Announcements: March 5, 2018


The LSU Graduate School invites master’s and doctoral candidates to attend the upcoming thesis/dissertation workshop on Monday, March 5, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 102 Allen Hall. 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 the workshop. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Graduate School Thesis and Dissertation Editor Catherine McKenzie at



Conversations with the Dean

The weekly Conversations with the Dean for graduate students and faculty will take place on Friday, March 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.


Grad Chat

The LSU Graduate School invites graduate students to attend Grad Chat, a weekly session for graduate students to meet with other graduate students about topics of importance. Graduate assistants from the Graduate School will be available to help address questions about LSU and Baton Rouge, review CVs, share resources, develop strategies for success, and more. You are welcome to bring your lunch to enjoy during discussion. Grad Chat will take place each Tuesday from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at 123 David Boyd Hall.


First Gen and Friends

The LSU Graduate School invites students to meet with first-generation graduate students and faculty from other departments at First Gen and Friends on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in 225 Peabody Hall. Join us as we explore the experiences of first-generation graduate students at LSU.


Research Workshop on Data Management

The Office of Research and Economic Development will host a data management workshop led by Emily Frank on Monday, March 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m at 129 Himes Hall. This workshop will provide a how-to guide for developing plans which, in the end, will help make your work more efficient and your grants more competitive. It will include tools and tips for assessing your data needs, as well as organizing, managing, and sharing your data to meet funding agency requirements. Click here to register.


Center for Collaborative Knowledge Open House

The Center for Collaborative Knowledge invites graduate students and faculty to attend an Open House on Monday, March 5 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Attendees will learn about current and future initiatives in the 2025 Strategic Plan, and meet members of the Advisory Board. Learn more about the center's initiatives and see a list of the Advisory Board, or contact


National Science Foundation Seminar: Mind, Machine, and Motor Nexus

The Office of Research and Economic Development will host a seminar on "Mind, Machine, and Motor Nexus," a program that supports fundamental research on Thursday, March 8 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Digital Media Center. The workshop will be led by Dr. Robert Scheidt of the National Science Foundation. Click here for more information about the workshop.


Bricolage and Bridge-Building: Designing Qualitative Research

The School of Leadership & Human Resource Development invites graduate students and graduate faculty to attend Bricolage and Bridge-Building: Designing Qualitative Research, a qualitative research forum with Dr. Fred Bonner III. The event is free and open to all and will take place on March 21, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in 152 Coates Hall.



Department of Physics Graduate Assistantship

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking a full-time graduate assistant to assist with the management of the departmental computational facilities. Candidates must be students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a similar department. The individual must have a working knowledge of Windows, MacOS, and Unix based computer systems. Applicants should email a resume to


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 hours 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.



Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program (2018 Solicitation 1). The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Applications are due 5:00 p.m. EST Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Details about the program and online application can be found here.


Eleanor Earle Memorial AAUW Scholarship

The Baton Rouge Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will award two (2) $500 scholarships to female students. Doctoral students of LSU or Southern University are eligible for the Eleanor Earle Memorial Scholarship, and candidates must have completed at least half of the prescribed program for their degree. All application documents must be completed by March 10, 2018. Click here for application instructions.


National Science Foundation Proposals

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that beginning on April 30, 2018, proposers will be able to prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in The initial release of this new capability will run in parallel with existing FastLane proposal preparation and submission capabilities, so proposers can choose to prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in or FastLane.


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, March 8. Please refer to our guidelines for announcement submissions for more information.