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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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Who Are You?

I’ve had experiences that have opened my mind to appreciate linguistic and cultural diversity. Having lived in a small town my whole life, my world view greatly expanded when I took a trip abroad with my classmates in seventh grade. … 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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Where I’ve Been and What I’ve Done…

Linguistic attitudes affect our everyday lives in ways that we often don’t notice. Whether we realize it or not, those linguistic attitudes are often linked with cultural attitudes. At the present moment it is important now more than ever to … Continue reading

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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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Dear R. Daneel Olivaw …

Dear R. Daneel Olivaw,  My current research interests lie in cosmology, more particularly in studying large-scale structure in our universe for furthering our understanding of dark energy. Just to give you a brief background, Hubble discovered the expansion of the … Continue reading

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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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Personifying the NSF

If I were to personify the NSF graduate fellowship, Nan S. Founders would be it. Nan is known for her inquisitive nature and her contagious love for science. While leading her own research group, through which she personally contributes to … Continue reading

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Nathan Scientific Funder

My desired funder’s name is Nathan Scientific Funder. Nathan is highly organized and wants to advance innovative research in behavioral & cognitive sciences. Nathan supports research in a variety of scientific and sociological disciplines, including language and human cognition. He … Continue reading

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