Initial Publication Date: February 17, 2020

Career Prep Workshop Grants

Application deadline has been extended to May 1, 2024.

The Preparing for an Academic Career workshop held annually at the Earth Educators' Rendezvous is an opportunity designed for graduate students who are interested in pursuing academic careers in the geosciences. Workshop leaders from a variety of institution types and career paths will provide guidance and information that will help participants to be stronger candidates for academic positions and to succeed in academic jobs.

Thanks to generous donations from NAGT members and donors, a Student Career Preparation Fund was established to support students attending the Preparing for an Academic Career workshop. Recognizing that preparing future educators is a crucial endeavor, this award is intended to help graduate students attend this workshop, with the aim of attaining workshop goals, including learning about:

  • academic careers in different educational settings in order to help chart their career path
  • the job search process, and how to strengthen their application, interview, CV, and communication skills
  • how to craft research and teaching statements
  • how to design effective lessons and find educational resources tailored for the geosciences, and
  • how to advance their research program.

In addition, the Earth Educators' Rendezvous includes many workshops and events that will be of interest to those preparing for an academic career in the geosciences. Notably, the conference is an opportunity to meet with scientists from around the country, and those interactions can help build a sense of connection to the larger community.

Application Details

Criteria for selection will start with first time graduate student applicants and those that show a demonstrated need. Stipends of $300 each are available for the 2024 workshop. Application deadline has been extended to May 1, 2024.

Monetary awards will be disbursed following the workshop. In order to receive the award, recipients are required to register for the Rendezvous and complete the entire workshop. Awards will be disbursed after the Rendezvous.

Please complete the application form to be considered for a stipend. Applications are due by May 1, 2024, and awardees will be notified as soon as possible prior to the early registration deadline.

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