Sigma Xi Student Grant Applications

The Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Xi supports OSU student research through our Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program to provide direct support of a student’s research project.  Applications are encouraged from undergraduate and graduate students in all areas of science of engineering . These short (less than 2 pages) applications from students are judged on the basis of (1) quality of the project narrative, (2) budget justification, and (3) strength and specificity of the faculty sponsor’s letter of support. The application deadline for this year is October 15, 2018. More information can be found at

If you have any questions about the GIAR program please contact Dr. Larry Feth ( ).


Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Available at NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is seeking individuals in the areas of materials science, chemical biology, or computational chemistry and are particularly keen to find candidates whose research programs have a strong synthetic chemistry component as well as those candidates who are members of underrepresented groups in science as NYUAD is committed to creating a diverse chemistry faculty.

Official announcements and links to the online applications can be found here:
Tenure-track Assistant Professor:
Tenured Associate/Full Professor:

NYUAD is an excellent and inclusive place to work.  The institution provides a high level of funding for faculty research, while making grant applications is still strongly encouraged and faculty are eligible for NIH and NSF funding as a branch campus of NYU.  The research infrastructure, including core technology platforms and high performance computing, is outstanding (see  NYUAD has a growing PhD program in chemistry in partnership with the chemistry department in New York, but the research teams are comprised mainly of postdoctoral associates.  NYUAD is a research university, but the undergraduate program closely resembles a small liberal arts college.  The class sizes are small and the undergraduate students are among the best from their respective countries.  The language of instruction is English.

Application reviews for the assistant professorship have just begun; interested candidates should submit an application by October 15.  Applications for the tenured position will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  If you have any questions or would like to know more about working at NYUAD or living in Abu Dhabi, please don’t hesitate to contact Timothy Dore, Search Committee Chair.  Please forward this announcement to anyone you know who might be interested.

Timothy M. Dore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
NYU Abu Dhabi
Office Tel (UAE): +971 2 628 4762
Mobile (UAE): +971 50 125 3019
Office: 032 Experimental Research Building

Big Ten Academic Alliance Smithsonian Institution Fellowship

The application period for the Big Ten Academic Alliance Smithsonian Institution Fellowship is now open. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 pm on November 1, 2018.

This program provides one-year fellowships to doctoral students to support research at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Students must have completed all coursework for their program, be admitted into doctoral candidacy, and completed all requirements except for completion of the dissertation. Fellowships carry a stipend of $36,000, which is paid by the Smithsonian Institution and the fellow’s home institution.

For more information on the fellowship, please visit On this site, you will find an Application Guide, Campus Contacts, and a link to the application portal housed with Smithsonian.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact staff members to discuss their proposed research and its feasibility at the Smithsonian.

Call for Nominations for St. Jude Graduate Student Symposia

We are seeking nominations of PhD students to be considered for either the 18th annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium (NGSS), or 5th annual Future Fellow Research Conference (FFRC). These exceptional academic and professional development opportunities will be held on the St. Jude campus in Memphis, TN March 25-29, and June 4-6, 2019, respectively.

The NGSS and FFRC are all-expenses-paid symposia to which top PhD students from around the country are invited to participate. To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with an estimated graduation between March 2019 and July 2020. Preference will be given to students whose work is relevant to ongoing research at St. Jude.

These symposia are not advertised; thus, students can apply only if they are nominated by a faculty advisor via a simple form: Nomination of exceptional under-represented minority students is encouraged.

Invitations to apply will be sent to students at the beginning of November. For students graduating before March 2019 who are interested in postdoctoral fellowships at St. Jude, please review the list of fully-funded open positions here. Visit and contact for additional information.

Required Training for All Graduate Students-How to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Misconduct-Due 10/31/18

The University has begun implementation of a new annual requirement for training in how to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct.  You should have received an email Thursday, 9/27/18, informing you of this requirement.  The course, “U Got This: Your Online Guide to Speak Up, Step In, and Create a Better Campus for All,” is taken through Buckeye Learn and should automatically be added to your online transcript.  Please note that there is a separate required annual training for employees, and consequently any GAs (GTA, GRA, GAA) must also complete that training as well.  The University asks for you to complete the student training first.


