Graduate Student Digest

April 2017

Research Grants for Graduate Students
2017 Graduate School Symposium Winners
Purchase SIUE Graduate School Apparel
Thesis Workshops and Guidelines
Graduate Admissions Spring 2017 Open House
We're on Twitter!

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.

Visit our website for more information.

2017 Graduate School Symposium Winners


Graduate School Dean Howard Dye Symposium Poster Award
Adabanke Adebayo, Applied Communications
“Sociocultural Understanding of Miscarriages, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss: A Study of Nigerian Women”

Graduate School Dean Vaughnie Lindsay Symposium Poster Award
Haley Von Holst, Clinical Psychology
“Students’ Reports of Parents’ Leadership Styles: Differences Between African American and European American Students” 

Graduate School Dean Rosemarie Archangel Symposium Poster Award
Paniz Rahmani, Chemistry
“The Primary Isotope Dependence of Secondary Kinetic Isotope Effects at Various Positions in Solution Hydride Transfer Reactions”

Graduate School Dean Steve Hanson Symposium Poster Award
Md Toushik Ahmed Niloy, Civil Engineering
“Actuated Signal Timing Optimization for a No-Notice Evacuation: A Simulation Study of Residents near the Phillips 66 Oil Refinery in Wood River, Illinois”


1st Place
Melissa Beyer, Psychology
"The Language of Sexual Assault and the Therapeutic Relationship”

2nd Place
Anahid Omran, School of Pharmacy/Chemistry
"Synthesis of N-functionalized chiral 3-hydroxyphenylpyrrolidines and their Evaluation as Selective D3 Receptor Ligands"

People’s Choice
Molly McCready, Environmental Sciences
“A Case Study of Urban Sprawl and Community Capacity: Water 

Purchase SIUE Graduate School Apparel

The SIUE Graduate School is now taking orders for apparel! Check out the link below for new Graduate School gear.

Orders can be made online until Monday, April 17th. For convenience when ordering, students may choose to have their order shipped directly to their residence or choose to pick up their order at the Graduate School office. The Graduate School office is located on the second floor on Rendleman Hall.

Orders can be picked up during normal business hours (M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm) during the week of April 24th.  The Graduate School will also be extending their hours, for apparel order pick ups, to 5:30 pm on April 25, 26, and 27th. 

If students do not pick up their orders by May 5, 2017, items will be donated.  If the times listed above do not work with your schedule, contact us immediately to arrange an alternate pick up time.  618-650-3010 or email 

Thesis Workshops and Guidelines

All students must follow the thesis guidelines found on the graduate school's website.  We encourage you to use the thesis templates available on our website before you begin writing your thesis for an easier formatting process.  The template is modified to fit the Graduate School preferred heading styles.  The appendices in the guidelines will show you how to modify styles to fit your specific format.

The Graduate School will hold two Thesis Workshops.  

Wednesday, April 12th 2-4pm
Graduate School Conference Room
Rendleman Hall, Room 2215

Thursday, April 13th 9-11am
Graduate School Conference Room
Rendleman Hall, Room 2215

If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, you can make an appointment with Christina or Daleana for assistance by calling 618-650-3010.  

Graduate Admissions Spring 2017 Open House

Graduate Admissions Spring Open House

Know anyone interested in Graduate School?  Invite them to attend the Graduate Admissions Open House!

  • Wednesday, April 12
  • 10am - 2pm Morris University Center Oak/Redbud Rooms

Apply for graduate admission at the open house, and we’ll waive the $40 application fee!

Register now!

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