New Approaches Graduate Recruitment Event

About

Thank you for your interest in the New Approaches to Graduate Recruitment in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science event. The event is being supported by the President’s New Approaches Initiative to promote and institutionalize new ways to enhance diversity and promote an inclusive environment in the University of Georgia Community. This project was initiated by the Odum School of Ecology and is supported by the Center for Integrative Conservation Research, the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program, and the Graduate School of the University of Georgia.

The purpose of the event is to create an opportunity for participants to:

  1. Interact with potential graduate advisors and UGA graduate students BEFORE submitting an application to graduate school and,
  2. Learn more about applying for graduate school and fellowship programs.

When

The event will occur between 28 February – 2 March 2019 at the University of Georgia. Events will begin Thursday evening and end Saturday morning.

Contact

Thank you very much for your interest in the program! Please direct questions or concerns to newapproaches-ees@uga.edu.

The Event

We are hoping to attract a diverse candidate pool from the United States. Candidates should be planning to apply to PhD programs in ecology and environmental science in the fall of 2020 (submitting an application by December 2019). We are especially excited to host students from institutions affiliated with the Peach State LSAMP and the Graduate Feeder Program. Selected applicants will receive funding to support travel costs and will be housed with current UGA graduate students during the event. Meals will be provided.

The purpose of the event is to create an opportunity for participants to interact with potential graduate advisors and UGA graduate students BEFORE submitting an application to graduate school. Participants will also attend workshops on applying to graduate school, contacting potential mentors, and applying for competitive fellowships, including the NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program and the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship Program. Throughout the event, we will create opportunities for professional networking

View our Schedule (tentative)

Thursday evening

  • Arrive late morning/afternoon
  • Introduction to the weekend
  • Dinner and mixer

Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Workshop 1: Applying to graduate school and approaching a graduate mentor
  • Speakers: Diverse perspectives from UGA: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Lunch/networking activity
  • Workshop 2: Applying to the NSF GRFP and the Ford Fellowship
  • Speakers: Getting to know UGA’s graduate school
  • Dinner and mixer
  • Night on the town in Athens

Saturday morning

  • Breakfast and networking activity
  • Closing activities
  • Leave Saturday afternoon/evening
How to Apply

As part of the application, we will ask you to provide the names and contact information for three professional references and an updated CV. For an example, view the “Ellen Joseph” CV here.

Deadline

Applications are due on 01 December 2018.

Please use the following link to fill out the application to attend the event:

New Approaches EES Application

Participating Units
About UGA

The University of Georgia is an amazing place. Regardless of your participation in the event, we encourage you to use the links below to learn more about research at UGA and some of our efforts to promote diversity in our community and graduate studies at UGA.

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