News and Events

University Events:         

The University at Albany and the Graduate School offer events for current students. Please look at the most up to date list of events.

Workshops:

Why Graduate School in the Time of COVID-19?

  • When: Tuesday, April 7th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm or Wednesday, April 8th, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Description: This workshop will cover why attending graduate school in the time of COVID-19 may be a good decision, what graduate school (including professional school like medical and law) is about, what type of degrees you can pursue, reasons to attend graduate school, and UAlbany's accelerated (bachelors to masters) graduate programs.

Finding Funding for Graduate School (for masters students interested in applying to doctoral programs)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship ($138,000 to pursue a master's or PhD) Overview (for masters students interested in applying to doctoral programs)

  • When: Wednesday, April 15th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm or Wednesday, April 15th, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Description: This workshop will provide an introduction to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and best practices for applicants. 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.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Essay Writing(for masters students interested in applying to doctoral programs)

  • When: Wednesday, April 22nd, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm or Wednesday, April 22nd, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Description: This workshop will provide best practices for writing the essays for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (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.

 

iLearn Workshops

The University Libraries offers free 1 – ½  hour workshops on video editing, research strategies, and more. Below are workshops of interest to graduate students. The schedule and registration are here.  Walk-ins are welcome. These topics may be available by appointment.

Contact: Regina Testa, (518)442-3608 , or rtesta@albany.edu.

  • Introduction to Zotero – a free powerful tool to manage, organize, and cite documents.  Users will easily save citation information while searching the Web.  Learn how to install Zotero, add and organize citations, and create a bibliography and in-text citations.
  • Citation Literacy - explore the value of citations in scholarship, including how to read citations strategically, how to protect citation integrity in your work, and ways to incorporate citation organization into research and writing practice.  The role of proper citation practices in academic integrity will also be discussed!  This will also be an opportunity for students to set up ORCid accounts and discuss ways to boost research impact.
  • Maximizing Your Research Impact - Academics who publish (or hope to publish) scholarly research find measuring the impact and influence of their work helps others understand its value within one’s department, institution, even throughout the discipline.  Learn how to generate unique author identifiers using ORCID and Researcher ID, and how they are used.  Discover indicators such as the Journal Impact Factor, the h-index, and altmetrics, and their significance.  Issues like choosing the best journal for your research, and scholarly networking through tools such as Mendeley are also discussed.

 

The Graduate School 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 Graduate School’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 the Graduate School 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

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