Published: Feb. 14, 2019
Deven Parker, a fifth-year graduate student in the English department, studies in the Hazel Gates Woodruff reading room.

Get up to speed on approaching funding deadlines and professional development workshops for graduate students.

Funding deadlines

March 4: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre summer fellowship

The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCRCCC), in partnership with CU Boulder, places graduate student researchers interested in science-policy issues in locations in eastern and southern Africa. This collaborative program targets improvements in environmental communication and adaptation decision-making, as well as disaster prevention and preparedness in the humanitarian sector. For more information, email Max Boykoff at or Fernando Briones at To apply, email

March 14: Graduate School Travel Grants

Applications for Graduate School Travel Grants for travel between April 1 through Aug. 31, 2019, will open March 13 and close March 14. Apply through Academic Works.

March 15: Urban Leaders Fellowship paid summer fellowships

The Urban Leaders Fellowship is a paid summer fellowship that recruits the best and brightest for an intensive, seven-week experience in nine premier cities. Contact Kat Marulanda at for more information

March 15: Engaged Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Scholars

Graduate students are invited to apply by March 15 to join the Engaged Arts and Humanities Student Scholars cohort and receive up to $2,000 to support a community-engaged scholarship project and for professional development. To learn more about this program, attend a community engagement coffee hour from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the CU Museum of Natural History's Biolounge, and make sure to read about the current scholars.

Events and workshops

Accreditation: How and Why

Monday, Feb. 25  Noon to 1 p.m. Rec Center, Ice Rink Overlook Large Meeting Room
The next monthly ethics and compliance education session will focus on the impacts of accreditation, presented by Sr. Vice Provost for Academic Planning & Assessment Katherine Eggert. Ample time for audience Q&A will be provided during the session.

Colorado Open Scholars Summit

Friday, March 1  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Norlin Library
A statewide event co-sponsored by nine Colorado universities, the summit will discuss challenges in tenure and promotion within the current scholarly landscape and the role of open access within the tenure and promotion process. Registration is now open.

Attend a Professional Certification Workshop

Attend an upcoming Professional Certification Workshop—in the areas of Research & Writing, Professionalism, and Career Exploration & Preparation—to help cultivate skills needed to succeed, whether planning a career in public service, government, the private sector or academia.

Themed Q&A Session: Getting Comfortable with Non-academic Networking

Thursday, Feb. 21  11 a.m. to noon C4C S435
These new themed Q&A sessions will focus solely on the questions the audience has regarding the career theme of the day. Instructors will provide a written resource for you to use as you create your networking strategy and devote discussion time to the details most on your mind.

Honing Your Elevator Pitch

Tuesday, March 5 11 a.m. to noon C4C S350
What is an elevator pitch? What is its purpose? How do you craft one, and when do you use it? Join Cat Wilson from Career Services to answer these questions and more, and practice developing and delivering your elevator pitch.

Communicating Science to Laypeople & General Audiences

Tuesday, March 5 12:30–2 p.m.  UMC 247
Learn how to communicate science in an effective and clear way to non-scientists. Katy Human, communications director for CIRES, and her colleagues Katie Weeman and Karin Vergoth share insights on how to ensure your audience easily understands the information you are providing.
Lunch will be provided; please RSVP via the CU Events Calendar by clicking "I'm Interested."

Developing Good Writing Habits

Wednesday, March 13 10 a.m. to noon UMC 247
Learn tips for developing good writing habits. Leslie Blood, director of graduate community and professional development for the Graduate School, will lead an engaging discussion focused on setting yourself up successful writing habits.

Graduate Teacher Program weekly workshops

Did you know the Graduate Teacher Program workshops count toward requirements for a certificate in college teaching or future faculty development? Learn more.