Grad Research Photo Competition

Take a photo that captures your research.

Enter the 2021 Graduate Research Photo Competition to win a cash award, the opportunity and prestige of having your photo displayed at the Graduate Student Commons in the Valley Library and Heckart lodge, and bragging rights!

This contest is open to all enrolled Oregon State University master's or doctoral graduate students in both thesis and course-based programs.

See last year's winners, get more details, and enter.

Graduate writing support

Whether you are writing a seminar paper, developing your thesis or dissertation, or writing proposals and applications, the Graduate Writing Center offers graduate students a supportive, low-stakes environment for creating high stakes scholarly and professional documents. Make an appointment today for a written or one-to-one remote session with a highly-trained Graduate Writing Consultant.

Schedule a session with the Graduate Writing Center.

Grad Inspire video recordings

If you missed the amazing Grad Inspire event last week, you can watch the presentation videos by visiting our website. Thank you to all the students involved in the planning, production, and especially to Mateo, Sigride, Sujit, and Lara for inspiring us with their stories!

Grad Appreciation Week preview

The schedule for Grad Appreciation Week (April 26 to 30) is taking shape! Here's some highlights:

  • Pilates and mobility fusion class
  • CV and resume review
  • Pet and plant pageant
  • Workshops with Hugh Kearns on the impostor syndrome and being a balanced researcher
  • How to write funding proposals
  • Campus discovery walk - and Death by Donuts for Corvallis-based students

You can already register for some of these events by visiting the Grad Appreciation Week page. We will announce the full schedule in next month's newsletter.

Visualize your Bibliography Competition

The OSU Libraries and Press invites enrolled graduate students to enter this year’s Visualize Your Bibliography Competition. Submissions must include at least 20 sources used in a bibliography that contributes in a substantial way to a thesis, dissertation, or other scholarly work. Displays may range from a series of erasure poems made for each source to a multimedia timeline of your sources. Prizes: 1st $750, 2nd $500, 3rd $250. Awards will be given as scholarships for the 2021 spring term. The library will hold two open Q&As about the competition via Zoom at 2 p.m. on March 10 and 11. Submissions are due April 1, 2021. (And that's no joke)

Learn more and submit your entry.

CRRSAA: Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

Through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, OSU has emergency funding to award to currently enrolled OSU students. Apply today.

CRRSAA eligibility:

  • Undergraduate, graduate and certificate seeking students enrolled at any of our campuses, including Ecampus.
  • You must have a current FAFSA application on file.
  • Students will be prioritized by their level of need based on their FAFSA application.
  • Eligible expenses include all the components of a student's cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.
  • International students, DACA students, and undocumented students are not eligible for this funding.

Dissertation or thesis writing course in spring term

WR 599 Dissertation Writing (CRN: 55225, 3 credits)

This course assists students who are in the writing stages of their thesis or dissertation. We will identify the expectations in your respective fields, analyze how they are met through writing, and develop achievable plans to meet those expectations. The course also emphasizes the cultivation of productive, healthy habits of writing, including strategies for self-assessment and for managing the mental and physical stresses that accompany such a major project. We will have group discussions, workshops, and individual conferences with the instructor.

Introduction to research data management workshops for students, faculty, and staff

Do you create or use data in your research? Looking for tips and tools to better help you manage and share your data? The OSU Library is offering Introduction to Research Data Management Planning, an asynchronous online workshop for OSU community members, April 19–22, 2021.

Register for research data management.

Survey on the gendered impact of caregiving responsibilities during COVID-19

The President's Commission on the Status of Women's Work-Life Fit Committee would like to better understand the gendered impact of COVID-19 within our OSU community with a particular focus on caregiving responsibilities. This survey will stay open until March 12.

Purpose of the survey: The commission is collecting your responses to better understand the impact of the pandemic on our faculty and staff and will share the results of this survey with President F. King Alexander. Your thoughts and experiences will directly inform PCOSW advocacy. The survey is open to all faculty, staff and graduate students.

Take the PCOSW survey.

Accelerate Innovation Development (AID) funding

The OSU Advantage Accelerator is seeking applications for projects that further develop technologies invented by OSU faculty, staff, and/or graduate students in any research discipline (for example, ag sciences, pharmacy, vet med, education, public health, engineering, forestry, earth, ocean, atmospheric science, etc.). Applications should indicate how the project will move the technology closer to commercialization and are accepted through Friday, March 5.

Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span 9 months or less, beginning April 2021.

Learn more about AID funding.

Career and personal development webinars from Aurora in March

Replays will be available for 1 month on the Aurora platform. All event information can be found at Beyond the Professoriate.

March 12 - Non-academic career options for STEM Ph.D.s

What can grad students in STEM disciplines do with their Ph.D.? Join Beyond the Professoriate as we host three Ph.D.s for a conversation about career opportunities outside of academia.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the routines and challenges of a STEM Ph.D. working in industry
  • Identify common careers for STEM Ph.D.s outside of academia
  • Apply networking strategies to help in your industry job search

Register for non-academic career options for STEM Ph.D.s.

March 26 - Non-academic career options for humanities and social sciences

What can grad students in the humanities and social sciences do with their Ph.D.? Join L. Maren Wood, Ph.D. (Founder of Beyond the Professoriate) as she talks to three humanities and social science Ph.D.s about their career paths.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify growing sectors for Ph.D.s coming out of the humanities and social sciences
  • Coordinate successful networking with other professionals
  • Recognize common challenges for humanities and social science Ph.D.s transitioning to non-academic careers

Register for non-academic career options for humanities and social sciences Ph.D.s.

Racial Aikido

Racial Aikido explores the experiences of Students of Color at OSU and beyond. Our focus for the 2021 experience is on community-building, the recognition of identity and racism, and response and replenishment to these realities. Our goal is to build a supportive network to learn and thrive at OSU and beyond.

Racial Aikido will be a completely remote experience this year. Final details are still being confirmed, but will likely hold meetings 4 to 6 p.m. (PST), Friday, March 26, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PST), Saturday, March 27 (with breaks on Saturday).

Priority deadline for applications is Friday, March 12, 2021. Applications accepted until retreat is full.

Check out the Racial Aikido application.

Examining White identity spring student series: An invitation into anti-racist growth

This 3-part virtual series is designed for White-identified students to deepen their understanding of and commitment to racial justice work and anti-racism practice. This offering is a part of a movement to grow a community of White-identified students committed to racial justice at OSU. Meetings take place on Tuesdays nights, 5 to 7 p.m. PDT, starting March 30.

Apply by Friday, March 12.

Learn about other social justice retreats.