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News from the Graduate School, January 17, 2018

Scott Herness, Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Interim Dean of the Graduate School

New Challenges

Scott Herness
Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Interim Dean of the Graduate School

As you may have heard last week, I have accepted a new position as vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School at Montclair State University.

Reflecting on my time at Ohio State’s Graduate School, I’d say that the greatest return of being a dean has been the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in a student’s life. Working towards success of students is the greatest reward an academician can hope for. It’s been my privilege to work for all of our graduate students, whether it be increases in their fellowship support, new avenues of professional development, or increases in student diversity.

My goal has been to lay the groundwork for future changes that will continue to benefit our students after my departure. I hope I have done that. I will leave behind many faculty, staff, and students whom I consider friends; all are individuals I know will continue to work towards the betterment of graduate education at Ohio State.

My best to all.


Application to graduate (spring)—January 26

Committee Approval of Master’s and Doctoral Examination Report Forms due—April 13

Final Approved Theses/Dissertation due (more)—April 20

see full graduation calendar


How to Successfully Apply for a CGS Grant (workshop) (more)—January 19

Introduction to Data Visualization (workshop) (more)—January 24

Commencement (more)—May 6

see full event calendar

Funding Deadlines

I-Corps@Ohio Grant (more)—January 18

Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities (more)—January 8, 19

L’Oréal USA for Women in Science program (more)—February 2

OIA Academic Enrichment Grants (more)—February 9

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship—Columbus-Athens (more)—February 13

Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women in Research Grants (more)—February 16

Innovate teaching and tech conference accepting proposals

Deadline: February 2

Innovate, an annual conference hosted by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning to explore recent advancements and best practices in teaching and learning with technology, is accepting proposals from those who want to present at this year's conference. Proposals are being accepted through February 2.



Select Funding Opportunities

Deadline: January 18
I-Corps@Ohio is a grant program to help faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students launch startup companies. Grants are $15k and provide funding to participate in a seven-week summer program.

2018 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program
Deadline: February 2
Grants of $60,000 to women scientists at a critical stage in their careers.

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship—Columbus-Athens
Deadline: February 13
The Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program® is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development.

OIA Academic Enrichment Grants
Deadline: February 9
Intended for research projects that address global issues, connect discipline-specific research to programs in diverse cultural settings, explores the languages, cultures, arts, social sciences and area studies and/or promotes active collaborations with institutional partners.

Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grants
Deadline: February 16
Grants designed to support research that explores women's lives, gender equity, or gender broadly conceptualized.

2018 Community Engagement Conference

January 24–25

Registration is now open for Ohio State’s inaugural Community Engagement Conference, featuring keynote speaker Donna Shalala. The conference will bring together faculty, staff, students, and community partners for professional development and networking while exploring possible engagement partnerships. The theme of the conference is Partnering to Advance Health and Wellness. Special registration of $30 for the first 200 Ohio State students to register.


Contact: Ben Lewis, Program Director, Office of Academic Affairs

Graduate School

Graduate School Meetings

Graduate Studies Committee Chairs (GSCC) meeting (spring) February 7, 3–4:30 p.m. 140 Pfahl Hall Register Graduate School Spring Semester meeting March 28, 3–4:30 p.m. Blackwell Ballrooms B&C Register

New Degrees and Certificates

Two new graduate certificates

The Council on Academic Affairs has recently approved two new graduate certificates:

Graduate Student Appointments

Payroll Deduct and Appointment Dates

Contact: Lori Bowman, HR/Finance Manager


Stress Management & Resiliency Training

The S.M.A.R.T. Lab, a partnership between the Student Wellness Office and the Counselor Education program, offers stress management and resiliency training that is free for Ohio State enrolled students.


Professional Development

Research Commons Workshops

How to Successfully Apply for a Council of Graduate Students Grant (Workshop)
January 19, 12–1:30 p.m.
Learn how to applying for the Global Gateway Grant, Ray Travel Award, Career Development Grant, and Hayes Research Forum. A light lunch will be provided.

Introduction to Data Visualization (Workshop)
January 24, 5–6 p.m.
Data visualization can help you analyze and make sense of the information you have gathered. Learn what data visualization is, why it's important, the types of data visualizations, and the tools used to create them.

The Research Commons is a space where researchers can connect with each other and with services that support and enable their work. They offer group study room rentals, research consultations, and more.