Fall 2016 Funding Workshops

 

Preparing an NSF-GRFP Fellowship Application Workshop Series

This series is intended to help students prepare competitive applications for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). We encourage students interested in applying to the GRFP Fellowship to attend the following workshops and review the resources NSF has made available on their website.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Application Overview and Fellows Panel

This workshop is intended to be an informational session about applying to the National Science Foundation GRFP. It will give an overview of the application to provide prospective applicants (i.e. senior undergraduates or graduate students in the biological, physical, or social sciences) an idea of the amount of work involved and where to start. There will also be a panel of current fellows who will be able to answer questions about the process.  Application Overview and Fellows Panel Workshop Registration

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall

Writing Fellowship/Grant Applications

This workshop will provide an outline of the fellowship application writing process. We will cover how to take into account argument, organization, and style in preparing a fellowship application. We will also discuss how to adapt written applications to different funding audiences. Writing Fellowship/Grant Applications Registration

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Helen C. White Hall, Room 6191

NSF GRFP Faculty Reviewers Panel

This panel will feature faculty members who have served as reviewers for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program competition. They will share insights about the review process and tips on how to make your application more successful. NSF GRFP Faculty Reviewers Panel Registration

Date: Monday, October 3, 2016
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall

NSF Application Broader Impacts Workshop: How to Address the Broader Impact in Your Fellowship Application

The National Science Foundation (NSF) employs two criteria in the review of Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) applications, namely intellectual merit and broader impact. Experience shows that while most applicants have little difficulty responding to the criterion relating to intellectual merit, many struggle to frame the broader impacts of the activities they propose to undertake. To address the broader impacts, applications are expected to include ways in which activities and projects will advance discovery and understanding, broaden the participation of underrepresented groups, enhance the infrastructure for research and education, and ultimately benefit society. This workshop is designed to help you address the concept of broader impacts in your fellowship application, and specifically is a time for you to discuss strategies for writing a successful broader impact plan, hear from panelists about successful fellowship proposals, and learn about resources on campus focused on effective integration of research and education. NSF Application Broader Impacts Registration

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Microbial Sciences Building, Ebling Auditorium

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs Information Session

This session will provide information on the application process for Ford Fellowships. Ford Fellowships Info Session Registration

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

100+ Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in sciences, engineering, humanities, etc, in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

DUE DATES COMING UP!

See: sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium, Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall

 

Past Events

Finding Funding for Your Graduate Education

The workshop, taught by the Grants Librarian and the Office of Fellowship and Funding Resources, provides an overview of the external funding application process: preparation tips for grant seekers, types of grants that may be available, and how to save your external fellowship pay for your tuition. Register here.

Date: Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time: 1-2:15 p.m.
Location: 126 Memorial Library

Finding Funding for Your Graduate Education: Hands-On

We will demonstrate the benefits of licensed search engines, as well as advanced techniques to customize your search for funding. Please note this workshop will take place in a PC lab, and will focus on getting hands-on experience with funding databases. Attendance at the introduction session is strongly encouraged. This workshop is offered twice to allow space in the lab; it is not necessary to attend both sessions. Register here.

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Location: 231 Memorial Library

Finding Funding for Your Graduate Education: Hands-On

We will demonstrate the benefits of licensed search engines, as well as advanced techniques to customize your search for funding. Please note this workshop will take place in a PC lab, and will focus on getting hands-on experience with funding databases. Attendance at the introduction session is strongly encouraged. This workshop is offered twice to allow space in the lab; it is not necessary to attend both sessions. Register here.

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: 231 Memorial Library

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