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Graduate School Professional Development

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The UNH Graduate School is committed to providing students with relevant and exciting professional development opportunities throughout the year; visit our Professional Development Calendar of Events to see what we'll be working on next!

Graduate Research Conference Spring 2017

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Over 200 UNH graduate students, from all academic disciplines, will present at the GRC. The presentations showcase the results of their scholarly, engaged, and creative research in multiple venues at both UNH's Durham and Manchester campuses.


Bye Waste, Hellow Warmth

At UNH’s Organic Dairy Research Farm, UNH researchers, including Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) recipient, Matt Smith, have launched an innovative composting program that provides a high-quality compost product and captures the heat energy for use elsewhere on the farm. To learn more watch the video.

DYF and STAF Applications are Open

Applications for Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) and Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship (STAF) are now open. For more information, admission deadlines and application instructions, please see our Graduate Aid Forms and Processes page.

Award Nomination Forms are Available

The Graduate School holds competitions for annual awards that are designed to recognize distinguished faculty mentors, teaching assistants, and graduate students' creative contributions to research and scholarship within their fields of study. For more information, please see our Graduate Aid Forms and Processes page.

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Upcoming Events

Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship

Come learn strategies to build an effective application for the Summer TA Fellowship Award. There are a total of 50 awards and typically 115-130 students apply each year. Learn how to set your application apart from the rest! These fellowships are intended to support research or study during the summer for individuals who have held a TA position during the 2016-2017 academic year, and have performed exceptionally well as a TA and as a student. *Please note: You are not eligible for this award if you are a: RA, GA, or have not been a TA in which students have evaluated you as a teacher. For more information and to register please visit our Events & Workshop page.

End of Semester Holiday Social

You have worked hard this semester now treat yourself. Join Graduate Students Thursday December 15th from 7-9pm at the Thirsty Moose in Dover for an end of semester holiday gathering. There will be pizza and appetizers provided by the Graduate Student Senate.

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Academic Dates & Deadlines

Durham and Manchester Calendars

  • December 9: Last Day of classes (Durham)
  • December 12: Reading Day, Final Exams begin at 6:00pm
  • December 12: Last Day to submit final PhD dissertation or Master's Thesis to the Graduate School (December 2016 Graduation)
  • December 24, 2016-January 2, 2017: Winter Break - University Holiday - OFFICES CLOSED
  • December 28: January Term online classes and trips begin
  • December 31: Fall semester Graduation date (no ceremony)
  • January 3: January Term on campus classes begin
  • January 16: MLK Day; UNH Closed
  • January 20: January Term classes end

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