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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...

Applying for History Research and Travel Grants

At GradFund, we offer graduate students and post-doc scholars alike, guidance and advice for applying to different types of external funding. Most students know about the Fulbright-Hays fellowships, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and...

Coping with Imposter Syndrome

As a graduate student, have you ever felt like you don't belong? That you're not actually that smart? That you got into your program by a fluke, and soon everyone will find out? That is called "imposter syndrome," and many graduate students experience it. Imposter...

Expansion and Enrichment – Funders and Your Network

Photo by Dina Lydia on Unsplash One of the most important professional development activities in academia is networking – building professional relationships within and without one’s chosen field. This includes academic collaborations and institutional contacts for...

Asserting Your Narratives – A Defense of Narcissus

We've discussed how the personal statements matter as much as the research statements for STEM applicants. But we haven't really discuss what to include or how to approach your various narratives. From a content perspective, narratives are an exercise in...

Smithsonian Big Ten Academic Alliance Fellowship

The Smithsonian has dozens of fellowships and internships available for graduate students. GradFund has posted many popular ones previously, from research in art and visual culture, to aviation and space history, and even horticulture. All Smithsonian Fellowships are...

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...

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...

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