The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries. Fellows selected will receive the benefits of a monthly stipend, health insurance for the entire duration of the fellowship and a round-trip ticket to France.
Presidential Management Fellowship ▾
The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus - developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.
Wayne State University Postdoc Fellowship Opportunities ▾
WSU is seeking recent or upcoming Ph.D. recipients as postdoctoral fellows for three-year appointments beginning Sept. 1, 2017. Fellows will receive stipends 20 percent above National Research Service Award levels, plus excellent benefits.
Professional Development Opportunities
2017 ASCB BioTech Course ▾
The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a one-week intensive bioscience course from July 9-15, 2017, at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA.
The course will introduce PhD scientists to the skills they need to thrive in industry and will expose them to the culture, organizational structures, and practices of life science companies through MBA-style case-based classroom experiences, networking, professional development workshops, and a team-based project. They will learn how academic science is commercialized and gain insight into the way industry views scientific research. The course is designed for advanced graduate students with at least three years of research experience and for postdocs.
Communicating Science Workshop ▾
ComSciCon is a science communication workshop for graduate students, by graduate students. ConSciCon's goal is to empower future leaders in technical communication to share the results from research in their field to broad and diverse audiences.
Productive Writer Listserv ▾
Cornell invites you to join a (free) listserv to receive twice-monthly email messages with writing tips, strategies, and encouragement to help you start, persist, and complete their academic writing projects.
Do you have writing goals for your thesis or dissertation in the new year? Have you resolved to be a more productive writer in 2017? 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 (https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin/ea?v=0017CAV_ERFAzFItvY27y25gw%3D%3D)
University System of Maryland Application for Inter-Institutional Enrollment ▾
In order to permit enrichment for students attending University System of Maryland Institutions, opportunities exist for students to augment their programs by taking courses for credit at other USM institutions. The provision for such are contained in the Board of Regents' Policy on Student Concurrent Inter-Institutional Registration (BOR 111 2.4; 111 2.41).