Academic Enrichment Programs

SGS offers a variety of academic enrichment programs to help graduate students stay on track and fulfill required training from Federal funding agencies.

Graduate Writing Program

Graduate Writing Program - The Graduate Writing Program’s mission is to support graduate students of all disciplines in their current and future writing goals, from coursework papers to scholarly articles and dissertations.

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RELI programs

The Rutgers English Language Institute (RELI) supports multilingual English language learners in all stages of their academic careers including graduate students.  We strive to create a community of university partners by fostering cross-cultural and cross-linguistic programming across Schools and Programs, contributing to Rutgers University’s efforts to become a truly global institution.

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Responsible Conduct of Research Training

The School of Graduate Studies offers a spring Ethical Scientific Conduct course for early phase graduate students as well as a Refresher course for 5th-year students for the purposes of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training that is compliant with NIH requirements. 

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Rigor and Reproducibility Training

Sound experimental design and the application of appropriate statistical analysis is critical to ensuring the reproducibility of scholarly work.  SGS provides several courses to allow for compliance with NIH policies on training in these topics. 

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Summer Enrichment for Grant Applications

The GradFund Mentoring Program is a summer program designed to help you develop a competitive fellowship or grant application.  We offer two different programs:  one for early career fellowships and another for dissertation-level research grants and fellowships.

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Communicating Science Course

The goal of this course is to help graduate students develop an advanced ability to communicate their research clearly and accurately and to emphasize its value and significance to diverse audiences. Course design includes classroom instruction supplemented with improvisation, video recordings, and ample opportunity for students to practice and receive immediate, constructive feedback in a supportive environment.

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Individual Development Plans

The purpose of IDPs is two-fold: 1) IDPs provide a structure to systematically identify training needs and competencies, establish tangible research goals, and take stock of annual progress.  Thus, IDPs help trainees stay on track with their research, paper, and grant writing, and skill development. 2) IDPs help educate trainees as to various career options, define career goals, and create an annual plan to attain those career goals.

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Resources & Classes for NIH Fellowship Applications

In addition to GradFund which is an excellent resource, the graduate school is happy to assist faculty and students with materials for NIH fellowship (F30/31/32) and NSF applications as well as training grants (T32). 

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