News from the Graduate School, June 26, 2019

GSDEAN

Alicia L. Bertone, DVM,  PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Dean of the Graduate School

Dr. Karin Jordan Joins the Graduate School

I am happy to announce that Dr. Karin Jordan will begin as Assistant Dean of Graduate Development and Engagement at the Graduate School on July 1.

Karin’s role will be to engage with the university’s outward-facing efforts on behalf of graduate education. Those efforts include career services, alumni engagement, advancement, government engagement, and more. She will work closely with graduate programs as well as the offices associated with those efforts—the University Institute for Teaching and Learning, Career Counseling and Support Services, Corporate Engagement, the Office of Outreach and Engagement, and others. Specific efforts will include enhancing graduate career services and professional development, improving faculty mentorship, the development of faculty and student awards, and enhancing graduate community through messaging and events.

Karin comes to the Graduate School from Penn State Altoona, where she was Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Prior to Penn State, she held several administrative positions at the University of Akron, including Associate Dean in the College of Health Professions. Before moving into administration, Dr. Jordan was professor of counseling at University of Akron, George Fox University, and the University of Colorado at Denver.

Deadlines

JUL 12 | Final examinations and Report forms due, summer
JUL 19 | Final theses and dissertations due, summer

see full graduation, registration, and fellowship calendars

Events

JUL 10 | Management Skills for Grad/Prof Students | more
JUL 16 | Grant Writing: An Introduction | more
JUL 18 | Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization | more
JUL 23 | Tools of the Trade: Animal Models Beyond the Mouse | more
JUL 29 | 2nd Conference on Biomotors, Virus Assembly and Nanobiotechnology Applications (funding available) | more
AUG 04 | Commencement
AUG 08 | Corporate Research Engagement 101 | more

 

Funding

OPEN   | Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology Education and Research | more
JUL 05 | CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards | more
AUG 19 | NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship | more
SEP 02 | Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship | more
SEP 09 | 2019 Fall Postdoctoral Recruitment Event | more
OCT 02 | Biomedical Sciences Postdoc | more
OCT 03 | NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship | more
NOV 07 | NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship | more

ADMINISTRATION

Laura Pearce Joins Graduate School

Laura Pearce has joined the Graduate School as the administrative associate for the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate School. The position was previously held by Jill Toft.

Laura is twice a graduate of the Ohio State University, with a BA in International Studies and an MA in East Asian Studies. She also holds an MA in Folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Laura will be the first point of contact for inquiries about curricular review processes for graduate programs. She will provide administrative support for the review and approval of new graduate program proposals, act as a liaison to the Ohio Department of Higher Education, and assist the Associate Dean with day-to-day operations in the areas of graduate program assessment, online course proposals and changes, and matters pertaining to the graduate faculty.

Say hello to Laura

Graduate School Offices Relocating to Stadium During Renovation

The Graduate School is renovating the offices in University Hall and staff will be temporarily relocated to Ohio Stadium beginning in August. The exact date for the move has not been determined, but those coming to the offices after August 1 should contact the Graduate School before setting out.

Contact: Matt Yoder, HR/Finance Manager

FUNDING

NAEd/Spencer Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere around the world. Due October 3.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, attend professional development retreats, and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. Due November 7.

Biomedical Sciences Postdoc

Deadline: October 2

The NIGMS Postdoctoral (PRAT) Program is a competitive three-year postdoctoral fellowship program that provides high quality research training in the basic biomedical sciences in NIH intramural research laboratories.

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National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

Deadline: August 19

The NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program provides fellowships to develop an independent research program in cancer prevention. The centerpiece of the program is mentored, multidisciplinary research. With input from senior scientists and program staff, each fellow develops original scientific projects and reports findings at meetings and in leading journals.

The program provides up to four years of funding including stipends, relocation expenses, health insurance benefits, and travel allowances, as well as an opportunity to earn an MPH.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Management Skills for Grad/Prof Students

July 10

This interactive workshop will help participants understand the skills necessary to gain a better understanding of self and how to assess others abilities and leverage those strengths to improve their working relationships and work satisfaction.

