Dean's Message

Floyd

Deborah L. Floyd

Interim Dean of the Graduate College
and Professor

Welcome to the Graduate College website! As you explore this site, you will see resources for prospective students, enrolled students, and colleagues who work with graduate students. The FAU Graduate College is a service college with aims of supporting graduate programs and student success.  We hope you will visit the site often and also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Click here for a copy of the Grad Talk newsletter. You are welcome to follow me on Twitter: @FAUDrDeb.

The spring 2014 semester is well underway, bringing a host of new opportunities for academic and professional development.  As we approach mid-term, upcoming workshops about stress management and healthy communication may be especially timely.  Additionally, Responsible Conduct of Research workshops about human subjects research and expectations will be useful for students conducting research and required for  students working on NIH and NSF funded research, but is open for any graduate student to attend.  Stay tuned for details about upcoming  workshops regarding dissertation and thesis writing, publishing and scholarly writing and other important topics.  All workshops are free of charge to FAU graduate students, click here for information about registering.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Graduate and Professional Research Day on Friday, April 4th. Sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), Research Day is an excellent opportunity for graduate and professional students to showcase their research and receive constructive feedback from faculty and peers. Click here for more information.

Financing an advanced degree is an important topic for all graduate students and FAU offers attractive fellowships, awards and other financial aid for qualified students. In fiscal year 2013, the Graduate College awarded approximately $320,000 in university fellowships and awards. In addition, university-wide, 915 graduate students gained valuable professional experience through an assistantship. Click here for a full list of  2014 fellowships and awards.

Upcoming deadlines for Spring 2014 graduate fellowships:

  • Dissertation Year Awards – March 21
  • Graduate Diversity Fellowship – March 28
  • Alice Griffin AAUW Graduate Fellowship – May 9
  • Delores A. Auzenne Fellowship – May 9
  • Graduate Fellowship for Academic Excellence – May 9
  • Newell Doctoral Fellowship – May 23

Remember to visit this site often as we will be regularly posting new information about our services and programs that are offered to support graduate programs and students.

With best regards,
Deborah L. Floyd, Interim Dean of the Graduate College and Professor

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