Student Awards and Grants

2016-2017 Dissertation Research Grant

The Dissertation Research Grant is an award paid by The Graduate School to assist doctoral students with expenses associated with research necessary to prepare dissertations.Awards will be $1,000 for top tier awardees and up to $750 for second tier awardees. The tiers will be determined by the rankings of the review committee. The applicant must complete the online application and submit their CV as well as the major professor's statement form to The Graduate School prior to the deadline.

Application Guidelines

You can also download the Instruction Form in GradSpace 

CLICK HERE

Contact

Questions about eligibility, the process, application instructions, etc. should be directed to David Beck.

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Deadline

The deadline is currently open. It closes on September 30th at 5pm

 


2016-2017 Graduate Student Research and Creativity Awards Program

RCA ImageThe Graduate School and the Office of Research at the Florida State University request nominations for the Graduate Student Research and Creativity Awards Program. This awards program is designed to recognize the superior scholarship of FSU graduate students.

FSU graduate students will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to research and creative endeavors at the Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence held each spring. Awards of $750.00 will be made to students in three disciplinary categories: natural and physical sciences including mathematics and engineering; social and behavioral sciences; and the humanities and arts

Criteria

  1. Must be an FSU degree-seeking graduate or professional student in good academic standing;
  2. Must show evidence of outstanding scholarly/creative productivity as a graduate/professional student at FSU; if the effort is part of a team the nomination materials must clearly delineate the contributions of the applicant;
  3. Must show evidence of national visibility in research/creative activity (e.g., publications, presentations, juried exhibits or performances). This could also include evidence of recognition and honors in endeavors related to the research and/or creative activities.

The application cycle is now closed.

Nomination Instruction Form

You can also download the Instruction Form in GradSpace 

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Contact

Questions about the nomination process, materials preparation, etc. should be directed to Dr. Judith Devine. 

Email

Deadline

All nomination materials (with endorsement letters) are due in the FSU Dropbox by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, February 1, 2017. 

 


2016-2017 Graduate Student Leadership Award

LA ImageSponsored annually by Florida State University’s Graduate School and the Congress of Graduate Students (COGS), the Leadership Award recognizes outstanding graduate student leaders who are making a positive difference in their scholarly/creative work, campus, and wider communities. Graduate students who exhibit strong leadership skills are encouraged to apply. The person selected for the prestigious Leadership Award and his/her program will be recognized at the Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence held each spring semester. All nominees are recognized at the event. The Leadership Award recipient will also receive a $750.00 award.

Requirements

Each applicant must be an enrolled, FSU degree-seeking or professional graduate student in good academic standing and must provide the following to the FSU Graduate School:

  1. A personal essay that includes a rationale for receiving the Leadership Award. The essay should address the evaluation criteria noted in the Instruction Form. Maximum Length is 1 page, 12 pt. font.
  2. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  3. A letter of recommendation supporting the student for the Leadership Award. The letter should be provided by a faculty or staff member who can address the leadership skills and efforts of the student in light of the evaluation criteria.

The application cycle for this award is now closed. 

Instruction Form

You can also download the Instruction Form in GradSpace 

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Contact

Questions pertaining to the Leadership Award should be directed to James Beck. 

Email

Deadline

Completed applications are due no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 


2016-2017 Graduate Student Excellence in Visual Arts Award

Art WebsiteThe Graduate School is pleased to announce a new competition to recognize the artistic talents of graduate students at Florida State University.  Cash awards will be coupled with an exhibition of the selected works in the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House on the FSU Campus for one year (April 2016-April 2017). A parallel program opportunity is being offered to undergraduate students.  Submissions will be judged separately.

We are looking for high quality works of art that clearly show excellence in visual arts.  In addition, the artist’s statement will be assessed for its success in conveying to the judges why the artist was moved to create the piece and what the artist is trying to convey to the viewer.   While all mediums will be considered, there are limited exhibition spaces in the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House as noted below.  The graduate awards will be presented at the Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence held each spring in the month of April. Up to eight applicants will be selected as finalists whose works will be exhibited at the Honors House. From that group,  another jurying will select three graduate student winners each of whom will be awarded $500.  The award winners must agree to display their “winning” art work in the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House and the installation must remain up for one year (April 2017-April 2018).  The other finalists will each be recognized with an Honorable Mention designation and receive a $50 award and are encouraged to provide their artwork for display in the Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House. 

The competition is open to all currently enrolled, degree seeking graduate and professional students in good academic standing. Applicants should consider the criteria for submitted artwork by reviewing the Award Information Form .

