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Ben Ware

  Ben Ware

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News and Events


  • Monday, January 26, 5:15-6:45pm in 104 Bowne Hall- Creating a Professional, Teaching, or Research Portfolio. This interactive workshop is designed for all graduate students with an interest in constructing, improving, or beginning to gather materials for a Teaching Portfolio. These portfolios are used in the application process for several awards and programs at Syracuse University (including Teaching Mentor, Outstanding TA, and the Certificate in University Teaching) and are sometimes required or supplemental aspects of job or grant applications. We will discuss how to create, organize, and present aspects of the portfolio including the teaching philosophy, instructional evaluations, and teaching materials. Please RSVP if you plan attend to Shawn Loner at by noon on Monday, January 26, 2015. An RSVP is not required but will help us plan accordingly.
  • Thursday, January 29, 5:00-6:30pm in 111 Bowne Hall- CUT Seminar Series: Effective and Efficient Assessment. This workshop, led by Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence Jerry Evensky (Economics), will focus on the purposes of and effective/efficient strategies for both formative and summative assessment that can inform your teaching tomorrow and beyond. Click here to register.
  • Friday, January 30, 12:00-1:00pm in 107 Hall of Languages- Career Services Just for Masters Series: How to Distinguish Yourself in a Job Interview. It's very exciting to get an opportunity to interview for a job or internship, but how do you make the most of it? Christina Faulkner will provide tips to help you stand out in your next interview.
  • Friday, January 30, 12:00pm in 220 Bowne Hall- Returning Teaching Mentor Application Deadline
  • Friday, January 30, 5:00pm in 220 Bowne Hall- Outstanding TA Nomination Deadline

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The Graduate School


The Graduate School offers over 200 degree programs among its 10 schools and colleges and awards approximately 1,600 Master's degrees each year. Since its founding in 1870, the Graduate School has been a leader in quality graduate education among its peers in higher education.

Programs of the Graduate School

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The Graduate School provides a year-round program of activities designed to enrich the educational programs and professional development of graduate students at Syracuse University. For more infromation on our various programs go to

View Graduate School Programs Calendar


New Graduate Students

From accepting your admission to making housing arrangements, the New Student Checklist will guide you in preparing for your arrival in Syracuse.

Graduate School Contacts

Graduate School Dean’s office: 443-2543

207 Bowne Hall, Syracuse NY, 13244-1200

Graduate Application Inquiries: 443-4492

212 Bowne Hall, Syracuse NY, 13244-1200

Graduate Awards: 443-1701

212 Bowne Hall, Syracuse NY, 13244-1200

Future Professoriate Program/Teaching Assistant Program/

English Language Proficiency Services: 443-1856

220 Bowne Hall, Syracuse NY, 13244-1200


Graduate Funding Opportunities

  • Funding Options: Fellowships, Assistantships, Scholarships for new or current students
  • Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive six-week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
    Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC and DC) and online section of the fellowship.
    Dates: All sections will be from 03/23/15 to 05/01/15
    Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students welcome. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
    For additional information, checkout our website, blog, Venture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.
  • The Labor Research and Action Network is pleased to announce a competition for seed grants ranging from $1500-$6,000 for graduate students and untenured faculty for research on U.S. labor-focused projects, broadly defined.  Proposals will be judged on the basis of overall quality, but projects with direct relevance to workers and worker rights organizations may be given priority.  Graduate student applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program, and students in all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes the following information:
    A brief project proposal (no more than two pages, single-spaced).
    A detailed budget that explains how seed funds will be used. LRAN grant money may not be used for overhead, tuition or fees at the applicant’s university. Funds will be disbursed as reimbursement for budgeted research expenses.
    If the proposed project is in collaboration with a union or other worker organization (not listed below), the name, email and phone number for the applicant’s contact at the organization. 
    Completed applications should be sent to with “LRAN New Scholars Research Grant” in the subject line. Grantees will be asked to report on their research at the annual LRAN Conference June 15-16 2015, for which travel expenses will be covered. Deadline for the application is January 31, 2015, with winners announced by March 15, 2015.
    For more information on LRAN, see
    Applicants are welcome to submit research projects of their own design, but are also encouraged to submit proposals that pursue one of the following topics associated with particular worker organizations:
    Workers' Interfaith Network would like to partner with a scholar to launch a comprehensive study on the status of black workers in Memphis;
    Arise Chicago wants to partner with a scholar to analyze the cost of wage theft to the state of Illinois;
    UCLA Black Worker Center would like to collaborate on a study of wage theft, discrimination and enforcement;
    The National Domestic Workers Alliance would like to partner with scholars interested in studying domestic workers in Connecticut and Houston, Texas.
    This document outlines these proposals in more detail and provides contact information for those organizations so that interested faculty and graduate students may connect with these organizations and apply for grants together.
  • The Institute for Critical Social Inquiry, which will be held at The New School, NYC on June 14-21, 2015, offers advanced doctoral students and junior faculty from around the world the opportunity to take part in a series of intensive seminars with eminent scholars on topics ranging from Heidegger to secularism to critical race theory. The ICSI's dream team of intellects includes Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at NSSR; Talal Asad, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center; and Patricia J. Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. All participants will be housed in shared residencies in The New School's University Center. PhD students in anthropology, sociology, philosophy, political science, history, English, comparative literature, area studies, race and ethnic studies and gender studies are encouraged to apply. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2015. To apply, visit the ICSI website at
  • IIE Announces Graduate Fellowships for Study in China- Beginning in August, graduate students enrolled in U.S. universities can apply through the Institute of International Education for support to conduct doctoral research at one of 15 prestigious universities in China under the Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship of the Confucius China Studies Program.  The fellowships are one component of an array of scholarships and fellowships offered by Hanban, which is a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. IIE has been selected to manage the recruitment and review of fellowship applications for students from U.S. universities. Learn More  For details on eligibility and the application process, visit
  • The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is pleased to announce a new initiative to better accommodate the interests and commitments of early career scholars. There is now an additional application cycle for a select number of 2015-2016 postdoctoral awards, with a deadline of January 15, 2015.Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees (or other terminal degree) – typically within the five previous years. These grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted PhDs to deepen their expertise, acquire new skills, work with additional resources, and make connections with others in their field.
  • What is a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant?
    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.
    Many graduate students apply for the Fulbright Study/Research grant to support thesis or dissertation research. Please note that only US citizens (excluding permanent residents) are eligible for the Fulbright US Student Program.  Grant specifications vary by country; more information can be found on the Fulbright website:
    How do I apply?
    If you are a full-time enrolled SU student, you must apply through the SU Fulbright process, led by Prof. Susan Wadley and Ms. Judith O’Rourke. The application process begins in April and the SU deadline is September 15th of each year. Information sessions are held each April and writing workshops focused on applications essay drafts are held in the first weeks of the fall semester. We will announce the dates of the April application workshops soon.
    You’ll find the SU session information here:
  • Currently enrolled graduate students can learn about special opportunities at the Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising website: