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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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Little Foot

I am passionate about pursuing clinical research. I have worked in several labs now that focus a lot on the general science and mechanism but not being able to see the results of your work tends to take its toil. … 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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Roots

I have worked in several labs before making my decision to apply for graduate school. My proudest moments have been the sensation of accomplishment when finishing a project, publishing a paper, and ultimately recognition for the effort I have put forth.

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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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The Imperfect Me

Dear Dr. B, I am writing to inform you that although I am an imperfect scientist, I am the perfect candidate to take a venture on.

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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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Mr. Acceptable

This particular funder is very well established and well-to-do. Let’s call him Perry. Perry has been in the business for a long time and has seen them all, from the eager beavers to the nonchalant geniuses. Perry is able to keep sight … Continue reading

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Diary of a Funding Grant Reviewer

Dear Diary, This morning when I woke up, I gave a sideways glance and sighed at the 4-foot high pile of applications on my desk – or at least that’s the height it would be if I printed out the … Continue reading

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