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IRTL Grants & Fellowships Workshop Series
Part IV: Planning
Ahead for 2015-2016
Deadlines
Institute for Research on Teachi...
1. Learn about grants.
Learning Objectives
1. Learn about grant and fellowship
opportunities with deadlines in 2015-2016.
2. Build a personal grant writing timeline....
• IRTL
• Grants & Fellowships 101
• Timeline Development
• Resources for Searching & Writing
• 2015-2016 Awards
• Q&A
Toda...
IRTL
Institute for Research on Teaching & Learning
IRTL supports doctoral students in the College of
Education by enhancing the...
• Workshops, sessions for groups and classes
• Overview of grants & fellowships; Grant proposal
writing; Budget developmen...
Grants &
Fellowships 101
• Includes:
• How grants and fellowships can play a role for grad
students as well as beyond your time as a student
• What...
Your opportunity should
match with these four areas:
Money
research
funding is
available
Eligibility
you’re ready
and meet...
Early Stage
Funds tuition
and fees, as
well as a
stipend for
living for
early doctoral
students
Pre-
Dissertation
Funds
re...
What makes a grant proposal
successful?
• start early
• contact with funding sponsor
• research matches funding
announceme...
Create Your Support Network
You
Colleagues &
Classmates
Friends & Family
Research
Administration Staff
Advisor, Committee ...
Timeline
Development
• Start early.
• Assess your timeline.
• When will you complete doctoral program requirements?
collect data? conduct analy...
Sept: APA,
AERA,
Fullbright
IIE, NSF Oct: Spencer,
IRA, NSF
Nov: AAUW, SSRC, IRA,
Ford, Wenner-Gren, ETS,
AERA MDF, NSF GR...
• Work on and develop your research topic and ideas
• Talk with faculty members about existing grant and
funding opportuni...
• Coming to an end in courses and have narrowed down topics to
one or two potential dissertation ideas.
• 1-2 years from d...
• Most dissertation funding proposal due dates are approximately
6 months to 1 year prior to dispersion of funds. Plan ahe...
• International Research: Preparing proposals for
international research funding is likely to take more time
due to the re...
• Which opportunities are you considering?
• What are their deadlines?
• What external support do you need?
• Drafting & e...
Resources for
Searching & Writing
• Includes:
• How to find funders
• On-campus funding search resources
• IRTL resources
• Databases
• Relevant agencies, f...
Unfortunately, this will probably not be the
easiest way to find dissertation support…
Start local
• Talk to faculty members, people on campus with similar
interests, supervisors, colleagues, those who work in...
• College of Education fellowships
• http://education.msu.edu/resources/financial/fellows
hips.asp
• The Graduate School
•...
• Foundation Center
http://www.foundationcenter.org
• Foundation Directory Online Professional *MSU Library
• Foundation G...
Government
databases &
agencies
• Government
databases (e.g.
grants.gov)
• Government
agencies (NSF,
NIH, etc..)
• State g...
Consider non-monetary support options as well:
• Office space
• Parking permit approval/sponsorship
• Copying
• Printing
•...
• Doug Campbell is available to meet with
students and faculty to address your written
work at all stages of the writing p...
Funds may be out there … we just need to hunt for them.
To possibly fund 2016-2017
2015-2016 Award
Deadlines
• Summer Research Fellowships
• ~20, $6,000, full-time support, no classes
• Summer Research Renewable Fellowships
• 8-10,...
• Departmental professional development funds
• varies by department, may be renewable
• Bailey Scholars
• http://www.bsp....
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• The research project must include the analysis of data from
at least one of the...
• For students to conduct research in other countries in foreign
languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months....
• Dissertation write up
• To encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide
range of disciplines and professional fiel...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• Focus on issues related to women, gender, women’s studies
or feminist/gender/LG...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• The purpose of the Society of School Psychology
Dissertation Grant Awards is to...
• Dissertation write-up
• Supports a year of research and writing to help advanced
graduate students in the humanities and...
• Fellowships & Training
• Program designed to meet needs of New Americans at critical
points in their educations, and cal...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• Supports research on a wide range of issues of critical
importance to U.S. high...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• These grants provide funds for items not normally
available at the university l...
• Dissertation data collection
• Given annually to assist doctoral students at the early
stages of their dissertation rese...
• Pre-Dissertation Research grants; Dissertation data
collection
• This award is intended to encourage and support
promisi...
