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Critical Dates and Deadlines

Graduation Dates and Deadlines

First day to apply for graduation for Fall (16FS) August 11, 2016
First day to apply for graduation for Spring (17SS) October 3
Absolute last day to apply for graduation for Fall (16FS) November 14
Electronic Submission of Thesis/Dissertation Due (Thesis and Doctoral Students) for Fall (16FS) November 14
Doctoral Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony (Fall December 9
All grades and grade changes for graduation due for Fall (16FS) December 14
Absolute last day to apply for graduation for Spring (17SS) TBD
Electronic Submission of Thesis/Dissertation Due (Thesis and Doctoral Students) for Spring (17SS) TBD
Doctoral Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony (Spring April 28, 2017

 

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Graduate School Funding and Awards

2016
Graduate Student Health Insurance Award A application opens June 30, 2016
MAGS Distinguished Thesis call for nominations August 29
Graduate Student Health Insurance Award A applications due September 5 by 11:59 p.m.
Graduate Assistant Excellence in Teaching Award call for nominations for master’s and doctoral students September 6
Editorial Assistance Award call for nominations September 26
MAGS Distinguished Thesis nominations due to Graduate School October 3 by 5 p.m.
Graduate Assistant Excellence in Teaching nominations due to college contact October 18
Graduate School Dean’s Fellowship call for nominations October 24
MAGS Distinguished Thesis UC nominees announced November 1
Graduate Assistant Excellence in Teaching college winners due to Graduate School November 4 by 5 p.m.
Editorial Assistance Award applications due to Graduate School November 10 by 5 p.m.
Graduate Student Expo & Poster Forum student and judge registration opens November 15
Graduate Assistant Excellence in Teaching winners announced November 17
Call for Provost Graduate Fellowship nominations December 1
Doctoral Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremony (Fall) Friday, December 9
Yates Fellowship Program call for applications December 12
Graduate School Dean’s Fellowship nominations due to Graduate School December 15 by 5 p.m.
2017
Excellence Scholarship call for nominations (no due date) January 3, 2017
Editorial Assistance Award winners announced January 5
Graduate Student Expo student registration deadline for Poster Forum January 16 by 11:59 p.m.
Graduate School Dean’s Fellowship winners announced January 17
Graduate Student Expo student registration deadline for Three Minute Thesis and Fine Arts Gallery January 27
Yates round 1 nominations due to Graduate School January 30 by 5 p.m.
Graduate Student Expo registration deadline for judges January 31 by 11:59 p.m.
Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students call for nominations January 31
Graduate Student Expo day of event (Poster Forum, Fine Arts Gallery and Three Minute Thesis) February 10
Yates winners announced for 1st round February 16
Provost Graduate Fellowship nominations due to Graduate School February 20 by 5 p.m.
Yates round 2 nominations due to Graduate School February 27 by 5 p.m.
Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students nominations due to Graduate School March 9 by 5 pm.
Provost Graduate Fellowship winners announced March 10
Yates winners announced for 2nd round March 17
Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students winner announced March 30
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation call for nominations April 11
Yates round 3 nominations due to Graduate School April 13 by 5 p.m.
Doctoral Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony (Spring) Friday, April 28
Yates winners announced for 3rd round May 1
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation nominations due to Graduate School June 1 by 5 p.m.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation UC nominees announced June 31
Doctoral Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony (Summer) Saturday, August 5

 
 

GSGA Awards Deadlines

Only students who are members of a properly registered and active GSA group are eligible for GSGA (Graduate Student Governance Association) awards. More information about these awards is available at the GSGA website.

  • Presenter Conference Travel Award (CTA)
    A student can receive a maximum of $400 in conference related travel awards from GSGA in a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
    Each applicant must complete a Travel Authorization (TA) form and submit it to the GSGA office before traveling. The applicant then must submit the required paperwork and receipts to the GSGA office within 14 calendar days of the end of the conference. Late submissions will be rejected.
     
