Category Archives: Planning When to Apply

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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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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“But I’m Just Starting Grad School”: Applying for Early Graduate Fellowships & Grants

Applying for external grants and fellowships is an integral part of your graduate career. From providing financial support for your education and research, to the prestige of earning recognition for your project, being awarded external funding can have a transformative … 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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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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The Individual Funding Plan

At GradFund, we are committed to helping graduate students through the grant and funding application process all year round. With this in mind, we offers Summer Mentoring Programs to encourage graduate students stay on track and make the most of their … Continue reading

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Summer Fun(ding): Getting ahead of the Fall Application Season

As we’ve written here on GradFund Conversations in the past, the summer can be an excellent time to plan, draft, and revise grant and fellowship applications for the upcoming fall deadlines. It might seem early, but the truth is that many … Continue reading

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How to Navigate the Funding Landscape as a Graduate Student

Applying for extramural funding is an integral part of any graduate career.  Research grants and fellowships will provide you with crucial financial support as you pursue your course of study as well as bring distinction to your scholarly endeavors.  Grants … Continue reading

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