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March 2017

21st Annual Graduate School Spring Research Symposium
Research Grants for Graduate Students
FBI or IRS Scam
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21st Annual Graduate School Spring Research Symposium


2017 Graduate Student Research Symposium - March 21, 2017
Morris University Center

Register to present a poster at the Symposium.  

Graduation and professional students are invited to display their research and creative activities.

  • Awards for best presentations will be announced at the Paul Simon Luncheon at 12:00 (RSVP when you register, no cost, no guests).

Graduate Student Poster Presentations
10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Meridian Ballroom - MUC

Instructions for Poster Presenters

Poster presenters are required to bring a tri-fold board or a table easel including all supplies needed to mount and display your poster.  Poster sizes must be no larger than 48'" (w) x 36" (h). (Tri-fold boards can be purchased at Walmart, Office Max/Depot, and most business supply stores). You will be sharing a six foot table with one other presenter.  Plan to set up your poster by 9:30am and stand by your poster from 10am - 12pm.  Judging will take place from 10am until 11am.  The Graduate School will not be responsible for storing posters that are left or providing supplies to mount your poster (push pins, clips, tape). If you have any questions, contact the Graduate School at 618-650-3010.

Information Technology Services Poster Printing for Graduate Student Research Symposium 2017

  • Poster cost will be $24.   Students must pay cash for the poster printing.
  • This is the template for the posters. The link should open if you are logged into Online Web Application of Office.
  • Submit your poster to  Please specify in the email that the poster is for the Graduate Student Research Symposium.
  • Please have all posters submitted no later than Friday, March 17, 2017 in order to have them printed in time for the symposium.  Posters can be submitted prior to the cut-off date - please allow 2-3 days for printing.
  • When complete, ITS will email the student that their poster is finished.  Posters can be picked up in the ITS office located in the basement of Lovejoy Library, Room 0005.
  • If you have any questions, please email or you can also call the ITS Help Desk at 618-650-5500.

If you have further questions regarding the Symposium, you can contact Daleana Wylde in the Graduate School Office at 618-650-3010 or

Research Grants for Graduate Students

The purpose of Research Grants for Graduate Students (RGGS) is to support research and creative activities initiated and conducted by SIUE classified graduate students to enhance their academic progress. SIUE classified graduate masters-level students may submit a proposal for RGGS funding if the following conditions are met:

  1. Good academic standing (3.0 GPA with at least 6 completed hours in the graduate program),
  2. Enrollment in graduate-level coursework as a degree-seeking masters-level graduate student during the academic term for which they are seeking funding. Previous RGGS recipients are ineligible for a second grant.

Applicants may request up to $500. Awards may be granted for the full amount requested or for a lesser amount, depending upon availability of funds and the appropriateness of the amount requested. All meritorious applications are funded up to the limits of the RGGS funds available for each academic term. Students must maintain good academic standing and enrollment during the tenure of the grant. Students may be allowed up to nine months to expend grant funds and submit a final accounting report. Awards are for future expenditures only. Recipients cannot request funds to reimburse money spent before the RGGS is awarded.

Application Deadline April 5, 2017.  Proposals received after the deadline will not be reviewed for funding.

Dr. Carolyn Pryor will host a workshop to assist students with preparing the application.  
Thursday, March 2, 2017 @3:00 
Graduate School Conference Room, RH2215

Visit our website for more information.


Registration for Summer and Fall 2017 courses opens March 13, 2017.  Please meet with your advisor or graduate program director as soon as possible to discuss academic requirements.  You can self-register on CougarNet.

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