For Graduates


For Graduates

Congratulations! The DSP Staff is proud of you and your accomplishment. Even though you are no longer a scholar, the DSP still provides services to you to help you in your transition from scholar to faculty. 

  • You are always invited to attend the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring. The program will take care of registration costs while all graduates are responsible for the cost of travel. 
  • Keep your profile current on the scholar directory. The directory has over 100 institutions as subscribers who are looking to hire accomplished doctoral scholars. 
  • Regularly check the Job Search Page and Institutional Job Employment Services by State page to stay informed of potential job opportunities. 
  • Take a look at the Doctoral Scholars Associate Service Grant Opportunity below! 
  • Donate to your fellow scholars to provide professional development and service grant opportunities. 

Important Things for Graduate Scholars to Remember

  • Contact us once you have defended or have scheduled a defense date. DSP staff need to know if you have finished to keep track of your progress through the program. 
  • Regularly update your scholar directory profile. If you have forgotten your password or username, email Monique Waddell
  • Use the DSP Job Search page to search for faculty and post-doctoral positions by category, state and institution. 
  • Keep the DSP informed of your life and career updates so we can celebrate you by including it in the program newsletter. Email Monique Waddell with any updates. 
  • Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for additional job postings, program announcements and relevant resources. 
  • Continue to tell others of your experiences with the DSP and encourage your peers to apply!

Bob Belle Service Grant Awards

The SREB Doctoral Scholars Program believes in being “more than a check and a handshake.” Our service grant program is another way that we seek to empower scholars to make a difference in their communities. Two service grants of $1,000 will be awarded to two program graduates annually who will use the funds to create a project that encourages the next generation of students to expand their educational horizons. Applications will be accepted February of each year. 

Grant Guidelines

  • All program graduates are eligible to apply, but they can only apply for the award once every three years.
  • The project has to, in some way, encourage students to explore educational opportunities. For example: supplying lunch to female high school students attending a STEM talk, conducting a FAFSA and college application writing seminar, or having college recruiters come and talk to middle/high school students.
  • The project can involve K-12 and/or undergraduate college students
  • Projects should start and conclude a year from the award notification date

Proposal Guidelines

  • The proposal should be no more than 2 pages, single spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font
  • The cover sheet is not included in the 2 pages, and should be the first page of the document. Use the cover sheet provided below.
  • Use the budget template provided below.
  • Should include:
    • Service project name (should incorporate the subject matter of what/who the graduate will be working with)
    • Service project timeframe/dates (including any preparation time)
    • Service project description
      • Clearly stated goals and/or objectives
      • Location
      • Information on who the graduate will be serving
      • Projected amount of those that will be served
    • Service project budget (including allocation of $1,000 Doctoral Scholars Association service grant, if awarded)
    • Service project evaluation criteria
      • Information on they will evaluate program outcomes/outputs
      • Details on the intended impact of the project

Doctoral Scholars Association Service Grant Report Guidelines

Awardees are required to submit a half-page singled-spaced six-month report on general progress (preparation completed, meetings conducted,) toward the execution of the project.

A final grant report will be due a year from the award date. This report will be:

  • two pages, singled space
  • Report the outcomes of the project including: objectives, activities, evaluation outcomes/outputs and total expenditures.