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Fellowships, Spring 2011

  1. 1. Funding Your Graduate Work<br />Through Fellowships<br />March 29, 2011<br />Claudine M. Riccillo<br />Proposal Development Team <br />Office of Research & Sponsored Projects (ORSP) <br />1<br />
  2. 2. What Is a Fellowship?<br /><ul><li> Fellowships/traineeships, grants and scholarships are outright awards made to graduate students with no service obligation
  3. 3. They usually provide a monthly stipend for living expenses, tuition and required fees</li></ul>2<br />
  4. 4. General Characteristics of Fellowships<br /><ul><li>Full-time enrollment
  5. 5. 1 - 6 year award
  6. 6. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident requirement
  7. 7. Research-specific/discipline-specific
  8. 8. Merit-based
  9. 9. Summer internships offered</li></ul>3<br />
  10. 10. Graduate Fellowships – Why Bother?<br /><ul><li>Source of funding that does not have to be repaid
  11. 11. Stipends generally much higher than department</li></ul> research assistant funding<br /><ul><li>Fellowships are portable – grad students have more autonomy in selecting school, advisor and research
  12. 12. Fellowship can be path to a job (e.g., National Lab) or postdoc</li></ul>4<br />
  13. 13. Writing a Fellowship Proposal – Why Bother?<br /><ul><li>Focuses your dissertation work
  14. 14. “Writing a grant proposal forces you to think about your proposed thesis research in a concrete fashion. In particular, it makes you think about the work from the point of view of justifying it to others.”*
  15. 15. Practice for future faculty or professional
  16. 16. “Seeking funding and writing grant proposals will be a part of your future, whether you're going into academia, government, or industry. Get practice now, so you'll be more successful later. Faculty with funding wield power. “*
  17. 17. Eliminates money concerns
  18. 18. Money is the number one worry of graduate students</li></ul>5<br />* Educational Advising Center "Osvita" website http://www.osvita.org/eng/guides/financial.aid/fundingschool/<br />
  19. 19. Institutionally Awarded Fellowships<br /><ul><li>Fellowships offered through funded programs on campus
  20. 20. Search online for programs in your discipline e.g. - NSF S-STEM, NASA Center for Space Exploration Technology Research, NIH MARC, GK-12 Grad Fellows, HS-STEM …
  21. 21. Fellowships offered through departments and/or college
  22. 22. Check department websites
  23. 23. University-Wide Fellowships
  24. 24. Contact Graduate School</li></ul>6<br />Campus <br />Resources<br />
  25. 25. Nationally Competitive Fellowships<br /><ul><li>Awarded directly from the granting agencies/foundations to graduate students
  26. 26. Graduate students may choose to use their fellowships at any university to which they have been admitted</li></ul>7<br /><ul><li>NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
  27. 27. NIH Ruth Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowships
  28. 28. U.S. Dept of Education Jacob Javitz Fellowships
  29. 29. GEM Consortium Fellowship Program
  30. 30. Ford Foundation
  31. 31. DoD Science and Engr Grad Fellowships
  32. 32. NASA Earth System Science Fellowship Program
  33. 33. DHS Scholarship Program
  34. 34. EPA STAR Awards
  35. 35. AAUW Fellowships and Grants
  36. 36. Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)</li></li></ul><li>Resources<br />8<br />

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