February 15, 2022

We are pleased to announce the 6th and final Dissertation Institute (DI), an interactive workshop for underrepresented (African American, Native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) graduate students in engineering. The 2022 DI will take place June 11th – 17th on the University of Texas, Dallas campus.* The Institute is funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by University of Texas, Dallas and Virginia Tech. The primary goal is to address issues that prolong completion times for those at the dissertation proposal preparation and dissertation completion stages of the targeted population. 

The week-long event will focus on skills and strategies needed to successfully complete the dissertation process as well as provide networking opportunities to build connections for future collaborative career advancement. Institute participants will build new writing habits, work on their dissertation or dissertation proposal, and learn skills that will help them continue making progress when they return to their institutions. Participants will be housed in a private room; will share a bathroom with one other participant; receive meals; and be reimbursed for travel costs up to $500. As a part of the application process, participants will be asked to identify barriers that have impeded their progress to completing their dissertation and to provide suggestions for additional topics to be presented. 

We seek your assistance in identifying students who might benefit from participating in the Institute. The application deadline is April 1st. Please share the following link with students, faculty and any other colleagues who might assist us in announcing this wonderful opportunity:  https://www.dissertationinstitute.com/

If you have questions, please email them to dissertationinstitute@gmail.com.