Category Archives: Proposal Writing Advice

Applying for Grants and Fellowships as an International Student – Part One

It would not be wrong to say that my introduction to the world of external funding happened when I started my doctoral program in Anthropology at Rutgers. As an international student coming from a country that has very limited external … Continue reading

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Describing a Research Project Before You Have One

A common requirement for grant applications is that you describe your project. It’s a reasonable request for the people offering you money to want to know what you’ll do with it. However, a lot of us enter graduate school without … Continue reading

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How to Write a 500-Word Application

Often funders will set low word count limits for essay within grant or fellowship applications. It eases the organization’s review process, but puts applicants in a bind. How do you sum up potentially years of complex field specific data into a clear and … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Reviewer in Mind: Merging the Worlds of the Unfamiliar with the Familiar

As graduate students, we like to stay in our cozy, academic silos. Why? Because there, we are free to use our jargon with ease, our colleagues will likely be familiar with our theoretical frameworks, and our research methods are generally accepted. … Continue reading

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GradFund: What to Expect When You Meet with Us

So you have the idea to meet with GradFund. Mayhap your advisor suggested meeting with us to “discuss your options.” You could have come across one of our various emails. It’s possible that your program requires you to participate in … Continue reading

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Proposal Writing 101 (Throwback Thursday)

Series note:  The following post is part of the GradFund Throwback Thursday blog series.  From time to time, we will repost one of our most popular blog posts from years past. If you are interested in learning more about research grants and … Continue reading

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Get the Most out of the GradFund Knowledgebase (Throwback Thursday)

Series note:  The following post is part of the GradFund Throwback Thursday blog series.  From time to time, we will repost one of our most popular blog posts from years past. If you are interested in learning more about research grants and … Continue reading

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How to Navigate the Funding Landscape as a Graduate Student (Throwback Thursday)

Series note:  The following post is part of the GradFund Throwback Thursday blog series.  From time to time, we will repost one of our most popular blog posts from years past. If you are interested in learning more about research grants and … Continue reading

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Applying for the Fulbright IIE: GradFund Conversations Roundup

Are you considering applying for Fulbright IIE Fellowship this season? If so, please contact Assistant Dean Teresa Delcorso immediately to receive critical information about the application process. Please also review the following blog post from GradFund’s analysis of over 100 … Continue reading

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Becoming Fulbright Competitive

If you are a U.S. citizen and you plan to apply for funding to support overseas research, now is the time to consider whether a Fulbright fits with your plans. The Fulbright-IIE competition for the 2017-18 year has opened and … Continue reading

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