The Office of Graduate and Professional Education is committed to facilitating funding and fellowships for the graduate student body. These opportunities, available through university lines, as well as through external foundations and institutions, provide students with vital sources of support in their master’s and doctoral programs. Moreover, fellowships and awards further professional development by funding conference presentations, while expanding horizons through national and international research and travel. In recent years, our graduate students have been awarded a number of nationally and internationally prestigious fellowships. The Office of Graduate and Professional Education works to support and heighten the visibility of our graduate students' world-class research and scholarship.
Academic Career Preparation Summer Institute is co-instructed with Career Services Center. This one-week Summer Institute is designed to prepare doctoral students across the disciplines for the academic career path. The Institute will focus on two primary goals (1) preparation for the academic job search process, and (2) successful transition into the first years of an academic appointment. Morning sessions provide a framework for approaching the academic job search process and preparing for faculty careers at a variety of institutional types; afternoon sessions focus on authoring of academic job application documents such as CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement and refining documents via constructive instructor and peer feedback.