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Stay up-to-date on what's happening in the Graduate School community with Grad NODES (News, Opportunities, Deadlines, Events, and Spotlight). Grad NODES is the official communications source for the Graduate School community of students, graduate advisors, and graduate coordinators. While the official newsletter will be disseminated by email, all editions can be accessed below.

Fall 2023 - Thesis and Dissertation Workshop

Thesis and Dissertation Workshop

Monday, September 25, 2023
105 Tureaud Hall

Morning Session: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program 

Fall 2023 Virtual Workshop Series

September 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2023

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Gain valuable skills to successfully apply for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship at our annual workshop series. 

The NSF GRFP is a prestigious three-year grant that provides students with a $37,000 yearly stipend plus $16,000/year in a cost of education allowance to the institution. Undergraduate seniors and early career graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply.  Learn more about the fellowship program and sign up for the workshop series below. 

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Eligible Disciplines

Chemistry Life Sciences Social Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering Materials Research Psychology
Engineering (all subfields) Mathematical Sciences STEM Education and Learning Research
Geosciences Physics and Astronomy  

NSF GRFP Deadlines

October 16 Life Sciences
October 17 Computer Sciences, Social Sciences, Psychology, STEM Education, and Materials Research 
October 19 Engineering
October 20 Chemistry, Geosciences, Math, and Physics

Zoom Workshop Schedule

Thursday, September 7, 2023, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. -  Introduction and Overview Event  

Learn about graduate fellowships and the GRFP application process

Thursday, September 14, 2023, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Develop Your Research Statement

Learn strategies and writing prompts to help you develop the broader impacts and intellectual merit of your research statement

Thursday, September 21, 2023, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Develop Your Personal Statement

Gain tips on how to write your personal statement using a high–impact written communication style that will get your application noticed

Thursday, September 28, 2023, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Student Panel Event

Hear from LSU students who have previously received the NSF GRFP as they share their experiences from the application process, provide advice, and answer your questions



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Co Sponsors

LSU Office of Research and Economic Development and the Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School

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New Graduate Student Orientation

For new graduate students admitted in the Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024

2024 Orientation Details

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Time: Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Bo Campbell Auditorium of the LSU Cox Communications Center for Student-Athletes

Luncheon: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC)  

Enter on the South concourse (use the stairs to the right if facing the PMAC).

Missed Orientation? 

Click on the button below to access the handbook and orientation details.

click here to visit our new graduate student orientation webpage

Graduate Research Conference

The Graduate Research Conference is an event for LSU masters and doctoral students across all disciplines. This inaugural annual event is designed to provide a forum for research and artistic expression. Join us as we explore all forms of graduate work through oral and poster presentations, visual displays, performances, readings, and an art show. 

Graduate Research Conference, Research and Artistic Expression for Graduate Students; April 26, 2023, 8;00 am - 5:00 pm, LSU Student Union;  Free Registration; Abstract Submission Deadline: March 20

Date: April 26, 2023

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free Registration

Location: LSU Student Union 

announcement of winners and more information



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