Calendars by Program Year

Annual academic progress and activity report: Students are expected to file an annual academic progress and activity report by the first day of the last week of classes of Spring semester of each academic year. The format for this report can be found in the “Forms” section or online at anthropology.emory.edu/home/graduate/handbook-forms.html. The report should be submitted electronically in the form of a word document (not PDF) to the Graduate Coordinator.

First Year Students

1st Year Students

All Year:

  • Attend Teaching Roundtables and other departmental events.
  • Applications for travel funding to present conference papers are accepted by Laney Graduate School (LGS) on a monthly basis. Check with the Graduate Coordinator for submission details.

August

  • Attend TATTO teacher training and JPE training (generally the week before classes begin), LGS orientation, and department orientation.
  • Provide Graduate Coordinator with address and local phone number.
  • Meet with Advisor of Record (assigned to all incoming students) to discuss curriculum schedule for the first year and submit approved course requests to the Graduate Coordinator for enrollment.

September

  • Course Registration: drop/add period ends at the end of the second week of classes.

November

  • Spring Course Registration: meet with advisor and email approved course requests to Graduate Coordinator.
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Application Deadline – those who have completed no more than 12 months of graduate work before the previous August 1 are eligible to apply. (Application will be posted on the NSF-GRF website after Labor Day – http://www.nsf.gov).

January

  • Course Registration: drop/add period ends at the end of the second week of classes.

February

  • Graduate Recruitment Weekend (usually held the first weekend of the month).
  • Summer Course Registration: student must be registered for 9 credits.

March

  • Application to IRB/IACUC due for summer research. 
  • Submit PDS Training or Research Applications for Summer (There are several deadlines throughout the year, and this is the latest one the department recommends. See the Graduate School PDS website.

April

  • Fall Course Registration: meet with advisor and email approved course requests to the Graduate Coordinator.
  • Annual activity and academic report due on the first day of the last week of classes.

May

  • Update mailing address in OPUS and PeopleSoft to ensure accurate delivery of Graduate School correspondence.
  • Provide Graduate Coordinator with summer address and phone number.
  • If you did not attend TATTO 600 or JPE in August, check LGS calendar for August dates for TATTO/JPE before making travel plans.

Second Year Students

2nd Year Students

Fall or Spring

  • Attend Teaching Roundtables and other departmental events.
  • Applications for travel funding to present conference papers are accepted by Laney Graduate School (LGS) on a monthly basis. Check with the Graduate Coordinator for submission details.

August

  • For students entering the program before 2018: Attend TATTO training course (takes place during the week before classes begin). Check the dates for TATTO before you make summer travel arrangements.
  • Provide Graduate Coordinator with address and local phone number.

September

  • Course Registration: drop/add period ends at the end of the second week of classes.
  • Summer-funded fieldwork report due to Graduate Coordinator.

November

  • Spring Course Registration: meet with advisor and email approved course requests to Graduate Coordinator.
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Application Deadline – those who have completed no more than 12 months of graduate work before the previous August 1 are eligible to apply. (Application will be posted on the NSF-GRF website after Labor Day – http://www.nsf.gov).

Spring Semester

  • Constitute Doctoral Examination Committee (March 1).
  • Formulate criteria for methodology requirement (May 1).

January

  • Course Registration: drop/add period ends at the end of the second week of classes.

February

  • Graduate Recruitment Weekend (usually held first weekend of the month).
  • Attend cohort meeting regarding Research Proposal Presentations.
  • Summer Course Registration: student must be registered for 9 credits.

March

  • March 1Dissertation Committee is established and form is submitted to the Graduate Coordinator for DGS and the Graduate School for approval.
  • Application to IRB/IACUC due for summer research. (See page 16 for details.)
  • Submit PDS Training or Research applications for summer activities. There are several deadlines throughout the year, and this is the latest one that the department recommends so that you get approval before leaving for the Summer. See the Graduate School website for deadline dates.

April

  • Fall Course Registration: meet with advisor and email approved course requests to Graduate Coordinator.
  • Annual activity and academic report due by the first day of the last week of classes.

May

  • May 1 – Methodology Requirements/IRB Training form due to the Graduate Coordinator.
  • Update mailing address in OPUS and PeopleSoft to ensure accurate delivery of Graduate School correspondence.
  • Provide Graduate Coordinator with summer address and phone number.

Third Year Students

3rd Year Students

Fall or Spring

  • Attend Teaching Roundtables and other departmental events.
  • Applications for travel funding to present conference papers are accepted by Laney Graduate School (LGS) on a monthly basis. Check with the Graduate Coordinator for submission details.
  • Apply for field research grants; for current deadlines, see LGS website and http://anthropology.emory.edu/home/graduate/grants.html

September

  • Course Registration: drop/add period ends at the end of the second week of classes.
  • Provide Graduate Coordinator with address and local phone number.
  • Summer-funded fieldwork report is due to Graduate Coordinator.
  • Attend cohort meeting regarding Qualifying Exams and Research Proposals.

