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October 26, 2016: Grant Writing Seminar

Are you writing grants or interested in receiving advice on writing grants in the future? Then, this is the seminar for you! PROMISE AGEP welcomes all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to our Grant Writing Seminar. Dr. Joseph Frascella, Senior Science Advisor to the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), will be […]

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POSTPONED –>STEM EXPO co-hosted by UMB

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A NEW DATE WILL BE POSTED SOON   The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) is hosting the PROMISE STEM GRAD EXPO  on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in the SMC Campus Center on UMB’s campus. This interactive event is being designed to inform, engage, and encourage underrepresented and under-served groups to pursue master’s and […]

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PROMISE & SREB (@SREBDocSch). Join us in Tampa, Oct. 2016! #ThinkBigDiversity

Greetings PROMISE participants! You are invited to join us for our PROMISE trip to the 2016 Southern Regional Education Board’s Compact for Faculty Diversity/Institute for Teaching and Mentoring. Each year, as an AGEP family, we travel together to the SREB conference in either Atlanta, Virginia, or Tampa.  The October 2016 conference is in Tampa, Florida, […]

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A $75,000 postdoctoral fellowship (+ health insurance) #ThinkBigDiversity

AGEPs nationwide are learning about the $75,000 postdoc through the NSF SBIR Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Find a research match here: https://nsfsbir.asee.org/jobs, and apply. This opportunity was discussed with the AGEP national office at NSF this week. (PROMISE is Maryland’s AGEP.) You are encouraged to apply for this “best kept secret.”

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Opportunities for Postdocs, Young Investigators, and Junior Faculty in Germany

  Event: Opportunities for Postdocs, Young Investigators, and Junior Faculty in Germany Date: September 9, 2016  Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Location: Salon D at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road North Bethesda, MD 20852   This workshop is targeted to doctoral and postdoctoral students, as well as assistant professors. It […]

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Oct.7, 2016 – Oct. 8, 2016: Dissertation House for Non-Traditional Students and UMBC Employees

If you are an employee of UMBC (50% time or more) or a “Non-Traditional” student, and if you are working on your graduate school courses, proposal, or dissertation, then this event is for you! We’ve worked with our UMBC employees who are also graduate students at UMBC, College Park, Northeastern, and other institutions. This session will […]

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October 14, 2016: PROF-IT Seminar – How to Develop a Syllabus: A CIRTL Activity

UMBC’s new CIRTL affiliation (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) co-sponsors this seminar, along with the “Professors-in-Training – PROF-it” branch of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, UMBC’s The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and The Graduate School at UMBC. College Park has been a member of CIRTL for several […]

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October 19, 2016: IRB and Responsible Conduct Review Workshop

Do you need to complete your IRB or RCR training? Each graduate student needs to know the guidelines for responsible conduct of research.  Depending on the discipline, students need to have additional training regarding rules and regulations for conducting research using animals or humans (including surveys) and details related to ownership of work. All doctoral students and […]

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The Dissertation House Model – A paper and feature @UMBC #ThinkBigDiversity

The Dissertation House is one of the feature stories on UMBC’s website today! The feature shares news of the new paper that has been published by CBE Life Sciences Education.       UMBC’s article is here: http://news.umbc.edu/new-research-highlights-dissertation-house-as-an-effective-support-model-for-minority-stem-ph-d-candidates/ Read the full paper here: http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/3/ar34.full The 2016 PROMISE Summer Success Institute also held a Dissertation House at the […]

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What is “The Jessica Effect?”

The “Jessica Effect” was named for the late Jessica Soto Pérez, former graduate student at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, member of the first cohort of PROMISE Peer Mentors. We wanted to invite, involve, and engage family members of graduate students in an effort to promote a more inclusive environment that caters to the whole […]

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