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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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Hello, Reginald

I understand your desire for the need for diversity in the classroom, and I agree with you. My research relies on the mutability of interpretation, on the tension between recognition and failed recognition that manifests when anyone tries to read … Continue reading

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To the scientists this may concern:

Dendritic spines are neuronal structures responsible for receiving information from other neuron’s axons. Depending on their types neurons can have between 1 and 10,000 synapses which all receive information through the dendritic spines. Furthermore spines undergo morphological changes in response … 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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My Wish

This foundation provides several grants for women from developing countries. The funding is given particularly for female graduate students who study in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The foundation primary objectives is to reduce the gender … Continue reading

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Being Concise and Accessible

As an imaginary reader of graduate fellowship applications, I would want these statements to be concise, exciting, informative, organized, and accessible. No reviewer, no matter the discipline, wants to read a chronological order of events in an applicants career. I … Continue reading

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Janice Christensen

Identifying scientific potential is a difficult task, some applicants have all the resources to succeed and others have none. As a student Janice had fallen in the latter category; early on she had been discouraged from pursuing a career in … Continue reading

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