November

  • Spring Course Registration: meet with advisor and email approved course requests to Graduate Coordinator.

January

  • Course Registration: drop/add period ends at the end of the second week of classes.
  • PhD Qualifying exams administered.

February

  • Graduate Recruitment Weekend (usually held second week of the month).
  • PhD Qualifying exams administered.
  • Meet with committee to work on research proposal presentation.
  • Schedule Research Proposal Presentation. March and April dates will be announced.
  • Summer Course Registration: student must be registered for 9 credits.

March

  • Email committee approval for research proposal presentation to Graduate Coordinator at least 10 days before scheduled presentation.
  • Email research proposal draft to Graduate Coordinator for distribution to faculty one week before scheduled presentation.
  • Research Proposal Presentations

April

  • Research Proposal Presentations
  • Fall Course Registration.
  • Annual activity and academic report due by the first day of the last week of classes.
  • Complete methodology requirements, return signed form to Graduate Coordinator.
  • Submit Application for PhD Candidacy to Graduate Coordinator for approval and submission to LGS.
  • Apply for MA (optional). Submit application to Graduate Coordinator for approval.

May

  • Update mailing address in OPUS and PeopleSoft to ensure accurate delivery of Graduate School correspondence.
  • Complete Fieldwork Checklist and submit Fieldwork Information Packet to Graduate Coordinator.
  • Complete IRB/IACUC Certification and establish yearly renewal.

Students in the Field

Students in the Field

While in the field

  • MAINTAIN CONTACT with advisor and committee. Be sure to report changes to location, contact information, and timeline to the Graduate Coordinator.
  • Submit field reports to advisor and committee each semester.
  • Renew Human Subjects Review Certification (IRB)/Institutional Animal Care and Use Certification (IACUC).
  • Discuss Teaching Associateship options with advisor prior to returning from field.
  • Applications for travel funding to present conference papers are accepted by Laney Graduate School (LGS) on a monthly basis. Check with the Graduate Coordinator for submission details.

November

  • Spring Course Registration

February

  • Summer Course Registration: student must be registered for 9 credits.

April

  • Submit Field Report with details of progress, concerns, and timeline to your advisor by April 15.
  • Annual activity and academic report due by April 30.

Summer/Fall

before return

  • Request stage 1 of post-field funding in writing one month prior to start date.

Post-Field Students

 Post-Field Students

Fall or Spring

  • Fulfill Teaching Associateship requirement.
  • Attend departmental events.
  • Request stages 2 of Post-Field funding in writing one month prior to start date.
  • Applications for travel funding to present conference papers are accepted by Laney Graduate School (LGS) on a monthly basis. Check with the Graduate Coordinator for submission details.

September

  • Provide Graduate Coordinator with address and local phone number.
  • Spring Teaching Associateship request due to DGS by mid-September (after consulting with advisor and/or faculty member with whom you wish to teach).  

November

  • Spring Course Registration
  • Discuss Dean’s Teaching Fellowship and other advanced fellowship applications with advisor. For the DTF, consult with Director of Undergraduate Studies for course choices.

December

  • Dean’s Teaching Fellowship (DTF) nomination is due mid-month.

January

  • Course Registration: drop/add period ends at the end of the second week of classes.

February

  • PhD Degree Applications due during the first week of February for May graduation.
  • Graduate Recruitment Weekend (usually held second week of the month).
  • Fall Teaching Associateship request due to DGS by mid-February (after consulting with advisor and/or faculty member with whom you wish to teach).  
  • Summer Course Registration: student must be registered for 9 credits.

April

  • For Spring graduates: Dissertations and forms due mid-month.
  • Spring Course Registration: confirm enrollment with Graduate Coordinator.
  • Annual activity and academic report due by the first day of the last week of classes and before annual evaluation meeting.

May /

Summer

  • Update mailing address in OPUS and PeopleSoft to ensure accurate delivery of Graduate School Awards correspondence.
  • PhD Degree Applications due during the first week of July for August graduation.
  • For Summer graduates: Dissertations and forms due mid-July.

Post-Field Write-up Stages: Students must be registered for 9 credits for each semester in our program, including the semester during which they plan to receive their doctoral degree. Students are encouraged to keep their mailing address and contact information up to date, especially if they are no longer residing in Atlanta. Students should also consult the Graduate School website for degree application deadlines, and schedule both their public and committee dissertation defenses accordingly. It is mandatory that student keep filing their annual academic progress and activity report with the Anthropology Program at the end of each school year.