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Balaban, Corina – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article discusses three kinds of mobility among early stage researchers: geographical mobility, mobility between disciplines -- or interdisciplinarity -- and cross-sectoral mobility. It focuses on how PhD fellows engage with and negotiate experiences of mobility. These types of mobility have largely been presented as inherently beneficial in…
Descriptors: Researchers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships
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Walakira, Lisbeth Kristine Olesen; Wright, Susan – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
EU policies promote mobility as a part of contemporary doctoral education. EU-funded doctoral candidates are expected to move country, establish international research networks; travel for workshops, conferences and research stays abroad; and collaborate across disciplines as well as work in other sectors during their doctoral training. As far as…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships, Mobility
Berdanier, Catherine G. P. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Although engineering graduate programs rarely require academic writing courses, the indicators of merit in academic engineering, such as journal publications, successful grants, and doctoral milestones (e.g. theses, dissertations) are based in effective written argumentation and disciplinary discourse. Further, graduate student attrition averages…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Graduate Students, Engineering Education, Academic Discourse
Maclachlan, John C., Ed.; Waraksa, Elizabeth A., Ed.; Williford, Christa, Ed. – Council on Library and Information Resources, 2015
This volume celebrates the first decade of Council on Library and Information Resources' (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program by bringing together 20 past and present CLIR postdoctoral fellows to share their thoughts on their experiences, and more broadly, on the direction of academia. Each essay is a look into the working conditions associated…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Fellowships, Library Education, Futures (of Society)
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Mendoza, Pilar; Villarreal, Pedro, III; Gunderson, Alee – Research in Higher Education, 2014
This study employs the 2007-2008 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study and the National Research Center's survey data, "A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States," to investigate the (1) the effects of debt in relation to tuition and fees paid and (2) the effects of teaching assistantships,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Academic Persistence, Debt (Financial)
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Rock, JoAnn Leah; Adler, Rachel M. – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ways in which universities use the "GRE"® General Test scores to award merit-based fellowships to first-year graduate students in doctoral programs. While GRE use in fellowship award decisions is a common practice, there is very little validity evidence to support its use in this context.…
Descriptors: Scores, Decision Making, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. This program holds an annual competition. Institutions of higher education in the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Area Studies, Fellowships, Grants
Brubaker, Michael; Brubaker, Dale – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
Entering a doctoral program can be an important first step in advancing your career. You will create a network of support that will include professors, intern advisors, and others who will have a vested interest in your success. From this support group will emerge one or more mentors who will guide you to successful completion of your program and…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Career Development
Adams, Howard G. – 1985
Intended for minority students (American Indians, Black Americans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans) who may be contemplating graduate study, this guide provides information in a question-and-answer format on the graduate admission process. The following topics are addressed: (1) who should consider a graduate degree (includes a…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, American Indians, Assistantships, Black Students
Reitz, J. Wayne – 1970
This paper discusses the trends in Federal support for doctoral education from 1960-1971. The peak of Federal support was in 1968-69, with funds for fellowships decreasing significantly in the ensuing years. Because of cuts in Federal R&D expenditures many of the new doctorates are no longer as easily absorbed by the job market as in previous…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Federal Aid, Fellowships, Financial Support
Holmstrom, Engin I.; Sharp, Laure M. – 1970
This report summarizes findings of the second phase of a study designed to evaluate how well the NDEA Title IV Graduate Fellowship Program has achieved 1 of its stated objectives: to increase the number of well qualified college and university teachers by providing up to 3 years of financial aid to doctoral students preparing for academic careers.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships, Financial Support
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Kidd, Charles V. – Change, 1974
Reviews recent reports on graduate education and offers the following recommendations: train specialists for social service, continue federal fellowships, develop long range planning for graduate level manpower preparation, and develop equality of access for disadvantaged and minority students. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Degree Requirements, Doctoral Programs, Educational Planning, Fellowships
Unruh, David; And Others – Graduate Focus: Issues in Graduate Education at UCLA, 1996
This article focuses on issues related to outcomes for doctoral degree recipients and the efforts of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) to develop a coherent and consistent approach to employment tracking. Recent (1994-95) UCLA doctoral recipients (n=893) were surveyed concerning their initial employment placements. The article…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Outcomes Assessment, Databases, Doctoral Degrees
Willie, Charles V.; And Others – 1991
The proportion of blacks in graduate school during the 1980s decreased from the proportion in post-college educational programs during the previous decade. To shed light on this phenomenon, a highly motivated group of 146 black scholars who were in graduate school between 1977 and 1985 was studied. All of the subjects were college faculty members…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Black Students, College Faculty, Doctoral Programs
Banta, Trudy W.; And Others – 1982
The Experimental Program for Opportunities in Advanced Study and Research in Education was a 3-year training program (1979-82) funded by the National Institute of Education to increase participation in educational research of women and minorities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During the third project year, these objectives guided the…
Descriptors: Blacks, Conference Papers, Doctoral Programs, Educational Research
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