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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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Reflections: Part 1

You’ve now been working through the Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program for 11 weeks! You’ve met with Fellowship Advisors, drafted proposals and personal statements, and worked with your academic advisors and mentors to improve your work. To Subgroups 1 and 3: … Continue reading

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Who Are You?

By now you’ve had your first appointment with a Fellowship Advisor and have scheduled your second. You’ve thought about audience, your research plans, and where you come from in terms of qualifications. Now it’s time to revisit your intellectual biography, … Continue reading

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Organizing as research praxis

The humanities, especially when delving deep into theory, tend to differ from STEM fields in that it’s hard to point to what constitutes “experience”. There are no labs to work in and no quantitative data to collect. So the question … Continue reading

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Are you ready?

“What experiences have prepared you to undertake your proposed project?” To me, this question seems to ask, “how do you know you are ready to do work on a particular project?” I think that you never truly know if you … Continue reading

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To the Well-Endowed Scientist

I am an eager, young student; excited to explore the world. I am somewhere between an empiricist and a theoretician and I like to apply experimental results to real-world problems. My areas of interest include: behavioral genetics in humans and canines, … Continue reading

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Where Have You Been and What Have You Done?

Last time when you creatively blogged your way into a statement of purpose, you wrote about what you want to do in the future. This time we want you to go further and help tell your audience: what experiences have … Continue reading

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Dear Skeptical Humanist

Dear Skeptical Humanist, I am a historian that is truly of the Atlantic World. Following the work of Ira Berlin or even Jane Landers, I would consider myself an “Atlantic Creole”. I am a fortunate blend of different cultures and … Continue reading

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New Technology for DoD

Dear Dr. Matt H., I recently read your post on the Rutgers GradFund blog and wanted to inform you of a new technology that my lab is developing which should be interesting to the medical research branches of the DoD. … Continue reading

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Dear Skeptical Humanist…

In the past couple of weeks we’ve had some fun thinking about our audience of educated scholars who may or may not be members of our own disciplines. In doing so, we’ve also created a clearer picture of ourselves as … Continue reading

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