GSD Announcements
2018 March 16

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
  Lunch Seminar

  Student Social
  Cookie Hour

  How to Identify
  Funding Opportunities


  Save the Date


  Call for
  GSD Travel
  Awards 2018

  Call for
  GSD T-Pass Savings
  Apr - Sep 2018

  Still a PhD
  student at MGH?


1. MGH Graduate Student Lunch Seminar on March 21 -
    Graduate Student Division Communication Series

Come support your fellow graduate students, GSD Travel Award October 2017 - March 2018 winners, who will present on their research. Come and mingle with your fellow graduate students and enjoy free lunch!

Presenter: Sebastian Friedrich Winter, PhD Candidate, Medicine and Neuroscience Program, Charité Medical University, Berlin, Germany; MGH Department of Neurology; Principal Investigator: Dr. Jorg Dietrich.

Presenter: Madeleine Jennewein, PhD Candidate, Virology Program, Harvard University;
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard; Principal Investigator: Dr. Galit Alter.

Presenter: Jiahe Zhang, PhD Candidate, Psychology Program, Northeastern University; MGH Department of Psychiatry, Center for Law, Brain & Behavior; Principal Investigator: Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett.

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Fri, Mar 16.

2. MGH Graduate Student Social Cookie Hour on Mar 30 -
    Graduate Student Division Seminar: Networking Series

Come to the graduate student cookie hour at MGH Yawkey Building! All graduate students are welcome!

Date: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register.

3. How To Identify Funding Opportunities using COS PIVOT on Apr 12 -
    Graduate Student Division Seminar: Communication Series

Are you a graduate student interested in finding new external funding opportunities for your research? Community of Science (COS) Pivot is a database of funding announcements from government, commercial and international sponsors.

At this seminar you will learn how to:
    •  Find grant opportunities to support your research
    •  Find awards, scholarships, and travel support opportunities for you
    •  Set up COS Funding Alert for weekly, individualized notifications based on your needs/interests
    •  Learn how to describe your research interest in the context of funding opportunities

Facilitator: Amy Robb, Associate Director for Prospective Research and Funding Opportunities, Corporate and Foundation Relations, MGH Development Office

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Registration is required, please register here by Fri, Apr 6.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Upcoming Program (Details to follow)-

    •   How to Give a Talk
         Thu, May 3 • 12:00 to 1:00 pm
         Location: MGH Main Campus


1. LAST CALL! Call for Applications: MGH Graduate Student Division Travel Awards May to October 2018 due Mar 16-
    Sponsored by the MGH Graduate Student Division

Recognizing that one of the obstacles to career advancement is the challenge of traveling while in graduate school and doing research, the MGH Graduate Student Division within the CFD's Office for Research Career Development established the GSD Travel Awards to help you travel.

This award will support travel to an academic/society meeting related to his/her academic advancement possible. The award is open to PhD graduate students who are currently doing research at MGH and who have plans to attend a professional meeting between May and October 2018. Funding is intended to help defray registration, transportation and accommodation costs for the students while traveling only. Winners will present at an MGH student seminar.

Please click here for more information. Applications are due by 4:00pm TODAY, Mar 16.

2. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: GSD T-PASS SAVINGS Apr through Sep 2018 due Mar 23-
    Sponsored by the MGH Graduate Student Division

Are you interested in saving on your monthly T-Pass?

The MGH Graduate Student Division (GSD) is offering savings on the Monthly LinkPass to support scholarly activities of PhD graduate students who are currently doing research at MGH. The T-Pass Savings is a lottery program for a limited number of non-employee PhD students at MGH.

Please click here for more information. Applications are due by 4:00pm on Fri, Mar 23.

3. Are you still a PhD student at MGH?-

As we look to ensure the accuracy of our mailing list please click here if you are no longer a PhD graduate student at MGH.