Announcements: December 18, 2017



"Degree Only" Graduation Candidates for Spring 2018: Please submit your Application for Degree to the Graduate School this week. Please visit the Graduate Calendars to review important dates and deadlines for Spring 2018.


Important announcement for all graduate assistants who select payroll deduction in Spring 2018: Spring semester payroll deductions will now occur in the months of January through April. This change will alleviate obstacles experienced with May payroll deductions due to employment separations at the end of the semester. If you have any questions, please contact or  



Conversations with the Dean

The weekly Conversations with the Dean for graduate students and faculty will resume on Friday, January 12 from 12 - 1 p.m. in the foyer of David Boyd Hall. Come meet with Dean Michelle Massé to discuss your questions, suggestions, and ideas.


LSU Shreveport 3rd Annual Regional Student Scholars Forum

LSU Shreveport will host the 3rd Annual Student Scholar Forum on March 2, 2018. Graduate students from universities in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas are invited to join LSU Shreveport students in presenting research and/or creative work in arts, humanities, business, natural sciences, education, and social sciences. Poster or oral presentations will be accepted. The event flyer and call for papers are attached, and the deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2018.



Office of Research Engagement Graduate Assistantship

The Office of Research Engagement is seeking a Graduate Assistant to begin as soon as possible. This Graduate Assistant will provide a wide range of administrative support for the Director and Assistant Director of Research Engagement. Duties include gathering and organizing data for projects and reporting, assisting with facilitation of undergraduate research programs, updating the office website, and assisting with other projects as needed. Preferred skills include working knowledge of Adobe and Microsoft Office Suite, high level of experience in Excel, excellent communication skills, creative and analytical thinking skills, and attention to detail. Click here for more information and to apply.


Doctoral Student Research Assistant Position

One or more graduate Research Assistant positions are available in systems and controls, as part of Professor Malisoff's US National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering funded research projects. For the first year, the selected students will receive financial support including a full tuition remission, with continued availability of this support for up to 3 years contingent on satisfactory progress and the availability of funds. Applicants should send their CV as a .pdf file with contact information for three references, a plain text statement of interest, and a .pdf with a list of courses taken to To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Click here to see a full description of the position.



U.S. Department of Energy Scholars Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications. The program introduces students and recent college graduates to DEO mission and operations. Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas and the development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts among other benefits. The application deadline  is Friday, December 15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Click here for more information.


U.S. Department of Solar Energy Innovators Program

The Solar Energy Innovators Program is seeking applicants interested in researching innovative solutions to the challenges faced by utilities, energy service providers, and public utilities commissions (PUCs) to adapt to a system with increasing levels of solar and other distributed energy resources. Innovators selected for the program will conduct hands-on, practical research and development on-site at a utility, energy service provider, or PUC host institution. The Solar Energy Innovators Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO). The application deadline is Monday, January 8, 2018, at 11:59 PM EST. For questions call Taylor Pitchford at 865-574-4806 or email at


2018 Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

A summer fellowship opportunity is available in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Chamblee Campus in Atlanta, Georgia. DLS provides laboratory support that improves the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins. Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, the selected participant will use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to address topics relevant to public health. This will allow the participant to gain hands-on experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of its applications to public health. The application deadline is Friday, January 19, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. EST. Visit the website to learn more about the fellowship. If you have questions, send an email to Please include reference code CDC-NCEH-2018-0013 in your email.


The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each. Since 2003, the program has awarded 70 postdoctoral women scientists over $3.5 million in grants. Applications for the 2018 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Program will open on December 4, 2017, and are due by February 2, 2018. Visit the website for application instructions and for more information.


Louisiana Transportation Research Center 2018 TIRE Proposal

The Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) invites proposals for small-scale, exploratory research in all fields of transportation science, engineering, and education normally supported by LTRC. The submission deadline is February 16, 2018. Awards are for a maximum amount of $30,000, and for a 12-month period to begin on or after July 1, 2018. Learn more about LTRC forms and publications.


National Academy of Science - Early Career Research Fellowships

The Gulf Research Program’s Early Career Research Fellowship supports emerging scientific leaders as they take risks on research ideas not yet tested, pursue unique collaborations, and build a network of colleagues who share their interest in improving offshore energy system safety and the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems. Because the early years of a researcher’s career are a critical time, the relatively unrestricted funds and mentoring this fellowship provides help recipients navigate this period with independence, flexibility, and a built-in support network. The deadline is February 21, 2018. Learn more about the Early Career Research Fellowship.


National Academy of Science - Science Policy Fellowships

The Gulf Research Program’s Science Policy Fellowship program helps scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand experience at the interface of science and policy as they spend one year on the staff of federal, state, local, or non-governmental environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, and public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region. With the guidance of a mentor, fellows delve into activities like research, evaluation, restoration planning, stakeholder outreach, and policy development and learn what it takes to make scientific information not just useful but useable. Meanwhile, host offices get a talented technical expert with a fresh perspective and a new network of contacts across the Gulf of Mexico region. The deadline to apply is March 14, 2018. Learn more about the Science Policy Fellowships. Workspace

You can now begin submitting proposals to federal agencies using Workspace. In order to submit a proposal using Workspace, you will need to register and create an account. Please follow the steps below:

1. Go to
2. You will receive an email to confirm you email address.
3. After registering, you will be asked “How would you like to proceed?” You will need to click “Add Organization Applicant Profile” and enter LSU’s DUNS number 075050765.
4. The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) will then be notified to affiliate your account with LSU. 



The LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes

The LSU Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes seeks Content Tutors, Strategy Tutors, and a Graduate Assistant to begin in the Spring 2018. Content Tutors work with students in a specific course to clarify learning problems and implement strategies that aid learning. Strategy Tutors engage students in developing and implementing strategies to enhance their learning and successfully manage course objectives and tasks across several courses simultaneously. The Tutorial Graduate Assistantship availability varies from semester to semester, but generally fall within content areas most requested by students (ACCT, ECON, FIN, ISDS, KIN, MATH). Both Content and Strategy Tutors may pick their own hours of availability, and are asked to work between 5-20 hours per week. Graduate Assistants may also build their own tutoring schedules, but will need to fill 20 hours per week and have availability during peak times. For information about the Tutorial Program, please visit the website or click here to see full job descriptions. Additional questions may be sent to



If you have any announcement about events, fellowships, jobs or any news specific to graduate students, please send your information to Chelsey Hutchins at by noon on Thursday, December 21. Please refer to our guidelines for announcement submissions for more information.