School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies

The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS’, the Graduate School at the University of Louisville, advocates for graduate education, graduate students, and interdisciplinary programs, promotes the teaching and training of post baccalaureate students, establishes minimum guidelines for graduate education that maintain high standards, and oversees policies for administering graduate education at the University of Louisville, partners with the academic units to support graduate students, financially and professionally, works with academic and support units to recruit, retain, and prepare students for successful careers.

We invite you to support some of our efforts designed to support graduate education and graduate students at UofL. Please consider supporting one of the initiatives listed below.

PLAN: The PLAN graduate student professional development program helps students take charge of their own learning and development by offering opportunities and resources related to Professional Development, Life Skills, Academic Development, and Networking skills. PLAN helps graduate students think about what they need to be successful as they enter, move through, and move on from graduate education. Program efforts include:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Academy Part I, GTA Academy Part II, Grant Writing Academy, Entrepreneurship Academy, STEM GTA Academy, Community Engagement Academy, and Publishing Academy
  • 40-60 Workshops a Year, in five different tracks: Research, including reading and writing; Teaching; Leadership, including building self-awareness, interpersonal skills, communication, and administrative skills; and Career planning
  • One-on-One Consultations and Referrals
  • Online resources including assessment tools, opportunities for reflection and self-assessment, curated lists of professional development links and tools, and other pathways to success

The ACC Faculty Women of Color Conference: The FWCA conference offers women of color faculty, university administrators, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates a unique educational and professional opportunity to network, engage, and learn with peers from around the country. The two-day conference features prominent women of color scholars as keynote speakers, panelists, performers, and workshop facilitators. With a commitment to inclusive excellence, in Spring 2015, SIGS sent seven African American women to the National Women of Color in the Academy Conference at Virginia Tech. This conference provided attendees with tools to navigate perceptions and stereotypes as women of color in the academy, how to balance professional and personal needs, and inspire participants to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges along the way.

Retention Programs for Underrepresented Minorities in Graduate School: In an effort to recruit, retain, and support underrepresented minorities in graduate school, the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and the Director of Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Retention have produced significant programs and opportunities. Programs such as the:

  • Diverse, Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Welcome Day offering community, resources, and a personal network committed to ensuring the success of our incoming and current underrepresented graduate student population.
  • Celebration of Excellence in Graduate Diversity, collectively recognizing and celebrating the milestones of underrepresented graduate students who have completed their master’s degree, reached doctoral degree candidacy, and those who have completed their doctorate degree.
  • The Diversity Check-in-and-Connect is designed to monitor the academic and social progress of our underrepresented graduate student population, develop and identify proactive interventions for improvements in areas that will help increase student retention rates, provide one-on-one consultations and referrals, encourage a network of support for students across academic disciplines.
  • The Multicultural Association of Graduate Students (MAGS) is a formally established a Resident Student Organization (RSO) designed to enhance the support of underrepresented graduate students.

Graduate Student Research and Scholarships:One of the most important ways that SIGS contributes to graduate student success is through financial support. Current funding efforts include:

  • University fellowship program continues to fund over 100 students a year
  • Provide tuition to up to 619 departmentally funded students
  • Provide additional tuition mat awards to between 60-100 students each year
  • Doctoral Dissertation Completion grants have funded between 10-30 students completing dissertations each year
  • Provide up to $30,000 in travel money for graduate students through Graduate Student Council (GSC)
  • Helped GSC establish and administer a graduate student small grant program that provided grants of up to $300 to help students fund a research project
  • Fund graduate research awards for Research!Louisville and CODRE
  • Sponsor the Dissertation Writing Retreat held at the Writing Center each May since 2012, as well as a virtual retreat

 

