How to Become an Editor, Grants for Grad Students, & More

Reminder: As current grad students are enrolling in Winter Quarter classes this week, don’t forget to check the course descriptions for Winter 2013 and Spring 2013. Many course times, locations, and descriptions have been updated– some of them very recently!


The English Department is excited to announce their next Career Panel: “How to Become an Editor.” This panel will take place on Tuesday, October 30th from 6:15-7:15 p.m. in Arts & Letters Hall room 308.  Panelists will include Donna Seaman, senior editor for Booklist, Jonathan Messinger, co-publisher of Featherproof Books, and Perrin Davis, senior vice president of editorial services at Agate Publishing. All are welcome and snacks will be provided. Click on the flyer for more information about the three panelists.


An important reminder for all MAE and MAWP students: You can request support funds for your research!

In 2010, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences established the Graduate Research Funding program (GRF). The GRF works to support DePaul graduate students in their pursuit of research and scholarship by covering expenses related to the planning, implementation, and dissemination of research and scholarship, both internal and external to the university community. Awards vary in amount up to $1500, depending on research activities: $1500 for international travel, $500 for domestic, and $300 for a research project. All full-time and part-time graduate students in good standing are eligible to apply. Students can only apply once in an academic year.

The GRF program helps support graduate students in activities specifically related to research, scholarship, and creative work, such as

  • Short-term travel expenses for research or creative work
  • Travel expenses to present papers at academic conferences

Applications are accepted four times a year during the academic year. The GRF is a re-imbursement system. Original receipts can be submitted both before and after conference presentations.

More information can be found at: and by asking MAE Director Prof. John Shanahan ( or MAWP Director Michele Morano (


The DePaul Office for Institutional Diversity and Equity is pleased to announce that DePaul University will again participate in the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship Program. For more than 20 years, the DFI program and its predecessor programs have provided competitive need-based fellowships to underrepresented minority students who are pursuing graduate degrees from a participating Illinois higher education institution. Seven DePaul graduate students currently receive the DFI fellowship and several DFI Alumni serve as faculty or administrators at DePaul.

Students who attended DePaul’s workshops in the past tended to prepare stronger applications. This year’s scheduled application workshops are on the following dates:


  • Monday, November 5, 2012
    10:00 – 12:00 a.m.    
    1 E. Jackson, Suite 8002

Lincoln Park:

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2012
    2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 325

You can reserve a space:  Click Here to RSVP for a DFI Application Workshop

The 2012-2013 DFI application will be available in November 2012 on the IBHE homepage More information about the DFI Fellowship, including eligibility information, is also the website also has eligibility information. DePaul students are required to submit the completed DFI Fellowship application to the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, 14, E. Jackson, Suite 800 on or before February 18th, 2013, 4:00 p.m. CST.

Selection of award recipients in this rigorous competition is based on a comprehensive review of the application materials. All academic fields at the master’s and doctoral level will be considered for this award; however, the DFI Program Board has established the following priorities:  applicants interested in obtaining a full-time instructional position in Illinois higher education, applicants in the first year of their graduate program, applicants pursuing degrees in any of the sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields, and applicants pursuing a doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree.

Full-time enrollment is required during the fellowship period. Fellows must pursue and accept a full-time position in teaching or administration at an Illinois post-secondary educational institution, Illinois higher education governing board, or an educational-related position at a state agency following the completion of their graduate program for at least the same number of years that they receive the fellowship.

Students who apply for the DFI Fellowship must demonstrate financial need. Therefore, they must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before being considered for the award.  The FAFSA for the 2013 academic year will be available online in January 2013, In order to meet the DFI application deadline, candidates should complete the online FAFSA application by February 1, 2013.


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