Announcements: February 5, 2018


The LSU Graduate School invites master’s and doctoral candidates to attend upcoming thesis/ dissertation workshops, where editors will discuss submission procedures and manuscript preparation. Graduate students, especially those who are planning to graduate in May 2018 or August 2018, are strongly encouraged to attend one of the two workshops. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Graduate School Thesis and Dissertation Editor Catherine McKenzie at

Workshop 1: Wednesday, February 7 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 102 Allen Hall

Workshop 2: Monday, March 5 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 102 Allen Hall


Fame, and, if not fortune, Grad School swag could be yours! The Graduate School is asking students to design a logo for Grad Gen 1, the newly formed group that brings together students who are the first in their families to enroll in graduate studies. Please send your submission to Chelsey Hutchins at by February 7, 2018.


Due to a large number of applications, the deadline for the Graduate School Dean's Travel Awards has changed to Monday, February 12, 2018. Please be sure to submit your application by that date for conference presentation travel taking place between January 1, 2018, and June 30, 2018. Visit the Graduate School Application Portal for details on how to apply.


The Student Senate is looking to fill a vacant Graduate School seat for the remainder of the Spring Semester. For applications or more information, please visit the Student Government website under the "Get Involved" tab. You can also contact Student Senate Speaker Jimmy Mickler at or any Student Senator.



Conversations with the Dean

The weekly Conversations with the Dean for graduate students and faculty will take place on Friday, February 9 from 12 - 1 p.m. in the foyer of David Boyd Hall. Come meet with Deans Michelle Massé and Sean Lane to discuss your questions, suggestions, and ideas.


English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras Conference

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) invites graduate students to attend the 28th EGSA Annual Mardi Gras Conference and Keynote Lecture. Poet and scholar Cynthia Cruz will deliver the keynote lecture to start the conference, which will be held on February 7, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in Hill Memorial Library. The theme of this year's conference is "Rendering Rituals: On Memory and Memorializing." Questions and concerns may be directed to


Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning 2018 Spring Workshops

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is a network of 43 universities focused on providing professional development activities specifically for graduate students and post-docs. This spring, CIRTL is offering a series of online workshops and seminars on different topics related to inclusive, evidence-based STEM teaching and learning. Registration is open now for all workshops, and registration end dates vary by workshop. Click here to learn more about upcoming workshops, or send an email to to receive biweekly updates on other professional development opportunities.


LSU Curriculum Camp

 LSU Curriculum Theory Project invites graduate students to attend LSU Curriculum Camp on February 16-17, 2018, at the LSU Women's Center. This annual conference is organized and hosted by the LSU Curriculum Theory Project graduate students. The LSU Curriculum Camp showcases the work of graduate students engaged in research on a host of subjects, such as: curriculum theory, gender, race, culture, higher education research (K-20), policy analysis, political and/or intellectual thought (including but not limited to narrative, feminism, postmodernism, poststructuralism, queer theory, chaos & complexity theory). Registration is open to all.


2018 Gulf of Mexico Graduate Student Symposium

The Marine Sciences Graduate Student Organization from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and University of South Alabama invites graduate students and professors to attend the Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) on March 2-3, 2018. The goal of GSS is to provide graduate students from around the Gulf Coast, studying a variety of aquatic sciences, the opportunity to exchange information and ideas in a supportive, peer led environment. Registration and lodging costs are low and should be affordable to most students. Limited travel awards are available; all are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to those traveling farther distances and larger groups travelling together. Learn more about the symposium and important deadlines. 



Office of Diversity Graduate Assistantship

The Office of Diversity is seeking a Graduate Assistant to begin in the Summer of 2018. Primary responsibilities and duties include planning and implementing developmental activities for Black Male Leadership Initiative (BMLI) Fellows, monitor Fellows’ academic performance and campus involvement, as well as supervise the BMLI Leadership Team (Co-Chairs, Programming Chairs, Interns). The position requires 20 hours per week Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., with some after hour and Saturday events necessary. Please see attached PDF for a full description. Desired start date for this position will be June 1, 2018. Those interested in applying for this position should send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae or resume to Tarchia Rankins-Lollis. Click here for more information and further application instructions.


Office of Multicultural Affairs Graduate Assistantship

The Office of Multicultural Affairs seeks a Graduate Assistant of Business Operations to begin in the Fall 2018. Duties and responsibilities include providing assistance to the Office of Multicultural Affairs and African American Cultural Center in keeping and maintaining accurate financial records. The Graduate Assistant shall work closely with department and unit staff to manage state, chancellor’s discretionary, and foundation accounts with the highest level of efficiency and integrity. This is a nine-month graduate assistantship that requires 20 hours per week. Click here to see a full description of the position.


Doctoral Student Research Assistant Position

One or more graduate Research Assistant positions are available in systems and controls, as part of Professor Malisoff's US National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering funded research projects. For the first year, the selected students will receive financial support including a full tuition remission, with continued availability of this support for up to 3 years contingent on satisfactory progress and the availability of funds. Applicants should send their CV as a .pdf file with contact information for three references, a plain text statement of interest, and a .pdf with a list of courses taken to Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Click here to see a full description of the position.



Phi Kappa Phi Awards

The LSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is calling for nominations and applications for the Outstanding Master's Award and the Outstanding Terminal Degree (PhD) Award. Applicants must be members of Phi Kappa Phi (admission is invitation only) to be eligible for these awards. Each award is worth $500, and the application deadline is Monday, February 26, 2018. Application forms can be found on the chapter's website. For more information, please contact the Chapter President, Dr. Richard Vlosky at


Data Science Fellowship

The Data Incubator Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares master's, PhD, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. Anyone who has already obtained a master's or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Learn more about the fellowship and application instructions.


Louisiana Transportation Research Center 2018 TIRE Proposal

The Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) invites proposals for small-scale, exploratory research in all fields of transportation science, engineering, and education normally supported by LTRC. The submission deadline is February 16, 2018. Awards are for a maximum amount of $30,000, and for a 12-month period to begin on or after July 1, 2018. Learn more about LTRC forms and publications.


National Academy of Science - Early Career Research Fellowships

The Gulf Research Program’s Early Career Research Fellowship supports emerging scientific leaders as they take risks on research ideas not yet tested, pursue unique collaborations, and build a network of colleagues who share their interest in improving offshore energy system safety and the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems. Because the early years of a researcher’s career are a critical time, the relatively unrestricted funds and mentoring this fellowship provides help recipients navigate this period with independence, flexibility, and a built-in support network. The deadline is February 21, 2018. Learn more about the Early Career Research Fellowship.


National Academy of Science - Science Policy Fellowships

The Gulf Research Program’s Science Policy Fellowship program helps scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand experience at the interface of science and policy as they spend one year on the staff of federal, state, local, or non-governmental environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, and public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region. With the guidance of a mentor, fellows delve into activities like research, evaluation, restoration planning, stakeholder outreach, and policy development and learn what it takes to make scientific information not just useful but usable. Meanwhile, host offices get a talented technical expert with a fresh perspective and a new network of contacts across the Gulf of Mexico region. The deadline to apply is March 14, 2018. Learn more about the Science Policy Fellowships.


If you have any announcement about events, fellowships, jobs or any news specific to graduate students, please send your information to Chelsey Hutchins at by noon on Thursday, February 8. Please refer to our guidelines for announcement submissions for more information.