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Graduate Leadership Institute offers workshops, grant funding

Aug. 24, 2022—The Russel G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute aims to help students be intentional in your training at Vanderbilt. GLI provides students with the skills, tools, and self-awareness that will allow them to lead at all levels through programming that facilitates a greater understanding of personal leadership style and interactions with others. It will also help...

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August 2022 Student Spotlights

Aug. 24, 2022—This month, we are celebrating the following Graduate School students for their achievements! Miguel Cuj, Ph.D. student in Anthropology – has been awarded the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. This will allow Miguel to do fieldwork regarding K’iche’ Maya women’s foldaways in Guatemala. Congratulations Miguel!     Mary Catherine Sullivan, Ph.D. student in Political Science...

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A Conversation With Alumnus Sonia Boyapti

Jul. 15, 2022—Justin Gung, Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving & Alumni Engagement, spoke with Sonia Boyapti about her time at Vanderbilt and how she remains involved in her Alma Mater.  Justin: What was your area of concentration at the Graduate School? What are you focused on now? Sonia: After receiving a master’s degree in biomedical engineering...

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June 2022 Student Spotlight

Jun. 10, 2022—This month, we are celebrating the following Graduate School students for their achievements!        Stacy Jer; a third-year Ph.D. student in education – has been awarded the 2022 David L. Boren Fellowship to support the completion of her doctoral studies! Congratulations!       Diana Kahn; a third-year PH.D. student in education –...

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May 2022 Student Spotlights

May. 17, 2022—This month, we are celebrating the following Graduate School students for their achievements! Hari Srinivasan; an incoming Ph.D. student in neuroscience– , has been named to the 2022 cohort of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans. This merit-based graduate award for immigrants and children of immigrants provides 30 fellows annually with...

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2022 Graduate School Endowed Awards

Apr. 26, 2022—Congratulations to all Graduate Students who have received these prestigious awards! We look forward to celebrating you and your accomplishments. EDWARD FERGUSON JR. GRADUATE AWARD The Edward Ferguson Jr. Graduate Award provides scholarship awards to support graduate students at the Graduate School who demonstrate excellence in research. The $5,000 award provides financial support to deserving...

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Conversation with Alumnus Dante Mossi

Apr. 26, 2022—Justin Gung, Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving & Alumni Engagement, spoke with Dante Mossi about his concentration at Vanderbilt and his collaboration with the Graduate School:  Justin Gung: What was your area of concentration at the Graduate School? What are you doing now, at this point in your career? Did you “end up” with a career in...

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2022 Funding Opportunities

Apr. 26, 2022—HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program – HHMI is seeking creative and innovative early career faculty for our new Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program. We are looking for outstanding basic researchers, including physician-scientists, who have strong potential to become leaders in their fields and to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through their mentorship and understanding of the experiences...

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April 2022: Graduate Student Spotlight

Apr. 26, 2022—This month, we are celebrating the following Graduate School students for their achievements! Cassandra Schember- Cassandra, a doctoral student (’22) in Epidemiology, was selected as a Fellow for the Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Class of 2022. Congratulations Cassandra!     Brayan Serratos– Brayan, a third year graduate student in the Department of Spanish and...

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March 2022: Celebrating our Students

Apr. 26, 2022—This month, we are celebrating the following Graduate School students for their achievements! Jacob Steenwyk Earlier this month Jacob L. Steenwyk, a PhD candidate in Biological Sciences, was selected as a recipient of the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award. This award, announced earlier this month by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, recognizes outstanding achievement...

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Graduate School names endowed scholarship recipients

Apr. 14, 2021—The Vanderbilt Graduate School has recognized outstanding research among Ph.D. candidates across the university in 2020-21 through the nomination and awarding of endowed scholarship funding. FAMILY S GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP – AUTISM STUDIES Kacie Dunham In 2018, anonymous donors established the Family S Graduate Scholarship to provide financial support for deserving graduate students who are conducting basic research...

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Graduate School 2020 Founder’s Medalist: Thea J. Autry

May. 8, 2020—Thea Jean Autry, from Katy, Texas, is this year’s Founder’s Medalist for the Graduate School. She is graduating with a doctor of philosophy in English. Thea’s research and teaching focus on U.S. literature and visual arts of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, with emphasis on theories of visuality, race, gender, sexuality, and cultural geography....

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Graduate Student Funding Opportunity

Feb. 26, 2020—The Office of Science Graduate Student Research is accepting applications from qualified Ph.D. candidates for the SCGSR program.   Per the SCGSR website, the program “provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science...

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Financial Planning Seminars for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Jan. 28, 2020—Intimidated by the prospect of preparing your grad student or postdoc tax return?  Are you ready to take the next step with your finances? Emily Roberts, Ph.D., of Personal Finance for PhDs, is returning to campus to offer basic insights on financial management for graduate students and postdocs. Roberts will be hosting two sessions: Demystifying...

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Graduate Students in Engineering Awarded Eisenhower Fellowships

Jan. 27, 2020—Five engineering Ph.D. students were recently awarded Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships, earning awards of up to $30,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. The fellowships were awarded to: Will Barbour, civil and environmental engineering Charles Doktycz, civil and environmental engineering Derek Gloudemans, electrical engineering and computer science Yanbing Wang, civil and...

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