Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Dean of the Graduate School
Fellowship Stipend Increase
I am pleased to announce that the Graduate School is able to raise fellowship stipend rates by 2% for the coming year. The new rates will become effective autumn 2019 and will apply to all new and continuing Graduate School fellowships.
Recruiting top graduate students to our programs is central to these increases and to the changes that we are making to the Graduate School fellowships generally. We believe that these increases will help to you to do just that. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
APR 01 | Preparing Future Faculty
APR 12 | Final examinations and Report forms due, spring
APR 19 | Final theses and dissertations due, spring
see full graduation, registration, and fellowship calendars
FEB 22 | Course Creation Studio
FEB 25 | Applied Active Learning
FEB 26 | GTA Toolkit February Breakfast: Multiple Roles as GTAs
MAR 01 | Information Session for New Program Coordinators
MAR 04 | Assessment and Grading in Carmen
MAR 06 | RUOK? Day
MAR 06 | Inclusive Syllabus Webinar: What, why, how?
MAR 06 | Grant Writing: An Introduction
MAR 10 | Midwest Graduate Research Symposium
MAR 20 | Corporate Research Engagement 101 (Interactive Seminar)
MAR 20 | Authentic Assignments
MAY 05 | Commencement
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FEB 22 | Next Generation Innovator of the Year award
MAR 01 | Leadership Research Grant Program
MAR 01 | Migration, Mobility, and Immobility Graduate Resarch and Creative Work Grants
MAR 04 | OSU Graduate School and CCTS Summer Research Scholarship
MAR 08 | TL1 Mentored Clinical Research Training Program
MAR 08 | University Engagement Recognition Awards
MAR 13 | Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows
MAR 15 | Decision Sciences Research Grants
MAR 15 | Tinker Field Research Grants
MAR 18 | Sustainability Institute Student Funding
MAR 18 | Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship
New Graduate School Staff Member: Kate Zinn
Welcome Kate Zinn, the newest member of the Graduate School staff. Kate is the new Registration Services Specialist (the position previously held by Jacklyn Heikes).
Kate is an Ohio State alumnus who holds a BA in Ancient History and Classics. Before joining the Graduate School, she held a student position in Materials Science and Engineering where she worked closely with the program coordinator. Kate is excited to join the Graduate School during such an exciting time.
Say hello! to Kate
Reactivation moves online
The process for students who wish to reactivate their enrollment eligibility is moving from a paper to an online form. Students can access the form at go.osu.edu/reactivation. The paper form will not be available after spring 2019.
The only significant change to the process involves program permission for reactivation. If the reactivating student has been on leave for two or more years from a degree-granting program, the Graduate School will contact the graduate program for permission to reactivate (this was previously done by the student).
Reactivating students will also be asked questions to determine if they qualify for the Forever Buckeyes program.
Contact: Judith Dunham-Borst, Student Services Manager, Graduate School
Judges Needed for Hayes Research Forum
The Hayes Research Forum is seeking faculty judges to review posters and presentations in the following areas.
- Arts (four additional judges needed)
- Business (four additional judges needed)
- Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (four additional judges needed)
- Humanities (four additional judges needed)
- Math and Physical Sciences (two additional judges needed)
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (three additional judges needed)
- Engineering, Math, and Physical Sciences (three additional judges needed)
If you are interested in serving as a judge, please visit the CGS website.
The Hayes Forum presents exemplary research by graduate students across the full range of Ohio State’s graduate degree programs and facilitates fruitful exchanges between students, faculty, the administration, and the public.
Contact: Tracey Walterbusch, Vice President of the Council of Graduate Students
Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee
The Graduate School is seeking one graduate faculty member volunteer to serve as its representative on the university’s Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee (COIAC). The COIAC is a standing faculty committee created under the Faculty Conflict of Interest Policy that meets to determine whether a significant financial interest is related to a specific research project or protocol and, if so, whether the interest could directly and significantly affect the design, conduct or reporting of the research.
If interested, contact Dr. Jennifer Yucel, Associate Vice President for Research Compliance, for additional information.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Discovery Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program
Deadline: March 1
The Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is an NIH-funded postbac program that runs for one year and is designed to prepare recent college graduates for success in graduate school. Participants receive:
- a one year paid research experience in a laboratory with a nationally recognized research mentor in a biomedical science discipline
- GRE prep assistance
- individual mentoring
- assistance with application preparation for doctoral programs
- career development workshops
- opportunities to travel and network with other scientists throughout the nation
This year’s RUOK? Day will be held on March 6. RUOK Day is a way to encourage Ohio State students, faculty, and staff to think about the people in their lives who may struggle with personal difficulties. Attendees to RUOK? Day are provided with resources and opportunities to pledge to ask a friend, coworker or stranger, “Are you okay today?”
