Methods Resources: UConn is an institutional premium member of CARMA (Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis), which offers a variety of webcast lectures FREE OF CHARGE to CARMA members. Anyone with an @uconn.edu e-mail address can register on the CARMA website and access the CARMA library of webcasts (back to 2004), all available On Demand. Information about the 2018-2019 schedule of speakers/topics can be found here: CARMAmembership–info2018-2019.
Contact Janet Barnes-Farrell (email@example.com) if you have questions.
Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:
- New York City
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Washington, DC.
Dates: All sections will be from 2019-01-07 to 2019-03-01.
Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html?ch=rec&ref=r0988b23042aa
Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.
Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.
National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Fellowships in Education Research
The 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. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship program will fund 35 promising young scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year. Click here to learn about the current fellows.
Deadline to apply: October 4, 2018
NAEd will host a webinar for interested applicants on Wednesday, September 5th at 2:00pm ET. Sign up for the webinar and find the application form on the NAEd website: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-dissertation-fellowship-program/
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, or $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. For the current application cycle, applicants must have had their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2017. This fellowship is non-residential, and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship program will fund 30 early-career researchers for the 2019-2020 academic year. Click here to learn about the current fellows.
Deadline to apply: November 1, 2018
NAEd will host a webinar for interested applicants on Wednesday, September 26th at 2:00pm ET. Sign up for the webinar and find the application form on the NAEd website: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-postdoctoral-fellowship-program/
The National Academy of Education greatly appreciates support and funding from the Spencer Foundation to provide and administer these fellowship programs.
For more information, please contact Maria Gahan, Program Officer.
Saturday, September 8th – Graduate Writing Retreat
Carving out time to do serious academic writing during the semester can be tough. But finding a place to do it–and a support network of fellow grad students–doesn’t have to be!
Modeled on Stanford University’s dissertation boot camp and UConn faculty writing retreats, the Writing Center and the Graduate Student Senate sponsor days to write–complete with coffee in the mornings and afternoons, with an optional hour break for lunch. (Feel free to bring your own lunch and snacks.) The goal of this initiative is to provide a distraction-free environment where participants can write. You should come prepared, bringing your notes, books, and laptops, so that you can spend the time getting words on the page. These sessions are not workshops, and no writing instruction will be provided.
We encourage you to stay all day, but half-day tickets are available, too.
Where: Augustus Storrs Hall, Carolyn Ladd Widmer Wing, Room 01 (STRS WW01) – 231 Glenbrook Road, Storrs CT 06269.
When: Saturday, September 8th 2018 – 10am to 5pm.
All talks will take place in BOUS A106 at 3:30pm on Wednesday’s unless otherwise noted.
September 19, 2018
Dr. Chantal Stern, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Boston University
Jointly sponsored by the Department of Psychological Sciences and the UConn Brain Imaging Research Center
Title: Functional MRI Studies of Memory and Navigation
October 3, 2018
Dr. Marie Coppola, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut
October 24, 2018
Dr. Tara Behrend, Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication, George Washington University
November 7, 2018
John Dovidio, Department of Psychology, Yale University
Title: Racism among the Well-Intentioned: Subtle Discrimination, Implicit Bias, and Implications for Racial Disparities in Healthcare and Health
November 14, 2018
Dr. Nairán Ramírez-Esparza, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut
April 3, 2019
Jana Iverson, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
The Graduate School runs an annual competition where PostDocs present their research in a 3MT style. In addition, Prof. Kenneth Noll, our guest speaker, will share his insights on making an impact with your data in his presentation: “Make your data tell a story anywhere, anytime.” We think this will be an ideal space in which our graduate students can benefit from seeing a variety of presentations from those taking the next step of their academic journey. We have limited space, but would love to offer up to 30 spots for graduate students which will include a buffet lunch in addition to the presentations.
The event will be held on Thursday, September 20th, 11:30am to 2pm at Alumni House.
More information at: https://grad.uconn.edu/postdocs/postdoc-appreciation-week/
Please feel free to pass onto your graduate students that would benefit from this, and please stress that if they sign up they are expected to attend: REGISTER HERE
U21 is holding a competition sponsored by Price Waterhouse Cooper that asks students to put together a 3 minute video, responding to an identified problem.
Please feel free to reach out to (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
More details: https://press.pwc.com/News-releases/universitas-21-and-pwc-announce-new-innovation-challenge-competition/s/5cdf55ee-8ff2-40a3-86c5-4bb971e137da