• Pre-Dissertation research grants; Dissertation data collection,
write-up
• This fellowship is a grant established to enc...
• Pre-Dissertation research grants; Dissertation data
collection, write-up; Postdoctoral Fellowship
• Supports research in...
• Research grant; Dissertation data collection
• Research support is intended to facilitate research related
to academic a...
• Dissertation data collection
• Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The
program contributes to the Fou...
• Dissertation data collection
• The purposes of the program are to advance education
research by outstanding minority gra...
• Dissertation data collection
• The program invites proposals for dissertation research
conducted, in whole or in part, o...
• Fellowship
• The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diver...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• Dissertation fellowships support women doctoral
candidates completing dissertat...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study
or research in the U....
• Dissertation write-up
• The fellowships are designed to encourage original and
significant study of ethical or religious...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• Focus on achieving excellence in college and university
teaching. Awards will b...
• International research
• Boren Fellowships support adding an international and language
component to graduate education ...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a
new generation of lead...
• Dissertation data collection
• The goal of this program is to increase the number of well-trained
scientists in educatio...
• Fellowships & training, research grants, international research;
Dissertation data collection, write-up
• TIAA-CREF esta...
• Fellowships & Training
• FLAS is designed to meet critical needs for specialists in
American education for government, a...
• Dissertation data collection, write-up
• To increase the number of traditionally underrepresented
doctoral degree gradua...
• Research grants, International research
• The purpose of this program is to make it possible for graduate
students inter...
• Dissertation: Write-Up
• To accelerate the completion of the dissertation. Recipients may hold
no more than a quarter-ti...
• This fellowship provides financial support for advanced
doctoral students who have projected or incurred expenses
releva...
Wrap Up &
Q&A
• What do you want to fund?
• Where can you find funding?
• Who can be part of your support
network?
• What related skills...
• Workshop topic ideas
• Web and newsletter content suggestions
• New award information
• Updates on your grant/fellowship...
IRTL Doctoral Student Research Support
• http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/
IRTL facebook page
• https://www.facebook.com...
• Includes:
• How grants and fellowships can play a role for grad
students as well as beyond your time as a student
• What...
• Includes:
• How to find funders
• On-campus funding search resources
• IRTL resources
• Databases
• Relevant agencies, f...
Links to grant writing resources:
http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/search.asp
Proposal Writing workshop slides:
http://w...
Links to budget creation resources at MSU:
http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/search.asp
Budget workshop slides:
http://ww...
Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning
2nd Floor, Erickson Hall
http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad
https://www.fa...
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2015-04 Planning For 2015-2016

  1. 1. IRTL Grants & Fellowships Workshop Series Part IV: Planning Ahead for 2015-2016 Deadlines Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning Doctoral Student Research Support April 2015
  2. 2. 1. Learn about grants. Learning Objectives
  3. 3. 1. Learn about grant and fellowship opportunities with deadlines in 2015-2016. 2. Build a personal grant writing timeline. 3. Identify resources to find appropriate funding and refine grant applications. Learning Objectives
  4. 4. • IRTL • Grants & Fellowships 101 • Timeline Development • Resources for Searching & Writing • 2015-2016 Awards • Q&A Today’s Plan
  5. 5. IRTL
  6. 6. Institute for Research on Teaching & Learning IRTL supports doctoral students in the College of Education by enhancing their knowledge of funding opportunities and grant writing. We are available to discuss funding opportunities; assist in conceptualizing, writing, and revising a grant proposal; or assist in preparing a competitive budget request. http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad What is IRTL?
  7. 7. • Workshops, sessions for groups and classes • Overview of grants & fellowships; Grant proposal writing; Budget development; RCR; and more! • One-on-one consultation (mdrangst@msu.edu) • in person, over the phone, Skype/FaceTime, email • Web resources (http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/) • Sample proposals, budgets, timelines, resources • Monthly newsletters (sign up on our website) • Announcements, workshops, resources, funding opportunities • Facebook updates (facebook.com/MSUIRTL) What does IRTL do?
