Faculty Recognition Award Nominations Due

2017 Faculty Award Winners


Has a faculty member made an important difference in your graduate career and/or job search? If so, time is running out to nominate her/him for the Excellence in Graduate Education (EGE) Faculty Recognition Award. Dedication to graduate students and commitment to excellence in graduate teaching and mentoring are the criteria for this award, which only a miniscule fraction of SU’s faculty receive. If you know someone who deserves this honor, make things right and submit a nomination by the Wednesday, February 14 deadline. Further information and nomination materials are available online.

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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs: Goekjian Summer Research Grants – Europe


The Center for European Studies of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, announces it will grant awards to graduate students to support summer 2018 field research for MA thesis or doctoral research projects in Europe. Graduate students at Syracuse University are eligible and encouraged to apply. The purpose of the award is to provide students the opportunity to gather preliminary data, make contacts, map topics, and increase competitiveness of future proposals for funding. The awards are competitive and proposals are judged on the basis of (i) quality of the proposed research, (ii) organization and thoughtfulness of the proposal, and (iii) appropriateness and feasibility of the research plan in relation to the student’s background and qualifications.

You may apply for more than one summer grant from the Moynihan Institute, but you will not receive more than one in a given year.  Other types of support that could exclude you from receiving a summer research grant include summer FLAS, summer de Sardon-Glass support, and other types of summer support from the Moynihan Institute. Awards are ranked separately, so if your proposal is accepted by more than one committee, you will be awarded the better opportunity.

These awards are funded by a gift from Samuel V. Goekjian. A 1952 graduate of Syracuse University and member of the Maxwell School Advisory Board, Goekjian spent his career involved in international business and legal issues around the world. His Summer Research funds have supported 249 Goekjian Scholars, helping them to do research in all parts of the world and to follow in his footsteps as they explore, study, and confront global challenges.

DEADLINE: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Complete guidelines are available at:
The Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, 346 Eggers Hall
https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/moynihan/ces/Funding_Opportunities/

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To all graduate students in STEM and related fields:


Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2018, the 6th annual Communicating Science workshop, to be held in Boston, MA, June 14-16, 2018. Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close on March 1st.

Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance is free and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants.

Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to the general public, experts in other fields, and their peers. In additional to panel discussions (on topics such as Creative Storytelling, Science Journalism, Diversity/Inclusivity, and a Case Study on Scicomm in Medicine), ample time is allotted for networking with science communication experts and developing science outreach collaborations with fellow graduate students.

You can follow the link below to submit an application or learn more about our workshop programs and participants. You can also follow us on Twitter (@comscicon) and use #comscicon18! Please direct any questions to comscicon18@comscicon.org.

Learn More and Apply

ComSciCon, a project of The Story Collider, is sponsored by Emerson College, MIT, The American Chemical Society, The American Astronomical Society, and the American Institute of Physics.

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2018 FLEFF Diversity Scholars Fellowship, April 12-15


Applications are now open for the 2018 FLEFF Diversity Scholars Fellowship program at Ithaca College. The Fellowships brings to Ithaca College up to 20 graduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education.  Participants will discuss their research and career interests with Ithaca faculty and attend the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.  Preference will be given to second- or third-year PhD students or late stage MFA’s. This three-day inside look at Ithaca College will showcase the artistic and intellectual environment at Ithaca College to potential faculty. Diversity Scholars will attend film screenings and FLEFF Workshops as well as meet Ithaca faculty, students and administrators at several receptions and dinners. All reasonable expenses and FLEFF passes will be covered by the FLEFF Diversity Scholars Fellowship.

The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College embraces and interrogates sustainability across all of its forms: economic, social, ecological, political, cultural, technological, and aesthetic. Whether FLEFF Diversity Scholars are pursuing a degree in the field of business, communications, humanities, music, sciences or health related fields, the Scholars will develop a better understanding of Ithaca’s commitment to issues of diversity, inclusion and sustainability.

More FLEFF information is at https://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/.

Application Information

Interested graduate students need to send a CV and a statement (500 words maximum) explaining their interest in visiting Ithaca College and attending the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

Application material or questions should be sent to fleffdiversityscholars2018@gmail.com.

Professor Warren Schlesinger is the FLEFF Diversity Scholar Fellowship Coordinator. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with most if not all fellowships awarded by March 20.

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Public Humanities Fellowships for 2018-19

What does it mean to do public humanities? How might your graduate work relate to the broader community outside academia? Do you want to work with area non-profit organizations and find ways to utilize your graduate student skillsets?

This year-long fellowship involves a combination of training in the methods and approaches of the public humanities and the development of a public project related to your own scholarship in partnership with a community organization. At Syracuse University, the program is open to graduate students pursuing a PhD in Anthropology, Composition & Cultural Rhetoric, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, Cultural Foundations of Education, or Literacy Education. It is also open to graduate students pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing or in VPA (3-year MFA programs only).

The fellowship duration is August 2018 to June 2019, and the stipend is $8,000, plus $500 toward travel and research. This fellowship can be combined with other funding sources and is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with Humanities New York.

The application deadline is Friday, February 16, 2018. More information and application instructions available online. Please contact Aimee Germain (aagermai@syr.edu; 315-443-8685) with any questions.

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OrangeAbility Expo 2018


OrangeAbility: Accessible Athletics at Syracuse University will offer a day full of inclusive and adaptive sports—such as wheelchair rugby and basketball, and powerchair soccer—at the OrangeAbility 2018 Expo! Engage with local teams on the court, as well as organizations in our expo area. Bring your friends, family, kids, and colleagues! The OA Expo takes place February 17, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Women’s Building Gym A. ASL is provided. If someone needs other accommodations, please find the sign-up sheet at http://orangeability.syr.edu. More information on the Expo web page.

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Impending Deadlines

February 14 — Excellence in Graduate Education nominations

February 16 — Public Humanities Fellowship applications

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