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November 16, 2021
Fellowship snapshots

Take a look at some of the students and research being supported by The Graduate School's competitive Ph.D. fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year.

November 10, 2021
Siobhan Oca teaching

The fellowships support high-quality teaching experiences for Ph.D. students where normal means of funding are unavailable, helping students prepare for additional potential career paths.

November 10, 2021
Daniel Usner, Ph.D.

"It’s important to maintain balance between your personal interests as a scholar and your sense of responsibility to the institution and wider community."

November 3, 2021
Vanessa Doriott Anderson, Ph.D.

I am convinced that there is a direct line between the work I do helping people prepare their cover letters and job documents and my training…reading hundreds of autobiographies. I understand both from experience and theoretically why somebody’s personal narrative is not working.”

October 27, 2021
Alex Broussard, Ph.D.

"I’ll paraphrase the advice [from my advisor]: 'You need to make this training experience your own. You need to think about what you want to get out of this. And there are resources in place. There are people who will help, but rarely will you get referred to those places. You need to figure out exactly what you want. You need to decide what resources you need. And then you need to figure out how to get the support and resources you need. It has to be active and you have to do it for yourself.'"

October 20, 2021

A course about the history of oppression in biology provides a venue for reflection among graduate-level researchers.

October 19, 2021
Summer Research Fellowships

The Graduate School awarded more than $5 million in Summer Research Fellowships for 2021. Take a look at some of the many Ph.D. student endeavors supported by that funding.

October 13, 2021

"Confronting that fear [of not being successful] head-on is what ultimately allowed me to pursue my academic career. It was my defining moment: I'm not going to let fear stand in the way of me doing what I feel is my life’s calling."

October 6, 2021
Wanda Wallace, Ph.D.

"There is no single path in a career, and today more so than ever. Don’t get stuck on planning it all out. The most interesting jobs are the ones that emerge along the journey."

September 29, 2021
Jonah Bernhard, Ph.D.

"I think physicists make really good data scientists: they have creative thinking that is required to approach big open research problems. This lends itself really well to data science business problems."