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

‘Flourishing during Job Searches’, a virtual workshop for graduate students and postdocs

‘Flourishing during Job Searches’, a virtual workshop for graduate students and postdocs 

Wednesday, April 28th, 3:30-5:00 PM 

REGISTER HERE

The NSF NRT Science of Learning & Art of Communication (SLAC) is thrilled to sponsor a workshop given by Dr. Brandy L. Simula on job searching geared towards graduate students and postdocs.  Dr. Simula, is a professional development specialist at Georgia Tech and a board-certified career and professional coach. An experienced professional developer and higher ed administrator, Brandy’s work focuses on helping Ph.D.s and Ph.D.s-to-be develop the skills, resources, and connections they need to flourish personally and professionally.

In this interactive, reflective workshop, you’ll develop your own individual strategies for thriving during job searches, including for traditional faculty positions as well as diverse careers in and beyond the academy. The workshop addresses how to develop and hold effective boundaries around intellectual and emotional job search labor, strategic management of the job search process, and how to balance a job search with research and teaching, personal and family commitments, and self-care. You’ll leave the workshop with a personalized plan for combatting job search-related stress and uncertainty, a diagram of your job search support network, and strategies for navigating the job market during a global health pandemic and the resulting economic downturn.

For questions, please contact Charlotte Nelson, Program Coordinator, SLAC on charlotte.nelson@uconn.edu.

Emerging Scholars Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Boston University

EMERGING SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM:
CALLING ALL UNDERREPRESENTED RACIAL & ETHNIC MINORITY SCHOLARS CONDUCTING CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH
Sponsored by Boston University
Part 1: Friday 5/21/21 (virtual)
Part 2: Thursday 9/30/21 – Friday 10/1/21 (in Boston*)

The understanding of mental health and the application of interventions to a wide range of populations is essential to elucidate psychological mechanisms underlying physical and mental health, ensure the relevance of psychosocial interventions across diverse populations, and reduce health disparities. The Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University is committed to addressing this crucial task. We are inviting junior scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to participate in an invited conference on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This two-part conference is designed to showcase the work of advanced doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, or very early career professors (those in the first 2 years of an appointment) from racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in the Academy, which include people who identify as Black/African-American, Native American/Alaska Native, Latinx and/or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Applicants conducting clinical psychology research (e.g., development, evaluation, cultural adaptation, or dissemination of evidence-based interventions; culturally-grounded and sensitive assessment; evaluation of psychosocial risk processes; care delivery approaches; etc.) are invited to apply. Invited participants will receive an honorarium and will have all travel expenses paid by Boston University.

Part 1 of the conference (held remotely on 5/21/21) will involve participation in an interactive workshop entitled “Cross-Cultural Competency in the Context of Evidence-Based Treatment” led by Dr. Anu Asnaani, a nationally acclaimed trainer for culturally-competent clinical research and service provision. Part 2 of the conference (held in Boston*) will include a working dinner (9/30/21) and a research event (10/1/21) entitled “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Related to Clinical Science Research” in which invited scholars will present their own research and engage in discussion about incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into clinical psychological science research.

What to Submit:
•       A 300-word abstract describing your symposium presentation
•       A cover letter summarizing your professional interests and goals, indicating progress toward dissertation completion (for current graduate students), and specifying your professional contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion within your research, service, and/or clinical work
•       Current curriculum vitae

Where and When to Submit:
Please submit application materials to Ms. Nicole Clement (nclement@bu.edu) by March 25, 2021. Questions may be addressed to Kristin Long, PhD (kalong@bu.edu) or Martha C. Tompson, PhD (mtompson@bu.edu).

*Although we are planning for Part 2 of the program to be in person, the format will depend on COVID-related gathering restrictions. If necessary, Part 2 may be converted to a remote format.

Language Fest – Virtual 2021

It’s back! We are excited to announce that Language Fest is making a (virtual) return for 2021, and invite you to join us on the afternoon of Thursday, April 29th.   

 

Language Fest is a University-wide research conference that brings together the full community of language researchers at UConn for a day of sharing results, ideas, methodologies, and fostering future interdisciplinary collaborations. 

 

In addition to traditional poster presentations, we are encouraging you to submit ideas for small-group discussions and project proposals. Thus, “virtually” anything you’d like to present will be considered.   

 

Further details about submissions and registration will be provided later in March 2021. In the meantime, so we can plan accordingly, please let us know if you are interested in attending Language Fest this year via this form. (NOTE: this is NOT the submission/registration form for presenting at Language Fest; further details will be provided later in March 2021.)

 

For any questions about Language Fest, please e-mail: uconnlangfest@gmail.com and visit our website https://languagefest.uconn.edu/

 

UConn LangFest Organizing Committee

Erika Skoe

Jennifer Mozeiko

Amanda Wadams

Cynthia Boo

Crystal Mills

Kara Vlahcevic

Louisa Suting

Noelle Wig

Call for IBRAiN Applications

The Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CT IBACS), is inviting graduate students to apply to the IBACS-BIRC Research Assistantships in Neuroimaging (IBRAiN) Program. 

The CT Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (IBACS) is offering graduate assistantships of 10 hours per week during the Fall (2021) and Spring (2022) semesters at the Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC). During the first year, assistants will be trained in neuroimaging methods, data science, and reproducibility. Assistants will spend the remaining allocated hours at BIRC, supporting users of BIRC facilities. This could involve helping design and implement experimental procedures for fMRI, EEG, tDCS, TMS etc., recruitment and prepping of participants, data analysis, or overseeing use of equipment by others. Applicants will be expected to commit to the full duration of the assistantship (Fall & Spring). Funds may be available during Summer 2022 to enable IBRAiN students to pursue their own research at BIRC. IBRAiN students also receive an allocation of 20 hours of MRI time to be used at BIRC during the course of the fellowship.

The deadline for receipt of applications will be midnight on Friday, March 26, 2021

Priority may be given to applicants who have experience in one or more of the methods (particularly MRI and/or EEG) in use at BIRC, or whose research might use such methods within the next year, or whose advisor is committed to establishing a new program of research in neuroimaging, or who have some programming experience (e.g. in Python, Shell, Matlab). Subject to funding and other constraints, these assistantships could be renewed for a further year. Please refer to the full details and access the application here.