Current Graduate Student Resources
Resources, tools, and services
Each year during the spring semester, the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources sponsors a Graduate Student Research Forum. This event is an opportunity for graduate students to present their research, sharpen their skills, and compete for prizes.
The Council advises the Office of the Dean on issues related to graduate education and needs of graduate students and develops, promotes, and implements special programs, events, seminars, and social events that enhance the graduate experience.
External grants, fellowships, teaching assistantships, scholarships, and departmental awards are some of the ways graduate students may find financial support for their research. Possible funding sources include:
- UConn Graduate School: Graduate Financial Assistance:Find graduate financial aid in three categories: merit-based fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships; need-based grants, loans, and employment; and non-need-based loans.
- National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT): NSF grants support doctoral candidates in the sciences and engineering.
- National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS): The undergraduate and graduate student fellowship program.
- EPA Grants and Fellowships: Find information on the Environmental Protection Agency grants and fellowship for graduate students such as the EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program
- National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschtein National Research Service Award
Office of the Vice President for Research provide information and support for:
- Sponsored program services
- Research integrity and compliance
- Cross campus collaboration
Support for Grant Proposals
CAHNR's Grants Development Office (GDO) is the central processing area for all sponsored research grant and contract proposals within the college. The GDO serves as a liaison between CAHNR graduate students who are submitting sponsored proposals and fellowships that require the Office for Sponsored Programs approval. The GDO provides advice and assistance with budget preparation, interpretation of sponsor guidelines and government regulations, and electronic proposal submission.
UConn tools for teaching, learning and research:
- Classroom technology
- Survey tools and assessments
- Recording technologies
- Software and mobile apps
- Collaboration/Virtual Meetings
National Job Bank Expands Services
The National Job Bank (a national online service for posting and finding positions within Extension, outreach, research, and higher education) is available to job seekers who have at least a bachelor’s degree and offers a look at position openings at universities and governmental agencies across the country. Among the new features is an alert system for job seekers. An individual can create a profile indicating the type of position and geographic region they are interested and receive an email message with positions matching their criteria at no cost. The site also links directly to the employers and the job descriptions. Both job seekers and employers need to register on the site to make full use of its capabilities. The site provides instructions and contact information.
The National Job Bank was started in 1994 by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service and moved to the Journal of Extension in 2003. National Job Bank is operated by Extension Journal, Inc., the nonprofit that publishes the Journal of Extension.
Careers with the USDA
View a list of recruitment resources including a Quick Reference Guide and specific information for veterans and employees with disabilities. You can also do a job search for all USDA vacancies currently promoted on USAJobs.gov. Careers with the United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Pathway Program for recent graduates
Through the USDA Pathway Program, USDA offers opportunities to “recent graduates” who have completed, within the past two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate. Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree—due to military service obligation—have six years after degree completion to apply.
The Jackson Laboratory
The Jackson Laboratory is experiencing tremendous growth! We employ the brightest and best people to support our mission. We are recruiting and hiring for each of our sites, Connecticut, Maine, California and remote positions. Full details available at: http://www.jax.org/careers/index.html
Facilities Operations offers a wide array of services:
- Submitting a facilities work order request
- Equipment form
- Transportation Services