  • Non-Presenter Conference Travel Award (CTA)
    A student who attends a conference, but does not present or perform, may receive a maximum of $100 to cover conference related travel. 
    Each applicant must complete a Travel Authorization (TA) form and submit it to the GSGA office before traveling. The applicant then must submit the required paperwork and receipts to the GSGA office within 14 calendar days of the end of the conference. Late submissions will be rejected. 
     
  • Research Fellowship
    The Research Fellowship is a competitive award designed to assist individual graduate students in obtaining funds to further their research endeavors. Students may use the Research Fellowship to fund travel related to their research or purchase consumables or other research-related materials. The fall 2016 deadline for submission of the Research Fellowship Application has not yet been announced.
     

Charles Phelps Taft Research Center Awards Funding

The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center provides competitive research support for tenure-track faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in 13 UC departments: Africana Studies; Anthropology; Economics; English and Comparative Literature; German Studies; History; Judaic Studies; Mathematical Sciences; Philosophy; Political Science; Romance Languages and Literatures; Sociology; and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

  • Graduate Travel: Oct. 3, 2016. Grants are available for graduate students traveling domestically or internationally, in order to present their research, whether serving as discussants, presenting a paper or some other creative work at academic conferences or events. The maximum allowable grant (or combination of grants) is $500 per fiscal year. 
     
  • Graduate Enrichment: Nov. 7, 2016. Taft Graduate Enrichment Awards support graduate students registered in a Taft discipline, in research projects that will significantly advance their degree program. The maximum grant is $2,500 for any 24-month period.
     
  • Dissertation Fellowship: Departmental decision is due by Feb. 28, 2017. Nine full-year fellowships of $17,600 each are available for advanced doctoral students. The Taft Research Center provides a graduate scholarship to accompany each fellowship.
     
  • Graduate Assistant Fellowship: TBD. The Taft Graduate Assistant works 20 hours per week, supporting Taft Research Center activities. The assistantship carries a full Graduate Assistant Scholarship (GAS) as well as a stipend equal to the average amount of the home department.
     
  • Graduate Summer Fellowships: Mar. 6, 2017. Graduate Summer Fellowships provide $3,000 in support for graduate students conducting focused research projects, supervised by a faculty mentor. Grants are expected to culminate in a presentation or journal submission. Taft will cover the cost of posters should students elect to present at the Graduate Student Expo and Poster Forum held each spring.

University Research Council (URC) Graduate Student Research Fellowships

Announcement of RFP: October 2016
Applications due: December 2016

This program provides summer stipend support to outstanding graduate students. Stipend support of $3,000 will be provided. The number of applications submitted through each graduate program is limited, and there is a requirement for a pre-review by the department/college of the applicant. Applications will only be accepted from the graduate programs. Students may not apply directly.

Interested students should discuss this opportunity with their graduate program director.
 

External Funding

Fulbright Fellowship Deadlines

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides a grant to fund students, scholars, teachers and professionals to conduct research projects in another country. For grant criteria and eligibility requirements, visit the Graduate School's Fulbright page. See http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ for additional information. 

Should you decide to submit a Fulbright application, please work closely with the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards to build the best application possible prior to the campus deadline.

2017-2018 Competition Timeline
  • Online application opens: March 31, 2016 
  • UC campus deadline: August 29, 2016
  • Online application deadline: October 11, 2016
  • Final selection notification: March-May, 2017
     

NSF GRFP Award Deadlines

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) supports graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Fellows are awarded a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees. Visit www.nsfgrfp.org for more information. 

Upcoming (2017) GRFP Award Cycle

All applications are due at 5:00 p.m. local time, as determined by the applicant’s mailing address.

October 24, 2016 (Monday)
  • Geosciences
  • Life Sciences
October 25, 2016 (Tuesday)
  • Computer and Information Science and Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Materials Research
October 27, 2016 (Thursday)
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM Education and Learning
October 28, 2016 (Friday)
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics and Astronomy
November 3, 2016 (Friday)
  • All reference letters must be received by 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time