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On Fieldwork & Funding – Part One (Advice from the Archives)

Advice from the Archives Series Note: Occasionally, we dig into the archives to uncover a post we feel holds relevant and timely information worthy of a repost. If you are interested in learning more about research grants and fellowships to support your graduate...
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A Bronx Approach to Research and Funding (Advice from the Archives)

Advice from the Archives Series Note: Occasionally, we dig into the archives to uncover a post we feel holds relevant and timely information worthy of a repost. If you are interested in learning more about research grants and fellowships to support your graduate...
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Fulbright, Greece, and GradFund (Advice from the Archives)

Advice from the Archives Series Note: Occasionally, we dig into the archives to uncover a post we feel holds relevant and timely information worthy of a repost. If you are interested in learning more about research grants and fellowships to support your graduate...
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Ford Fellows Roundtable: Reflections on the Writing Process

Series note: Building on our recent profiling of the 2015-2016 and  2016-2017 Ford Fellows at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, we are pleased to share with you the fourth and final installment of our four Ford Fellow Roundtables.   The Ford Foundation, through its...
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Ford Fellows Roundtable: Advice for Applicants

Series note: Building on our recent profiling of the 2015-2016 and  2016-2017 Ford Fellows at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, we are pleased to share with you the third of our four Ford Fellow Roundtables.   The Ford Foundation, through its fellowship programs seeks...
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Ford Fellows Roundtable: What It Means to Be A Ford Fellow

Series note: Building on our recent profiling of the 2015-2016 and  2016-2017 Ford Fellows at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, we are pleased to share with you the second of our four Ford Fellow Roundtables. The Ford Foundation, through its fellowship programs seeks...
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Ford Fellows Roundtable: What is Diversity?

Series note: Building on our recent profiling of the 2015-2016 and  2016-2017 Ford Fellows at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, we are pleased to share with you the first of our four Ford Fellow Roundtables.   The Ford Foundation, through its fellowship programs seeks...
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Conducting Research in Private Collections and Archives

I am a fourth year PhD candidate in art history and a Fulbright Scholar to France. In addition, I am a pensionnaire étrangère (foreign exchange student), at the École Normale Supérieur. I have been in Paris since September 2015 conducting research for my dissertation...
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A Bronx Approach to Research and Funding

Success in Grant Writing Series Editor’s Note: Welcome to the next installment of our Success in Grant Writing series, which will feature guest blog posts written by Rutgers graduate student winners of prestigious fellowships and grants. If you would like to share...
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Meet Our Ford Fellows: Jasmin Young

Series Note:  Building on our recent profiling of the 2016-2017 Ford Fellows at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, we are pleased to launch a new feature to our blog, video posts by our successful students who will share with you their thoughts and perspectives on...
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Schedule an individual meeting with a GradFund Fellowship Advisor for help finding funding, planning your applications, or feedback on a draft application.  Learn more about our meeting types and other services here. We meet with students in person at 25 Bishop Place or over Skype.

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GradFund’s mentoring programs are designed to provide you with guidance and structure as you learn key grantsmanship skills that you will use throughout your research career and write a fellowship or grant application.

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Use our forums to exchange ideas with your peers and GradFund staff about applying for external funding.  We also offer an online chat service called ‘Ask a Fellowship Advisor,’ where you can ask quick questions about our services, your scheduled meetings, or application procedures.

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GradFund offers presentations and workshops throughout the year.  For information about upcoming events or to request a presentation or workshop for your graduate program or group, click here.

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Office of Graduate Student External Grants and Fellowships

The Office of Graduate Student External Grants and Fellowships is here to help you navigate the world of external funding for graduate students.  The office manages a number of external competitions and GradFund, our peer mentoring fellowship advising service.  For information about GSNB-managed awards, and other activities of the office, click here.

GradFund, Fellowship Advising through Peer Mentoring

GradFund is the peer mentoring arm of the Office of Graduate Student External Grants and Fellowships.   Fellowship Advisors and Peer Mentors provide mentoring and guidance through one-one-one consultations, workshops, mentoring programs and articles and advice.