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Student Paper Competition

Student Paper Competition


The Communication Technology and Society research group, with the support of the Technology and Information Policy Institute (TIPI), is pleased to announce a student paper competition with cash awards. Full papers (approximately 20-25 pages; double spaced; one inch margins all around; 12 point font, and any reference style as long as it is consistent) along with a 250 word abstract should be submitted by April 30, 2015 Please do not include any personally identifiable information in the document you submit.

Papers that have been published or presented elsewhere will not be accepted for this paper competition.

This competition offers three cash awards:

1st Prize: $500

2nd Prize: $300

3rd Prize: $100

The competition is open to any graduate students enrolled at UT-Austin this semester. TIPI invites scholarly and original submissions that advance our understanding of communication technology, policy and its impact on society. Possible topics of interest include, but are certainly not limited to, the following: open government and “open” movement, policy toward immersive media or online gaming, digital inclusion, network neutrality, e-health, intellectual property issues, ethical and privacy implications of big data, ICT4D, equity issues in technology use, and the politics of platforms.

Submitted papers will be judged by a faculty panel and notice of decisions will be provided by May 15, 2015.

Winners will be expected to present their paper in a small-conference setting during a one half day event held in June.


Please address inquiries to


Yoonmo Sang
Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Radio-Television-Film

Moody College of Communication

The University of Texas at Austin

Women and Gender Studies graduate portfolio program fellowships

Women and Gender Studies graduate portfolio program fellowships
Applications are being accepted now through April 6, 2015, for the following awards to be presented at the annual CWGS Spring Awards Reception:
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Dissertation Fellowship
  • Women’s and Gender Studies MA Thesis Award
  • Ellen Clarke Temple Award in the Study of Women in History
  • Lora Romero Memorial Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Race, Ethnicity and Gender
Details and application information for each graduate award can be found on the following CWGS web page: 


Women & Gender Studies Awards

Applications are being accepted now through April 6, 2015, for the following awards to be presented at the annual CWGS Spring Awards Reception:
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Dissertation Fellowship
  • Women’s and Gender Studies MA Thesis Award
  • Ellen Clarke Temple Award in the Study of Women in History
  • Lora Romero Memorial Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Race, Ethnicity and Gender
Details and application information for each graduate award can be found on the following CWGS web page: 
Alma J. Salcedo, M. Ed.
Program Coordinator for Academic Affairs
Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

Patricia Witherspoon Research Award

Patricia Witherspoon Research Award

University of Texas graduate students are invited to apply for The Patricia Witherspoon Research Award to offset costs associated with conducting original research in the areas of public service, government, community service, civic life, citizenship, or politics.  Previous research topics have included faith-based organizations, family policy, immigration, and educational interventions. Past award winners have used the funding to pay for focus groups, survey instruments, and other aspects of their research.

Amount of the stipend: $2,000

Research Requirements:

  • Original research must be conducted in public service, government, civic life, citizenship, or politics.
  • Preference will be given to students working on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.
  • All research must be overseen by a faculty member.
  • The research must be conducted for a course taken for credit.
  • Expectations by the Institute: The recipient will be expected to write a summary of their research for publication for the Institute. Please contact Chuck Courtney, Assistant Director for Administration at 471-7208 with questions.

To apply, please email the following to

Contact information including name, address, email, and telephone number.

  • Major field of study and current overall GPA.
  • Two page research prospectus including research question, brief summary of the literature, methodology, expected results and anticipated start and end dates.
  • Applicants may also be asked to participate in a face-to-face interview.

Award recipients may be asked to give a short presentation of their work to the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life’s Advisory Council during fall 2015.

The deadline for the application will be Monday, May 4, 2015.

FAFSA completion sessions for continuing students

The time has once again arrived for students to begin applying for financial aid for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application needed at UT-Austin to apply for grants, work-study, and student loans.  Financial aid counselors will be available to assist current students completing the online FAFSA application (paper FAFSA’s available upon request).  Sessions are held in a computer lab setting on a walk-in basis.  NOTE: UT-Austin’s priority deadline is March 15th


Thank you very much.

Ernesto Lopez Jr.

Financial Aid Officer III

The Office of Student Financial Services

The University of Texas at Austin

P.O. Box 7758, UT Station – Austin, TX  78713-7758

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Brumley Next Generation Fellows Program

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law is pleased to announce the launch of a new research mentorship and fellowship program geared towards graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. Open to graduate students at UT Austin in the first year of their program at the time of application, the Brumley Next Generation Fellows Program will bring together students from different departments on campus studying issues across the spectrum of international security and foreign affairs.

