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Applying for External Funding as a Master’s Student

One of the most common feelings that master’s students express is frustration with not having enough grant opportunities to support their graduate education. Indeed, there are less external funding opportunities for master’s students than there are for those pursuing...

STEM Proposals: Is the Science Sufficient?

As engineers, physicists, chemists, mathematicians, or computer scientists, we have a propensity to get caught up in our work. Because Science! When our work is rejected or criticized, we ask questions about how we can improve it. I write from experience as I type...

Why should I come to GradFund? (Roundup Post)

When faced with the task of applying for external funding many of us do not know how or where to start. Fortunately for graduate students at Rutgers, the university has provided you with an office within the School of Graduate Studies whose task is to provide our...

Grant and Fellowship Bulletin Board

Series note:  Periodically, we post our electronic bulletin board of grant and fellowship announcements that have arrived in the GradFund office.  This is a great way to keep up to date on new competition announcements.  The newly arrived information is listed at the...

Finding Conference/Travel Grant Awards for Humanities

Photo by Benjamin Voros on Unsplash One of the best opportunities for graduate students to build a professional network, and meet other people in and out your respective fields, is by attending conferences. These annual gatherings of professionals happen in different...

Grant and Fellowship Bulletin Board

Series note:  Periodically, we post our electronic bulletin board of grant and fellowship announcements that have arrived in the GradFund office.  This is a great way to keep up to date on new competition announcements.  The newly arrived information is listed at the...

Disappearance as Resistance: A Phenomenological Reading

Series Note: The following post is part of a series written by Rutgers graduate students participating in the 2017 Dissertation Funding Mentoring Program. Designed to allow students to practice public writing, the first blog post prompt asked participants to narrate a...

Arriving at my research question

Series Note: The following post is part of a series written by Rutgers graduate students participating in the 2017 Dissertation Funding Mentoring Program. Designed to allow students to practice public writing, the first blog post prompt asked participants to narrate a...

How I became interested in tech and civic life

Series Note: The following post is part of a series written by Rutgers graduate students participating in the 2017 Dissertation Funding Mentoring Program. Designed to allow students to practice public writing, the first blog post prompt asked participants to narrate a...

My Journey to Creating Human Organs

This post is part of a series of blog posts written by incoming and second-year graduate students in the Early Graduate Fellowship Mentoring Program. Students were asked to provide a brief description of their research interests and how they came to those interests. ...

Grant and Fellowship Bulletin Board

Series note:  Periodically, we post our electronic bulletin board of grant and fellowship announcements that have arrived in the GradFund office.  This is a great way to keep up to date on new competition announcements.  The newly arrived information is listed at the...

“Am I a good person?”, Evolution and Morality

This post is part of a series of blog posts written by incoming and second-year graduate students in the Early Graduate Fellowship Mentoring Program. Students were asked to provide a brief description of their research interests and how they came to those interests. ...

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