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Rank Fund Designation Gifts
1 raiseRED 66
2 Fund for UofL for A&S 44
3 COB Community Outreach 37
4 Novak Center for Children's Health 23
5 Miracle Monocle 22
6 Gifts for Alumni Services 18
7 Gifts to Women's Center 14
8 Bornwasser Student Emergency Fund 14
9 MFA Space Rental Portland 14
10 Fund for UofL for Speed School 12
11 Library Gift Fund 12
12 Speed Scholarship Fund 12
13 Speed Alumni Network 9
14 A&S Scholarships Fund 9
15 Fund for Speed School 7
16 Fund for UofL for Kent 6
17 Fund for UofL for CEHD 6
18 Fund for UofL for Business 5
19 Athletics Gifts 5
20 B.G. Hart Endowment for Diversity 5
21 Green Fund for UofL 5
22 REACH Programming Gift Fund 5
23 Alternative Service Breaks 5
24 Education Scholarships 5
25 Fund for UofL for Medicine 4
26 AAAC Scholarship Fund 4
27 Study Abroad 4
28 International Center Gift Fund 3
29 Marching Band General Fund 3
30 Human Rights Advocacy Program 3
31 Board of Advisors Emergency Scholarship 3
32 Fund for UofL for Music 3
33 Owen's Wish Fund 3
34 Cards SPEAK 3
35 Fund for UofL for Nursing 3
36 Birthing Simulator Initiative 3
37 MBA Alumni Network 2
38 ASCE Steel Bridges 2
39 Fund for UofL for Law 2
40 Women's Alumni Council 2
41 International Service Learning 2
42 Randy Mueller Scholarship 2
43 Fund for Speed School 2
44 Orthodontics Alumni Network 1
45 Kent Classroom Renovation Fund 1
46 Harvey & Sarah Johnston Scholarship Fund 1
47 CII Gift Fund 1
48 Law Alumni Network 1
49 REACH Equipment Upgrades 1
50 Kent Alumni Network 1
51 Pensacola Alumni Network 1
52 Johnson-Campion Scholarship 1
53 ACC Faculty Women of Color Conference 1
54 Fund for UofL for Business 1
55 SPHIS 1
56 CEHD International Experiences Gift Fund 1
57 Fund for UofL for Business 1
58 McConnell - Alumni Rewading Room 1
59 Community Music Program 0
60 JGBCC Greatest Need 0
61 UofL Parent's Fund 0
62 Music Therapy Gifts 0
63 Moot Court Gift Funds 0
64 Gifts to Health and Sports Sciences 0
65 LaRocca Endowed Chair 0
66 Chicago Area Alumni Scholarship 0
67 Bowling Green Area Alumni Scholarship 0
68 Baer Scholarship 0
69 Northern KY Alumni Network 0
70 Boston Alumni Network 0
71 Wagge Dane Scholarship 0
72 Arizona Network 0
73 Army ROTC Council 0
74 UPA Alumni Council 0
75 LGBT Alumni Network 0
76 Dental Hygiene Legacy Fund 0
77 Music Alumni Network 0
78 Ophthalmology Alumni Network 0
79 International Network 0
80 Fund for Speed School 0
81 SPHIS Undergraduate Support 0
82 Kansas City Alumni Network 0
83 Chattanooga Alumni Network 0
84 Seattle Alumni Network 0
85 Fund for UofL for CEHD 0
86 Madisonville Alumni Network 0
87 Owensboro Alumni Scholarship 0
88 Pikeville Alumni Network 0
89 St. Louis Alumni Network 0
90 New York Alumni Network 0
91 Charlotte Alumni Network 0
92 Raleigh-Durham Alumni Network 0
93 Columbus Area Alumni Scholarship 0
94 Philadelphia Alumni Network 0
95 Dallas Alumni Network 0
96 Houston Alumni Network 0
97 Nashville Alumni Network 0
98 Washington DC Alumni Network 0
99 William G Caldwell Scholarship 0
100 San Francisco Area Alumni Scholarship 0
101 Denver AlumniNetwork 0
102 Miami Alumni Network 0
103 Orlando Area Alumni Scholarship 0
104 Tampa-St Petersburg Area Alumni Scholarship 0
105 Atlanta Alumni Network 0
106 RBAA Endowment Fund 0
107 Clinc, Laboratories, & Classroom Improvements 0
108 Dental Hygiene Scholarships 0
109 Compassionate Care Fund (Children) 0
110 African American Scholarship 0
111 Electrical & Computer Engineering 0
112 Cressman Center for Visual Arts 0
113 Kent Doctoral Program Fund 0
114 Marketing Gift Fund 0
115 AAAC Scholarship Fund 0
116 SGA Miscellaneous Gift Fund 0
117 Pancreatic Cancer Research 0
118 Prosthodontics 0
119 Urology Gift Fund 0
120 LBST - A&S 0
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Rank Fund Designation Gifts
