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The Value of the Mentoring Program

The most valuable thing I have gotten out of the past few weeks, is a good start on my applications. It is often difficult for me to begin such a daunting task, so not only getting started, but having a … Continue reading

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Thank You

When I started this program, I had no idea how to go about writing a grant proposal. Through the weekly emails and meetings with my advisor, I have learned how to find fellowship and grants, how to determine if I … 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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Put Yourself in Others’ Shoes

Through communicating with my advisor as well as diverse people at Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program, I could understand what parts of writing I had to focus on to write more persuasive essays and research proposals, which would enhance the chance … Continue reading

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Summer Growth

I have received a lot of positive feedback and valuable pointers over the past few weeks. This program and my adviser has encouraged me to flesh out my plans for more than just next year but for my entire graduate … Continue reading

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Science for the People

College was a very eye-opening and mind-blowing experience for me. In grade school I feel like I learnt the same things over and over again, only in a little more depth and a bit more complexity each year. My appetite … Continue reading

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Tissue Engineering: Round 2

My interest in tissue engineering started about eight years ago, when I spent the summer in a lab that was working on vascular engineering using different types of stem cells to create different types of blood vessels. The concept of … 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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150% Excellent

I was lucky to be born in an open-minded family that treats girls as equal to boys, possibly better than boys. I earned good grades all the way from elementary school to college. One of my father’s friends even jokingly explained … Continue reading

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TIME magazine

Sometime during early middle school my parents had signed me up for a subscription of TIME magazine. I would look over the magazines, pictures mainly, and would toss them in my bookshelf. There was one issue that stood out to … Continue reading

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