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2019 Fall Postdoctoral Recruitment Event

September 9 (application deadline)
October 23–25 (event)

The Postdoctoral Recruitment event will provide an opportunity for PhD students to meet research faculty, interview for open postdoctoral positions and discover the research taking place at Ohio State and the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Application for this event is open to graduate students who have completed or expect to complete their PhD between December 2018 and May 2020.

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Tools of the Trade: Animal Models Beyond the Mouse

July 23 8:00 a.m.–noon Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115

The Center for Clinical & Translational Science and the Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office will present a workshop on the plurality of animal models. Researchers from Ohio State and Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present on the advantages of studying naturally occurring disease in companion animals, comparative aspects of animal pathology, and unique regulatory and ethical considerations.

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2nd Conference on Biomotors, Virus Assembly and Nanobiotechnology Applications

July 29–31 Fawcett Center for Tomorrow

Thirty-two fellowships are available to Ohio State students to attend the 2nd Conference on Biomotors, Virus Assembly and Nanobiotechnology Applications. The conference hosts leading scientists and engineers working in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, microbiology, cell biology, materials, and nanotechnology. Fellowships are first come, first served and include cost of registration, lunch, dinner and banquet for the 3-day conference.

Register Use code “OSU Fellowship” at registration.

Research Commons Workshops

Grant Writing: An Introduction (Workshop)
July 16
, 10 a.m.–noon
Learn about the differences between federal/state and private funding processes, best practices for seeking funding, and examples of effective writing.
Register

Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization (Workshop)
July 18
, 3–4:30 p.m.
Learn about the data visualization program, including the different versions that exist, and how to access the program for free.
Register

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.

Office of Distance Education and eLearning Workshops

Technology-Enhanced Active Learning
July 11
, 1:30–3 p.m.
Engage in multiple activities to discover how technology can enhance active learning in your courses.
Register

Peer Review in CarmenCanvas
July 16
, 1–2:30 p.m.
Learn how to leverage Carmen to engage students in peer review activities.
Register

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.

Part-time position at Otterbein-Chemistry—Survey of General Chemistry Laboratory

Part-time Instructor—Chemistry—Survey of General Chemistry Laboratory

Otterbein University seeks an Adjunct (part-time) Instructor in the Chemistry Department to teach CHEM 1110: Survey of General Chemistry Laboratory during the Autumn 2019 Semester, which runs from August 26-December 13. We are offering two sections of the laboratory, which meet on Tuesday from 8:15-11:10 am and Thursday 11:30 am – 2:25 pm. Ideally the same instructor would teach both sections, but we will consider applications from persons who can only teach one.

Minimum qualifications include an M.A. and/or ABD in Chemistry. Preferred qualifications include previous teaching experience and a Ph.D.

Send all inquiries and a copy of your CV to Dr. Joan Esson, Chair of the Chemistry Department, at jesson@otterbein.edu.

 

UM Med School Postdoc Recruitment event “Postdoc Preview”

The University of Michigan Medical School will host its next postdoctoral recruitment event October 10-11, 2019.

Postdoc Preview introduces upper-level graduate students in the biomedical sciences to the excellent research and training opportunities here at Michigan. During a fully-funded visit, recruits interview with two or more prospective mentors, learn about our NIH-funded training programs, and network with current postdocs (tentative schedule here). Applicants are selected from a national pool of highly qualified individuals who expect to complete their thesis research over the course of the next year and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or be currently enrolled in a U.S. graduate institution. Our office sponsors and manages the logistics of the visits.

Applications for the event can be found at https://postdocpreview.smapply.io/. Deadline: August 5, 2019. Please contact our office (postdocoffice@med.umich.edu) with questions.

Postdoctoral Diversity Initiative, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

The PennVIEW Postdoctoral Diversity Initiative is designed to expose graduate doctoral candidates in biomedical science to postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). Participants will be provided with an all expense paid visit to UPenn to meet with potential faculty mentors and current postdoctoral fellows, tour laboratories, explore the Philadelphia area and UPenn campus and gain information about preparing for life after completing their Ph.D. The overall goal of this initiative is to provide participants with a welcoming experience to VIEW life as a postdoc at UPenn. Participants must have passed all doctoral candidacy exams and be within two years of receiving their degree. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Senior graduate students from the Mid-Atlantic states are encouraged to apply: preference will be given to students from surrounding institutions within a 4-hour drive or train ride. Travel will be available for students attending the programs.