  8. 8. Grants & Fellowships 101
  9. 9. • Includes: • How grants and fellowships can play a role for grad students as well as beyond your time as a student • What types of things external funds can cover • Details about money, eligibility, fit, and time • Basic elements of grant applications • Tips for successful proposals • Quick set of slides can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/irtl/grantsfellowshipsbas ics Grants & Fellowships 101
  10. 10. Your opportunity should match with these four areas: Money research funding is available Eligibility you’re ready and meet requirements Fit your research interests map to RFP Time a competitive proposal can be written in the time available
  11. 11. Early Stage Funds tuition and fees, as well as a stipend for living for early doctoral students Pre- Dissertation Funds research and experiences that aid research, such as travel, language study, and supplies Dissertation Funds research and experiences that aid research, such as language study, travel, supplies, facility use, and/or stipend for living after the defense of the dissertation proposal to completion Analysis & Write-Up Funds tuition and fees, stipend for living expenses to concentrate mostly or only on writing and completing the dissertation Postdoctoral Funds opportunities toward the development of an academic career Eligibility…are you ready? Think one step ahead!
  12. 12. What makes a grant proposal successful? • start early • contact with funding sponsor • research matches funding announcement • aligned with priorities of sponsor • written with the review process in mind • captures reviewers’ attention • well-organized, engaging language • clear focus • follows the instructions precisely • applicant seeks outside review before submitting • compelling idea that advances the science • not too ambitious or unrealistic • no typos, grammatical errors • reasonable and accurate budget • submitted on time
  13. 13. Create Your Support Network You Colleagues & Classmates Friends & Family Research Administration Staff Advisor, Committee & Faculty
  14. 14. Timeline Development
  15. 15. • Start early. • Assess your timeline. • When will you complete doctoral program requirements? collect data? conduct analysis? write up? • Can you continue operations until funding would be received? • Do you have time to complete the application? • How long does it take for a decision? When will the funds become available? • Can you reapply? Time ... can a competitive proposal be written in the time available?
  16. 16. Sept: APA, AERA, Fullbright IIE, NSF Oct: Spencer, IRA, NSF Nov: AAUW, SSRC, IRA, Ford, Wenner-Gren, ETS, AERA MDF, NSF GRFP, Soros Dec: AAUW, Boren, ETS Jan: AERA, APA, NSF, SSRC, FLAS Feb: ETS, NSF, KCP Mar: WARC, Tinker Apr: NSF, NIJ May: Wenner- Gren June: Fulbright DDRA (April ’15) July: AIR Aug: NSF, NCAA • Grants and other funding sources typically follow a regular cycle. • Plan ahead so you can prepare your materials on time, rather than waiting (perhaps a year) until the next deadline. Learn grant cycles Fall Spring Summer
  17. 17. • Work on and develop your research topic and ideas • Talk with faculty members about existing grant and funding opportunities • Utilize College of Education fellowship process (spring) • CoEd Summer Research Fellowships (late fall) • CoEd Summer Research Renewable Fellowships (2 years, late fall) • CoEd Summer Research Development Fellowships (1st year students only; January) • Utilize departmental professional development funds, COGS grants Preparing for External Funding – Years 1-2
  18. 18. • Coming to an end in courses and have narrowed down topics to one or two potential dissertation ideas. • 1-2 years from dissertation proposal. • Begin exploring funding options. • Consider what you might need funding for (e.g., data collection) and what point in the dissertation process you will need that funding. • Continue conversations with faculty members about opportunities. • CoEd fellowship process (spring) • Identify possible funders and opportunities to catch in next year. • Utilize departmental professional development funds, COGS grants. Preparing for External Funding – Years 2-3
  19. 19. • Most dissertation funding proposal due dates are approximately 6 months to 1 year prior to dispersion of funds. Plan ahead within your own work to time application process. • Work on and submit proposals approximate 6 months prior to the due date. Prioritize good quality. Get advisor on board. • For international research projects, begin working on funding proposals 6 months to a year prior to the due date (e.g, affiliation letters, courses, language evaluations). • During data collection/practicum, apply for Research Practicum/Research Development Fellowship (mid fall). • When nearing completion, consider CoEd Dissertation Completion Fellowship (late fall). • Utilize departmental professional development funds, COGS grants. Preparing for External Funding – Years 3+
  20. 20. • International Research: Preparing proposals for international research funding is likely to take more time due to the requirements, begin early. Consider enrolling in fall seminar – International Social Science Research (1-3 cr.) • Working students: Students who work fulltime should be aware that many of the larger are only for fulltime students. Be sure to explore whether or not this is a requirement when searching for grants. • International Students: Some grants are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents (e.g., government grants—NSF, Fulbright, NIH). Be sure to explore whether or not this is a requirement when searching for grants. Preparing for External Funding – General Notes