Graduate Fellows will be paired with a Distinguished Scholar at the Strauss Center conducting research relevant to the Fellow’s degree under a Strauss Center program. Fellows will engage in their own research on a program-relevant topic, and will also assist their Distinguished Scholar with his or her existing research initiatives. In addition to the research component, Fellows are expected to maintain a deep level of engagement with the Strauss Center, attending conferences and events. Fellows will be included in private sessions and meetings with policymakers and scholars who are brought to campus to collaborate on Strauss funded research, furthering networking opportunities.

There will be a monthly Graduate Fellow Colloquium, during which Fellows convene for a lunchtime discussion with a policymaker, practitioner, or visiting scholar to discuss current research work as well as career advancement and development. During these colloquia Fellows will also share their own research, and provide feedback on their peers’ projects. Fellows may also apply for travel funds to sponsor trips to conferences to present research, conduct research in archives, or present a lecture on another campus.

There will be an information session on the program Tuesday, February 24th from 12:15-1:30pm in SRH 3.122 (more information on our website). There will be an additional information session in late February or early March; stay tuned for more details.

For application information, click here or view the attached materials.


The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

2315 Red River Street Stop E2700

Austin, TX 78712

P: 512 471 6267

F: 512 471 6961

Council of Graduate Schools Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants

Council of Graduate Schools Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants


Acceptance of an offer of financial support (such as a graduate scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, or assistantship) for the next academic year by a prospective or enrolled graduate student completes an agreement that both student and graduate school expect to honor. In that context, the conditions affecting such offers and their acceptance must be defined carefully and understood by all parties.

Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15; earlier deadlines for acceptance of such offers violate the intent of this Resolution. In those instances in which a student accepts an offer before April 15, and sub- sequently desires to withdraw that acceptance, the student may submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15. However, an acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made. Similarly, an offer by an insti- tution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer. It is further agreed by the institutions and organizations subscribing to the above Resolution that a copy of this Resolution or a link to the URL should accompany every scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, and assistantship offer.

See for list of participating institutions.

National Women’s Studies Association fellowships

NWSA Graduate Scholarship
NWSA will award $1,000 to a student who, in the fall of the year of the award, will be engaged in the research or writing stages of a Master’s Thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation in the interdisciplinary field of women’s studies. The research project must enhance the NWSA mission. This opportunity is open to current NWSA invididual members.

Current individual membership
Online application form (preview here)
PDF of CV sent to
Two letters of recommendation sent to

Click here to access the online application form

Deadline: May 15 each calendar year

Lesbian Caucus Award
The purpose of the annual NWSA Lesbian Caucus Award is to provide a $500 research award in recognition of a Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation research project in areas of Lesbian, Queer, and LGBT Studies that resonates with the mission of NWSA.

Letters of recommendation must be emailed to  no later than May 15 of each calendar year.

Deadline: May 15 each calendar year

Student Professional Development Funding

Title: Student Professional Development Funding

Sponsor: Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES)

Deadline: 03/13/2015

Amount: $500/$1,000 max.


Description: Open to all graduate students at UT, CREEES is offering Professional Development assistance for pursuing an internship​, fieldwork/research, or​​ ​presenting at a conference, for students whose interest pertains to Russia, Central or Southeast Europe, or Eurasia (including the Caucasus or Central Asia). Awards ​will be issued up to $1,000 for international travel or $500 for domestic travel. International travel does not have to be to ​​​the ​​region, but it must be for research or professional development having to do with the region.


How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by March 13. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.


More Info:

Funding Opportunities for travel to Poland and the Czech Republic

Dear faculty, students, and staff,
Please distribute!
SUMMER 2015 – Funding Opportunities
for travel to Poland and the Czech Republic
CREEES would like to announce the following funding opportunities, open to both graduate and undergraduate students, who are interested in study/research abroad in either Poland or the Czech Republic this summer!
Awards range from $2,000-$4,000
Application deadline: Monday, Feb 16th, 2015

Czech Studies Summer Fellowship

Awards range from $2,000-$4,000

Application deadline: Monday, Feb 16th, 2015

CREEES FLAS Fellowships

Don’t forget: Polish & Czech are FLAS eligible languages!
Awards of $5,000 tuition + $2,500 stipend

Application deadline: Friday, Feb 6th, 2015
Doing an internship or presenting research abroad?
Awards up to $1,000 (or $500 for domestic travel)
Application deadline for summer: May 15th, 2015

Center for Russian, East European, Eurasian Studies &
Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies 

The University of Texas at Austin, BUR 460
2505 University Ave., Stop F3600
Austin, TX 78712
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