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Meet Lana DoGood

The fellowship I am applying for comes to life in Lana Dogood. She is a professional who has worked in a major metropolitan for a number of years and though she still loves her home, she loved it more pre-gentrification. … Continue reading

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Understanding your funder and the awards it offers

Why do organizations provide money for grants and fellowships? Knowing the answer to this question (which varies depending on the specific funder) helps elucidate the ways in which graduate students need to approach applying for external funding. Without knowing the … Continue reading

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Writing an Annotated Bibliography for Funding Proposals

An annotated bibliography can be a powerful component of your application package. If a funder requires one, it is further opportunity to situate your research within your field, or it may take the place of the literature review. Your goal … Continue reading

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Completion Fellowships: Understanding your Options

Completion fellowships provide doctoral students a year of financial support to finish writing their dissertation. These fellowships not only provide financial support for those whose funding packages may have run out by the time they start working on their dissertation, … Continue reading

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How to Describe Teaching in a Fellowship Application

Applications for external funding competitions occasionally require a teaching statement or personal statement that focuses on teaching. However, even if you have years of classroom experience, it may be challenging to succinctly communicate your effectiveness in the classroom. The following … Continue reading

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