  21. 21. • Which opportunities are you considering? • What are their deadlines? • What external support do you need? • Drafting & editing your narrative • Letters of support • Is the application submitted through MSU? • How much time do you need to set aside • Each week? • Each month? • Reminders for you & others? • Who will be on your team? Creating Your Timeline
  22. 22. Resources for Searching & Writing
  23. 23. • Includes: • How to find funders • On-campus funding search resources • IRTL resources • Databases • Relevant agencies, foundations, and associations • Consider non-monetary support • Set of slides can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/irtl/search-writing- resources Search & Writing Resources
  24. 24. Unfortunately, this will probably not be the easiest way to find dissertation support…
  25. 25. Start local • Talk to faculty members, people on campus with similar interests, supervisors, colleagues, those who work in grant-funded programs. • Talk with your librarians. MSU Libraries: Jon Harrison • http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/index.htm • Consider any on-campus funding search resources. • Focus on community organizations or other entities located in your area. • IRTL Selected Funding Opportunities Search in the right places
  26. 26. • College of Education fellowships • http://education.msu.edu/resources/financial/fellows hips.asp • The Graduate School • http://grad.msu.edu/funding/ • International Social Science Research Seminar • http://grad.msu.edu/funding/docs/ISSR_Fall_2014.pdf Consider On-Campus Funding Search Resources
  27. 27. • Foundation Center http://www.foundationcenter.org • Foundation Directory Online Professional *MSU Library • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online *MSU Library • Foundation Directory Free **NEW** http://fdo.foundationcenter.org • GrantSelect, GuideStar *MSUNetID required • http://er.lib.msu.edu/location.cfm?location=WWW Databases
  28. 28. Government databases & agencies • Government databases (e.g. grants.gov) • Government agencies (NSF, NIH, etc..) • State governments (michigan.gov) Know relevant agencies, foundations & associations
  29. 29. Consider non-monetary support options as well: • Office space • Parking permit approval/sponsorship • Copying • Printing • Telephone • Physical storage space • Account management • Equipment (computer, video, audio, transcription) Non-Monetary Support
  30. 30. • Doug Campbell is available to meet with students and faculty to address your written work at all stages of the writing process. • Regular office hours in 116-I Erickson Hall • Email: campbell@msu.edu MSU College of Education Office of Student Writing Assistance
  31. 31. Funds may be out there … we just need to hunt for them.
  32. 32. To possibly fund 2016-2017 2015-2016 Award Deadlines
  33. 33. • Summer Research Fellowships • ~20, $6,000, full-time support, no classes • Summer Research Renewable Fellowships • 8-10, $6,000 each of two summers, full-time support, no classes • Summer Research Development Fellowships • ~15, $5,000, first year students only, no classes • Research Practicum/Research Development Fellowship • For advanced doctoral students, develop your own budget • Dissertation Completion Fellowships • ~20, $6,000, max of ¼ time assistantship, complete Ph.D. during funding period • Professional Development Fellowships • Annual competition for endowed scholarships/fellowships College of Education Opportunities
  34. 34. • Departmental professional development funds • varies by department, may be renewable • Bailey Scholars • http://www.bsp.msu.edu • RCAH Graduate Fellows • http://rcah.msu.edu/people/graduate-fellows • IIT / James Madison • http://grad.msu.edu/iit/ • COGS Professional Development funds • Up to $300 available once during your time at MSU, lottery • COGS Travel funds • Up to $300 available once during your time at MSU, lottery MSU Funding Opportunities
  35. 35. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • The research project must include the analysis of data from at least one of the large-scale, nationally or internationally representative data sets such as those supported by NCES, NSF, and the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the National Institutes of Health. Additional data sets may be used in conjunction with the obligatory federal data set. If international data sets are used, the study must include U.S. education. • Citizenship: Any • Award: ~15; $20,000 • Deadlines: September & January AERA Dissertation Grants
  36. 36. • For students to conduct research in other countries in foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months. • Fulbright-Hays (DDRA). For Ph.D. candidates only. Proposals focusing on Western Europe are not eligible. Projects deepen research knowledge and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. • Fulbright IIE. For anyone with a Bachelors and allows for individually designed study/research in a single country. A list of eligible countries is available on the Fulbright IIE website. • Must apply through MSU. Contact Roger Bresnahan bresnaha@msu.edu. • Citizenship: U.S. | Award: ~1,200, $ varies • Deadline: IIE-MSU September; DDRA – April ‘15 (typically June) Fulbright Programs
  37. 37. • Dissertation write up • To encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education while bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or information education anywhere in the world. Fellowships support final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. • Candidates should be interested in pursuing further research in education once the doctorate is attained. • Citizenship: Any • Award: ~30, $25,000 • Deadline: October National Academy of Education / Spencer Dissertation Award
