The Beyond Meat Dissertation Award recognizes innovative dissertation research in natural science fields related to sustainable plant-based food. One to two $5000 awards may be granted each year. Awardees will be selected by a faculty committee based on exceptional innovation in sustainable plant-based food and significant contributions of the dissertation research. See the Beyond Meat Dissertation Award for eligibility and additional details. Nominations for Spring 2023 are due February 15, 2023 to Ms. Kaylee Cook at MUGradFellowshipNom@missouri.edu.
University of Missouri is a member institution of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) and as such is eligible to submit a nomination annually for the MAGS Excellence in Teaching Awards for master’s students and doctoral students. Departments/interdisciplinary graduate programs are invited to submit no more than three nominations to the Graduate School, with up to two nominations per category (master’s and doctoral). Nominations are due each year December 1. If December 1 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then nominations are due on Monday.
Awards Description and Eligibility
Two awards have been created to recognize the importance of excellence in teaching and mentoring as a component of graduate education and the preparation of graduate students for future service as college and university faculty. One award will be given to a doctoral student and one to a master’s student. Each award includes a citation and a $750 honorarium that will be presented at the annual MAGS meeting. The university of Missouri nominee(s) selected by the Graduate School for the MAGS regional competition will be honored at our annual campus awards ceremony and receive a $500 campus award, in addition to being nominated to the MAGS competition.
Eligibility: The MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award competition is open to all graduate students with teaching responsibilities enrolled in a member institution during the calendar year 2022. Institutions are restricted to one nomination of a doctoral student and one nomination of a master’s student.
Nominations must include a letter of nomination from the department head, nominee’s current curriculum vitae, and the nominee’s teaching portfolio (including a link to the teaching video). Excluding the nomination form, the letter of nomination, and curriculum vitae, the nominee’s teaching portfolio only is limited to six (6) pages double-spaced, 1 inch margins, with a 12 point font. See the MAGS nomination evaluation criteria for more details.
Submit the nomination as a single pdf document to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1.
The Robert N. Epsten Scholarship in International Studies consists of a $10,000 award from the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation and the MU Graduate School. The scholarship is given to one exceptional graduate student on our campus who is majoring in the fields of international relations, public service, political science, diplomacy, history or the humanities, reflecting President Truman’s interest and involvement in those areas.
Eligible applicants are current MU graduate students:
Application Deadline: March 4, 2022 by 5 PM
Questions about the scholarship should be directed to Dr. Lissa Behm-Morawitz, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, email@example.com.
The SEC Emerging Scholars Career Preparation Workshop is designed to provide professional development and networking opportunities for current doctoral students and postdocs who are considering faculty careers in higher education. The workshop is meant to encourage top scholars – with attention provided to those from historically underrepresented groups – to seek out employment and mentorship within SEC member universities.
Workshop: September 27-29, 2022
Hosted by the University of Missouri
Applications due May 10, 2022, 11:59 PM
The SEC Emerging Scholars Program is open to anyone regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, political affiliation, veteran status, parental status, socio‐economic status, or first language. Its purpose is to ensure that faculty members reflect a multitude of experiences and viewpoints and that students are exposed to a variety of perspectives. As part of the program application process, applicants will state how their experiences and viewpoints are unique and how students may gain from exposure to an interaction with them.
Eligible applicants: Current MU doctoral students who will be graduating in Spring or Summer 2022, or who will be in the final year of their degree program in AY 2022-2023 (with an anticipated graduation of Spring or Summer 2023). Applicants should be doctoral students who have demonstrated exceptional research and/or teaching skill. Applicants should also be scholars who show a strong interest in seeking a faculty career.
Doctoral Student Fellowship
MU doctoral students who will be in the final year of their graduate program in AY 2022-2023 are eligible to apply. Students may be eligible for funding to supplement existing MU stipends and fellowships, for a maximum funding package of $35,000 for 9 months (AY 2022-2023). Fellowship recipients will receive $3000 research and professional development funds.
MU doctoral students who will graduate (i.e., have degree conferred) in Spring or Summer 2022 are eligible to apply. Fellowship consists of a 12-month postdoctoral position with $50,000 salary plus benefits for the period of August 1, 2022-July 31, 2023. Fellowship recipients will also receive $3000 research and professional development funds.
See the 2022 Call for Applications for more details.