Application/Submission Process

This announcement is posted on the Department of Arts Website.

Applicants must complete the form on the Art Department webpage. This will ask for:

  • your contact info
  • student status info.
  • image of your work in jpeg format
  • work specifications and completion date
  • Artists description of work
  • Optional artists statement

The application cycle for this award is now closed.

If you have any general questions, please contact The Graduate School at 850-644-3501.

If you have questions regarding artwork eligibility or installation, please contact the Art on Campus Director, Professor Lilian Garcia-Roig at lgarciaroig@fsu.edu


Graduate Student Teaching Associate Assistantship

The Graduate School appoints senior, experienced, teaching assistants (TA) as Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE) Teaching Associates to assist with academic departmental TA training and to serve as small group leaders and mentors during university-wide programs held by PIE. Associates are experienced teaching assistants nominated by their academic departments and selected and trained by the Program for Instructional Excellence. Teaching Associates receive a stipend for the academic year. This stipend is in addition to the TA stipend (and waiver) that will be provided by the department.

For more information regarding the PIE Teaching Associate Program, please see the PIE website or contact Lisa Liseno at lliseno@admin.fsu.edu


Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards

OTAA PhotoSponsored annually by the Florida State University’s Graduate School these awards recognize outstanding graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) for their distinguished contributions to student learning through excellence in instruction. Recipients of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards (OTAA) are recognized at the annual spring Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence event. Information about the nomination and selection process can be found on the PIE Website.

For more information regarding the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards, please contact Lisa Liseno at lliseno@admin.fsu.edu


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Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of students' capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

Doctoral students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their dissertation topic and its significance. 3MT™ is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research but forces students to consolidate their ideas and crystalize their research discoveries.

All 3MT Finalists will receive $50 and will be eligible for one of the three awards, 1st Place ($500), 2nd Place ($350), and the People’s Choice ($250) selected by the audience.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Registration Open

Registration for the Three Minute Thesis is NOW OPEN and will remain open until October 14th. 

REGISTER HERE

Preliminary Rounds

Preliminary Rounds will be held from October 31, 2016 - November 4, 2016 in the Globe Auditorium.

Finalist Competition

The Finalist Competition will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the College of Medicine Auditorium

3MT™ Eligibility

Currently enrolled doctoral students at Florida State University will be eligible to participate in the 3MT™. Graduates and master's students are not eligible.

Preparing for the 3MT™ Competition

Prior to the 3-Minutes Thesis (3MT™), the Graduate School hosts workshops for graduate students intending to enter the competition. This year, the Graduate School will host two workshops on September 1, 2016 to demonstrate effective and ineffective presentations and techniques for the 3MT slide development. To register for a 3MT workshop, please click here

3MT™ Prizes

* Each finalist will receive a certificate and a $50 award. 

  • Winner: $500
  • Runner-up: $350
  • People's Choice: $250

3MT™ Rules

  1.  A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description).
  2. No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
  3. No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  4. Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum, and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  5. The decision of the judging panel is final.

Judging Criteria

  1. Comprehension and Content: Did the presentation help the audience understand the research and was the thesis topic and its significance communicated in language appropriate for an intelligent but non-specialist audience? 
  2. Engagement and Communication: Did the oration make the audience want to know more? 

Other U.S. schools with 3MT competitions

  1. Emory University 
  2. Purdue University  
  3. University of Georgia 

Fall 2015 3MT Winners

Aniket Ingrole, who is earning his doctorate from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the Florida A&M University-FSU College of Engineering, won first place in the 3MT competition that challenges doctoral students to present their voluminous dissertations in three minutes. Ingrole — “You don’t want to get nervous when you get in front of a crowd this big,” he said. “It took some time because English is not my mother tongue.” READ MORE

Fall 2015 3MT Winners
From Left-Right (Frank Annie, Aniket Ingrole, Austin Schwartz)

 

Fall 2014 3MT Winner

Kimberly Smith, a doctoral candidate in the neuroscience program, won the first place $500 prize for her thesis presentation on “A Behavioral and Molecular Examination of ‘Umami’ Taste.” Smith’s thesis examines taste receptors in both mice and humans and whether it’s possible to harness the “umami” taste in things like children’s medicine, for example.“My research, I think everyone can relate to because everyone loves food,” Smith said. Michael Mitchell (Computer Science) won second place and J. Hendry Miller (History) won People's Choice. READ MORE

Kimberly Smith- Fall 2014 3MT Finalist
Kimberly Smith

 

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