OSU Graduate School and CCTS Summer Research Scholarship
Deadline: March 8
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science is now accepting applications for the OSU Graduate School and CCTS Summer Research Scholarship. The Summer Scholarship will enable a health science related professional student who is enrolled in an Ohio State PhD or master’s program to conduct a clinical or translational research project during the summer semester.
Benefits include a stipend and access to CCTS training resources.
Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship
Deadline: March 18
The Graduate School’s Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) program provides small grants up to $5,000 to support the research and scholarship of doctoral or terminal master’s degree candidates for their dissertations or theses.
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows
Deadline: March 13
The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program is now accepting applications. The program places recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at nonprofit and government organizations. Each fellowship includes a stipend of $68,000 per year, health insurance, a relocation stipend, and $3,000 in professional development funds.
Tinker Field Research Grants
Deadline: March 15
The Center for Latin American Studies is accepting applications for the 2019 Tinker Field Research Grants. These grants provide graduate students with funds for travel to and within Latin America to conduct pre-dissertation research. This award will provide up to $3,000 for graduate students in all academic fields at Ohio State, including international students.
Previous Tinker recipients will be presenting their research at Tinker Talk sessions on on February 28 and March 7. Register to attend.
University Engagement Recognition Awards
Deadline: March 8
Ohio State’s University Engagement Recognition Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in meaningful partnerships that produce engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards will be given in the community engagement, international engagement, service-learning, healthy communities, staff, student, student group and community partner categories.
Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program
The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program supports future generations of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math by providing scholarships for postdoctoral students from universities in the United States to do research at Israeli universities.
Next Generation Award for Graduate Students
Deadline: February 22
The Office of Research and the Corporate Engagement Office invite nominations for The Ohio State University 2018 Innovator of the Year awards. The awards recognize and celebrate outstanding innovation accomplishments of faculty, staff and students. Graduate students and post-docs are eligible for the “Next Generation” award which recognizes innovation and entrepreneurship that has contributed to the development or commercialization of a new technology.
Nominations are also sought for faculty and staff.
Graduate Research and Creative Work Grants
Deadline: March 1
The Migration, Mobility, and Immobility Project invites applications for graduate student grants for research and creative work. These grants are open to all enrolled graduate students at Ohio State working on the topics of migration, mobility, and immobility, regardless of its geographical, chronological, thematic, or methodological scope. MMI expects to award around eight research or creative work grants, up to $2,500 each.
Office of Distance Education and eLearning Workshops
Course Creation Studio
February 22, 12–2 p.m.
Get help developing, improving, or rethinking your online, hybrid, or face-to-face course design through technology.
Applied Active Learning Strategies for the Classroom
February 25, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Learn about active learning stategies and how to apply them in the classroom.
Assessments and Grading in Carmen
March 4, 1–2:30 p.m.
Learn how to customize your Gradebook, build rubrics, use SpeedGrader, and customize your own grading workflow.
The Office of Distance Education and eLearning provides students with an enriched educational experience through technology-ready classrooms, centralized learning systems, innovations in technological pedagogy, and distance education opportunities.
Research Commons Workshops
Grant Writing: An Introduction
March 6, 10 a.m.–noon
Learn the differences between federal/state and private funding processes, best practices for seeking funding, and examples of effective writing.
Corporate Research Engagement 101 (Interactive Seminar)
March 20, 10–11:30 a.m.
Learn how to bridge the industry-university divide with tools for vetting and solidifying industrial opportunities, and an overview of resources at Ohio State that are helpful to secure industrial relationships.
The Research Commons is a space where researchers can connect with each other and with services that support and enable their work. It offers group study room rentals, research consultations, and more.
University Institute for Teaching and Learning Workshops
GTA Toolkit February Breakfast: Multiple Roles as GTAs
February 26, 9–10:30 a.m.
Learn strategies for managing the different responsibilities GTAs have.
Inclusive Syllabus Webinar: What, why, how?
March 6, 1 p.m.–2 p.m.
Learn how the syllabus can be used to foster an inclusive learning environment that helps students feel supported and motivated.
March 20, 10–11:30 a.m.
Learn what makes an assignment authentic, why that is a valuable characteristic, and some strategies for designing authentic evaluation tools.
The purpose of the University Institute for Teaching and Learning Workshops is to integrate and enhance ongoing efforts in teaching and learning at Ohio State, and to elevate discussion and the visibility and importance of such work to the institutional level.