Graduate Community News
Stay up-to-date on what's happening in the Graduate School community with Grad NODES (News, Opportunities, Deadlines, Events, and Spotlight). Grad NODES is the official communications source for the Graduate School community of students, graduate advisors, and graduate coordinators. While the official newsletter will be disseminated by email, all editions can be accessed below.
Thesis and Dissertation Workshop
Monday, September 25, 2023
105 Tureaud Hall
Morning Session: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Fall 2023 Virtual Workshop Series
September 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2023
Gain valuable skills to successfully apply for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship at our annual workshop series.
The NSF GRFP is a prestigious three-year grant that provides students with a $37,000 yearly stipend plus $16,000/year in a cost of education allowance to the institution. Undergraduate seniors and early career graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about the fellowship program and sign up for the workshop series below.
U.S. Citizen, national, or permanent resident
|Chemistry||Life Sciences||Social Sciences|
|Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering||Materials Research||Psychology|
|Engineering (all subfields)||Mathematical Sciences||STEM Education and Learning Research|
|Geosciences||Physics and Astronomy|
NSF GRFP Deadlines
|October 16||Life Sciences|
|October 17||Computer Sciences, Social Sciences, Psychology, STEM Education, and Materials Research|
|October 20||Chemistry, Geosciences, Math, and Physics|
Zoom Workshop Schedule
Thursday, September 7, 2023, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Introduction and Overview Event
Learn about graduate fellowships and the GRFP application process
Thursday, September 14, 2023, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Develop Your Research Statement
Learn strategies and writing prompts to help you develop the broader impacts and intellectual
merit of your research statement
Thursday, September 21, 2023, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Develop Your Personal Statement
Gain tips on how to write your personal statement using a high–impact written communication
style that will get your application noticed
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Student Panel Event
Hear from LSU students who have previously received the NSF GRFP as they share their experiences from the application process, provide advice, and answer your questions
Dr. Fahui Wang: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Graça Vicente: email@example.com
LSU Office of Research and Economic Development and the Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School
New Graduate Student Orientation
For new graduate students admitted in the Spring 2023, Summer 2023, and Fall 2023
2023 Orientation Details
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Time: Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bo Campbell Auditorium of the LSU Cox Communications Center for Student-Athletes
Luncheon: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC)
Enter on the South concourse (use the stairs to the right if facing the PMAC).
Click on the button below to access the handbook and orientation details.
Important Dates & Deadlines: November 2023
November 2, 2023
November 3, 2023
November 16, 2023
November 22, 2023
November 27, 2023