Category Archives: Understanding Award Types

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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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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Dissertation Completion vs. Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities: Being Future-Oriented

If you’re in your final year of graduate study, you may be planning to apply for postdoctoral fellowships. This can be a particularly challenging application to manage, even if you’ve previously had success securing external funding. Here at GradFund Conversations, we’ve recently discussed how … Continue reading

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Pitch a Second Project: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities

To be competitive for a postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities, you will need to describe your plans for a second project. Doctoral students who are still in the process of dissertation writing often find this to be a challenging task. … Continue reading

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Advice from the Archives: Time to Plan – The Spring Semester

Advice from the Archives Series Note: Occasionally, we dig into the archives to uncover a post we feel holds relevant and timely information worthy of a repost. If you are interested in learning more about research grants and fellowships to support your … Continue reading

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What We Mean by “Start Early”

At GradFund we often tell students about the benefits of “starting early” when it comes to working on fellowship and grant applications, but what does that really mean? How early is early enough? Read on for a sample month-by-month breakdown … Continue reading

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Applying for Funding in the Humanities: Advice from a Fellowship Adviser

With the spring semester in full swing, now is a good time to start planning ahead for the fall application deadline season. For students in the humanities, it is important to be aware of your external funding award options. To … Continue reading

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NSF vs. NIH: Foundation vs. Translation

Hello GradFund Readers! Today, we will be discussing two funders that many of you may be familiar with: The NIH and the NSF. Many research projects may fit multiple funders. This is especially true of research that may have clinical … Continue reading

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