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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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Put Yourself in Others’ Shoes

Through communicating with my advisor as well as diverse people at Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program, I could understand what parts of writing I had to focus on to write more persuasive essays and research proposals, which would enhance the chance … 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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Not Forgetting My Original Intention

The moment I feel happiest is when I feel like I’m important and needed to someone. When working at a pharmacy, I really did. Not only that, I’m proud of working in the field of drug discovery and development, as … 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 have been and what I have done to get to where I am now!

Good afternoon fellow GradFund bloggers! This is Robert Battikha and I have just graduated from Rutgers SAS. Currently I am enjoying a very relaxing summer before I start school again as a PhD student in the Rutgers BME department. Although … Continue reading

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My First Time Working in Switzerland

So here is a quick overview of my first time working in Switzerland at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). I’ve worked at an accelerator before at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, VA but at the time I was an undergraduate … Continue reading

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Develop a Spirit of Challenge through Many Failures

Just like everything else, a drug discovery and development process requires a lot of time, money, and effort. What’s worse, it’s very hard and even may be impossible to develop a novel medicine which we can actually take to the market, … 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 member of the NSF GRF review committee,

My ambition within the field of biomedical engineering, although not yet mature, is to use computational tools to develop models and programs that help us to better understand what is going on in the biological realm. For example modeling blood … Continue reading

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