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Thank You

When I started this program, I had no idea how to go about writing a grant proposal. Through the weekly emails and meetings with my advisor, I have learned how to find fellowship and grants, how to determine if I … Continue reading

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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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TIME magazine

Sometime during early middle school my parents had signed me up for a subscription of TIME magazine. I would look over the magazines, pictures mainly, and would toss them in my bookshelf. There was one issue that stood out to … 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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Future Reflection of My Past

It was October 17, 2048, a Friday evening after work, and several of us decided to grab a few drinks at the local bar. We had just sat down and ordered a few beers when one of my colleagues asked the table “so … 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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To the skeptical scientist

To the Well-Endowed Science Institute: I am intrigued by the interaction between mood and cognition and their underlying physiological systems in mental health disorders. Specifically, I am interested in researching the disruptions in both neural and physiological systems in mental … 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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The Funder Incarnate

Devin is the funder incarnate. She believes that upholding the values of the NIH is of utmost importance when she meets to review in fellowship study sections. Professionally, Devin is a devout methodologist to the core. She commends science that is … Continue reading

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