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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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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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The Importance of Experience

I’ve been reflecting a lot on how my previous academic, professional and fieldwork experiences have influenced my dissertation project lately. I’m sure that’s a function of not only being in the field currently but also my participating in this mentoring program. I have … 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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Healthcare as a Human Right

Dear Ms. A. A. Wilson, It’s a rare thing to meet someone whose life mission is both succinct and incredibly ambitious. The fact that you have made it your life’s work to “empower women” not only in the space of the … 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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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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Getting to Know Your Funder: Fulbright IIE

Hi everyone! Well, this is blog post number two and I’m in the midst of researching the application process for the Fulbright IIE. Let me tell you, this research endeavor is made significantly more challenging by rolling blackouts and unexpected … Continue reading

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Circuitous Route

After making a pragmatic decision to graduate with a degree in engineering, I decided to make an un-pragmatic decision to be a professional poker player  — I played heads-up no-limit hold ’em as my sole source of income for a year … Continue reading

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Getting to Know You, Part 2

Hello, again! Last week, half of our 2015 Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program Cohort introduced themselves to each other and to the GradFund Conversations community. This week, it’s time for the other half to tell us who they are. This means you, … Continue reading

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