The one-day event takes place on September 25th, 2019 and consists of tours of the UPenn campus and laboratories, one-on-one meetings with faculty members of interest, networking opportunities to meet program directors and current postdoctoral trainees, and panel discussions to gain insight on resources and fellowship opportunities for postdocs at Penn. Travel and lodging expenses (if necessary) will be covered. Applications are due by July 15th, 2019. To apply, please go to PennVIEW.

Opportunity for senior graduate students or recent postdocs-OSU Postdoc Recruiting Event

Applications are now being accepted for the Ohio State University 2019 Fall Postdoctoral Recruitment Event, being held October 23-25, 2019.  This event will provide an excellent opportunity for outstanding postdocs and PhD students from leading graduate programs to meet research faculty, interview for open postdoctoral positions and discover the exciting and innovative research taking place at The Ohio State University and the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH).  Selected candidates will visit the Ohio State campus, network with current OSU and NCH postdocs, present their research, interview with prospective mentors, and learn more about postdoctoral opportunities at Ohio State.  Full funding will be provided for travel expenses and candidates may be considered for a variety of opportunities, including fellowships, training grants, and other internal training programs.

Application for this event is open until September 9th and is available to postdocs or senior graduate students who have completed or expect to complete their PhD between December 2018 and May 2020.  Any candidates in the US (visa status does not matter) can apply and we are especially interested in reviewing applications from US Citizens and permanent residents who are training grant-eligible and/or who come from underrepresented backgrounds including African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, or persons with a disability.

More information can be found on our web page or the application can be accessed directly through the link below.

http://go.osu.edu/postdocrecruit

http://go.osu.edu/pdre_application

Our event flyer can be found here: http://go.osu.edu/pdre_eventflyer. To help us announce this opportunity, we ask that you please post our flyer, forward this email to any applicable graduate program coordinators and/or faculty, and encourage senior graduate students at your institution to apply!

If you have any questions about this program, please contact me by e-mail at Jeffrey.Mason@osumc.edu or call (614-685-9140).

The Experimental Therapeutics Branch of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research is Actively Seeking a Synthetic Organic Chemist

The Experimental Therapeutics Branch of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research is actively seeking a synthetic organic chemist through its contracting company, GDIT.

Those interested can find further information and apply online: https://www.gdit.com/careers/job/850cac562/synthetic-organic-chemist/

Summer 2019 M.S. and Ph.D. Graduation Applications Due Friday, May 17, 2019

For anyone planning to complete an M.S. or Ph.D. Summer 2019 (traditional dates or end-of-semester), the application is due Friday, May 17, 2019.

  • This is a CBC deadline, not a Grad School deadline

 Submit an application to graduate via gradforms.

Further information and links to important dates and deadlines can be found online.

Summer 2019 M.S. and Ph.D. Graduation Applications Due Friday, May 17, 2019

For anyone planning to complete an M.S. or Ph.D. Summer 2019 (traditional dates or end-of-semester), the application is due Friday, May 17, 2019.

  • This is a CBC deadline, not a Grad School deadline

 Submit an application to graduate via gradforms.

Further information and links to important dates and deadlines can be found online.

