Now Available: Registration Stipends for Graduate Students Attending Career Prep Workshop at 2019 Rendezvous!

Initial Publication Date: March 27, 2019

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Registration Stipends for Graduate Students Now Available!

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for graduate students who plan on attending the Preparing for an Academic Career Workshop, July 15-17, as part of this summer's Earth Educators' Rendezvous in Nashville, TN. If you are a graduate student planning on attending this workshop or know graduate students who might be interested in attending, we invite you to apply for the stipend or forward this message on to interested graduate students.

Thanks to generous donations from NAGT members and donors, this year's Preparing for an Academic Career 3-day workshop is currently able to offer stipends of $250 each to a limited number of graduate student participants to help offset participation costs.

There are currently 10 stipends available, which will be awarded first-come first-served upon completion of the stipend application form. The first ten graduate student applicants will receive awards as a $250 registration fee discount; subsequent applicants will be placed on a waitlist in the event that additional awards become available. Awardees must register for the Rendezvous and complete the entire workshop. For the lowest price, register by the May 1 Rendezvous' Early Bird registration deadline.

More about this workshop:

The Preparing for an Academic Career Workshop is designed specifically for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and others who are interested in pursuing academic careers in the geosciences. Workshop leaders from a variety of institution types and career paths will provide guidance and information that will help participants to be stronger candidates for academic positions and to succeed in academic jobs. Each participant will develop or revise a plan for their next career stage and will take home ideas that they can implement immediately. Informal discussions and one-on-one mentoring are available during lunch and afternoons. Participants will re-join the group for peer review of application materials on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Additional professional development is available through the afternoon workshops, panels, and plenary sessions that are part of the Earth Educators' Rendezvous.

NOTE: For those applying for additional monetary support to attend Rendezvous, the limit on the combined award from Rendezvous/NAGT sources (e.g. participation in review/NGSS tagging camps, travel stipends, OOI workshop and GEODE workshop support) is $500. If you are also interested in applying for a travel stipend, applications are due April 7.