Programming for Graduate Students

Programming for Graduate Students

Future Faculty and Professionals (FFP) Symposium

The Future Faculty and Professionals Symposium is GEM’s signature career development program for future faculty members and industry professionals.  The goal of the FFP Symposium is to provide graduate students with improved research and career competitiveness, tools and metrics for greater control in career planning, and to gain access to a powerful network of peers and mentors.

National FFP Symposium Sponsor | $30,000

Become our National Sponsor of FFP to receive branding, logo and ad placement on custom materials developed for the National FFP held in Miami Beach, FL, August 3-5, 2016.

FFP Travel Grant | $1,750 per student

Each GEM University or Employer member is encouraged to sponsor at least one (1) FFP Travel Grant. Travel grants provide your current GEM Fellow or non-Fellow graduate students the opportunity to take advantage of this program focused specifically on their needs, and support successful matriculation to completion of their graduate STEM degree.  The National FFP Symposium typically occurs as part of the GEM Annual Meeting in August of each year. Travel grant benefits include:

  • One (1) complimentary full registration to FFP event
  • Travel grant to cover air travel to FFP event
  • Shared accommodations (two students per room) for the duration of the FFP event
  • FFP Workshop materials

Technical Presentation Competition – $15,000

The Technical Presentation Competition will be hosted during the Annual Board Meeting & Conference in Miami Beach, FL in 2016. An interdisciplinary mix of employers, researchers, and universities will present and/or evaluate summer research projects from the current GEM Fellows. Students will also participate in current issues workshops concerned with the challenging and changing context of graduate school success and research.