News from the Graduate School, April 25, 2019

GSDEAN

Alicia L. Bertone, DVM,  PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Dean of the Graduate School

 

Graduate Associate
Teaching Awards, Sesquicentennial Scholars

I am pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Graduate Associate Teaching Awards. The GATA is Ohio State’s highest recognition of the teaching done by graduate students, and presenting these awards is one of the highlights of my year. Congratulations to the recipients and to the programs that support them.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Briana Brownlow, Psychology
  • Sin Guanci, Educational Studies
  • Mark Hoff, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Nathan Howell, Ohio State Biochemistry Program
  • Ju-A Hwang, Teaching and Learning
  • Yeoeun Kim, Educational Studies
  • Katherine Moore, Dance
  • Lisa Nguyen, Chemistry
  • Raphael Palermo dos Santos, Portuguese
  • Jacinta Yanders, English

Read more about this year’s GATA recipients

I am also excited to recognize the 32 graduate students that have been selected for the Sesquicentennial Student Scholar Leadership Program. The scholars will become ambassadors for the university and the sesquicentennial, participate in a Buckeye-focused leadership development program, and receive a $2,500 scholarship. The selected graduate students exemplify the breadth and depth of our graduate programs, representing a wide variety of disciplines in both master’s and doctoral programs. And they exemplify the Graduate School’s vision to produce leaders in knowledge, innovation, and creativity that can engage and influence the world.

See the graduate Sesquicentennial Scholars

Deadlines

APR 26 | CGS Delegate Elections | vote
APR 29 | Preparing Future Faculty (extended from April 1) | more
MAY 07 | End of Semester, Spring
MAY 24 | Application to graduate, Summer

see full graduation, registration, and fellowship calendars

Events

MAY 02 | Academy of Teaching Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning | more
MAY 02 | Increasing the Visibility of Your Research | more
MAY 07 | Academic Writing: The Craft of Writing Effectively | more
MAY 07 | Distance Education Symposium | more
MAY 07 | Kickstart Week (Day 1): Course Design Quality and Learning Objectives | more
MAY 16 | Innovate Conference | more
MAY 29 | Making Your Science Accessible | more
JUN 07 | Graduate School Information Session for New Program Coordinators | register

 

Funding

APR 30 | Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship | more
MAY 01 | Career Development Grant | more
MAY 01 | Ray Travel Award | more
MAY 24 | NASA Fellowship Activity | more
MAY 31 | ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship | more
JUN 03 | Congressional Fellowship on Women and Public Policy | more

 

ADMINISTRATION

Graduate School Information Session for New Program Coordinators

June 7
9:30–11:30 a.m.

226 University Hall

The Graduate School is offering an information session for new program coordinators. Topics include frequently used forms and functions of GRADFORMS, select topics from the Graduate School Handbook, fellowship procedures, fee authorizations, and more. There will also be time for your questions. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the Graduate School staff and other program coordinators.

Register

Contact: Judith Dunham-Borst, Student Services Manager, Graduate School

Graduate School Summer Hours

The Graduate School will shift to the summer schedule starting May 6. During the summer, the Graduate School will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Matt Yoder, Finance & HR Manager

Change to Drop for Non-payment

Beginning autumn semester 2018, the University Registrar changed the drop for non-payment process so that students with a past-due balance of $50 or more for the current term were dropped from their courses for the following semester. For example, if a student has a past due balance for autumn, they are dropped from their spring courses.

The change has drastically reduced the number of graduate students who were dropped for non-payment. During spring semester only one graduate student was affected.

Contact: Samuel Jordan, Director, Registration Services

THE ENTERPRISE PROJECT

Faculty voices guiding the Enterprise Project

The Enterprise Project’s Faculty Advisory Committee provides feedback on business and technology changes from a faculty perspective. Since joining the committee, Dr. Jacquelyn Meshelemiah has seen the benefits of Workday, the university’s future core system. “I think when faculty actually start to see the system, they’re not going to believe how easy and clear it is,” she says. Read the Q&A with Dr. Meshelemiah for more.

Contact: The Enterprise Project

Office of Student Life Graduation Survey

Please encourage your graduating students to take the Ohio State Graduation Survey that is sent to them from the Office of Student Life. Results from the survey will help the university understand students’ Ohio State experience, their plans after graduation, and how the university can help future students.

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Contact: Center for the Study of Student Life

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Academic Writing: The Craft of Writing Effectively

May 7
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Physics Research Building, 1080 Smith Seminar Room

The Chicago writing program was created to help faculty and graduate students’ learn to write academic texts. Led by the director of Writing Programs at the University of Chicago, Larry McEnerney, this workshop will identify some of the key difficulties that academics face when they write professional academic texts, and will offer techniques for making such texts more successful.

