News and Events

University Events:         

Three Minute Thesis Competition (1st place winner receives $1,000)
Click here for more information about the 3MT.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Overview
This workshop will provide an introduction to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and best practices for applicants. GRFP applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents in their final year of undergraduate or first two years of (all) graduate study. Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year. Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period.

iLearn Workshops
The University Libraries offers free 1 - 2 hour workshops on video editing, research strategies, and more.  This semester there are many workshops of interest to Graduate students. The schedule and registration can be found here as well as the University's Events Calendar. Walk-ins are welcomed. For more information contact: Regina Conboy, (518)442-3608 or rconboy@albany.edu. Highlighted topics include:

  • Introduction to Text Mining
  • Introduction to Zotero
  • Legal Research for the Non-Legal Scholar

Graduate Education Announcements

Graduate Scholar Ambassador Award

The Graduate Scholar Ambassador Award provides funding for graduate students to travel to their alma mater, present their scholarly activities, and serve as ambassadors for our graduate programs. The major focus of the award is to support the Office of Graduate Education’s commitment to global engagement by offering opportunities for our top students to disseminate their work in scholarly arenas and promote graduate educational opportunities. The goal of this award is to increase global awareness of UAlbany’s research, scholarship and graduate programs by attracting the best and brightest students to UAlbany. Please click here to learn about this opportunity. Please note, you must have the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader properly installed on your computer in order to use and print the Scholar Ambassador Award Application PDF Form.

Dissertation Research Fellowship Awards Program

The Dean of Graduate Education has announced a limited restoration of the Dissertation Research Fellowship Awards Program, effective November 2012, to assist doctoral candidates who are incurring doctoral research expenses. Obtain details at the program's General Information page.

Academic Writing Listserv through Cornell Graduate School

Do you have writing goals for your thesis or dissertation in the new year? Have you resolved to be a more productive writer? Sponsored by the Cornell Graduate School, the Productive Writer listserv is designed for graduate students who are writing their proposal, thesis, dissertation, fellowship applications, or other manuscripts. Subscribers receive email messages every other week with writing tips, strategies and encouragement to help you start, persist (and endure), and complete your academic writing projects. Writing tips focus on managing your time for greater writing productivity, reducing distractions, staying motivated, revising and editing, binge writing, communicating with your advisor, dealing with writer's block, and managing procrastination and perfectionistic tendencies. Subscribe to the Productive Writer here.

From the UAlbany News Center

Faculty News

Damian Zuloaga

From Where Comes Depression?

Damian Zuloaga explores the brains of mice to see what causes anxiety differences in men versus women.

President Havidan Rodriguez speaks from a podium

UAlbany’s Power Leaders

President, Rockefeller Dean are Named to Top 50 List by City & State 

Provost Carol Kim of the University at Albany

Carol Kim Appointed University at Albany Provost

Carol Kim is the newly appointed provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University at Albany.

Research News