Tag Archives: Planning When to Apply

What We Mean by “Start Early”

At GradFund we often tell students about the benefits of “starting early” when it comes to working on fellowship and grant applications, but what does that really mean? How early is early enough? Read on for a sample month-by-month breakdown … Continue reading

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Designing a Persuasive Timeline (Throwback Thursday)

Series note:  The following post is part of the GradFund Throwback Thursday blog series.  Each week we will repost one of our most popular blog posts from years past. If you are interested in learning more about research grants and fellowships to … Continue reading

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Funding in Engineering – Advice from a Fellowship Advisor

There is funding available at each stage of graduate study for students of engineering. The funding opportunities vary, as with any other field, based on personal information, field of study, and research site, amongst other criteria. Graduate Student Fellowships: Early … Continue reading

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How to Juggle Funding Applications and Multiple Other Responsibilities: The Fall Application Season

Graduate students, new and advanced, have the task of juggling many responsibilities each semester: coursework, research progress, and professional activities, with a little bit of social time mixed in. Now, while we are in the middle of summer, say your … Continue reading

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The Individual Funding Plan

At GradFund, we are committed to helping graduate students through the grant and funding application process all year round. With this in mind, we offers Summer Mentoring Programs to encourage graduate students stay on track and make the most of their … Continue reading

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Feedback from Multiple Sources

Revision is the hardest part of the proposal writing process for some people. The prospect of learning how to manage feedback from multiple sources and combine them into a coherent next draft can be daunting. Figuring out how to weigh … Continue reading

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Bird’s Eye View – A Timeline for Applying for Funding

Because research funding is cyclical, it’s good to be thinking in advance, often far in advance, about what your next funding move should be. This post is an overview of the funding process. Our blog has more in-depth discussions of … 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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What Will You Do When? The Art of Designing a Persuasive Timeline

Many fellowships and grants require either an informal or formal timeline to be included with your proposal. The best timelines are persuasive documents that give reviewers the sense that you have a good idea of how your research is going … Continue reading

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External Funding Tips for Early Graduate Study

The first month (or even year) of graduate school can be both exciting and overwhelming. Looking back, for me that time was a blur of new faces, new places, and new ideas, all rushing past at NJ Turnpike speeds. The … Continue reading

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