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Graduate Studies and Research Upcoming Workshops and Events


New Faculty Buzz Session - September TBD - Meet new faculty and learn about their research in this fun quick-format event!

Applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship - September TBD

Virtual: Thesis Preparation and Formatting Workshop - September 7 Noon

Thesis Preparation and Formatting Workshop - September 9 10 a.m.

Virtual: Research Ethics and Compliance Workshop - September 13 Noon

Research Ethics and Compliance Workshop - September 14 Noon

Job hunting: Academic and non-academic jobs - October TBD

Copyright, Citations, and Fair Use - October TBD

Mindfulness and Mental Health - October TBD

Professionalism in the Workplace - November TBD

Grant Writing and Excellence in Education - November TBD

How to Present Research - November TBD

Three Minute Thesis - February 2022

Celebration of Student Scholarship - April 2022




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Trainings and Workshops

Graduate Studies and Research hosts a variety of workshops to help students, staff, and faculty achieve success. We do our best to schedule our workshops around relevant events and deadlines to help students prepare. This semester's trainings will be held virtually via zoom. Check your email or the registration page for the zoom link and password.

View previously held workshops at the bottom of this page. 





Thesis writing can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be! This training covers common questions about preparing, formatting, and turning in your thesis. Learn about thesis sections, formatting, and submission. This workshop discusses thesis requirements for all disciplines and for students at all levels of thesis completion. Refer to the thesis guidelines for more information:

Learn about how to apply and succeed at the Excellence in Education Award. Excellence in Education provides NMU graduate students with $1500 and 1 credit of tuition to work on their research. Further information regarding the Excellence in Education Research Program, as well as additional Internal Grant Opportunities Available to Students are available. 

This workshop covers a broad array of Grants topics. Kristin Beck of Grants and Contracts will talk about how to apply for externally funded grants. Janelle Taylor of Graduate Studies and Research will present about applying to NMU internal funds like the Excellence in Education grant. Jessica Jones of the NMU Foundation will speak about other funded opportunities open to students at NMU, with a focus on graduate students. 

This workshop focuses on tips and tricks to presenting in front of crowds. It focuses on students who are presenting research. Students who are participating in the Three Minute Thesis Competition or the Celebration of student Scholarship are encouraged to attend. 

This workshop will cover essential workplace skills such as proper ways in which to address work colleagues and your superiors, clear and concise problem solving, communication etiquette, and general guidelines for success in a professional environment.

MFA candidate and NMU Writing Center graduate assistant, Megan Emily, led this workshop for students interested in preparing an abstract. The workshop covers best practices for abstracts to be submitted to multiple types of venues, but particularly in preparation for the NMU Celebration of Student Scholarship.

Protect yourself, protect your sources! Join us for this workshop presented by Dean Eckert of Graduate Studies and Michael Strahan, Library Liason. This training is aimed at educating researchers on how to acquire the permission needed to use the works of others, along with how to properly acknowledge their sources. 

Join Jennifer Gorton from Counseling & Consultation Services as she covers strategies to practice self kindness and care in the midst of a busy student/professional schedule while concurrently outlining the mental health services provided by her department.

Learn about this spring's biggest graduate event. 3MT is an international competition for graduate students to present their research. This first workshop will inform participants about the competition. Prospective graduate and graduate students at all stages are invited! 

Join the Graduate Education and Research Office for an informative workshop that will introduce you to graduate school admissions requirements and processes. We will discuss NMU graduate admissions requirements in addition to things you can expect from any graduate school.

Kirstin Beck from the Grants and Contracts Office presents information and tips about applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. 

This training helps make sense of the rules and regulations of research. This collaborative workshop will cover ethics and practices in research compliance for beginning researchers.