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External Funding for Newly Admitted Students

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What is External Funding?

External, merit-based funding comes in the forms of research grants and fellowships, designed to support you as you pursue your graduate degree.  We are here to assist Rutgers graduate students with identifying and applying for external funding.

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Can You Assist Me with Need-Based Aid?

We assist students with merit-based aid.  If you are interested in learning more about need-based aid, contact the university’s Office of Financial Aid.

Master's Student

Start here to learn about scholarship and fellowship awards applications as a professional master’s student

Why Should I Apply?

Applying for external, merit-based funding is an important part of your professional development as a graduate student pursing a research based degree.  In addition to providing you with additional resources for your graduate study, securing external funding will bring recognition to your work and help you to build a competitive CV.

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What Should I Do Next?

Scroll down the page to visit the resource page for your degree program or area of study.

Predissertation Doctoral Student

Start here to learn about award opportunities, application timelines and logistics for early career doctoral students.

Ready to apply? Scroll down for GradFund Resources.

GradFund Resources for Newly Admitted Students

Step-By-Step Workbook

The GradFund Proposal Writing 101 tutorial will take you step-by-step through the process of writing your fellowship or grant application. From getting to know your funder to completing the last piece of the application, this guide will get you there.

Forums & Chat

Use our forums to exchange ideas with your peers and GradFund staff about applying for funding as a predissertion student.  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.

Meet with Us

Meet with a GradFund Fellowship Advisor for a Building a Funding Plan Conference in order to organize your applications and then when you are ready to apply, schedule a Help with a Funder or Application Essay Conference meeting. Learn more about our meeting types and other services here.

Mentoring Program

Join a mentoring program, and meet regularly with a peer mentor and other graduate students working on this application for help, support and expert guidance.

Predissertation Grants & Fellowships

Language Training Grants

Awards for International Students

Biomedical Grants & Fellowships

Humanities Predissertation Grants & Fellowships

Social Science Grants & Fellowships

Engineering Grants & Fellowships

Physical & Mathematical Sciences Grants & Fellowships

Proposal Writing 101 Tutorial

Proposal Writing 101

Articles & Advice

Tips for Success in the Fulbright Competition (Roundup Post) – Part Three

Series Note:  We have previously published a number of posts on the Fulbright competition on the GradFund blog, all of which offer useful tips and suggestions to help you craft a strong application. In light of the upcoming application period (our on-campus deadline...
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Tips for Success in the Fulbright Competition (Roundup Post) – Part Two

Series Note:  We have previously published a number of posts on the Fulbright competition on the GradFund blog, all of which offer useful tips and suggestions to help you craft a strong application. In light of the upcoming application period (our on-campus deadline...
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Fulbright: What If My Project is Controversial?

What should you do if you are applying to the Fulbright-IIE, but your project engages with diplomatically sensitive topics? This issue comes up often in our meetings with graduate students who are interested in applying for the Fulbright, but who fear that their...
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The Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards

Did you know that there is a Fulbright opportunity for postdocs? If you have recently completed your doctorate, or are on the verge of doing so, you may be a good fit for the Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Award. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for...
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Tips for Success in the Fulbright Competition (Roundup Post) – Part One

The Fulbright US Student Program provides graduate students and recent graduates with an opportunity to undertake research, studies, or teaching overseas, in over 140 countries. The competition is the largest exchange program of its kind, and is very popular among...
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Interested in Applying for a Fulbright IIE?  How to Get Started

The Fulbright US Student Program offers students the opportunity to spend an academic year abroad for a course of study, research or to work as an English Language Teaching Assistant. If you are interested in an experience overseas, and you are a US citizen, I...
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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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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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Applying for the Fulbright IIE: GradFund Conversations Roundup

Are you considering applying for Fulbright IIE Fellowship this season? If so, please contact Assistant Dean Teresa Delcorso immediately to receive critical information about the application process. Please also review the following blog post from GradFund's analysis...
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Proposal Writing 101 Workbook

Once you’ve watched Proposal Writing 101, dive into our proposal writing 101 workbook. The workbook will take you step-by-step through the development of a funding application.

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In order to access the step-by-step guidance found in our Proposal Writing 101 Workbook, please log in to our website using your Rutgers Scarletmail credentials.

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Our newsletter will keep you informed about new funding opportunities and upcoming deadlines, as well as information about GradFund services and other resources that will help you search for and apply to funding opportunities.

 

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Introducing A New Booking System!

We look forward to meeting with you!  Effective May 2017, we are using a new meeting booking system to manage GradFund appointments.

Whether you are a new or returning user, if you have not yet used our new meeting platform WCOnline, please click on the first time user link to set up an account so you can log into the system.

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