Graduate Student Digest

February 2018

22nd Annual Graduate School Symposium
Research Grants for Graduate Students
Register for the Writing Boot Camp
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22nd Annual Graduate School Symposium


2018 Graduate Student Research Symposium - April 4, 2018
Morris University Center

Graduate Student Presentations
2:30pm to 4:00pm - Goshen Lounge - MUC

Register to present at the Symposium.  

Graduation and professional students are invited to display their research and creative activities. Any scholarly work can be entered.  Your work does not need to be complete to participate.  This event is for the purpose of showcasing your work as well as preparing you for future presentations.  There will be no judging.  Instead, evaluators will provide feedback to each participant.  

Students may present a poster, a creative project, or use the stage for a 10 minute performance.  

All student presenters are invited to attend the Chancellor's Researcher's Reception at 4:00 (RSVP required) at no cost - no guests allowed.

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 2, 2018.  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.  
Tuesday, February 13 at 2:15
Graduate School Conference Room, RH2215

Visit our website for more information.

Register for the Writing Boot Camp

On March 6-7-8, the Graduate School has partnered together with the English Department and Learning Support Services to offer the Graduate Student Writing Boot Camp.  You will have three dedicated days to get a good start or finish on your thesis/dissertation or final project with helpful sessions to keep you motivated.

This is limited to 15 students.  Attached you will find an information sheet on the writing boot camp as well as the application.  If you are interested, please get your application in as soon as possible.

Read Boot Camp for more information.  Click here to apply.  Please let me know if you have additional questions or concerns.

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