Awards in Mentoring Excellence - Master's & Doctoral
The recipients of the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCTORAL STUDENT MENTORING
Todd Eisenstadt Professor Department of Government School of Public Affairs
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MASTER'S STUDENT MENTORING
Anthony Ahrens Associate Professor Department of Psychology College of Arts and Science
We congratulate these award winners!
The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the third annual awards to recognize excellence in faculty mentoring of graduate students. These two competitive awards recognize excellence in the mentoring of master’s and doctoral students. Each award will include a stipend of $1,000.00. The awards will be made late in the spring 2017 semester. Applications may be submitted by faculty in all of American University’s academic units (CAS, KSB, SIS, SOC, SOE, SPA, SPExS and WCL). All full-time faculty members (tenure earning, tenured, and term) are eligible to apply for consideration for either award.
For the Award for Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring, preference will be given to a faculty member who emphasizes research-related mentoring. For the Award for Excellence in Master’s Student Mentoring, applicants may emphasize either research mentoring or professional mentoring activities.
Applicants are eligible to apply for one or both awards. For full consideration, applicants are requested to submit application materials no later than 5:00 PM, January 16, 2017, to Anita Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Graduate Studies and Research is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2nd annual Adel Ait-Ghezala Graduate Research Fellowships. These research fellowships are available to graduate students who are full-time enrolled students in a master's or doctoral program at American University. The fellowships are intended to support applied, educational or policy-relevant research programs designed to improve the lives of the citizens of developing countries. This is a competitive fellowship. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward their degrees in order to be eligible.
The supported research activity may occur in any developing country. The fellowship will support applied, educational or policy-related research programs and, in particular, projects implemented and executed in partnership with a recognized, reputable local agency or organization. The funds are to be used to support expenses associated with the direct costs of research. Students may be awarded up to $1,500.00.
The Office of the Provost provides competitive intramural research scholarships to doctoral students to support their dissertation research. The scholarships are managed by the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies. Funds are available to doctoral graduate students who
have been admitted to candidacy for the doctorate before the scholarship period begins (in some departments admission to candidacy may be spoken of as “ABD - “All But Dissertation.” If you have questions about this requirement, check with your department.)
have an approved dissertation proposal, and
have an active dissertation chair and committee.
The activity may occur anywhere in the world. The scholarships are intended to provide supplemental funds to support basic research, field work, lab work, or closely related endeavors. Scholarships are available in amounts up to $5,000.
The next funding period for the scholarship is from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018. Recipients will be reimbursed for expenses with submission of appropriate receipts to the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies. Details of this process are provided in the Funding Guidelines. If desired, the funds from the scholarship can support a portion of a larger project. If this is the case, the proposal should carefully delineate the portion of the larger project that can be completed during the funding period.
Each form below is provided in writable PDF format. This format allows you to complete and sign forms electronically, thus saving you time when seeking out faculty signatures. Please submit these forms electronically to Anita Brown at email@example.com by 5:00 PM on March 9, 2017.
The Hart A. Massey Fellowship is awarded each academic year to one or more incoming Canadian students (enrolled as traditional or online students) pursuing graduate studies full-time at American University. The fellowship is applied to tuition charges. The application deadline is March 24, 2017.
In order to receive consideration for Massey funding opportunities, you MUST submit your completed applications to the following Graduate Financial Aid Administrator of the school to which you are applying:
The United Methodist Graduate Scholarship is awarded each academic year to a graduate student enrolled at American University who is a full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application. The scholarship is applied to tuition charges. Awards are renewable for one year to students who show satisfactory progress towards their graduate degree. This is a competitive award, and applicants must meet minimum University graduate admission requirements to be considered. The application deadline is March 24, 2017 at 5:00PM. Please submit all scholarship application materials to the school to which you are applying. They will forward the completed application to the Office of Graduate Studies.
Checklist (To be completed by Graduate Financial Aid Administrator)
Graduate Financial Aid Administrators
In order to receive consideration for Methodist funding opportunities, you MUST submit your completed applications to the following Graduate Financial Aid Administrator of the school to which you are applying. This does not apply to online students:
ONLINE STUDENTS - United Methodist Graduate Scholarship
The United Methodist Graduate Scholarship is awarded each academic year to a graduate student enrolled at American University who is a full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application. The scholarship is applied to tuition charges. Awards are renewable for one year to students who show satisfactory progress towards their graduate degree. This is a competitive award, and applicants must meet minimum University graduate admission requirements to be considered. The application deadline is March 24, 2017 at 5:00PM.