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Graduate Student Funding Webinars
Tips on Funding Opportunities and Applying to Programs
Featured Presenters: Chris Cash, Liv Detrick

The Institute for Broadening Participation has created an ongoing series of webinars directed towards undergraduates who are considering entering graduate school. There are many challenges when seeking a graduate program, including the timeline for application, choosing an advisor, and finding funding to support your education. This webinar series features two speakers from the Institute for Broadening Participation: Chris Cash and Liv Detrick, and features 1-2 guest panelists that share their experience.

The concept map presented in each webinar includes resources that are available to participants – specifically collected in the concept map for easy access.

Paying for Graduate School I
Date: July 25, 2012 - 6:00-7:00pm ET
Presented by the Institute for Broadening Participation
Featured Panelist: Adrian Ponce, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Adrian Ponce

Paying for Graduate School II
Date: September, 2012 - 6:00-7:00pm ET
Presented by the Institute for Broadening Participation
Featured Panelists: Ashton Cook, University of Oklahoma and Melanie Harrison, NOAA
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Ashton Cook

Melanie Harrison

Paying for Graduate School III
Date: July 18, 2013- 6:00-7:00pm ET
Presented by the Institute for Broadening Participation
Featured Panelists: Melanie Harrison, NOAA and Leonard Pace, Schmidt Ocean Institute
Watch the video (Vimeo)

Melanie Harrison

Leonard Pace

Additional Resources

  • Pathways to Science: Use this website to find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring. 
  • What You Need To Know: The Difference Between the Grad and Undergrad Experience (pdf) - This one page resource helps answer the most commonly asked question, “What’s different about graduate school, and what should I expect?”
  • Graduate Application Timeline (pdf) - A resource created by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), this timeline includes a timeline and checklist for the application process.
  • Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success (MS PHD’S) is a professional development program in the earth system sciences for undergraduate and graduate students, developed by and for underrepresented minorities. It involves three phases of activities and provides support for a variety of professional development activities, a virtual support network of mentors and students and a small fellowship at the completion at the program.

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