Present at Journal Club

UCONN’s National Neuroscience Honor Society (UConn Nu Rho Psi) is inviting graduate students to present their own research or talk about a peer-reviewed journal article.  This is a great way to network, practice your presentation skills, and/or share the work that you’ve done with other like-minded individuals. Please fill out an application form https://forms.gle/gykb6J47icSJqbMw5. For more information please contact Qingli at uconnnurhopsi@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 8, 12:30-2:30pm- Wings n’ Things: Grad Student Gathering

Wings n’ Things: Grad Student Gathering

Wednesday, September 8, 12:30-2:30pm

GSAC is hosting its first event of the year! Come socialize with fellow grad students, munch on some food, and enjoy the Fall weather. Food (Wings, Wraps, and Dairy Bar Ice Cream, with Vegan and Gluten-Free options available, first come first served) can be picked up in Bousfield Atrium/Mezz then taken outside the main entrance/terrace area where folks can gather. All Grad students welcome!

Masks are required inside. If you eat indoors, you must maintain 6 feet distance from others.

Wings N Things Sept. 2021 Flyer

Fall 2021 Psychology Colloquium Schedule

Fall 2021 Psychology Colloquium Schedule
All talks will take place at 3:30pm on Wednesday’s unless otherwise noted. The mode (online/in-person) of each talk may differ, please see future email announcements.

September 8th 2021

Dr. Ian Stevenson

Tenure Talk, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut

September 22th, 2021

Teaching Forum

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Connecticut

October 20th, 2021
Dr. Salma Mousa

Department of Political Science, Yale University

 

“Note that September 29th is open. If you would like to invite a speaker on that date, please email the colloquium coordinators. Be aware that following the recommendations from the Psychology Diversity Task Force committee, we want to prioritize speakers whose research informs about diversity themes and/or are scholars who identify as black, indigenous or a person of color.

Apply for the Early Graduate Student Researcher Award

Apply for the Early Graduate Student Researcher Award

Deadline: September 21, 2021

The APA Science Student Council (SSC) sponsors the Early Graduate Student Researcher Award (EGSRA) each year. This program recognizes students for conducting outstanding research early in their graduate training. It focuses on both the student’s general research experience and specific completed research projects. Research may be in any area, including basic, applied, translational, and interdisciplinary science. Each recipient receives an award of $1,000 with up to three awards given each year.

Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.

Questions? Please visit our FAQs page or contact SScienceERA@apa.org.

Friday, August 27, 2021 – Psychology Department New Student/Graduate Assistant (GA) Orientation

Psychology Department New Student/Graduate Assistant (GA) Orientation

Friday, August 27, 2021

Orientation starts at 9:00am for new students, 12:30pm for returning students. 

Location: Bousfield Psychology Building, Room A106.

Masks are required to be worn indoors at all times.  

The most recent version (still subject to minor changes) of the GA Day schedule is located here: Fall_Grad_Student_Day_Agenda_27Aug2021_16AugDraft

Note: Due to COVID restrictions, lunch will ONLY be for new students.  Returning students should plan to eat before arriving. 

Attendance is mandatory for ALL graduate students.

Opportunity with Nature Reviews Psychology

I wanted to pass along this opportunity that a colleague of mine sent me. It’s a neat opportunity to write a short piece with Nature Reviews Psychology in a Journal Club style. Take a look at the information in this tweet: https://twitter.com/NatRevPsych/status/1408434662284877825

Feel free to contact me with any questions — I can put you in touch with one of the AEs!

Best,

Anne Marie

(anne.crinnion@uconn.edu)

Last Chance to Apply to Graduate Conference Award!

The Graduate School is committed to helping graduate students achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals during their time at the University of Connecticut. In support of this goal, The Graduate School offers a Conference Participation Award to support students’ ability to present their research at national or international meetings and conferences, including both in-person and virtual events. This conference participation fellowship in the amount of $750 will be awarded for Fall 2021 and paid through the student’s fee bill. If awarded, students will be notified in August. Please review the eligibility criteria for the fellowship carefully before applying.

Students are responsible for knowing any and all travel advisories, restrictions, and relevant University policies and should plan accordingly. Students should stay up-to-date with information shared by the U.S. Department of State (https://travel.state.gov/travel/en.html/), State of Connecticut (https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus/travel) and the University’s Travel Services office (https://travel.uconn.edu).

