How can graduate students improve their external funding applications? Nisha Singh, a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular Biosciences, recommends starting early and asking for feedback.
Recent Ph.D. Caro Pirri shares her experiences and approach to applying for external funding, and how she made use of GradFund services to create competitive materials.
Ph.D. history student and winner of the SSRC International Research fellowship offers advice on what goes into a dissertation research proposal.
The Renaissance Society of America offers a variety of library fellowships for scholars working in any field who require short term residential access to archival materials. This post provides a short guide through some of these fellowships.
Learning about The American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation and their scholarships.
Looking to apply for the Social Science Research Council’s International Dissertation Research Fellowship (SSRC IDRF)? Recently, GradFund hosted an information session on the IDRF presented by its Program Director Daniella Sarnoff. The presentation provided a wealth of information on what SSRC reviewers are looking for as they assess the applications. Check out part one of […]
At Rutgers, we recently had a visit from the program officer of one of the most prestigious fellowship awards for which we help graduate students apply: the Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship. The IDRF supports 9-12 months of continuous, on-site dissertation research in countries outside the United States. Consistently among the most […]
As a student of American politics, I have often heard from colleagues who are thinking of applying for research grants, “I just don’t know what I’d put in my budget proposal.” Many small research grants in the humanities and social sciences are tailored to students who need to fund things such as travel expenses […]
The NIH NRSA fellowship is a training award for pre- and post-doctoral fellows to supplement biomedical research training. One of the most important sections of this award is the Specific Aims section, in which the applicant must outline 2-3 research objectives for their fellowship. At one page maximum, this section is brief compared to other […]
When applying for external funding, graduate students in the humanities often find it difficult to explain complex theoretical or methodological frameworks. After spending time on their work, their academic silos, they find it difficult to explain their research approach to scholars outside of their fields. However, the ability to articulate your research methods is important […]