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: 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.
Title: Guest Blog Post Series: Grant Writing as Dissertation Writing – Advice from an Archival Researcher
Theater researcher, Nicole Sheriko, describes how applying for external funding has enabled her to advance her research and provides advice for other graduate students applying for grants and fellowships.
Guest Blog Post Series: Applying for the GRFP from the NSF
In this post Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Kathryn Coniglio, describes her experience applying for the NSF GRFP and talks about the importance of signposting in your application to guide reviewers through your statements.
Guest Blog Post Series: Give Yourself Enough Time
In this post, NIH F31 awardee Laura Lesnewich briefly shares her steps and recommendations for applying for research funding.
Guest Blog Post Series: How to Structure a Dissertation Research Grant Proposal
Ph.D. history student and winner of the SSRC International Research fellowship offers advice on what goes into a dissertation research proposal.
Inside the Mind of a Fellowship Advisor: Understanding the Application Review Meeting
This post describes the GradFund Application Review meetings from the perspective of a Fellowship Advisor.
The Power of Specificity: How to Incorporate Expertise Into your Grantwriting
This post looks at ways to emphasize what is unique about your academic and scholarly background in your grant applications, instead of relying on generalized statements.
Applying for Interdisciplinary Awards in the Humanities and Social Sciences
This post explores a few ways to approach the concept of ‘interdisciplinarity’ while applying for funding in the humanities and social sciences.
The Personal is Political…and Fundable? Navigating the personal and the academic in funding applications
This post provides some tips for finding the most effective ways to select and present personal narratives within funding applications.