December 2020 Edition - Archive Edition

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Fall semester has come to a close, and we want to commend all of you for your hard work and dedication during this unique time. We hope you enjoy a restful holiday season.

To keep up with updates and messages from the Graduate School, visit our Announcements page.

The Grad School Help Desk Newsletter is here to help you with dates, funding opportunities, upcoming workshops, and graduate events. Let us know if there is anything you’d like to see or anything we missed.


The Graduate School

Jan 11 Classes begin. One-credit Extension deadline. Last day for non-degree applications to be submitted.

Jan 18 Martin Luther King holiday (no classes; offices closed)

Feb 5 Last day for graduate students to file a Graduation Application

Feb 15 President’s Day Holiday (no classes; offices closed)


Solid Finances Webinar: Helping Your Kids Learn About Money

Wednesday, Dec 9 from 12:05-12:55pm

A Solid Finances Webinar titled "Helping Your Kids Learn About Money" will be held on December 9, 2020 from 12:05 pm to 12:55 pm.  The speaker for this webinar will be Carrie Johnson, North Dakota State University Extension.

Lessons Learned Teaching Engineering During COVID

Thursday, Dec 10 from 12-1:30pm
Where: WebEx

Hear about the challenges faculty faced teaching engineering during this unprecedented time and also how these challenges were overcome. Visit the Lessons Learned Teaching Engineering event page.

994-Calling! Series with Marcus “Doc” Cravens

Monday, Dec 14 from 4-5pm

The Office of Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education has an exciting slate of MSU researchers lined up for 2020-21. During these sessions, speakers are asked to "tell their story" -- which usually includes some fun background, where they trained, how they came to MSU, and a few key highlights on their research and scholarship. This series will be hosted virtually once a month, and our next 994-Calling will present Marcus "Doc" Cravens, Director of the MSU Veteran History & Arts Initiative.

Home for the Holidays with President Cruzado

Friday, Dec 18
Where: Facebook

Cozy up, tune in and partake in some virtual holiday cheer with Montana State's President Waded Cruzado. Our very own Kerry Hanson, Vice President of Alumni Engagement, will chat with President Cruzado about her favorite holiday traditions and hopes for the coming year. Watch on MSU’s Alumni Foundation’s Facebook page.


2021 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program

DEADLINE: Jan 29, 2021

The L’ORÉAL USA FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE Fellowship program annually awards five female postdoctoral scientists with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in STEM fields and their commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. and started in their postdoctoral research position by the application deadline. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply. Visit the For Women In Science website to find out more.

Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Services Administration


The Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Program provides technical assistance (TA) including tools, resources, and strategies that are easily accessible to geographically dispersed RHCs and could be used to inform rural health care providers and other federal, state, and local stakeholders. The TA may also include topics related to public health priorities such as ending the opioid epidemic and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more funding opportunities, visit MSU’s Research Funding Opportunities or the Graduate School’s Funding & Fellowships webpage.

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