provides tips on crafting a competitive personal statement from scratch to finish. Register here

Funding Your Graduate Education: Database Search

Time/ Place: March 9, 2022, 1:30 PM Via Zoom

Description: OGFA will facilitate small group meetings to assist graduate students with navigating award databases to identify fellowships and awards that are a good "fit" to support their graduate education. Register here

Fellowships and Awards- Info Sessions

Description: Info sessions are an excellent opportunity to learn about specific fellowships and awards, meet the OGFA staff, and previous award recipients. We will go over eligibility, review criteria, application components, strategies that support constructing a successful application and dedicate time to Q&A.

  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship - March 22 | 12PM | Register here
  • AAUW Fellowships - March 30 | 2PM | Register here
  • ACLS Fellowships and Grants - April 19 | 2:30PM | Register here
  • DAAD - Date/Time TBD

The Ins and Outs of Proposal Writing

Time/ Place: March 24, 2022, 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM Via Zoom

Description: Join Evangeline Coker, Professional Development and Resource Specialist - Office of Research Development, who will provide tips on crafting a competitive research proposal. Register here

Funding Your Graduate Education: Database Search

Time/ Place: March 29, 2022, 10:30 AM Via Zoom

Description: OGFA will facilitate small group meetings to assist graduate students with navigating award databases to identify fellowships and awards that are a good "fit" to support their graduate education. Register here 


Upcoming Workshops in April


Funding Your Graduate Education: Database Search

Time/ Place: April 13, 2022, 3:00 PM Via Zoom

Description: OGFA will facilitate small group meetings to assist graduate students with navigating award databases to identify fellowships and awards that are a good "fit" to support their graduate education. Register here

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