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The Graduate School Diversity Promotion Grant supports diversity promotion activities within a graduate program. The Graduate School has received a gift of $1,000 to award during the 2022-2023 academic year. Diversity promotion activities could include, but are not limited to, a unique recruitment activity, a guest speaker who brings diverse perspectives to a graduate program, or professional development activities that enhance diversity within the program. Applications should include a one page summary of the proposed activity, including the requested amount of funding. A co-authored, single proposal should come from the graduate coordinator and department chair. Applications are due to the Graduate School by Wednesday, October 27, 2023 and may be sent to Myra Taylor via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Generously established by Dr. Carol Hamand-Stephens, daughter of the first dean of EIU’s Graduate School L. M. Hamand, and the Hamand family, the Hamand Fund for Innoviation in Graduate Studies was created to strengthen Eastern Illinois University’s graduate education programming.
For the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year, $3,000 will be available to award through this fund. Nominations for this award, which may be used to bring new distinction and heightened recognition to your graduate program, can include innovative programming concepts or implementation of new strategies that will enhance the graduate program and graduate students’ experiences.
Nomination proposals should establish how the funding will be used in the upcoming academic year to achieve the stated goals. Please direct all nominations to Myra Taylor (email@example.com) by 4:30 p.m., March 29, 2024.
Purpose: The Ranes Mentor Award recognizes faculty who exemplify the highest ideals of the engaged faculty member. The award honors faculty whose mentoring serves as an example to the graduate community by combining a commitment to scholarship, professional, clinical or creative work with innovative and effective graduate teaching. Recipients of the Ranes Award contribute to their discipline through the development of their own scholarship or creative activity alongside that of their students. By maintaining active engagement within their field to bring graduate students into the discipline, exemplary graduate mentors leverage their own professional, disciplinary and academic networks to the advantage of new scholars, professionals and creative artists.
Nomination Process: Each nomination requires submission of a nomination letter from a graduate candidate. A complete packet will include:
Complete Packets: Complete nomination packets are limited to six pages excluding the course syllabus and curriculum vita. Packets can be delivered oe emailed to Myra Taylor, 1213 Blair Hall or emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline: 4:30 p.m. February 23, 2024.
Number: One candidate will be selected from those nominated.
Selection: Award recipients are selected by the Council on Graduate Studies Ranes Review Board. The board will include seven members; five graduate faculty and two graduate candidates. The faculty representatives will include the Ranes Scholar from the previous year and one faculty representative from each of the four colleges appointed by the dean of The Graduate School. The two graduate students will be the current GSAC president and the Graduate School student dean. Members of the board on any given year cannot be nominees or write letters of support for the Ranes Award nominees.
Recognition: The Ranes Award recipient will be recognized during the Distinguished Graduate Students Awards Ceremony and may be invited to provide the keynote address on advancing graduate education at Eastern Illinois University during the Annual Meeting of the Council on Graduate Studies and Graduate Coordinators in the Fall.