Graduate Level General Information for Success
The Job Market
Applying for Graduate Programs:
- Penn State's Call for Papers Web Site
- Attending conferences and presenting papers (Brown University)
- Re-envisioning the PhD - "This new site, sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, is home to the Re-envisioning the PhD project, which is tasked with investigating change in doctoral education, in particular, helping to expand the career choices available to PhD students. In the Re-envisioning Project Resources section, visitors will find conference materials, recommendations from studies, summaries of interviews, a bibliography, career resources, and more. The Promising Practices section contains information on the different ways in which groups (universities, associations, organizations, and more) are responding to concerns about doctoral education. The other two main sections of the site, National/ International Resources and News and Updates contain links to even more resources, studies, current news, related projects,and more." A extensive list of calls for papers (SCOUT Report)
External Grants and Fellowships
- Funding Information Center - Memorial Library, MU
- Online Edition of Foundations in Wisconsin, 21st Ed. - Directory of 1151 active WI foundations that donated more than $389 Million in grants. Access by subscription only. Also available in print at MU Memorial Library Funding Information Center.
This service can only be accessed from the campus network. From the main page, click on "Paid Subscribers Enter Here." Paid for by Marquette and the Office of Research Support, GrantSelect will help you find financial support for research, conferences, and other academic activities.
FastWeb is a free service that will search for scholarships, grants, and fellowships and notify you about them by email.
- Drew University Links to National/International Grants and Scholarships
Links to over 100 scholarships and grants for undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and theology students. Indexed by category, required education level, and due date.
The Job Market and Beyond:
Useful Books and Guides:
The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School through Tenure.
By John A. Goldsmith, John Komlos, and Penny Schine Gold. (U Chicago P, 2001)
The Chicago Handbook for Teachers: A Practical Guide to the College Classroom. By Alan Brinkley, Betty Dessants, Michael Flamm, Cynthia Fleming, Charles Forcey, and Eric Rothschild.
- Finding a mentor
- Financing graduate education
- Avoiding pitfalls in your dissertation
- Presenting conference papers
- Finding the right journal and submitting articles
- Assembling a dossier
- Receiving and evaluating job offers
- Evaluating student work
- Applying for grants
- Obtaining tenure
- How to prepare, start and sustain good class discussions
- How to create a good syllabus
- How to deal with passive, voluble, and disruptive students
- How to evaluate students' writing
- How to avoid and handle cheating and plagiarism
- How to balance your responsibilities as graduate student and teacher
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