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September 19, 2018

Funding Events and Opportunities

Writing Successful DDRG and GRF Proposals at NSF

Presenter: Dr. Jeff Mantz. Please join the UF Department of Anthropology for a presentation and discussion about writing successful DDRG and GRF Proposals at the National Science Foundation, with Dr. Jeff Mantz. Jeff will offer some tried and true advice for early career researchers thinking about applying for funding from units in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences at NSF.  Although he will have some prepared statements, this is intended as an open discussion, so bring your questions, concerns, and anxieties about proposal writing, and get ready to write a winning grant! 

Jeff Mantz has been at NSF since 2012 and is a program director in cultural anthropology and a human subjects research officer.

September 20, 9:00 – 11:00 am, CSE E252


Broader Impacts Funding Opportunity

The Thompson Institute for Earth Systems is soliciting proposals for projects that communicate or disseminate research discoveries about the Earth and its natural systems to our primary target audiences, including: Florida K-12 schools, lifelong learners in Florida, and UF non-science majors. This RFP is intended for UF graduate students and postdocs, although undergraduates are encouraged to apply (and will be judged separately). The intent of this program is to encourage the development of small projects that might be “add-ons” to existing, larger research projects, or to act as seed-money that will lead to additional funding. The budget request will not exceed $2,500 and up to four projects will be funded. Deadline of October 15, 2018.  


For more information please visit our website:


Fellowships and Grant Opportunities for Graduate Students

The Office of Research provides a quick reference guide for fellowships for graduate students. For a more comprehensive list of opportunities, use Pivot (free registration for UF students).


Professional Skills Development

Graduate School Fall Professional Development Series

The schedule for the Fall Professional Development Series is now available! Please follow instructions to register for the events. While registration is not required, it is helpful for planning purposes.


UF Diversity Graduate Research Symposium – October 31st, 8 am- 4pm

The symposium will include oral and poster presentations from graduate students at the University of Florida, with Dr. Madhukar Thakur addressing the importance of diversity in research. The event will be interdisciplinary encompassing biological sciences, social sciences, humanities, computer science, engineering, math and physical sciences. Presentations will be judged by post-doctoral trainees and faculty. Prizes will be awarded to presentation winners and there will be a raffle for attendees. This event is open to everyone that registers.


Graduate students can submit original research abstracts (3000-character limit, ~500 words) by clicking the link below. The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, September 28th, 2018.


Click Here to submit abstracts and/or register for the symposium.


Delivering Effective Presentations

There are three main things necessary to give an effective oral presentation. First, you must overcome communication apprehension. Second, you need to learn how to organize your presentation, and third, you need to polish your delivery skills. This presentation discusses all three. Presenter: Dr. Diana Nagy, Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication. 

September 26, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG-101A.

To register: Log in to GIMS using your GatorLink ID and password, by clicking on this link: GIMS.

1.    Once you login, on the top of the page click on the “Workshops” tab

2.    Under “Register” click the box and then “Submit”

After you complete this process, you will receive an email confirmation.


Career Development

Innovation Impact – A Four-part Workshop Series for Women Scholars

Innovation Impact is intended for female faculty members, post-doctoral scholars, researchers, and graduate students at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Attendees can be actively engaged in research that has commercial potential, considering future research opportunities that might involve a commercialization dimension, or simply interested in the relationship between technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. The program will consist of four workshop sessions, held once per month during the Fall semester. Each session will last two hours. The first session will be on September 19. Session topics will include:

  • Session I: From Idea to Research market: Understanding the Commercialization Process
  • Session II: Challenges and Opportunities Confronting Women in Commercializing Ideas and Technologies
  • Session III: Understanding the Business of Commercialization When You Don’t Have an MBA (or any Business Background)
  • Session IV: You are not Alone: Leveraging Resources and Sources of Support to Commercialize Interesting Ideas

Sponsored by the Collaboratory for Women Innovators. For more information, contact Nola Miyasaki.


