The GradFund Summer 2021 Mentoring Program – Virtual will run over a 5-week period (May 20 – June 17) with a special emphasis on dissertation research and writing fellowships and grants. The program consists of one webinar per week. Participants are encouraged to schedule follow up Help with a Funder and Application Review Appointments. Our goal is to prepare you to apply for awards during […]
Small Awards Can Make a BIG Difference
In this blog post, we provide you with some reasons why you should consider incorporating small grants into your funding plan.
Strategies for Finding Smaller Awards
This blog post examines strategies for finding funding opportunities beyond the common focus of Ph.D. students – the one-year or multi-year fellowship.
Applying for External Funding While you’re Funded
Having funding from your university for your graduate degree should be a motivation to apply for external funding. In this blog, Dawn Wells-Macapia lists a few reasons why you should apply for fellowships and grants while you are still within your funding package.
Guest Blog Post Series: Funding International Fieldwork with a Fulbright
Will Aguado, a Ph.D. candidate in the Human Evolutionary Sciences track of the Anthropology Ph.D. program at Rutgers, describes his research experiences and the benefits of applying for a Fulbright IIE as a researcher doing fieldwork. He ends the post, providing advice for other students applying for external funding.
Guest Blog Post Series: Hooks in the Host Country: Making proper Use of the Affiliation Letter
Fulbright award winner, Emmanuel Aprilakis, describes his research in Classics, and how he made use of GradFund services to improve his application. He also provides advice to other students on the main steps to take to make grant and fellowship applications more competitive.
Guest Blog Post Series: Reinventing Oneself and How I Used Funding Applications as Opportunities to Develop My Graduate Training
Rutgers’ Ph.D. Candidate in History, Eri Kitada, shares her research and speaks on the skills that applying for external fellowships during graduate school can give you and the benefits of grant writing beyond academia.
Guest Blog Post Series: Enabling Multi-Country Fieldwork with Funding
PhD candidate in Sociology at Rutgers University, Niina Vuolajarvi who works on the connections between migration, sex work, and precarity, describes her research and experience with external funding and provides students with advice on how to apply for fellowships and awards.
Guest Blog Post Series: Success Comes with a Second Set of Eyes
In this post, Rutgers History Department’s Ph.D. student Bren Sutter explains how receiving feedback from a trusted friend or colleague on your application materials help your narrative to be clearer and more convincing.
Guest Blog Post Series: Grant Applications, Archival Research and Developing a Strong Dissertation Project
In this post, a graduate student in the Department of History at Rutgers, Catherine Babikian, describes how applying for grants and fellowships allowed her to carry the necessary archival research to complete her dissertation.