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Graduate Programs: E-Newsletter 03/11/2022





Graduating this spring? Apply to graduate and reserve your cap and gown!
Complete the apply to graduate application in the Student Center of My UW. All graduates must complete their applications by Friday, April 1, in order to have their names printed in the commencement program. Check out the University Book Store's graduation timeline for information regarding securing a cap and gown for the ceremony. All graduates must wear cap and gown attire in order to participate in the ceremony. In addition to that, please fill out the warrant request form once you have a defense date and committee members. 

SoHE Scholarships Due: Tuesday, March 15th! 
The spring scholarship/fellowship applications are NOW OPEN in the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH). A detailed description of all the SoHE scholarship can be found on our Knowledge Base KB page. Most application materials can be submitted directly in WiSH. Confidential letters may be sent directly from the faculty to Michelle Holland at

Tax Tips for Graduate Students workshopStudents can access the workshop at any time. Other helpful resources:  UW System Tax Filing Resources for Students: ISS Tax Resources for International Students: 

UW-Madison Day at the Capitol: April 27th, 2022

Apply by: March 18th 
The Graduate Research Showcase features outstanding graduate and postdoctoral researchers from UW-Madison. Legislators, legislative staff, alumni, students and the broader community are invited to learn about the exciting research taking place at UW-Madison and how it relates to the lives of Wisconsinites, people around the United States and the world. The Graduate Research Showcase is an excellent opportunity for emerging scientists to formally present their research materials to state legislators, legislative staff and the public. Participants should be available to present their posters for two hours. Applications for this year’s Showcase are open. Submit your research using this short online form. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 18. Prospective participants must be current UW-Madison graduate students or postdoctoral scholars at the time of application submission. Prospective participants must also be willing to attend a mandatory training session in mid-April. Participants from previous years are encouraged to apply.

Graduate Student Paper Prize: Deadline March 25, 2022
The UNESCO Chair for Gender, Wellbeing and a Culture of Peace at UW Madison is inviting graduate students currently enrolled at University of Wisconsin Madison to submit papers for the annual 4W UNESCO Chair Graduate Student Paper Prize. The primary goal of the UNESCO Chair is to contribute to the wellbeing of women and girls in a sustainable way by fostering historically and culturally appropriate opportunities for human sustainable development through knowledge exchange and education, and to foster cultures of peace. The Award has been constituted to recognize research scholarship of graduate students working in focus areas of the UNESCO Chair at UW Madison and provide them an opportunity to showcase their work to the broader academic community. 
Research papers that consider the following questions and themes are welcomed:
● Gender, health, and human rights
● Gender equality and gender equity
● Gender, leadership, and voice
● Gender and peace-building
● Gender, sustainable ecology, and community
The full Call for Proposals can be found online on 4W's website


Pivot to Public Writing  

Tuesday, March 15, 1:00–2:00pm CDT (Online)
Structured like a fireside chat, learn how to produce public writing that connects with broader audiences within and outside of academia. 
ctivate your free (UW-Madison) NCFDD membership or sign in to watch the webinar.  


How PhDs Can Identify and Communicate Their Marketable Skills to Employers 

Wednesday, March 16, 11:00am CDT (Online)
If you’re struggling in your job search, chances are you’re not providing the evidence needed by the employer that you’re the right fit for the job! Join the Beyond Prof team to learn how you can be a stronger job search candidate. 

Free to those with a UW-Madison NetID, due to our university Aurora subscription. Advance registration is required. 

Building Your Small Talk and Networking Skills: Language and Cultural Intelligence to Build Your Network    

Saturday, March 19, 10:00am –2:30pm; Lunch provided 

Learn how to strengthen your networks and better represent your work in this fully interactive workshop for international grad students. Attendees will explore language, strategies, and skills for more effective intercultural communication. 

Inclusive Teaching Workshop
Wednesday, March 23, 10:00am–12:00pm 
Examine a range of inclusive teaching approaches to use in the classroom and beyond, and practice what to say during "hot moments" or difficult discussions. 

Creating an IDP  

Tuesday, March 29, 3:30–5:30pm 

Now is a great time to think about what you need to do next—and over the next few years—so that you achieve your goals. We will discuss how to write achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans. 

Getting the Job: Workshop and Panel Series (March 30April 29)
Prepare and practice to impress prospective employers in this event series from Delta, dedicated to helping candidates stand out in a competitive job market.

Crafting Your Teaching Philosophy

Wednesday, March 30, 12:30pm–2:00pm 
The hands-on exercises and constructive feedback you’ll receive in this workshop will prepare you to create a teaching philosophy statement that helps you stand out in a crowded pool of applicants.  

Designing Your Online Presence: Websites and Online Portfolios for Graduate Students      

Thursday, March 31, 1:00–2:30pm 

This workshop will focus on website and online portfolio design for the various needs of graduate students, such as choosing the right platform and making aesthetic choices with your audience in mind. 

Humanities Grant Writing Camp: May 23-26

Applications due: March 25th

Hosted by the Institute for Research in the Humanities and facilitated by the UW-Madison Writing Center, the 4-day camp provides participants with a structured introduction to the nuts-and-bolts of writing funding proposals to support a wide range of humanities work, from research travel and dissertation writing to public humanities projects. Eligibility criteria include enrollment in a UW–Madison graduate program in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. For more information see the Humanities Grant Writing Camp call for applications.