Developing Your Career in the Sciences: Think Progress, Not Perfection

Presenter: Ken Warrington, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Lacerta Therapeutics

September 20, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG-101A


Career Conversations: Networking for Introverts

At Career Conversations: Networking for Introverts, let’s talk about how to build connections with others in a way that works for you.

Career Conversations are informal, small group conversations facilitated by a Career Connections Center staff member to discuss a variety of career planning topics. It is a space for students with similar goals or who have similar questions and concerns to learn from each other. Come join us and build community as You Learn About Yourself, Develop Professionally, Build Experience, and Prepare for Your Next Step.

Career Conversations are open to all UF degree-seeking students and alumni up to 1 year after graduation. You may RSVP or show up that day, but we try to limit groups to 15 students.

September 20, 3:00 – 3:50 pm, Career Connections – Inspiration Room


Case Prep Workshop with Accenture

Accenture invites you to our Case Prep Workshop – designed to help you explore potential career paths, enhance your skills, and prepare you for success in your job search and career development process. Join us and learn what it takes to start your career adventure with Accenture.  We will also talk about the roles that we will be hiring for at the University of Florida. More information.

September 23, 5:30pm-7:30 pm, Reitz Union – Chamber Room


Career Showcase

Two-day event (September 25 and 26) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. connecting UF students and alumni with
employers nationwide looking to fill their full-time job and internship openings.

Day 1 – Non-Technical Majors (Business, Accounting, Finance, Management, Retail, Psychology, Communications, etc.)

Day 2 – Technical Majors (engineering, IT, Computer Sciences, etc.)

Dress code: Business Professional


UF - East Carolina University Teaching Internships and Tenure-Track Positions

The University of Florida is developing a partnership with East Carolina University (ECU) to have UF PhD candidates and postdocs from underrepresented minority groups invited for faculty teaching internships and tenure-track positions at ECU. Deans and other ECU administrators will be visiting UF next month and are interested in PhD candidates from the following colleges at UF: 

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of the Arts
  • College of Education
  • College of Journalism and Communications
  • Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
  • College of Health and Human Performance
  • Warrington College of Business Administration

If you think you might be interested participating in this program, and are a PhD candidate from an underrepresented minority group in one of the listed UF colleges, please indicate your interest by taking this short survey. Please click on link below to begin your survey.



 Teaching Resources

Teaching More Effectively Workshop Series

All events are free, but students must register online. Select “TA Development” from the menu. Events that require separate registration are noted. September events include:

  • Synchronous Discussions: Zoom and BigBlueButton. September 20, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, HUB 221
  • Basic Principles of Learning. September 25, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, CSE E121
  • Streaming Media & Web Conferencing with your Course. September 27, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, HUB 221
  • Diversity in the Classroom. October 2, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, CSE E119
  • Using E-Learning Data to Improve Learning. October 4, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, HUB221


Multi-day Workshops and Short Courses


Degree Progression

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission

Submission time is here again, and we want to help you graduate! Stacy Wallace, Assistant Director of the Graduate Editorial Office will help you walk through exactly what you need to do to make sure that your submissions pass through our office as smoothly as possible.

September 19, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG-101A.

To register: Log in to GIMS using your GatorLink ID and password, by clicking on this link: GIMS.

1.    Once you login, on the top of the page click on the “Workshops” tab

2.    Under “Register” click the box and then “Submit”

After you complete this process, you will receive an email confirmation.


Introduction to EndNote Web

Working on a research paper? You can use EndNote to manage citations of published literature on your research topic. EndNote Web is a free citation management tool that can help you organize and share references for your research and reports. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to add references and format a bibliography.  Take an hour to improve your own research skills by attending this workshop. Register

September 20, 11:45 am – 12:35 pm, Marston Science Library, Room L308.


Graduate Student Research Series: Finding Scholarly Materials for Your Research

In this session, you will learn how to navigate the library’s website in order to find the books, articles, videos, and other materials needed for your research. You will also learn about various library and on-campus resources that will be of help during your academic career at the University of Florida.

October 3, 10:40 am – 11:30 am. Library West, Room 212 (Scott Nygren Scholars Studio)


Office of Graduate Professional Development
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