Category Archives: Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program

How to Revise and Resubmit an Unsuccessful Funding Application

It’s April, and you’ve just received that envelope or email you have been waiting months for. You skim it for the words “Congratulations!” or “Sorry.” You see the latter, written with less than 100 words alongside it. After working on your application for months, you’ve just received … Continue reading

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The 2016 GradFund Mentoring Programs: What they offer and why you want to participate

Are there times when you wish you could join a writing boot camp in order to get on track with your writing projects?  The GradFund Mentoring Programs are our version of a proposal writing boot camp. First offered in 2006, the GradFund … Continue reading

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The Value of the Mentoring Program

The most valuable thing I have gotten out of the past few weeks, is a good start on my applications. It is often difficult for me to begin such a daunting task, so not only getting started, but having a … Continue reading

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Reflections: Part 2, Finale

And so, as the Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program draws to a close, we ask Subgroups 2 and 4 to help us go out with a bang! We now ask you to reflect on the proposal writing process itself. What would you … Continue reading

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Thank You

When I started this program, I had no idea how to go about writing a grant proposal. Through the weekly emails and meetings with my advisor, I have learned how to find fellowship and grants, how to determine if I … Continue reading

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Reflections: Part 2

With just a couple more weeks officially left in the Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program, we would like you take a step back and reflect on the Big Picture of what we’ve accomplished together. To Subgroups 1 and 3: For this … Continue reading

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Bridging Public Knowledge and Scientific Research

My meetings with my GradFund advisor have allowed me to understand more clearly what funders are looking for and how to best represent myself for the funder audience. I’m applying for a NSF GRF and my advisor has worked with me … Continue reading

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Reflections: Part 1, Continued

To Subgroups 2 and 4, we say again: Take this moment to reflect on how your relationship with your advisor as well as your own writing has changed over the course of the past few weeks. What kind of feedback … Continue reading

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Put Yourself in Others’ Shoes

Through communicating with my advisor as well as diverse people at Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program, I could understand what parts of writing I had to focus on to write more persuasive essays and research proposals, which would enhance the chance … Continue reading

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Summer Growth

I have received a lot of positive feedback and valuable pointers over the past few weeks. This program and my adviser has encouraged me to flesh out my plans for more than just next year but for my entire graduate … Continue reading

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