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Applying for Fulbright Funding to Support your Graduate Research

A Fulbright is one of the most recognized and prestigious awards available to scholars.  Instituted after World War II, the Fulbright award is designed to support an extended stay overseas and there are many different types of Fulbright awards available … Continue reading

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Ambassador, Scholar, Fellow

Applicants for nationally competitive fellowships are often focused on the financial benefits of the award, and may overlook the funders’ larger purpose: To nurture a community of scholars devoted to advancing the program’s research goals. To develop that community, funders … Continue reading

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Time to Plan: The Spring Semester

The funding calendar of external grants and fellowships to support graduate study has a distinct rhythm that we at GradFund know well: Small grants, scholarships, and pre-dissertation research grants have a concentration of deadlines during the early spring semester, but … Continue reading

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The Power of Small Grants

Nearly every graduate student seeking funding for their dissertation research project starts out focused on finding one award that will pay for all their expenses at one fell swoop (and in one application season). However, there are many reasons to … Continue reading

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Improvement: The “I” in the NSF DD(R)IG

NSF Doctoral Dissertation (Research) Improvement Grants- DD(R)IGs- are available in various fields of the sciences and social sciences to support dissertation research costs (see our most recent NSF post for fields and links to program pages). While the specific requirements … Continue reading

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