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Submission and Formatting 101: Master the Dissertation, Thesis, and Report Process

Students who are completing a dissertation, thesis, or report are invited to join the Graduate School to learn about the resources available to them to assist in scheduling their defense, formatting their documents, and submitting their documents.  In one afternoon, you can learn everything you need to be successful and complete your degree in a timely fashion!  Faculty and staff who assist students with submissions are also welcome to attend.  Attend the entire event, or stop in for the seminar that interests you.

  • When: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 1 – 5pm (see detailed schedule below)
  • Who: Students completing a dissertation, thesis or report; faculty and staff who assist students with submission
  • Where: MUB Ballroom A; (register to attend online and receive participation instructions)
  • Registration: Please register to receive handouts via email or attend online. The seminar will be available online as well as on campus.

If you are unable to join us, the event will be taped and available online after the event. The previous semester’s seminars are always available online.

Information on submitting, formatting, and more can be found online for dissertations and theses or reports.

Detailed schedule

  • 1 – 2pm – Submission 101
    Learn what is required to submit your document to the Graduate School and the deadlines for the upcoming semester.  Best for students who are completing their degree this semester or next semester.
  • 2 – 2:45pm – Formatting 101: Using the Guide and Word Template
    Learn how to find what you need in the Guide and use a Word template to create a perfectly formatted document the first time. LaTeX resources will be referenced, but not emphasized.
  • 2:45 – 3pm: Break
    Enjoy snacks and network with other attendees
  • 3 – 3:45pm: Formatting 102: Checking and fixing your document
    Learn how to use Adobe Acrobat to check your document to ensure it meets our formatting requirements and correct it without recreating the PDF.
  • 3:45-4:45pm: Formatting 103: Copyright for your dissertation, thesis, and report
    Learn how to use copyrighted materials in your document, including papers you have published as well as materials created by someone else.
  • 4:45 – 5pm: Final questions
    Have a question that hasn’t been answered yet? We’ll be available to answer any additional questions you have.

Fall 2019 PHF Graduate Assistantship Nominations Open

Applications for fall 2019 PHF Graduate Assistantships are being accepted and are due no later than 4pm, June 25, 2019 to the Graduate School. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online. Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a PhD student participating in health-related research that is aligned with the PHF’s mission.
  2. Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application.
  3. Must be 2 years after starting the graduate program at the time of application.
  4. Must not be a prior recipient of a PHF Graduate Assistantship.

Priority will be given to students originally from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, or Ontonagon counties. Non-resident students and international students are encouraged to apply if their health research is applicable to health needs and job shortages of our local community (obesity research, rural health, medical informatics, drug delivery and lab testing, physical therapy, etc.).

These assistantships are available through the generosity of the Portage Health Foundation. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD talent in health-oriented research areas. Applicants should be a catalyst for promoting and improving the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, and Ontonagon communities through one of the following:

  • health research and technology development
  • health education or preventive and wellness initiatives
  • rural healthcare access, informatics, and assessment of care

Students who receive full support through a PHF Graduate Assistantship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a PHF Graduate Assistantship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.


Fall 2019 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for fall 2019 finishing fellowships are being accepted and are due no later than 4pm, June 26, 2019 to the Graduate School. Please email applications to gradschool@mtu.edu.

Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online. Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a PhD student.
  2. Must expect to finish during the semester supported as a finishing fellow.
  3. Must have submitted no more than one previous application for a finishing fellowship.
  4. Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application.

Finishing Fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Plan. The Graduate School anticipates funding up to ten fellowships with support ranging from $2000 to full support (stipend + tuition). Students who receive full support through a Finishing Fellowship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a Finishing Fellowship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.


Nominations open for the 2019 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. Please submit nominations to the Graduate School no later than 4pm, June 6, 2019, following our online instructions. This year, nominations are being accepted from dissertations in the fields of:

  1. Biological and Life Sciences
  2. Humanities and Fine Arts

Michigan Tech may nominate one student in each field. PhD students who have completed all of their degree requirements between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2019, are eligible. The fields of competition for 2020 will be Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering; and Social Sciences.

Nominations must be delivered to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School no later than 4 p.m. on June 6, 2019; e-mail nominations to gradschool@mtu.edu are preferred.  Contact Debra Charlesworth (gradschool@mtu.edu) if you have any questions about the competition.


Michigan Tech Gold & Black Give Back: 24-Hour Giving Challenge April 11

Please support the Graduate School Alumni Challenge. If we receive 50 donations of any size the Michigan Tech Alumni Board will donate $5,000 to the Graduate School Emergency Fund. To make your donation on April 11th, please visit the Gold and Black Give Back website, scroll down to the Graduate School Alumni Challenge and click on the trophy icon.

Your donation will be used to assist graduate students with emergencies or financial hardships outside of their control. The Emergency Fund has assisted over 20 graduate students in the last year. We look forward to your support.

Go Huskies!


Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Tech with a Design Thinking Workshop

Did you know there is a whole ecosystem of resources to tap into for your entrepreneurial and innovative ideas here on campus?
GSG is excited to host a cafe style information session about the resources provided by Tech’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem today, April 3, 2019, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) Room 202. Come learn about how graduate students can get involved in design thinking, Smartzone, Husky innovate and more!
The cafe information session will be followed by a design thinking workshop where you will get a chance to help GSG in a design thinking exercise about “How might [GSG] improve communication of key information to graduate students?” If you are tired of receiving GSG emails, this is YOUR chance to impact how we disseminate information.
Light refreshments will be provided for attendants.  Registration for the event is required, but there is still plenty of space!! Reserve your spot at the following link:



Superior Health Foundation Community Ambassadors in Health Scholarship

Do you know of students who are looking to:

  • Engage in community service locally
  • Build hands-on skills and knowledge in community health and wellness
  • Join a learning community that reflects on community service, health and wellness

Students interested in contributing to the health and wellness of the local community should consider applying for the Superior Health Foundation Community Ambassadors in Health Scholarship.

Undergraduate scholarship recipients will receive $500 for the semester they participate in the program. Graduate scholarship recipients will receive $1,000.

Students will partner with a service-oriented organization, such as those that address health care, food security, mental health, obesity, health education or environmental health.

Residents of the Upper Peninsula are especially encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration. Check out our site for more detailed information on eligibility and how to apply.

This scholarship opportunity is made possible through the generosity of the Superior Health Foundation, and all enrolled Michigan Tech students may apply.

The application deadline is Monday, April 15.

If you have any questions, contact Kari Henquinet.


2019 Ford C3 Contest is Open!

On behalf of Farah Harb, Ford Fund Global  Education Programs Analyst, we invite you to submit a proposal for the 2019 Ford College Community Challenge (C3), an innovative national challenge-grant initiative.  As a member of the Ford Blue Oval Network, you understand the importance of community-enriching projects for individuals and students.

This grant is designed to work with colleges to catalyze student-led, neighborhood-building projects that address pressing local needs through the theme “Making Lives Better.” Ford will choose up to 10 outstanding proposals that will receive a $25,000 grant to implement their ideas.

How to Enter

We look forward to reading your ideas. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for Ford C3-related news.

If you have any questions, please direct emails  to  fordscholarscampbellmarketing.services