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College of Graduate Studies

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall Room 104

Mailing Address:
College of Graduate Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, ID 83844-3017

Phone: 208-885-2647

Email: cogs@uidaho.edu

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Graduate Student Support Programs

College of Graduate Studies (COGS) often has events and workshops to support University of Idaho graduate students. Below is a list of some of workshops and support group meetings. Also, be sure to view our event calendar for upcoming events.

Grad Student "How to...” series:

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How to Fund Your Graduate Education

Members of the College of Graduate Studies team will help undergraduate students explore different sources for funding their graduate education, as well as strategies for securing competitive funding opportunities.

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How to Earn Your Master’s/Doctoral Degree

The College of Graduate Studies presents two workshops to guide graduate students through every step of the Master’s and PhD processes, including dates, deadlines, planning documents, and explanations of COGS forms and procedures. Students should bring their questions!

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How to Format your Dissertation/Thesis (2 part series)

  • Part 1: Getting Started on the Right Page
  • Part 2: Feedback and Troubleshooting

These workshops help graduate students understand how to start formatting a thesis or dissertation, provide helpful tips and guidelines, and describe all required components of a finished product. The second workshop focuses on troubleshooting any problems students encounter.

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How to Apply for GPSA Travel and Publication Awards

Led by students from the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), this workshop will guide graduate students through the process of applying for Travel or Publication Awards through GPSA. Covered topics will include eligibility, deadlines, application requirements, and helpful tips to make the process go smoothly.


Community-Specific Support Groups:

Beginning this semester, the College of Graduate Studies is coordinating community-specific group programming for graduate students. The goal of these groups is to create an informal space for students within these communities to support one another and make connections. Group meetings will be facilitated by staff who are members of the designated communities. 

Planning for these groups, including dates, times and locations, is still in progress. Please check back for updates as we build groups for the following communities:

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Multicultural Graduate Students

  • Time: 4 - 5 p.m. (*3 - 4 p.m. on May 4, 2022)
  • Dates:
    • March 9, 2022
    • March 23, 2022
    • April 6, 2022
    • April 20, 2022
    • May 4, 2022* (see time above)
  • Location: Zoom https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/88225673406
    • If needed, Zoom passcodes can be found in the 2021-2022 GSSP Canvas course. If you have difficulty finding the passcode, please contact perkinson@uidaho.edu
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LGBTQIA Graduate Students

  • Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • March 7, 2022
    • March 21, 2022
    • April 4, 2022
    • April 18, 2022
    • May 2, 2022
    • May 9, 2022
  • Location: Zoom https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/81310420223
    • If needed, Zoom passcodes can be found in the 2021-2022 GSSP Canvas course. If you have difficulty finding the passcode, please contact perkinson@uidaho.edu
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Graduate Students with Disabilities

  • Time: 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • Feb. 22, 2022
    • March 8, 2022
    • March 22, 2022
    • March 29, 2022
    • April 12, 2022
    • April 26, 2022
    • May 10, 2022
  • Location: Zoom https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/84676176681
    • If needed, Zoom passcodes can be found in the 2021-2022 GSSP Canvas course. If you have difficulty finding the passcode, please contact perkinson@uidaho.edu
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Graduate Students Raising Children

  • Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • March 9, 2022
    • March 23, 2022
    • April 6, 2022
    • April 20, 2022
    • May 4, 2022
  • Location: Zoom https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/84522834308
    • If needed, Zoom passcodes can be found in the 2021-2022 GSSP Canvas course. If you have difficulty finding the passcode, please contact perkinson@uidaho.edu
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Graduate Student Veterans and Active Duty Service Members

  • Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • March 24, 2022
    • April 7, 2022
    • April 21, 2022
    • May 5, 2022
  • Location: Zoom https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/86248472438
    • If needed, Zoom passcodes can be found in the 2021-2022 GSSP Canvas course. If you have difficulty finding the passcode, please contact perkinson@uidaho.edu
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International Graduate Students Support

  • Time: 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • Feb. 18, 2022
    • March 4, 2022
    • March 25, 2022
    • April 8, 2022
    • April 22, 2022
    • May 6, 2022
  • Location:  IPO Event Space at International Programs Office

Additional Graduate Student Support Programs:

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Dissertation/Thesis Support Group

Dissertation/thesis support group is a weekly online meeting aimed at candidate level doctoral students and students working on a thesis. Graduate students engage in peer support discussions through reflection, goal setting and troubleshooting. Meetings are facilitated by the Director of Graduate Support Programs, Lauren Perkinson, and faculty member Dr. Benjamin Ridenhour.

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Prestigious Funding Workshops

  • Time: 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • March 10 * For International Students* - International Student Workshop
    • March 29 - Funding Graduate School Through Prestigious Fellowships
    • April 5 - Planning the Application Process
    • April 12 - Developing Essays and Statements
    • April 19 - Panel of Student Awardees + Q&A
  • Location: Zoom https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/84626272342
    • If needed, Zoom passcodes can be found in the 2021-2022 GSSP Canvas course. If you have difficulty finding the passcode, please contact perkinson@uidaho.edu

This workshop series helps in preparing students to apply for featured prestigious fellowships. Each workshop is structured for students at different stages of the fellowship discovery/application process. College of Graduate Studies team members will introduce a few featured fellowships (NSF-GRFP, Ford, and NDSEG), delve into eligibility and application requirements, and begin developing the essays.

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Professional Development Initiative

  • Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • Feb. 16 - Resume and C.V. Writing – Preparing Your Documents for Academia or Industry Jobs
    • March 23 - Navigating Your Online Job Applications and Digital Job Search
    • April 13 - Sharpening Your Interview Skills
    • April 27 - Salary and Job Offer Negotiation Strategies
  • Location: Zoom https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/83573714024
    • If needed, Zoom passcodes can be found in the 2021-2022 GSSP Canvas course. If you have difficulty finding the passcode, please contact perkinson@uidaho.edu

Professional Development Initiative (PDI) creates and coordinates events, workshops, and classes; and provides services that will help ensure the success of graduate students, postdocs and other early career trainees academically and in their careers. This series of events is facilitated by the Career Services office on campus. Individual workshop dates, times, and titles TBD.

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Graduate School 101

College of Graduate Studies team members discuss reasons to apply to graduate school, important questions to consider, and strategies for successful applications. Undergraduate students considering graduate school at any institution (not only the University of Idaho) will benefit from this workshop.

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Mental Health Webinars

  • Time: 11 a.m. to Noon
  • Date: Feb. 23 - Navigating a Work/Life Balance
    • March 30 - Improving Advisor Relationships
    • April 20 - Protecting Against Burnout
  • Location: Zoom https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/89353728825
    • If needed, Zoom passcodes can be found in the 2021-2022 GSSP Canvas course. If you have difficulty finding the passcode, please contact perkinson@uidaho.edu

Led by Faculty from the Counseling and Testing Center (CTC), these monthly webinars center around topics of particular interest to graduate and professional students.

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Graduate Student Support Calendar

Contact

College of Graduate Studies

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall Room 104

Mailing Address:
College of Graduate Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, ID 83844-3017

Phone: 208-885-2647

Email: cogs@uidaho.edu

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