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Graduate Student Announcements:

July 15: Deadline for Graduate Scholar Award

August 13-15: GA/TA Luncheon Orientation

September 17: OTA and OTAA nominations are due in the Graduate School. The Outstanding Thesis Award (OTA) recognizes and rewards a graduate student whose thesis has been identified by the Graduate School as outstanding among all those submitted during the previous academic year. The Outstanding Teaching Graduate Assistant Award (OTAA) is designed to recognize and reward Graduate Assistants for outstanding performance in teaching and instruction. By October 1st: OTA theses and OTAA nominations go to the University Fellowship and Scholarship Committee (UFSC). By Mid October: UFSC makes the recommendations to the Graduate School Dean in time to notify recipients for the Graduate Student Recognition Luncheon at the end of October.

October 1: First Monday in October RGGS proposals due to the Graduate School (first round). The RGGS program supports research initiated and conducted by eligible graduate students. Subject to availability of funds. Up to $500 each; $20,000 is usually available for the academic year. Second week of October RGGS proposal forwarded to the RPAB for review.

October: Fulbright U.S. Student Programs for Study Abroad, applications due to the Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA) Ron Schaefer for approval. Applications may be submitted through the International Programs; for further information, please contact Ron Schaefer at 650-3728 or This program provides future American leaders with an opportunity to study, conduct research, and teach in other countries. Fulbright student grants aim to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership development.

October 25: Graduate School Open House

November 1: RPAB recommends to the Graduate Dean which RGGS proposals to fund.

December 20: ARRA Grant quarterly reports due to Jo Barnes in ORP.

December 31: Federal dealine for quarterly reports

January 11: Deadline for Competitive Graduate Award (CGA) applications. The purpose of the CGA program is to support highly qualified new students, including students from underrepresented groups, who are accepted into advanced degree programs at SIUE. Funding is $930 per month plus tuition waivers for 19 awards.

February 4: RGGS proposals due to the Graduate School. The RGGS program supports research initiated and conducted by eligible graduate students. Subject to availability of funds. Up to $500 each; $20,000 usually available for the academic year. The following week, proposal are forwarded to the RPAB for review (second round) and to make RGGS funding recommendations to the Graduate School.

March: RPAB makes RGGS funding recommendations to Graduate Dean.

Any Time

Travel for Graduate Students
The R&D Fund supports the Graduate Student Travel Support Program providing funding to support travel for major paper presentations, and for certain eligible exhibits and performances by classified graduate students. Can apply at any time.

Research Announcements & Deadlines:

June 30: End of fiscal year and FY12 grant periods

July 1: Beginning of FY 2013 grant project period

August 1:
Deadline for Core Fulbright Scholar applications. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers lecturing and research awards in more than 140 countries. The website for more information is

August 16, 1:00 -4:00 p.m.:
Graduate School session of New Faculty Orientation in the Morris University Center. Attendance required for receipt of Start-Up Funds. Contact Teri Gulledge or Patience Graybill for details.

August 24, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.: STEP Grant Program Information Session for Faculty, Morris University Center, Hickory-Hackberry Room

August 28, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: STEP Information Session, Morris University Center,HickoryHackberry Room.

August 17: NEH Summer Stipend proposals sent to Graduate School for RPAB committee review and selection. SIUE may submit only two nominations to this program. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend supports individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities. Successful applicants receive an outright award of $5,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. External deadline for applications is September 30.

September 10:
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Internal Deadline. Contact Patience Graybill at More information at

September: Internal school/unit deadlines for FY 2012 S.T.E.P. applications.

October 1:
Final Reports for FY12 grant awardees (New Directions, STEP, Vaughnie Lindsay, Hoppe) due

October 2: American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship applications due.

October 5: FY 2013 S.T.E.P. applications due to Graduate School with signatures from chairs and deans.

October 26: Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award applications due to Graduate School.

November 9: NSF MRI Pre-Proposals Due to Graduate School. Please contact Patience Graybill at to receive guidelines for the internal competition.

December 7: Distinguished Research Professor Award applications due to the Graduate School.

January 24, 2013: NSF MRI full applications due to the agency.

January 25: Hoppe Research Professor Award applications due to individual school /unit.

March 1: Hoppe Research Professor Award recommendations due to Graduate School from the units.

March 1: Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award applications due to individual school/ unit.

March 15: Deadline to submit STEP summer salary contracts to the Graduate School.

April 2: Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award nominations due to Graduate School from the units.

Travel to Disseminate Research

Must apply one week prior to date of departure. Limited travel support on a matching funds basis for major paper presentation. For further information, please consult Travel Awards.

Pulication/Production Costs

Applications accepted throughout the year to support print and electronic publication costs as well as production costs for exhibits and performances that are related to faculty members' scholarly activity. For further information, please consult the Publication and Production Costs website.

Limited-Submission Competitions
Several external funding agencies limit the number of applications they will accept from one university. The RPAB may be called upon to help select proposals to be forwarded to these limited-submission competitions. Examples of limited programs include the NEH Summer Stipend program and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program.

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