Save the date: Fall 2012 GradFund Conference, Friday, Sept. 28

Jump start your funding success by attending the Fall 2012 GradFund Conference, “Crafting Competitive Fellowship and Grant Applications: Advice, Feedback, and Guidance for Graduate Students.” Incoming students and seasoned award applicants alike will benefit from this full day of workshops and panels. By attending the conference, you will learn the most up-to-date best practices for graduate student external grant and fellowship applications. Award winners, faculty reviewers, and GradFund will all share invaluable advice, insights, and experiences during the day’s events.

The Fall 2012 GradFund Conference will take place on Friday, September 28, from 9 am to 6 pm at the University Inn and Conference Center, 178 Ryders Lane, Douglass Campus. Rutgers graduate scholars are welcome to attend the entire day, or to come for specific sessions of interest to them. The schedule for the day’s events is posted below. Pre-registration is required for the Mock Review and Mentoring Program Peer Review Sessions, and is requested for all other events. To pre-register, visit the Upcoming Events page of GradFund Central!

Schedule of Events, Fall 2012 GradFund Conference

9:00-9:15: Check-in and on-site registration (continuing throughout the day)

9:15-10:30: Concurrent Sessions

  • Workshop- Introduction to Merit-Based Graduate Funding: Awards, Timelines, and Strategies
  • Workshop- Mentoring Program Peer Review Sessions

10:45-12:00: Concurrent Sessions

  • Panel- Graduate Student Perspectives: Advice from Successful Applicants
  • Workshop- Mentoring Program Peer Review Sessions
  • Workshop- Mock Review Session

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-2:15: Concurrent Sessions

  • Panel- Faculty Reviewers’ Insights and Experiences
  • Workshop- Mentoring Program Peer Review Sessions
  • Workshop- Mock Review Session

2:30-3:45: Concurrent Sessions

  • Workshop- Proposal Writing 101: Crafting a Competitive Application Package
  • Workshop- Mentoring Program Peer Review Sessions

4:00-5:15: Panel- Program Officers’ Advice and Award Information

5:15-6:00: Reception with refreshments

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