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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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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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Who Am I?

What makes me an idea candidate for my funder’s fellowship is my commitment to diversity. My experience being of a mixed race and working class background as informed me, holistically. I understand hybridity at its core; I know how complicated … Continue reading

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Who Are You? Part 2

Last week, half of our summer bloggers told us about themselves as a way to think about crafting a personal statement. This week, Subgroups 2 and 4 will revisit their introductions and tell us who they are. As a friendly … Continue reading

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My first academic conference presentation

While working on my Master’s thesis, the fact that I would have to present at a large international conference loomed overhead. The International Conference on Culinary Arts and Sciences would be coming to Montclair State University (where I was completing my … Continue reading

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The Aha Moment

It took me awhile, while studying for my MFA in Art Criticism & Writing these past two years, to realize that my main interest is German. I don’t know why it took so long for me to figure it out–but it did! At … Continue reading

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Sharing Your Intellectual History, Part 2

Last week, half of our summer bloggers crafted cocktail party narratives about where they’ve been and what they’ve done as a way to think about how to write a statement of previous research. This week, it’s time for the bloggers … Continue reading

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Dear comparative literature researcher…

Dear comparative literature researcher, As a doctoral candidate in Applied and Community Nutrition, my research interests lie in the nutrition and food behaviors of people on both a national and global scale. I recently completed my Master’s thesis on the … Continue reading

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Dear Well-Endowed Science Institute…

Hello, there! Last week, half of our 2015 Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program Cohort chose one of the “reader personas” recently created by our bloggers and wrote to that Skeptical Humanist of Well-Endowed Science Institute to tell him or her about their research.This … Continue reading

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