Published: Jan. 3, 2023

Mark your calendars for important workshops, spring graduation deadlines, and funding opportunities.

Professional Development

Grad+ Writing Retreat—Jan. 9. 10, 11, & 12; 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; CASE, E422
Let’s kick off the new year productively with our January Writing Retreat. Join other graduate students and hold each other accountable during our boot camp that will provide the time, space, and community needed to kick-start your academic writing for the spring semester. Register here.

Grad+ Endurance Intensive: Values, Priorities, Time BlockingJan. 17, 18, and 19; 9 to 11 a.m.; via Zoom
Join Leslie Blood, PhD, for the Graduate School’s Grad+ Endurance Intensive before the start of the spring 2023 term. This three-day workshop will focus on values, priorities, and time blocking. Get valuable insight on accountability styles and a crash course on habits. The Endurance Intensive is the perfect way to kick off the semester and remain productive. Register here.

Grad+ Endurance Workshop Series: AccountabilityJan. 23 and Jan. 30; 9 to 11 a.m.; via Zoom
Do you ever wonder why you struggle to meet goals, stick to schedules, and set boundaries? If so, this is the perfect workshop for you. Not everyone responds the same way to internal and external expectations. Your plan needs to be unique, personal, and perfect for you. Join us in this two-part accountability workshop to discover all the tips and tricks that will set you up for success in 2023. Register here.

Grad+ Endurance Seminar SeriesTuesdays, beginning Jan. 24, via Zoom, note time options
This seminar series led by Leslie Blood, PhD, will consist of weekly one-hour check-ins to support goal setting and planning and to provide a clear understanding of how values should drive goals and habit structures. Students will find that these Endurance Seminars provide a solid foundation to reduce stress and help you find your place in the graduate community. Intro and advanced options available. Register here.

Grad+ Weekly Write-InsTuesdays, beginning Jan. 24; 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; CASE, Room W313; SEEC, Room S225
Do you need a dedicated time and space to help you focus on your academic writing? Sign up to attend our weekly write-in sessions designed to promote accountability by devoting a few hours to your writing each week and by tracking your progress. We will host the weekly write-in session every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., with location options on Main Campus and East Campus every week. There will be a remote option for those who cannot join in person. Register here.

The Power of Conflict and Healthy DialogueJan. 25; 10 to 11:30 a.m.; via Zoom
Holding difficult conversations well results in better outcomes, strengthened relationships, and respect. Join Liz Hill, Associate Director, Ombuds Office, and learn three steps you can take to engage in healthy dialogue. These are skills you will use personally and professionally for the rest of your lives. Register here.

Graduation Deadlines

January 6

  • Deadline for fall master’s graduates to update their diploma name and address.

Planning to have your degree awarded in spring 2023?
Preview upcoming graduation deadlines on the Graduate School website.

Funding Opportunities and Deadlines

Arts and Humanities Dissertation Fellowship
This award is for full support for an academic year (fall & spring semesters), with coverage of tuition, fees, insurance, and a stipend equivalent to a 50% GPTI appointment.

Students working on a dissertation in the area of the arts or humanities will be able to submit their application here. Note: Students should sign in using their Colorado.EDU credentials.

A completed application, including the letter of support, must be submitted by the application deadline of Friday, January 20.

GPTI Recognition Award
**Please note students may not apply directly to this opportunity. Instead, students must be nominated by their department.**

For over 30 years, the Graduate School has awarded Graduate Part-Time Instructor Teaching Awards. These awards are hosted in the fall and spring, and award recipients will receive a $500 scholarship on their bursar account during the respective semester in which they are nominated.

Required nominating materials:

  • A brief biographical statement indicating the nominee's special interests, academic history, teaching responsibilities, and degree status (written by nominee).
  • A statement of teaching philosophy (written by nominee, 200-300 word maximum).
  • A current copy of the nominee’s course syllabus.
  • Faculty and student evaluations (FCQs) of the nominee's teaching abilities (these must be the official FCQ documents, we will not accept re-created documents of selective commentary, etc.).
  • A letter of nomination from the department (the letter writer should be familiar with the student's teaching experience).

Eligibility: A student must be on appointment as a Graduate Part-Time Instructor to be eligible for nomination. At this time, we are asking for nominations of GPTIs who will be teaching classes on a GPTI appointment during spring 2023.

Deadline: February 24, 11:59 p.m., Mountain Time

Summer Fellowship
**Please note students may not apply directly to this opportunity and must be nominated by their department.**

The Graduate School will once again be offering fellowships to doctoral students to provide support during the summer term. The fellowship awardees will receive a $1000 biweekly stipend, totaling $6000 over the course of the summer. Please see the student employment payroll dates for the summer biweekly payroll schedule.

Required nominating materials: A department representative should submit one pdf document that includes a statement by the student of what they plan to accomplish with the fellowship (one page maximum), anticipated timeline for completion of dissertation, and a letter of nomination from the department chair, graduate director, or academic advisor.

Eligibility: Eligible students will have advanced to candidacy (D status) and have NO other university-sponsored sources of support during the summer 2023 term. Recipients of other major fellowships for AY22/23 or AY23/24 are not eligible. Preference should be given to those students who have not received funding (other than RA/TA/GA or GPTI appointments) during AY22/23.

Deadline: February 24, 11:59 p.m., Mountain Time

Brenda M. Romero CU Dissertation Award in Music and/or Social Studies & Justice
The Brenda M. Romero CU Dissertation Award in Music and/or Sound Studies and Social Justice is a $1,000 award that is open to students enrolled at CU Boulder, CU Denver, and the Anschutz Medical Campus. As we look to a better future, this award is meant to help identify and circulate ideals of music and/or sound and social justice under a wide umbrella of perspectives.

This award was made possible by a generous donation from Brenda M. Romero, professor emerita and founding coordinator of Ethnomusicology at the University of Colorado Boulder, commemorating and celebrating her participation in the Centennial Anniversary of the CU College of Music in 2020.

Eligibility: Eligible students may be enrolled in any discipline at CU Boulder, CU Denver, and the Anschutz Campus but they must be working on a dissertation whose topic is related to music (or sound studies) and social justice.

Deadline: February 24, at 11:59 p.m., Mountain Time

Click here for the student application.