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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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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 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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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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Trying someone else’s shoes “that look so good but fit so strange”

After all these years serving as a Peer Review Committee Member for DPDF, I have noticed that applicants always have a hard time writing about their interest in being exposed to diverse approaches that might contribute to their research project. … Continue reading

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Getting to know “Mr. SSRC”

“Mr. SSRC” has been commissioned to support promising young researchers in the humanities and social sciences. “Mr. SSRC” has taken this task from his grandfather “Andrew M.,” a well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist from NYC. As grandpa Andrew, “Mr. SSRC” believes … 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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Personal Statement of Statements and Things

We here at Conglom-O want to know what motivated the applicant to pursue our program and that they are highly motivated. We want to know what personal experience and skills will help them be an important team member. We want to … Continue reading

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Honey… all I need from you is a KISS

Honey… I stared long into the face of the still papers Caressed their ears and quipped into them All I needed from you was a KISS — Keep It Short & Simple That’s all you need to claim my heart … Continue reading

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Sitting on the Review Committee: Putting Yourself in Your Funder’s Shoes

For this week’s bloggers from Subgroups 2 and 4, we’re going to ask you to put on your imagination hats again, but this time to do something a little different. Select a single application component of your choice (perhaps the … Continue reading

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