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Graduate Programs: E-Newsletter 10/29/2021

Important information for all graduate students.




Advanced Professional Development Seminar (PDS)-A huge thank you to Professor Lauren Papp and research administrator Sarah Marcotte for a great session on dissertation grants and the pathways to excellence in research here in SoHE.  The follow up materials (slides and handouts) from the session are on the Advanced PDS website KB. Additionally, Sarah sends out current funding opportunities each week and at the bottom of this list are other resources for graduate students related to research funding.


Apply to Graduate Fall 2021

Deadline: November 5th, 2021

The last day to apply to graduate in your MyUW student center (to have your name printed in the commencement program) is next Friday, November 5th.  If you will graduate with your MS, MFA, or PhD, you also need a degree warrant to actually confer that degree through the Graduate School.  In order to get your warrant, you can fill out the (brand new!) SoHE warrant request form to begin the process.  You will need your defense date/time/location and list of committee members to fill out the form. 


Apply Now for Dissertation Writing Camp

Deadline: November 5th, 2021

Supported by the Graduate School and facilitated by Writing Center senior staff, the January 2022 (January 3rd - 7th) Dissertation Writing Camp offers an opportunity for dissertators to make significant progress on their dissertations by drafting a substantial amount of writing in a structured, collegial virtual environment. Applications are due by Friday, November 5, 2021 and require an advisor endorsement. Click here for more information and contact Eileen Callahan with any questions.


SoHE Scholarships are NOW OPEN!

Deadline: December 15th, 2021

Take a look at the various opportunities and get your applications submitted soon. There are a few updates since the first call went out a few weeks ago.  For PhD and MFA students who are currently in their second year, and may not have taken advantage of the first conference travel scholarship in 2020 due to COVID, are eligible to apply this year. The Conference Travel Scholarship has been expanded to include Professional Training as well. In addition to the Ann Hoyt award for the study of cooperative associations, there is now a more broad award for the Graduate Student Scholarship for Research, Outreach, and Training on Cooperatives.


TA’s: Reminder to schedule an observation time or request feedback on teaching materials from Professor Jennifer Gaddis, Jane Rafferty Thiele Faculty Fellow. Resources for collecting feedback from students mid-semester. Here is a resource that explains what mid-semester evaluations are and why/how to do them. Here is another resource that shows some sample midterm evaluations from a wide variety of disciplines.



Networking: The What. The Why. The How. 

Wednesday, November 3, 12:00–1:00pm CDT (Online) 
In this workshop you’ll learn what networking is really about, who is currently in your network, why it matters, and how you can start engaging and adding to your network now 

Register here: 


5 Steps to Take Now and Improve Your Online Professional Profile 

Thursday, November 4, 11:00am CDT (Online)
In this Aurora webinar, L. Maren Wood, PhD, will share with you 5 action steps you can take today to build a LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed and connected by professionals in career fields of interest.
Free to those with a UW-Madison NetID, due to our university subscription.
Advance registration is required: 


Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP) 

Tuesday, November 9, 11:30am–1:30pm 

Fall is the perfect opportunity to take some 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. 

Register here: 


How to Answer, "What can I do with my PhD?" 

Thursday, November 11, 11:00am CDT (Online)
A PhD can set you up for an academic career, but what else can you do with your PhD? In this Aurora webinar, L. Maren Wood, PhD, will talk about what employers value about your graduate education and training, and how to identify career opportunities where you’ll thrive. 

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


Overcoming by Understanding Academic Writer’s Block 

Tuesday, November 30, 1:00–2:30pm CDT (Online)
Facilitator Aurora Chang, PhD, will focus on the stories we tell ourselves about who we are as academic writers and how that narration impacts our perceived ability to write. She’ll offer simple, practical ways to overcome academic writing blocks when they hit. 

Activate your free (UW-Madison) NCFDD membership or sign in to watch the webinar here: 



School of Human Ecology News & Events Calendar


Graduate School Professional Development Events Calendar


Student Affairs: Campus Happenings- See the UW Student Affairs news website and scroll to the "current happenings" listing each week. event calendar



The Division of the Arts offers Arts Funding Support through the 2022 Creative Arts Awards.  Applications and nominations now open. Deadline: November 15th, 2021.  More info:


Dolores Zohrab Liebmann fellowship: Now open in WiSH

Deadline: November 30th, 2021

Graduate students with US citizenship in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences may apply to this opportunity. The Graduate School will then submit up to 3 names to the review committee who accept applications nationwide. This fellowship provides a stipend of $18,000 plus tuition and may be renewable up to three years. More information: 



This week’s topic is mentoring. Thank you to Professor Janean Dilworth-Bart for sharing these in our Graduate Research Scholars (GRS) session!

The care and maintenance of your adviser 

Graduate Students: Working with Your Faculty Adviser



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)

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