Author Archives: Melissa Olekson

Grants and Fellowships for Students in the Allied Health Fields

Graduate students in the Allied Health fields represent a wide range of professions that are trained to provide health services. There are a number of national fellowship programs and independent organizations that provide funding for Allied Health graduate students. Programs … Continue reading

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Funding in Engineering – Advice from a Fellowship Advisor

There is funding available at each stage of graduate study for students of engineering. The funding opportunities vary, as with any other field, based on personal information, field of study, and research site, amongst other criteria. Graduate Student Fellowships: Early … Continue reading

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Developing Your Research Training Plan

There are several graduate awards that fall into the category of “training fellowship”, with the most popular being the set of the National Institutes of Health’s F31 fellowships. These awards differ from traditional research fellowships in that they are offered to … Continue reading

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How to Juggle Funding Applications and Multiple Other Responsibilities: The Fall Application Season

Graduate students, new and advanced, have the task of juggling many responsibilities each semester: coursework, research progress, and professional activities, with a little bit of social time mixed in. Now, while we are in the middle of summer, say your … Continue reading

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Describing Your Contribution To Your Field To Non-experts

When writing proposals, it’s important to inform the reviewers what impact your project will have on your field of study. For competitions where reviewers are within your field, it may be easier to explain to them how your innovative ideas … Continue reading

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The Scholarship Breakdown

Graduate scholarships are awards that support academic expenses, such as tuition or fees, books, and research costs. They are usually smaller sums of money and are of particular importance for students completing professional and research-based master’s degrees, where little external … Continue reading

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Where to Find Information on Grants and Fellowships as a Graduate Student

Grants and Fellowships represent the majority of funding opportunities for graduate students. Grants supply funding for thesis or dissertation research-related expenses, such as lab supplies, analytic services, or domestic or international travel to archives and field sites. They generally do not … Continue reading

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Take a Minute to Review Formatting Guidelines

In the summer calm before the major funding deadline season this fall, graduate students everywhere are making decisions on what applications they should write and beginning to outline and draft essays. One seemingly minor component of these essays is the … Continue reading

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How to Search for Funding Effectively

One of the most common questions that fellowship advisors hear from students is “What can I apply for?” Even with the web resources available for searching, it can sometimes be challenging to find awards that are a great fit with … Continue reading

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Touring GradFund’s Digital Content

GradFund’s digital content has been expanding rapidly over the past few years, so you’re probably wondering where to start and what we have to offer. Well, follow me, I’ll show you around our corner of the web! First Stop: GradFund … Continue reading

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