Dissertation Writing Camp: May 16-20

Applications due: March 25th 

Hosted by the Graduate School and facilitated by senior Writing Center staff. It is a week-long (May 16–20, 2022) camp providing participants from all disciplines with intensive, focused time to write and revise their dissertation chapters in a supportive atmosphere alongside other writers. Those selected to participate will have multiple opportunities to share writing goals, experiment with various writing strategies, and receive feedback on their work. Eligibility criteria include enrollment in a UW–Madison doctoral program and having achieved dissertator status. For more information see the Dissertation Writing Camp call for applications.

Health Policy Research Scholars Program: Due 3/16/22
The Health Policy Research Scholars Program is for doctoral students from historically marginalized backgrounds who are starting their second year of study and want to apply their research to help build healthier and more equitable communities.  Applicants don’t need to be focused specifically on health policy research.  The program is looking broadly for students whose research has the potential to affect health and well-being.  The program’s goal is to train doctoral students to use their discipline-based research training to advance health equity to build a 
Culture of Health.  Applications are due on March 16.

Crafting Your Teaching Philosophy
Wednesday, March 30, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Union South (check TITU for exact location)
The hands-on exercises and constructive peer feedback you’ll receive in this workshop will help you create a new draft of your teaching philosophy.

Developing Your Diversity Statement
Wednesday, April 13, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
BioCommons, 1st Floor of Steenbock Library
Starting with reflections on topics of inclusion, diversity, and equity, participants will draw upon personal and professional experiences to begin writing their story.

Your CV And Cover Letter

Wednesday, April 20, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Union South (check TITU for exact location)
Make a great first impression! Learn tips and tricks to make sure your CV and cover letter clearly communicate your unique value.

Panel On Interviewing For Teaching-Related Positions

Friday, April 29, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Come to this panel discussion to get real-life tips on what search committees are listening for at different types of institutions and academic roles.

Workshop Your Answers to Interview Questions for Teaching-Related Positions

Friday, April 29, 1:15pm – 2:45pm
Shine at your interview! Learn what you need to successfully communicate the skills and experience you've developed in teaching and mentoring.



UW-Madison Arts Crawl: March 31-April 2nd

CommNS CommUnity Conference

April 28th, 2022 at Memorial Union, UW-Madison

Have you registered for our CommUnity Conference yet? Co-hosted by the Civic Health of Wisconsin Initiative, this day-long conference will be a historic gathering of all those who are interested in making Wisconsin an exemplar in civic engagement for all. We are planning on hosting the event in person at the Wisconsin Memorial Union with virtual hybrid options available. All are welcome! 
Register Here!

Play-Make-Learn Conference 2022

August 8-9, 2022 at Memorial Union, UW-Madison
The Play Make Learn Conference promotes high-quality learning opportunities for educators, researchers, developers, designers, foundation leaders, policy makers, museum and library professionals, and school leaders who are dedicated to promoting making, gaming, and playful learning.

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Social Justice Hub Upcoming Events event calendar



Institute for Research on Poverty: Master's level fellowship opportunity: Apply by 4/2/22 

Graduate Level Internship: Assistant Music Advisor
Deadline to apply: March 14th 
The Wisconsin Union is looking for a graduate level intern for an Assistant Music Advisor. SoHE graduate students are encouraged to apply! 
Application Link  Official Job Posting for More Information 

Adventure Learning Programs (ALPs): Graduate Student Coordinator
This position will offer the student an opportunity to support and advise undergraduate students, complete some needed research for the program, and work on a ropes course. Please share this opportunity with any graduate student you know who may be interested and colleagues who work with graduate students.

Grant Writer: Spark Point Fundraising

Visual Communication Design Lecturer: Northern Kentucky University

Research Technical Advisor: University of Notre Dame 
Funded by a 5 year USAID grant to conduct research in international development education. Among the research projects that we are carrying out are two multi-country studies of higher education. One is a study of the role of higher education institutions in low- and middle-income countries in supporting innovation ecosystems in Indonesia, Kenya, and the Philippines. Another is a study of higher education financial sustainability in the same countries. The person who takes on this position will be the lead PI on those two studies as well as likely lead a few other studies. 


Graduate School Guide to Completing your Degree

Graduate School Degree Deadlines

Dean of Students Office: Graduate Student Assistance Specialist-Elaine Goetz 

International Student Services (ISS)

University Health Services (UHS)

Office of the Registrar 


3/15/2022: SoHE Scholarship Deadline

4/1/2022: Annual Review of Graduate Students (ARGS) Due

4/1/2022: Deadline to Apply to Graduate in MyUW Student Center

4/4/2022: Last day to reserve cap and gown for those graduating
4/22/2022: SoHE In Person Grad Student Poster Fair 

4/22/2022: Last day to request a Spring 2022 degree warrant

5/13/2022: Save the date: SoHE Graduation Ceremony

5/13/2022: PhD and MFA Commencement Ceremony at Kohl Center

5/13/2022: Graduate School deadline for Spring 2022 Master's degree

5/14/2022: Master's Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall

5/15/2022: Graduate School deadline for Spring 2022 PhD degree

6/17/2022: Graduate School dissertator eligibility deadline for Summer 2022

6/19/2022: Graduate School deadline for Summer 2022 window degree

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