1 Fund for UofL for A&S 13
2 COB Community Outreach 10
3 Fund for UofL for Speed School 7
4 Novak Center for Children's Health 6
5 Bornwasser Student Emergency Fund 6
6 Miracle Monocle 6
7 Gifts for Alumni Services 4
8 Fund for UofL for CEHD 4
9 Speed Scholarship Fund 4
10 Speed Alumni Network 3
11 Fund for UofL for Kent 3
12 Green Fund for UofL 3
13 REACH Programming Gift Fund 3
14 MFA Space Rental Portland 3
15 Fund for UofL for Medicine 2
16 Library Gift Fund 2
17 Gifts to Women's Center 2
18 Board of Advisors Emergency Scholarship 2
19 A&S Scholarships Fund 2
20 Alternative Service Breaks 2
21 Fund for Speed School 2
22 Athletics Gifts 1
23 Kent Classroom Renovation Fund 1
24 International Center Gift Fund 1
25 Owen's Wish Fund 1
26 Marching Band General Fund 1
27 Law Alumni Network 1
28 Fund for UofL for Business 1
29 International Service Learning 1
30 MBA Alumni Network 1
31 REACH Equipment Upgrades 1
32 Randy Mueller Scholarship 1
33 ASCE Steel Bridges 1
34 raiseRED 1
35 B.G. Hart Endowment for Diversity 1
36 Birthing Simulator Initiative 1
37 Fund for Speed School 1
38 McConnell - Civic Education 0
39 Fund for UofL for Law 0
40 Fund for UofL for Music 0
41 Fund for UofL for Nursing 0
42 SPHIS 0
43 Community Music Program 0
44 JGBCC Greatest Need 0
45 CEHD International Experiences Gift Fund 0
46 Harvey & Sarah Johnston Scholarship Fund 0
47 Human Rights Advocacy Program 0
48 UofL Parent's Fund 0
49 Music Therapy Gifts 0
50 Moot Court Gift Funds 0
51 CII Gift Fund 0
52 Fund for UofL for Business 0
53 Fund for UofL for Business 0
54 Cards SPEAK 0
55 Study Abroad 0
56 LaRocca Endowed Chair 0
57 Chicago Area Alumni Scholarship 0
58 Bowling Green Area Alumni Scholarship 0
59 Baer Scholarship 0
60 Northern KY Alumni Network 0
61 Boston Alumni Network 0
62 Wagge Dane Scholarship 0
63 Arizona Network 0
64 Army ROTC Council 0
65 Kent Alumni Network 0
66 UPA Alumni Council 0
67 Orthodontics Alumni Network 0
68 LGBT Alumni Network 0
69 Education Scholarships 0
70 Dental Hygiene Legacy Fund 0
71 Music Alumni Network 0
72 Ophthalmology Alumni Network 0
73 International Network 0
74 Women's Alumni Council 0
75 Fund for Speed School 0
76 SPHIS Undergraduate Support 0
77 Pensacola Alumni Network 0
78 Kansas City Alumni Network 0
79 Chattanooga Alumni Network 0
80 Seattle Alumni Network 0
81 Fund for UofL for CEHD 0
82 Madisonville Alumni Network 0
83 Owensboro Alumni Scholarship 0
84 Pikeville Alumni Network 0
85 St. Louis Alumni Network 0
86 New York Alumni Network 0
87 Charlotte Alumni Network 0
88 Raleigh-Durham Alumni Network 0
89 Columbus Area Alumni Scholarship 0
90 Philadelphia Alumni Network 0
91 Dallas Alumni Network 0
92 Houston Alumni Network 0
93 Nashville Alumni Network 0
94 Washington DC Alumni Network 0
95 William G Caldwell Scholarship 0
96 San Francisco Area Alumni Scholarship 0
97 Denver AlumniNetwork 0
98 Miami Alumni Network 0
99 Orlando Area Alumni Scholarship 0
100 Tampa-St Petersburg Area Alumni Scholarship 0
101 Atlanta Alumni Network 0
102 AAAC Scholarship Fund 0
103 RBAA Endowment Fund 0
104 Clinc, Laboratories, & Classroom Improvements 0
105 Dental Hygiene Scholarships 0
106 Compassionate Care Fund (Children) 0
107 African American Scholarship 0
108 Johnson-Campion Scholarship 0
109 Kent Doctoral Program Fund 0
110 Retention Programs for Underrepresented Minorities in Graduate School 0
111 Marketing Gift Fund 0
112 Mechanical Engineering 0
113 Education Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development 0
114 AAAC Scholarship Fund 0
115 Gifts for University Writing Center 0
116 SGA Miscellaneous Gift Fund 0
117 Pancreatic Cancer Research 0
118 Prosthodontics 0
119 Urology Gift Fund 0
120 LBST - A&S 0
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