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News from the Graduate School, September 28, 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

Assistant Dean Announcement

I am pleased to announce that Matt Page will be joining the Graduate School starting October 1. He will be taking on the activities currently handled by Assistant Dean Ann Salimbene, who is retiring on September 29.

Matt is currently the director of student conduct in the Office of Student Life, and he has a PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. I look forward to introducing you to Matt during our upcoming Graduate School meetings. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to him to say hello.


Input funding overrides into the graduate fee authorization (GFA) default page in the HR system—October 3

Presidential Fellowship nomination deadline—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 Studies Committee Chairs (GSCC) Autumn meeting (rsvp)—September 28

Graduate Studies Committee Chairs Orientation (rsvp)—October 12

Graduate School Autumn Semester meeting (rsvp)—October 31

Environmental Career Conference (rsvp)—October 31

Commencement (more)—December 17

see full event calendar

Funding Deadlines

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (more)—October 1

MLA Career Development Boot Camp (more)—October 2

Research Grants in Energy, Environment and Sustainability (more)—October 9

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

New Graduate School Staff

The Graduate School is pleased to welcome the following new staff members:

Changes to Presidential, Campus Visit Travel Funding

  • Travel grants are available to Presidential fellows to present research at a national meeting. Funding has been increased from $250 to $500 per fellow.
  • Campus visit recruitment grants are provided by the Graduate School to support programs as they recruit the most sought-after applicants, namely fellowship nominees. Campus visit grants can now be used for all travel expenses (previously only transportation costs were covered).

Contact: Rosemarie Thornton, Fiscal Officer

Wellness Center Services

The Office of Student Life’s Student Wellness Center supports students through a holistic wellness model. All services are free and confidential.



Research Grants Available in Energy, Environment and Sustainability

Deadline: October 9

Up to $15,000 is available for graduate students interested in researching a particular energy, environment, and/or sustainability-related issue on or near campus.


Schedule an Academic Integrity Workshop

The academic integrity workshop is available to any graduate program or support office. The workshop focuses on the needs of international students, provides real examples of academic misconduct (especially regarding the use of outside sources and citation practices), and provides guidance about resources for graduate students.

Contact: Ruth Lu

Graduate School Autumn Meetings

Graduate Studies Committee Chairs (GSCC) Autumn meeting
September 28
, 3–4:30 p.m.
140 Pfahl Hall

Graduate Studies Committee Chairs Orientation
October 12
, 3–4:30 p.m.
Faculty Club (Second Floor)
For GSCC members who are new to the position. This meeting has a 30-person limit.

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

Professional Development

Research Commons Workshops

Tableau @ OSU: An Introduction
October 2
, 3–4 p.m.
Learn how Tableau can help you rapidly explore, analyze, and process large volumes of data without writing code.

Sharing Your Research with Story Maps
October 3
, 4–5:30 p.m.
Learn to use ArcGIS to combine maps, data, and multimedia content to communicate effectively through web mapping applications.

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: Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letters
October 2
, 4–6 p.m.
How to write vitae and cover letters when searching for jobs in academia.

Academic Job Search: Teaching and Research Statements
October 9
, 4–6 p.m.
An overview of teaching and research statements, how they are used in the academic job search, and how to write them.

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.


TechHub Student Project Grants

Deadline: October 29, midnight

Tech Hub is will award to three to five small grants (up to $5,000) to students who that use technology in novel ways.


Professional Development

MLA Career Development Boot Camp

Deadline: October 2

The Modern Language Association is offering a 4-day career development boot camp for post-candidacy students during its annual convention in New York in January. The boot camp is free of charge, and all participants will receive a $400 travel grant from the MLA.


Professional Development

Environmental Career Conference

November 4 Register

The School of Environment and Natural Resources is holding a career conference for those pursuing environmental careers. The daylong event will include panel discussions on employment opportunities, quick hands-on learning experiences, and networking.