Funding Opportunity (Follow link for application or more info)
Spring 2020 Deadline
|Graduate College Conference Travel Award (Apply for GGIS Nomination)||Monday, Feb 24|
|Graduate College Master's & Doctoral Travel Grant
Spring term: Dissertation / Master's
Fall term: Dissertation / Master's
|Monday, March 2|
|Departmental Fellowships for 2020-21 Academic Year||Friday, March 6|
|Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowship
|Friday, March 20|
|AAG Conference Support||Friday, April 3rd|
GEOG 595 Independent Study Webform Please work with your faculty advisor to complete this webform each semester and forward them a copy of the email confirmation.
GEOG 599 - Thesis Research can be taken after passing your preliminary exam. Credits are deferred until you deposit your thesis. Similar to GEOG 595, each faculty advisor has their own CRN so you must ask them or the Graduate Program Contact for their CRN to register. There is no registration webform for GEOG 599.
Departmental Qualifying Exam Forms
Annual Progress Review for GGIS Graduate Students
According to Graduate College policy, our department will conduct annual reviews of all currently enrolled graduate students to evaluate progress and identify pathways for professional success. The philosophy of the program reflects the following quote: "Research suggests that formal annual evaluations tend to increase the numbers of students who complete, and are therefore preferable to sporadic and informal reviews. Some form of progress tracking, annually or each semester, allows the student and supervisor to meet and establish objectives for the year. This ensures that both the students and the advisers be held accountable for timely progress and for constructive feedback."
We do not provide graduate students with personal computers; however, graduate students can use the computer and connect to the shared printer in Room 2048 NHB (Door code: 1880#). Computer hardware and software requirements for graduate research and coursework vary greatly across the discipline, and by faculty advisors. Some faculty members may provide their advisees with computing resources Please speak with your faculty advisor(s) about computing needs and hardware/software requirements. Graduate students may keep personally-owned computers in their departmental office, but in general, these personal computers will not be maintained or supported by our IT staff. These personal computers also are required to have up-to-date antivirus software and to be compatible with existing university-wide computer networks. Computers with improperly licensed software are not permitted or supported. The department or university cannot be held responsible for any personal items.
Graduate College Forms & Resources
- Graduate College Handbook
- Fellowship Finder
- Late Registration & Late Course Change (PDF)
Changes to current-term registration after the add/drop deadline.
- Credit/No Credit Option Request (PDF)
Must be completed and submitted before the deadline published in the Graduate College Academic Calendar. Please review the Credit-No Credit rules in the Graduate College handbook.
- Auditor's Permit (fPDF)
- 'In Absentia' (off-campus) Registration (PDF)
This option is for students who must remain registered but have plans to study or research for at least one semester in a location at least 50 miles from the Urbana-Champaign campus. There is no decrease in tuition rates for 'in absentia' registration, which will be based on your college and curriculum of enrollment, residency status, and number of credit hours. This also means that you will NOT have student health insurance or access to any fee-supported services while registering 'in absentia.' The form must be completed at the beginning of each semester during you wish to be registered as 'in absentia'. Please see the Graduate College Guide to Graduate Student Registration for alternative registration options.
- Petition Portal to request program extensions, course overloads, and other policy exceptions
The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Helpful information on teaching certifications, teaching workshops, early feedback forms, List of Teachers Ranked Excellent, and ICES Longitudinal Profile Requests.
Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
FLAS Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies. Funding for these fellowships is provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Program.
GGIS Graduate Student Handbooks
- GGIS Graduate Student Handbook 2018-19
- GGIS Graduate Student Handbook 2016-17
- GGIS Graduate Student Handbook 2015-16
- GGIS Graduate Student Handbook 2014-15
- GGIS Graduate Student Handbook 2013-14
- GGIS Graduate Student Handbook 2012-13