Plans are underway for the 2013 Division C Graduate Student Seminar, which will be held Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 prior to the AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. This year Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia (Duke University) is serving as chair and Erica Halverson (University of Wisconsin) is serving as vice-chair.
The objective of the seminar is to provide graduate students who are members of AERA Division C with an opportunity to receive mentoring and advice from current faculty members and to begin developing professional relationships with current and future leaders within the field. The seminar is intended for full-time, advanced level doctoral students who are approaching the dissertation phase of their programs. Students who will have finished their dissertation by the end of April 2013 should consider applying for the Division C New Faculty seminar instead.
In addition to presentations on topics such as job search, and grants and funding opportunities, the seminar will consist of panel discussions on teaching, research, and publishing. Students will also participate in a manuscript review with mentors, as well as discussions on how to revise your CV.
Students interested in participating in the Graduate Student Seminar should submit an application by 5:00pm on January 15, 2013. The application can be found online at http://tinyurl.com/AERADivC-GSS-2013 (detailed instructions for the application can be found on-line). Applicants should be prepared to provide the following information:
• A general statement of interest in the Division C Graduate Student Seminar. Include in the statement:
1) Why you are interested in attending the Division C Graduate Student Seminar and what you hope to gain from this experience.
2) Where you are in your timeline for completing your degree requirements
3) Your research interests
4) Your career goals and job search timeline
• A list of potential faculty mentors with whom you would like to be matched (you do not need to know these mentors, we will do our best to match you with one of the mentors you list)
• A 2-page summary of your dissertation research
• A CV that includes name, address, institution, telephone, fax, e-mail, educational background, awards, professional publications and presentations, teaching experience, and service activities
• A letter of recommendation from your advisor, major professor, or dissertation chair sent directly to the Seminar chair at firstname.lastname@example.org (this must be sent to us by the due date in order for your application to be considered). Please send the letter of recommendation as an attachment (in word or as a pdf).
Upon acceptance, participants will also be required to submit a writing sample (e.g., a manuscript to be submitted for publication) to their assigned mentor(s) for review as part of the seminar by March 15, 2013. A limited number of participants will be selected for the 2013 Graduate Student Seminar based on graduate status, clarity of research interests, and match with participating mentors. Notifications will be sent out by January 31, 2013. Students who attend the seminar will receive a small stipend to support travel costs. To be eligible, students must be members of Division C and must register for the annual meeting.
We look forward to seeing you with our Division C colleagues in San Francisco in April!
- Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia & Erica Halverson, Division C Graduate Student Seminar Co-Chairs