GSD Announcements
2020 February 25

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.


  How to Write
  Predoctoral NIH Grant

  Acing the Interview

  Mark Your Calendars


  Work Life Resources


  GSD T-Pass Savings
  Apr - Sep 2020

  GSD Travel Awards
  May - Oct 2020

  GSD Career
  Consultations at CNY

  Still a PhD
  student at MGH?


1. LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! How to Write a Successful Predoctoral NIH Grant on Feb 26-
    GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

In this session, PhD student Alexandra Gold and Dr. Karen Miller will discuss the elements that go into a successful predoctoral application, including:
    •   how to pick a research project
    •   how to select mentors
    •   what to emphasize in a solid training plan

Facilitators: Alexandra K. Gold, Ph.D. Student, Clinical Fellow in Psychology
                 Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation, MGH
                 Karen K. Miller, MD, Laurie and Mason Tenaglia MGH Research Scholar
                 Professor of Medicine, HMS, Chief, Neuroendocrine Unit, MGH

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register by 4:00pm TODAY, Feb 25.

2. Acing Your Interview on March 5-
    GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series
    Co-sponsored with the Post Doctoral Division (PDD)

A career advancement seminar tailored for academic and non-academic interviews.

This educational seminar will provide tips and advice on:

    •  how to research the company and interviewers
    •  how to prepare potential interview questions
    •  how to customize your response to the interview questions
    •  how to create your own “elevator speech”
    •  how to handle behavioral interview questions
    •  how to succeed at your interview
    •  how to follow up after an interview

Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register by Fri, Feb 28.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Upcoming Program (Details to follow)

    •   GSD Lunch Seminar Travel Awards Winners Presentation
         Thu, Apr 22 - 12:00 to 1:00 pm
         Location: MGH Main Campus

  About the Work Life Resources page on the GSD website?

Click here to view housing resources to find options of where to live while you are in graduate school in the area!


1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: GSD T-Pass Savings April 2020 - September 2020 -
    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 program for a limited number of non-employee PhD students at MGH. Students eligible for Monthly LinkPass reimbursement will be chosen using a lottery system. Winners will be eligible to receive up to 6 months of reimbursement April 2020 through September 2020.

Please click here for the online application. Applications are due by Wed, Mar 11.

2. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MGRI GSD Travel Awards May to October 2020-
    Sponsored by the MGH Graduate Student Division

Would you like to get financial assistance to travel to a professional meeting?

The GSD is pleased to announce the call for MGRI Graduate Student Travel Awards to help you travel. This award will support travel to an academic/society meeting related to your academic advancement. 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 2020. 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 on Mar 11.

3. CAREER ADVICE: Individual consultations for MGH graduate students at CNY on March 11 -
    Sponsored by the MGRI Graduate Student Division

Are you interested in academic or career advice?

The MGRI Graduate Student Division's Interim Director Karen K. Miller, MD, Laurie and Mason Tenaglia MGH Research Scholar, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School is offering individual career consultations at Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 149 on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Please click here to sign up for your consultation no later than 4:00pm on Mar 6.

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.