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News from the Graduate School, October 12, 2017

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

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

Graduate School Research Grants

We provide small grants up to $5K to support graduate students as they conduct research for their dissertations or terminal master’s degree theses.

The Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) competitions are held twice a year, and the autumn semester deadline for submissions is Oct. 16.

If they can't make this deadline, they can apply in the spring. We made this grant program as flexible as possible. If students keep records of their allowable research expenses now and are awarded an AGGRS grant in the spring, they will be reimbursed. More

Contact: Kathleen Wallace, assistant dean, 247-7283


Presidential Fellowship nomination deadline (fall)—October 20, 5 p.m.

Committee Approval of Master’s and Doctoral Examination Report Forms—November 22

Final Approved Thesis/Dissertation—December 1

Student Specific Request (spring)—December 1

see full graduation calendar


Graduate School Autumn Semester meeting (rsvp)—October 31

Environmental Career Conference (rsvp)—October 31

Commencement (more)—December 17

see full event calendar

Funding Deadlines

Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (more)—October 16

Tech Hub Student Project Grants (more)—October 29

Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program (more)—November 1

Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (more)—November 16

Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs (more)—December 7, 14

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


Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Smithsonian Fellowship

Deadline: December 1

The BTAA/Smithsonian Fellowship provides one-year fellowships to doctoral students to support research at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Applicants must have completed all coursework, been admitted into candidacy, and be ABD. All fields of study pursued by the Smithsonian Institution are eligible.


Graduate School

New GRA-GS Match Instructions

Units with students appointed on the GRA-GS Match job code (#4895) are now required to create their own positions for this job code in place of using the Graduate School's GRA-GS Match position.

Please work with your human resources professional and/or HR Service Center to create new position numbers and transfer students onto the new positions effective immediately. All students should be moved off of the Graduate School GRA-GS Match position by December 1, 2017.


Data Analytics Month

Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State—a series of events focused on data analytics and decision science—continues through the month of October.

Upcoming events include Harvey Miller on Smart City Project; an exhibit of visualizations produced by ACAD faculty, staff, and students; a roundtable on careers in data analytics; and faculty and staff events such as a session on using Academic Analytics to find funding.


Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college-age students, and graduate and professional students face an elevated risk. The OSU Suicide Prevention Program has a wide range of partnerships and programs to offer academic programs and graduate/professional students.

RUOK? Buckeyes is an anonymous screening program designed to identify graduate and professional students at risk of suicide and encourage them to get help. For more information, contact Gayle Garcia .

REACH is a 90-minute training that teaches participants about suicide risk and how to engage an individual who may be in distress.


New Graduate Certificate, Interdisciplinary Specialization

The Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics is a 15 credit hour certificate administered by the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the College of Medicine.

The GIS in East European and Eurasian Studies is a 12 credit hour graduate interdisciplinary specialization administered by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies.

Encourage your students to explore the many graduate minors, interdisciplinary specializations, and certificates available to them. See them all .

Professional Development

Versatile PhD: AMA with Peter Fiske

October 11–13

Peter Fiske, Geochemist and Materials Scientist and author of “Put Your Science to WORK!”, is part of the three-day Ask Me Anything event on the Versatile PhD site. He's available to answer questions about founding a company, joining a startup, commercializing a technology, or finding the right place for your skills outside the academy. All disciplines will benefit from Dr. Fiske's insights.


CFP: 2018 Community Engagment Conference

Deadline for proposals: October 30 Conference: January 24–25

Proposals are now being accepted for Ohio State’s inaugural Community Engagement Conference. The conference will bring together faculty, staff, students with community partners to focus on new engagment partnerships. The theme of this year’s conference is Partnering to Advance Health and Wellness.


Graduate School Autumn Meetings

Graduate School Autumn Semester meeting
October 31, 3-4:30 p.m.
Blackwell Ballrooms B&C

Professional Development

Research Commons Workshops

Research Expo
October 17, 11:30–2 p.m.
More than 50 exhibitors will be on hand to help you navigate your way through Ohio State’s research enterprise.

GIS for Research I: An Introduction to GIS Concepts and Data
October 19, 3–4:30 p.m.
Learn how GIS data and tools can inform your analysis and communicate spatial patterns to your audience.

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.

Professional Development

University Center for the Advancement of Teaching Workshops

Academic Job Search: The On-Campus Interview
October 16, 4–6 p.m.
Learn how to control what is communicated in interviews and strategies for answering commonly asked questions.

The University Center for the Advancement of Teaching supports and advocates for all who teach at Ohio State.