Promoting the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is Ohio State’s top priority and a responsibility we all share. At Ohio State, there is no place for sexual misconduct or discrimination of any kind. The university launched Buckeyes ACT – a comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct – in 2015, and education is an integral part of this effort…

Student employees/graduate assistants: Student employees are required to complete obligations for both their student roles and employee roles.

  1. Student employees need to meet the new employee requirements of completing “Understanding the Sexual Misconduct Policy” and “Report = Support: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct” when starting a new role as a student employee, which builds on the knowledge laid out in the student education.
  2. Students are encouraged to first complete “U Got This,” the sexual misconduct prevention education online course that is required for all students.
  3. Student employees need to complete “Report = Support: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct” annually for each year they are employed by the university.

Please complete this training by Oct. 31.

Buckeye Learn

Buckeyes ACT:

PolyOne Corporation at OSU October 2, 2018, To Interview Ph.D. Students For Full Time Opportunities In R&D Leadership Development Program

PolyOne Corporation will be at OSU on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, to interview Ph.D. students.  See the flyers below for additional information.

On-Campus Information Session
Monday, October 1, 2018
The Blackwell-Pfahl 330


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Academic Job Search Series from OUAB

Academic Job Search Series
October sessions are 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Senate Chamber – 3rd Floor Ohio Union
Please register.

October 1: Academic Job Search –  Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letters
October 8: Academic Job Search – Teaching and Research
October 15: Academic Job Search – The On-Campus Interview
October 22: Academic Job Search – Negotiating the Job Offer

The President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program

Cultivating the Next Leaders and Scholars

The President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is pleased to announce the second President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP) competition. This program, sponsored by the Office of the President, aims to aid in the recruitment and retention of postdoctoral scholars who have a promising future as leaders in their fields.
Watch the explainer video to understand the details.

Prospective postdocs who are interested in pursuing postdoctoral research with Ohio State faculty are eligible for this funding opportunity. Learn more here.

A required letter of intent must be received by November 1, 2018.
Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on December 3, 2018.

Please direct questions to

Professional Headshots for Chemistry Graduate Students-October 2, 2018

The second session for headshots is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2nd.  Register at the link below.

A photographer will be available on campus to take complimentary headshots for graduate students.  This is an excellent chance to get a professional photograph to use for your professional/social media networking needs.  The session is open to the first 60 students to register.  Photographs will be emailed to students once available.

Tuesday, October 2nd
11:30 am-12:30 pm
144 Biological Sciences (conference room in 1st floor admin suite)

Below are suggestions of how to best dress/prepare for your photograph:

  • No neon colors.  They cannot be reproduced well by printing paper or on some computer screens.
  • No fine or herringbone patterns.
  • No silky/shiny/reflective white clothes (loss of detail and distracts).
  • No matte wool/felts.  They absorb light and images adjusted for best face exposure will show these as pure black with no detail.  (The photographer shoots for faces; extreme lights and darks cannot hold detail in the same image.)
  • Subjects should tighten ties, fix hair, straighten sweaters, and remove lint before they get in front of the camera.  The photographer will check for stray hairs, crooked necklaces, etc., as much as the schedule allows.
  • The photographer assumes subjects are adults and are responsible for their own presentation.  He will call attention to anything of which the subjects might be unaware just to check.

Faculty Openings in Analytical and Organic Materials Chemistry at George Washington University

The Department of Chemistry at George Washington University is conducting two searches this fall for tenured/tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professors in Analytical Chemistry and Organic Materials Chemistry at the George Washington University.  The appointments will be effective August 1, 2019 The attached advertisements describe the positions and the application procedures.  Feel free to post or pass along the attached documents announcing these positions to any qualified candidates.

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