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Delegate Elections Open for the Council of Graduate Students

Deadline: April 26

The Council of Graduate Students is holding elections for delegates until April 26. Delegates serve as the contact between the committee and graduate students, bringing graduate students concerns to the committee and conveying information back to their fellow graduate students. Delegates also serve on an internal CGS Committee and an external University Committee.

Contact: Tracy Walterbusch.

Vote

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Preparing Future Faculty Deadline Extended

Deadline: April 29

Applications are now being accepted for the Preparing Future Faculty program. The Preparing Future Faculty program is a mentorship and career development program that helps graduate students from any discipline discern whether they are interested in pursuing faculty careers in liberal arts colleges or small universities. The premier feature of the program is an arranged mentorship between PFF fellows and faculty teaching in the Graduate School’s partner colleges and universities in Ohio.

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FUNDING

Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship

Deadline: April 30

The Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship is an annual scholarship that recognizes one senior student from the Big Ten Conference for exceptional achievement in academics and civic service. Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship, to be paid to their postgraduate institution of choice, to further their academic study in an area of their choosing.

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FUNDING

Ray Travel Award

Deadline: May 1

The Ray Travel Award for Service and Scholarship awards up to $1,000 per year for conference travel. Conference dates must be between July 1 and September 30, 2019.

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Contact: Kristyn Gumpper

FUNDING

CGS Career Development Grant

Deadline: May 1

The Council of Graduate Students’ Career Development Grant awards up to $350 per year for professional development activities. Conference dates must be between July 1 and September 30, 2019.

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Contact: Hannah Torma

FUNDING

Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy

Deadline: June 3

The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute is accepting applications for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy. Students pursuing or who have recently completed a graduate or professional degree with a proven commitment to equity for women are eligible to apply. Fellows gain practical policy-making experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August in Congressional offices.

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EVENT

Innovate Conference

May 16 (registration ends May 10)
Ohio Union

Registration is now open for the Innovate conference. Innovate is an annual conference that brings together educators, administrators and tech industry professionals to explore recent advancements, best practices and provocative approaches to teaching and learning with technology.

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FUNDING

Army Research Laboratory Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: May 31

The Army Research Laboratory is now accepting applications for the ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships. ARL fellowships recipients pursue independent research that supports the mission of ARL alongside ARL scientists and engineers.

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NASA Fellowship Activity

Deadline: May 24

NASA Fellowship Activity 2019 is seeking student-authored and independently conceived graduate research proposals. The 2019 NASA Fellowship Activity is designed to support the NASA Office of STEM Engagement objectives and provide academic institutions the ability to enhance graduate-level learning and development. The program details and requirements are outlined in the solicitation document.

To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or a national who hold a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field earned before Aug. 31, 2019. Candidates must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program no later than Sept. 1, 2019, and intend to pursue a research-based masters or PhD program in a NASA-relevant field.

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EVENT

Academy of Teaching Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning

May 2
4-H Center

The Academy of Teaching hosts its annual Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning. This free event is for members of the Ohio State community to engage with innovative, interesting and evidence-based ideas related to effective teaching and improving student learning. This year’s conference theme is Embracing Time and Change.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Office of Distance Education and eLearning Workshops

Distance Education Symposium
May 7
, 10–11:30 a.m.
A gathering of the top minds in Distance Education from across Ohio State. Come to network as well as to learn with fellow champions.
Register

Kickstart Week (Day 1): Course Design Quality And Learning Objectives
May 7
, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Kickstart Week is a series of related workshops that will prepare you to design for and teach in online and hybrid settings. Each day focuses on a different set of skills and pedagogies
Register

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

Increasing the Visibility of Your Research (Presentation)
May 2
, 1–2 p.m.
Learn the strategies and outlets for making your research more visible, including open access, scholarly profiles, social media, and The Conversation.
Register

Making Your Science Accessible (Workshop)
May 29
, 2–3:30 p.m.
Learn how to share your research succinctly including how to identifying the level of your audiences’ knowledge, build context, and laddering complex ideas.
Register

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.