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Lima, Marybeth – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research proposals on the basis of two review criteria: intellectual merit (IM) and broader impacts (BI). The intellectual merit criterion is well-established and understood, but the broader impacts criterion, which is focused on the ways in which research can benefit society and/or meet NSF-identified…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Graduate Students, Community Involvement, Workshops
Council on Library and Information Resources, 2016
"Terra Cognita" surveys the current landscape of archival research and the experiences of emerging scholars seeking to navigate it. Drawing on data from the Council on Library and Information Resources' (CLIR's) Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, the report takes an in-depth look at how the conditions and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Archives, Mentors, Reflection
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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
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
Barry, Melissa; Mathies, Charles – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2011
This study was conducted at a research-extensive public university in the southeastern United States. It examined the retention and completion of master's degree students across numerous disciplines. Results were derived from a series of descriptive statistics, T-tests, and a series of binary logistic regression models. The findings from binary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Graduate Study, Role
Ford, Jess T. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Act of 2000 established VEF as an independent agency of the executive branch. A 13-member board of directors provides primary oversight. VEF also receives guidance from other entities in carrying out its mission to further bilateral relations between the United States and Vietnam through educational exchanges…
Descriptors: Financial Audits, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Educational Administration
Hoffman, Roald – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Even though the author and his colleagues are part of a major research university, they agonize, in meeting after meeting, over the 5 to 10-percent yearly cuts they need to make in their chemistry department's budget. By and large, those end up coming from education, not research, especially in faculty replacements and teaching assistants. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Research Universities, Professional Training
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Buck, Gayle A.; Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra L.; Lu, Yun; Plano Clark, Vicki L.; Creswell, John W. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2006
Women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One factor contributing to this underrepresentation is the graduate school experience. Graduate programs in STEM fields are constructed around assumptions that ignore the reality of women's lives; however, emerging opportunities may…
Descriptors: Females, Graduate Students, Self Concept, Research Universities
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Silva, Thais Dutra Nascimento; da Cunha Aguiar, Lucia Cristina; Leta, Jaqueline; Santos, Dilvani Oliveira; Cardoso, Fernanda Serpa; Cabral, Lucio Mendes; Rodrigues, Carlos Rangel; Castro, Helena Carla – Cell Biology Education, 2004
In this study, we analyze the contribution of the undergraduate student who participates in the process of generating scientific data and developing a research project using Brazilian research as an example. Historically, undergraduate students have performed the critical role of research assistants in developing countries. This aspect has been…
Descriptors: Careers, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Research Assistants
Mitchell, Julia; Levine, Roger; Gonzalez, Raquel; Bitter, Catherine; Webb, Norman; White, Paul – 2003
The GK-12 program of the National Science Foundation is an innovative program for enriching the value of graduate and advanced undergraduate students' education while simultaneously enriching science and mathematics teaching at the K-12 level. GK-12 is a fellowship program that offers graduate students and advanced undergraduates the opportunity…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Fellowships, Graduate Students
ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC. – 2001
This CRitical Issue Bibliography (CRIB) Sheet contains selected citations for research related to graduate fellowships and a listing of some of the many tools available to aid students in identifying and applying for graduate fellowships. The citations are grouped into these categories: (1) History of Fellowships; (2) Research on Graduate…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Fellowships, Financial Support, Graduate Students
Hamel, April Vahle; And Others – 1994
This guide for prospective graduate students offers information on funding graduate study in the United States and abroad through scholarships, loans, and other programs. The first chapter treats graduate degrees generally; types of financial aid, particularly institutional aid; and strategies for application success. The second chapter begins the…
Descriptors: Assistantships, Doctoral Dissertations, Eligibility, Fellowships
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
Taylor, Dalmas A.; Henry, J. Marilyn – 1977
This paper summarizes the history, philosophy, and recruitment methodology of the American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Program. The aim of the program is participation by ethnic minorities in the development of psychology, both as a practicing art and as a science. The APA received a training grant to provide fellowship…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Behavioral Science Research, Biculturalism, Blacks
White, A. Leslie – 1977
A survey was conducted to obtain accurate information on graduate school enrollments between 1976 and 1977. Enrollment data were gathered from the membership of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, which grants 99 percent of the earned doctorates and 85 percent of the Master's degrees. Of the 359 graduate school members, 304…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Degrees, Enrollment Rate
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