Trainings and Events

There are several required trainings for graduate students, as well as many other opportunities to advance your academic and professional skills as well as network with professors and peers outside of classes. Here are some of the great trainings and events you can look forward to during your time at USU.

Grant Writing Workshop

Grant Writing Workshops

Provided by the Office of Research, there are five grant writing workshops you can choose to attend: Getting Started as a Grant Writer, Write Winning Grant Proposals, Writing Grants within Arts & Humanities, the Proposal Writing Institute and Agency Specific Grant Writing Workshops.

Attend Grant Writing Workshops
Research Integrity

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Enhance your understanding of research ethics with Responsible Conduct of Research training. This online training is available to all students, but it is required of all students in who entered Doctoral degree programs after July 2013, and of all MS/A (thesis), MA, and MFA students who entered those programs after March 2020. It is also required of all students who are funded by NIH, NSF, or USDA-NIFA. When you complete the training, you will be able to print a certificate of completion, which you will have to attach to your Application for Candidacy (doctoral students), or your Thesis/Project Approval Form (Master’s students). If you have any questions regarding the RCR training please contact Nick Berg.

Any student who is funded by NIH is also required to attend an 8-hour RCR Workshop. Information About the RCR Workshop.

Register for Online RCR Training

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings

All incoming graduate students are required to take an online sexual assault prevention course during their first semester at USU. You can learn more about how to complete the course by clicking on the box below.

Online Graduate Student Sexual Assault Prevention Course
Graduate Student Social

Graduate Student Socials

Held four times per year, the socials provide a regular opportunity to mingle with peers and enjoy time outside of your lab. All graduate students are welcome to attend, enjoy free food, music and occasionally, a rousing game of bingo.

Attend Graduate Student Socials
USU TA Training Workshop

Teaching Assistant Training

This course is required for all teaching assistants. Native English speakers may take the course online and non-native English speakers can take the class in August or September. There is no fee for this course.

Attend TA Training

Employee Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Graduate students who are Teaching Assistants or are otherwise employed at the university are also required to complete an employee sexual harassment prevention training either online or in-person during their first semester at USU. You can learn more about how to complete the employee training by clicking on the box below.

Employee Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Graduate Training Series

Graduate Training Series

Held monthly during the school year, the Graduate Training Series is a workshop aimed at enhancing students’ early professional skills. GrTS covers topics such as academic mentor/mentee relationships, mental health resources, finding a job outside academia, developing presentation skills, and funding your research.

Attend GrTS
USU Thesis and Dissertation

Thesis and Dissertation Information Sessions

Not sure when to defend your dissertation or how to schedule it? Unsure about the next steps to take toward commencement? Attend a Thesis/Dissertation Information Session. Held five times a year, a member of the Graduate School Office will outline the process of commencement for you, and will answer any of your questions.

Attend an Information Session

Research Week

Every April the Merrill-Cazier Library comes alive as student and faculty researchers are honored for their accomplishments, and present their research to their peers. Plan on participating in Student Research Symposium, Faculty Author Exhibition and more events during the week.

Attend Research Week