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant must be a doctoral or MFA student.
  • The applicant must be enrolled in the semester for which the fellowship is awarded, e.g., fall semester for applications due in June.
  • The applicant must have successfully completed at least 30 credits toward their degree program prior to applying for this fellowship.
  • The applicant is not eligible if they have previously received a Doctoral Student Travel Award or Conference Participation Award.
  • The funds are intended to be used for participation in a conference at which the student is presenting their research.
  • Students at UConn Health and UConn Law are not eligible for this award.

Please note, fellowships are not guaranteed, as funds are limited and pending budgetary approval. We hope to provide funding to all eligible applicants, but eligible students who are not awarded in this cycle will be encouraged to apply in the next cycle.

The deadline for application is June 30th, 2021. Applications received following this date will not be considered. You can access the application form and more information here: Conference Participation Award | The Graduate School (uconn.edu)

For more information, contact: Abigail Campbell at gradschool@uconn.edu

UConn’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

The Graduate School is pleased to announce this year’s three-minute thesis (3MT) competition which will be held virtually on Thursday the 12th of August 2021 6-7pm (EDT). First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis competition challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. The winner of this year’s competition will have the opportunity to submit their presentation to the international competition (virtual) in September.

 

Interested? Competition to-do list:

  • Watch several of submissions from last year’s U21 global 3MT competition here: https://universitas21.com/u213mt2020
  • Register for and attend a training session (see below)
  • Record and submit your 3MT presentation via flipgrid (an online video recording software) prior to Friday July 30th.
  • Attend the showcase evening where your video will be played and the judges will select 1st and 2nd place winners.

 

Important Dates:

  • Submit your video on flipgrid by Friday July 30th.
  • Attend one of the training sessions:
    • Monday 31st May 10am-11:30am (EDT)
    • Tuesday 15th June 1:00pm-2:30pm (EDT)
    • Wednesday 7th July 3:00pm-4:30pm (EDT)

Eligibility:

  • Have completed a full year of doctoral study at UConn

 

Info and training sessions:

  • Attend one of the three info/training sessions over the summer to help prepare you for success in the competition. Each 90-minute session will cover the following:
    • Overview of the competition
    • How to tell your research story in 3 minutes
    • How to put together your presentation
    • How to present your research talk
    • How to record your 3MT video and other logistics
    • Open Q&A session

Upcoming ONSF summer programs (NSF GRFP and Fulbright)

The Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF) is conducting a workshop series that will present NSF GRFP information and provide structured practice to create a competitive GRFP application.  In this workshop, graduate students from NSF eligible fields will participate in a 5-part series that will include an overview of the GRFP and application process, first-hand advice from GRFP recent awardees and interactive sessions to review and revise their application documents. The workshop will also provide a timeline and guidance for requesting recommendation letters. In addition to preparing a more competitive GRFP application, workshop participants will gain experience drafting a research outline and conveying their research to broad audiences. Please note that participation is limited to 20 students. Acceptance is based on minimum criteria outlined in the application and the quality of the submitted application. If there are any questions, please contact Rowena Grainger, STEM Fellowships Advisor, at rowena.grainger@uconn.edu.

Workshop Details (subject to change)

Workshop 1 – May 17th. 10am-noon EST

Developing Confidence in the Writing Process (facilitated by Billy Bowden, Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Rhode Island)

This workshop, hosted by URI’s Graduate Writing Center will focus on building confidence in one’s writing. Almost all graduate students experience feelings of anxiety and frustration when it comes to writing. How can you distinguish your words and ideas from previously published scholars? How can you develop confidence in your own insights and perspectives, and express those ideas in writing? GWC Tutor and English PhD candidate Billy Bowden will lead this workshop on overcoming writing anxiety and developing confidence in your writing process.

 

Workshop 2 – May 18th. 10am-noon EST

This session will provide an overview of the GRFP award and the benefits. In addition, the session will provide a hands-on personal statement writing opportunity for preparation for fellowship applications.

 

Workshop 3 – May 19th. 10am-noon EST

The third session will go into more detail about the GRFP award and the required application documents. In addition, the session will walk through the application timeline, how to request letters of recommendation, advice for the research statement, and practice activities to prepare the participants to start their GRFP application.

Workshop 4- May 20th.  10am-noon EST

 

The fourth session in this series will be a panel of current GRFP Fellows. The panelists will share their advice on what makes competitive applications and answer questions. The panel will cover all aspects of the application but will pay particular attention to the personal statement of the application package.

 

Workshop 5- May 21st. 10am-noon

The first hour of this session will be an opportunity for workshop participants to receive feedback on their statements from fellow participants. Workshop facilitators will start each session with an overview of how to review an application and reminders of the review criteria. Workshop participants will then be free to review and provide feedback to each other.

 

The final hour of the series will be focused on representing your experiences in more concise formats (i.e. resumes and CVs). We will also explore the various resources on campus available to help you on your professional journey as a graduate student. Special guest: Kay Gruder, Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Programs and Services, Center for Career Development (CCD).

 

*Please note that writing tasks will be assigned outside of these hours. The time commitment for this program is estimated to be around 20 hours (2 hours virtual workshop session and 2 hours of writing per day)

APPLY HERE

The Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF) is conducting a workshop series that will review the Fulbright U.S. Student program and provide structured practice to develop a Fulbright Research application.  In this workshop, graduate students will participate in a 5-part series that will include an overview of the Fulbright program and application process, first-hand advice from Fulbright alumni, and interactive sessions to write, review and revise their application documents. The workshop will also provide a timeline and guidance for requesting recommendation letters.  Please note that participation is limited to 12 students. Acceptance is based on minimum criteria outlined in the application and the quality of the submitted application. If there are any questions, please contact LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay, Assistant Director & Fulbright Program Advisor, at luann.saunders-kanabay@uconn.edu  

Workshop Details (subject to change) 

Workshop 1 – May 17th 10am-noon EST 

“Developing Confidence in the Writing Process” (facilitated by Billy Bowden, Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Rhode Island) 

This workshop, hosted by URI’s Graduate Writing Center will focus on building confidence in one’s writing. Almost all graduate students experience feelings of anxiety and frustration when it comes to writing. How can you distinguish your words and ideas from previously published scholars? How can you develop confidence in your own insights and perspectives, and express those ideas in writing? GWC Tutor and English PhD candidate Billy Bowden will lead this workshop on overcoming writing anxiety and developing confidence in your writing process. 

Workshop 2 – May 18th 10am-noon EST 

The second workshop will review the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Research award, and the required application documents. In addition, Fulbright alumni panelists will share their experiences and advise on how to request letters of recommendation, develop the research statement of grant purpose, obtain a letter of affiliation, and take questions from participants.   

 

 

Workshop 3 – May 19th 10am-noon EST 

The third workshop in this series will be a session devoted to the structure of the Research statement of grant purpose, review criteria and the selection process, and time for review of sample Research statements with the exchange of practice statements among workshop participants. 

Workshop 4- May 20th 10am-noon EST 

The fourth workshop will be an opportunity for workshop participants to receive feedback on their statements from fellow participants. Workshop facilitators will start each session with an overview of how to review an application and reminders of the review criteria. Workshop participants will then be free to review and provide feedback to each other. 

Workshop 5- May 21st 10am-noon 

The final day of the workshop series will be focused on representing your experiences in more concise formats (i.e. resumes and CVs). We will also explore the various resources on campus available to help you on your professional journey as a graduate student. Special guest: Kay Gruder, Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Programs and Services, Center for Career Development (CCD). 

*Please note that writing tasks will be assigned outside of these hours. The time commitment for this program is estimated to be around 20 hours (2 hours virtual workshop session and 2 hours of writing per day) 

APPLY HERE 

Information above is also located in printable PDF: NSF-Fulbright

Applications for Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award Due May 30

A description of the award and the application process can be found at http://jepson.richmond.edu/about/jablin-dissertation-award/index.html.

This annual award is presented to a scholar whose doctoral dissertation research, while on any topic and from any discipline, demonstrates substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership. The award is given in partnership with the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and the International Leadership Association to honor and celebrate the life of Jepson professor Dr. Fredric M. Jablin (1952-2004).

The deadline for applications has been extended to May 30, 2021. Submission instructions are here:

https://jepson.richmond.edu/about/jablin-dissertation-award/submissions.html