GSD Announcements
2014 December 18

The Graduate Student Division (GSD) within the Office for Research Career Development,
a branch of the Center for Faculty Development, was created to foster a graduate student community and to serve the practical needs of graduate students
from all academic institutions who are associated with basic and clinical research at MGH.


  MGH Grad Student
  Social Night

  Conflict Management
  at Work

  Save the date:
  How to Write
  a Successful
  Fellowship Application


  Harvard Innovation
  Labís Venture
  Incubation Program

  with the GSD

  Happy Holidays
  from the GSD Office


1. MGH Graduate Student Holiday Social Night TODAY, Dec 18-
    Sponsored by the MGH Graduate Student Division

Come meet and mingle with your fellow graduate students before holidays! Friends and families are welcome.

Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time: 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Location: Boston Beer Works, 112 Canal Street, Boston, MA

Please click here to register.

2. Conflict Management at Work on Jan 14-
    Graduate Student Division Seminar: Negotiation Series
    Co-Sponsored with the Center for Faculty Development

This seminar will explore the benefits of understanding conflict and provide a pragmatic, situational approach to conflict resolution. Melissa Brodrick will demonstrate how and when to use the conflict-handling styles effectively and coach participants to initiate productive dialogue to deal with conflict situations.

Facilitator: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson

Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Mon, Jan 5.

3. SAVE THE DATE: How to Write a Successful Fellowship Application on Feb 11-
    GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

We will discuss the elements that go into a successful Fellowship application, including how to pick a research project, how to select sponsors and mentors, and what to emphasize in a solid training plan.

Facilitator: Kristen K. Ellard, Ph.D., Clinical Fellow in Psychology
                Bipolar Clinic and Research Program Program, MGH

Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required. Please click here to register early.


1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Harvard Innovation Labís Venture Incubation Program due Jan 4-
    Presented by Harvard Innovation Lab

The Venture Incubation Program (VIP) is a 12-week program designed to help current Harvard students and postdoctoral fellows make progress on their entrepreneurial ventures. Students committed to building their venture among an engaging community at the i-lab are encouraged to apply. Selected teams will have access to VIP-only workshops, mentoring, resources and dedicated space at the i-lab.

VIP applications must be submitted by matriculated, degree-seeking Harvard students or current postdoc. The lead Harvard team member must have a presence at the i-lab on a regular basis.

Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Sun, Jan 4.

Please click here for information.

2. CONSULTATIONS: GSD is offering consultations for MGH graduate students -
    Graduate Student Division

Are you interested in academic or career advice?

Thilo Deckersbach, PhD, Director of the Graduate Student Division within the Office for Research Career Development is available for individual meetings to discuss your career advancement.

Please email to schedule a consultation.

We hope that you are able to take some time and enjoy the holidays
with your family and friends. We wish you warmest greetings of the Season
and every good wish for the coming year.

From all of us at the Center for Faculty Development
Office for Clinical Careers
Office for Research Career Development
- Graduate Student Division
Office for Women's Careers