Fall 2017

New GA Healthcare Enrollment – Deadline Approaching

Connecticut Partnership Plan Healthcare Enrollment Period

New Hires – Fall 2017 Semester


Critical Information about medical and dental benefits for all newly appointed Graduate Assistants, Graduate Interns or Graduate Fellows with appointment dates starting August 23, 2017 (or after):


*PLEASE NOTE: If you have submitted an Online GA Benefits Election/Waiver Form, you may disregard this notice*


Graduate students who are newly appointed as Graduate Assistants, Graduate Interns or Graduate Fellows beginning August 23, 2017, have 31 days from their appointment start date to enroll in or waive coverage. For those enrolling in coverage, the coverage will be effective September 1, 2017.  Please note, any enrollment for you plus one dependent or you plus your family requires proof of the relationship, such as a marriage certificate for a spouse or a long form birth certificate for a child.


Late Enrollees:


Eligible participants who do not make an election within 31 days of their appointment start date are considered late enrollees. Late enrollees may enroll in coverage during the Open Enrollment Period held annually from April 15 through May 15 for a September 1st effective date of the following plan year.


Continuing Appointments:


Graduate Assistants, Graduate Interns and Graduate Fellows who are continuing their appointment* for the 2017-2018 Academic Year and are currently enrolled in the Connecticut Partnership plan do not need to re-enroll. Coverage will continue with current elections. Please note, plan changes for continuing appointments may be made during the Open Enrollment Period, which is held annually from April 15 through May 15.


*Continuation does NOT qualify as a status change to make elections/changes to your coverage.


Enroll Here

For more information including a listing of frequently asked questions, please visit: http://hr.uconn.edu/ct-partnership-health-benefits/

For questions regarding Enrollment, please contact the Benefits & HR Services Unit of the Department of Human Resources at HR@uconn.edu or by telephone at 860-486-3034.

APA Dissertation Research and Early Graduate Student Researcher Award Deadlines Set for September

The American Psychological Association supports psychology graduate student researchers each year through its Student Awards Program.  Currently, the Directorate is advertising for two awards – the APA Science Student Council Early Graduate Student Researcher Award, and the APA Dissertation Research Awards.  Deadlines for both awards are in September – September 1, 2017 for the Dissertation Awards, and September 15, 2017 for the Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards.  Applications are welcome from graduate students in any research specialty area.

Through mailings and publicity we strive to reach students with information about our awards program each year.  Your help in distributing this information to your students is invaluable, and makes it possible to reach truly deserving students. If you have any questions about the awards program, please contact me directly at vholt@apa.org.


APA Dissertation Research Awards

Sponsored by the APA Science Directorate, the Dissertation Research Award assists science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. In 2017, the Science Directorate will grant up to 50 awards, ranging from awards of $1,000 to awards of up to $5,000 to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in psychological science.

The application deadline is September 1, 2017. For more details about this award, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit:



Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards

The Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards, sponsored by the APA Science Student Council, recognize students who demonstrate outstanding research abilities early in their graduate training (i.e., within the first three years of doctoral study). Both overall research experience and specific completed research projects are considered in selecting awardees.  Up to three awards are given each year, drawn from basic science, applied science, and interdisciplinary science areas. Each Early Graduate Student Researcher Award is in the amount of $1,000.

The application deadline is September 15, 2017.  For more details about the awards, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit: