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  • Funding Your Graduate Work
    Through Fellowships
    March 29, 2011
    Claudine M. Riccillo
    Proposal Development Team
    Office of Research & Sponsored Projects (ORSP)
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  • What Is a Fellowship?
    • Fellowships/traineeships, grants and scholarships are outright awards made to graduate students with no service obligation
    • They usually provide a monthly stipend for living expenses, tuition and required fees
    2
    View slide
  • General Characteristics of Fellowships
    • Full-time enrollment View slide
    • 1 - 6 year award
    • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident requirement
    • Research-specific/discipline-specific
    • Merit-based
    • Summer internships offered
    3
  • Graduate Fellowships – Why Bother?
    • Source of funding that does not have to be repaid
    • Stipends generally much higher than department
    research assistant funding
    • Fellowships are portable – grad students have more autonomy in selecting school, advisor and research
    • Fellowship can be path to a job (e.g., National Lab) or postdoc
    4
  • Writing a Fellowship Proposal – Why Bother?
    • Focuses your dissertation work
    • “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.”*
    • Practice for future faculty or professional
    • “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. “*
    • Eliminates money concerns
    • Money is the number one worry of graduate students
    5
    * Educational Advising Center "Osvita" website http://www.osvita.org/eng/guides/financial.aid/fundingschool/
  • Institutionally Awarded Fellowships
    • Fellowships offered through funded programs on campus
    • 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 …
    • Fellowships offered through departments and/or college
    • Check department websites
    • University-Wide Fellowships
    • Contact Graduate School
    6
    Campus
    Resources
  • Nationally Competitive Fellowships
    • Awarded directly from the granting agencies/foundations to graduate students
    • Graduate students may choose to use their fellowships at any university to which they have been admitted
    7
    • NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
    • NIH Ruth Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowships
    • U.S. Dept of Education Jacob Javitz Fellowships
    • GEM Consortium Fellowship Program
    • Ford Foundation
    • DoD Science and Engr Grad Fellowships
    • NASA Earth System Science Fellowship Program
    • DHS Scholarship Program
    • EPA STAR Awards
    • AAUW Fellowships and Grants
    • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
  • Resources
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