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Announcements for the week of July 26, 2020

Funding and Fellowships

Writing Effective Fellowship Proposals in the Social Sciences & Humanities

The ability to craft an effective funding proposal can reap a lifetime of rewards. As a graduate student, now is the time to hone your grantwriting proficiency. In this workshop, designed for students in the humanities and social sciences, you will learn how to identify funding opportunities, strategize the components of an effective proposal, and think like a grantwriter. Register for the link to join this online workshop. 

August 11, 10 am–12 pm

Dana Johnson • Graduate College Office of External Fellowships

 This opportunity is available online.

Sandia National Laboratories - Truman Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sandia National Lab, a federally funded research & development center dedicated to national security, welcomes applications for its prestigious Truman Fellowship. These fellowships offer three-year postdoctoral research opportunities for recent PhDs interested in technical leadership careers in national security. Fellows work with a Sandia mentor, and work can take place at either of Sandia's prinicipal locations: New Mexico or California. Applicants must be US citizens and must have completed their PhDs by the beginning of the fellowship period. Salary: $111,200.

Applications due November 1, 2020

Office of External Fellowships • Graduate College

Sandia National Laboratories - Hruby Postdoctoral Fellowships for Women

Sandia National Lab, a federally funded research & development center dedicated to national security, welcomes applications for its prestigious Jill Hruby Fellowship. These fellowships offer three-year postdoctoral research opportunities for women interested in technical leadership careers in national security. Fellows work with a Sandia mentor, and work can take place at either of Sandia's principal locations: New Mexico or California. Applicants must be US citizens and must have completed their PhDs by the beginning of the fellowship period. Salary: $111,200. 

Applications due November 1, 2020

Office of External Fellowships • Graduate College

Career and Professional Development

Last Chance to Register for Faculty Job Search Week

This week is Faculty Job Search Week--register now! This week-long series of events will get you ready to approach your search strategically. It will feature an introduction to the faculty job search process, a hands-on cover letter workshop, panels of faculty from a wide range of institutions, a presentation on postdoc applications, and an office hours session to answer all your questions. Get the full schedule and register at https://grad.illinois.edu/facultyjobsearch.

Career Development • Graduate College

 This opportunity is available online.

Research and Teaching

Learn to Support Students with Disabilities

As the University of Illinois transitions to online learning for the Fall semester, students with disabilities strive for full participation and engagement with their courses. Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) will be hosting one hour Zoom sessions to help faculty, staff, and TAs navigate learning in traditional, hybrid, and online courses. These sessions will focus on answering questions from faculty, TAs, and staff. 

July 28, 9 am

Brian Siemann • DRES

 This opportunity is available online.

Research Computing Office Hours

Research IT has a 'Campus Champion' available for virtual office hours to discuss research computing resources for Illinois researchers and scholars. Champions help connect campus members with the best technology to progress their computing- and data-intensive research. Office hours are Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and by appointment only. Please visit the link above to request your time.

Research IT • Office of the Chief Information Officer

 This opportunity is available online.

Writers Workshop Productivity Writing Groups

Looking for a productivity boost? Join the Writers Workshop for sustained writing in the company of your colleagues from across the disciplines. Our virtual writing group aims to provide community and accountability. Each session begins with a short conversation about goals and ends with a wrap-up of accomplishments. Our summer writing groups will be held on Zoom every Monday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Please visit our calendar to register in advance

Online (Zoom)

Carolyn Wisniewski • Writers Workshop

 This opportunity is available online.

Health and Wellness

Free Webinar - Cash at College

Cash at College is a webinar for all students headed to college this fall as well as their families. Creating any type of plan right now is challenging, so we'll talk through considerations when creating your financial plan for fall. This free webinar will feature lessons on how to effectively budget your money while in college, the basics of banking, options for paying your college tuition, understanding credit, and how to make the most of your college education. 

July 31, 1 pm • Online.

Student Money Management Center • University of Illinois System Student Money Management Center

 This opportunity is available online.

Arts and Culture

"We Got Next" Salon Series

"We Got Next" is a five-part webinar series designed to highlight the work and research of faculty of color relevant to race and equality. This effort is led by Endalyn Taylor, professor in the Department of Dance and Dean's Fellow. Each week, Taylor will be joined by faculty members and special guests who will share their research and have a live discussion of the work's creation, impact, relationship to the perpetual pandemic of racism, and the systematic issues brought to the forefront by George Floyd's murder and other recent events.

Thursday until August 20, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Endalyn Taylor • College of Fine and Applied Arts

 This opportunity is available online.

Upcoming Events

Engaging US Campus Debates: Understanding the Context of Current Protests

University of Illinois Professors explain this historic moment in the US for International students and scholars of Illinois. Watch videos from experts and participate in live discussions with current Illinois students from the US and abroad. We will learn about US history that shapes current protests and social unrest, consider the importance of events in the US, and discuss what it means to be an Illinois student at this time. This event is open to all Illinois International students and scholars and cosponsored by CGS, EUC, ISSS, Illinois International Shanghai Office, ACDIS, and WGGP. 

July 29, 8 pm • Zoom

Thaddeus Herman • Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

 This opportunity is available online.