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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?

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 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 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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Tom Ford…Bringing Diversity and Style to Higher Education

Tom Ford is pretty much a household name within academia. Highly coveted and highly elusive. This year, Tom will select 60 pre-doctoral graduate students to fulfill his mission in diversity and excellence in higher education. The mission? To ensure that … Continue reading

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Meet Dr. Catherine Carter With SSRC

Hello everyone! This is Ke (or Coco, if you prefer double syllables :-)) from Guangzhou. I am writing my second post introducing you to my imaginary funder— Dr. Catherine Cater with SSRC.

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Getting to Know Your Funder, Creatively

One of the biggest challenges in grant writing is determining your audience. For this week, we asked to you start getting to know your funder, but it can be hard to get to know a funder when they seem so … Continue reading

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Finding My Way…and Writing About It

Hello everyone! I apologize for my tardiness. My name is Kayla Crawley, and I am a first year in the sociology PhD program at Rutgers. I wish I could say it is not symbolic of the sheer chaos that was my … Continue reading

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ReSearching Nature and Neurons

Taking a walk through a forest is never the same after you have stared at neurons for some time. You begin to notice how trees bifurcate, how they connect with other trees, and how the impossibility of life is a … Continue reading

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