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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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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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The Non-expert Reviewer and Diversity

The components of the application that I find most interesting to approach are the “applicants ability to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds” and “the applicants likelihood of using the diversity of … Continue reading

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Sitting on the Review Committee: Putting Yourself in Your Funder’s Shoes

For this week’s bloggers from Subgroups 2 and 4, we’re going to ask you to put on your imagination hats again, but this time to do something a little different. Select a single application component of your choice (perhaps the … Continue reading

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Joining the Conversation

Hello Everyone! I am joining Rutgers after two exciting years working at the Posse Foundation (the same program that provided me with a scholarship to college). Prior to joining Posse, I was a student at Bryn Mawr, a small, liberal arts … Continue reading

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Greetings from New Orleans!

My name is Pamela Walker and I am an incoming PhD student to the department of History at Rutgers University. I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in history in 2011 and graduated from the University … Continue reading

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Thinking the Unthinkable

Hello world, My name is Rafael and I am a second year Ph.D student in comparative literature. My academic background is in philosophy, especially critical theory, and I was drawn to comparative literature because of the intensely inter-, trans-, and … Continue reading

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