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Grad School Newsletter Summer 2022

This Summer is filled with opportunities and announcements from the Graduate School! Here is our Summer Newsletter for Grad Students. Check out each of the links for more information.


Stay Connected! Stay up to date with graduate student resources, opportunities, and events, by following us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) and check us out on the Mobile U app and on our website, where we also post announcements!


Graduate Student Writing Retreat - Summer 2022 --  Free Event!

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 @ 8:00AM-3:00PM

Marriott Library's Faculty Center, Level 1

Are you a University of Utah graduate student working on a writing project like a thesis, dissertation, research publication/presentation, fellowship application, or assignment? Spend a day with your peers focusing on your writing efforts and attending related workshops!

Registration is limited, you can register for the retreat and find the agenda here.


NSF-GRFP 2022 Summer Application Preparation Series

Join us for our upcoming application preparation series to help you maximize your potential success in pursuing the NSF graduate research fellowship. Workshops cover an overview of the NSF-GRFP and three topic-specific workshops (writing a personal statement, articulating broader impacts of your research, and crafting your graduate research plan). Our goal is for you to engage in these workshops while concurrently working on your own application materials, giving you time to craft a successful application to submit in October. All workshops will be facilitated virtually via Zoom, recorded, and posted online. Check out the upcoming workshops and register on our NSF Graduate Fellowships Workshops page.


Congrats to Fellowship Recipients!

Largest cohort of U grad students awarded NSF fellowship: Congratulations to the 20 University of Utah graduate students who have been offered awards in the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) for 2022! The prestigious fellowship supports outstanding doctoral and research-based master’s students doing research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines.

2021-22 Scholarship, Fellowship, and Award Recipients: This list includes the Marriner S. Eccles Fellows, Graduate Research Fellows, Ellen Christina Steffensen Cannon Scholars, and University Teaching Assistants.

Curci Foundation gifts $1.75M for PhD students in life sciences: The Curci Foundation Ph.D. Scholarship will fund two years of graduate school for students pursuing PhDs in life sciences, prioritizing two groups who have historically been overlooked for financial support: women and international students. Announcements on the first cohort of recipients will come soon.


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Graduate Student Parental Leave Policy survey! Your feedback is under consideration, and we will distribute updates that follow.


Travel & Virtual Conference Assistance We are now accepting travel award applications for fiscal year 23 (conferences occurring from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023).


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Last Updated: 6/1/22