  38. 38. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • Focus on issues related to women, gender, women’s studies or feminist/gender/LGBTQ theory. • Award can support travel, books, microfilming, taping, and computer services. • Citizenship: Any • Award: up to $5,000 • Deadline: October Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies
  39. 39. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • The purpose of the Society of School Psychology Dissertation Grant Awards is to promote excellence in research training in school psychology, thereby enhancing the capability of students to pursue a productive research career that advances the science of school psychology. Although not all quality proposals submitted can be funded, each student will receive feedback intended to contribute to the student’s enthusiasm for and competence in research. • Citizenship: Any | Award: 4, up to $5,000 • Deadlines: October, March SSSP Dissertation Grant Awards
  40. 40. • Dissertation write-up • Supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. • Citizenship: Any • Award: 65, up to $33,000 • Deadline: October Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  41. 41. • Fellowships & Training • Program designed to meet needs of New Americans at critical points in their educations, and call attention of all Americans to the extensive and diverse contributions of New Americans to the quality of life in this country. • Citizenship: New Americans – permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad, born outside US and adopted by US citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents. • Eligibility: Early in graduate program. Must not be 31 years or older as of application deadline. • Award: 30. Supports up to two years of graduate study in the US including stipend and tuition/fees. | Deadline: November Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans
  42. 42. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • Supports research on a wide range of issues of critical importance to U.S. higher education. The program has two separate purposes: increase the number of researchers using national datasets and demonstrate the contribution that these datasets make to the national base of knowledge on higher education policy, theory, and practice; and NPEC funding supports grants that increase the understanding and knowledge of a specific issue area identified by NPEC. • Citizenship: Any. • Award: up to $20,000 for one year • Deadline: March (was July) AIR Dissertation Grants
  43. 43. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • These grants provide funds for items not normally available at the university level, allowing the doctoral student to undertake data-gathering and field research that would not otherwise be possible. • Proposals are judged on their scientific merit, importance of the research question and appropriateness of proposed data and methodology. • Citizenship: Any • Award: ~200-300; $2.5m available • Deadline: varies by program NSF Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
  44. 44. • Dissertation data collection • Given annually to assist doctoral students at the early stages of their dissertation research in the area of reading and literacy. Focus on instructional interventions. • Must be ILA members. Must have dissertation proposal successfully defended in order to apply. • Citizenship: Any • Award: $1,200 • Deadline: November ILA Helen M. Robinson Grant
  45. 45. • Pre-Dissertation Research grants; Dissertation data collection • This award is intended to encourage and support promising graduate students in their research. All applicants must have at least three years of pre-K-12 teaching experience. The research must be conducted in the classroom(s), it must be focused on improving reading instruction and children’s reading achievement, and it must be empirically rigorous. Research must be completed within two years. • Eligibility: ILA members | Citizenship: Any • Award: $1,000 | Deadline: November ILA Steven A. Stahl Research Grant
  46. 46. • Pre-Dissertation research grants; Dissertation data collection, write-up • This fellowship is a grant established to encourage and support reading research by promising scholars. Its special emphasis is to support research efforts in the following areas: beginning reading (theory, research, and practice that improves the effectiveness of learning to read); readability (methods of predicting the difficulty of texts); reading difficulty (diagnosis, treatment, and prevention); stages of reading development; the relation of vocabulary to reading; and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability. • Eligibility: ILA members | Citizenship: Any • Award: $6,000 | Deadline: November ILA Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship
  47. 47. • Pre-Dissertation research grants; Dissertation data collection, write-up; Postdoctoral Fellowship • Supports research in reading and literacy. Projects may be carried out using any research method or approach so long as the focus of the project is on research in reading or literacy. Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding except to the extent that these activities are necessary procedures for the conduct of research. Projects should be completed within two years. • Eligibility: ILA member | Citizenship: Any • Award: up to $8,000 | Deadline: November ILA Elva Knight Research Grant
  48. 48. • Research grant; Dissertation data collection • Research support is intended to facilitate research related to academic advising. Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodologies are welcome. Program assessment is not funded. Practicing professionals and graduate students from any institution (U.S. or international) seeking support for research in academic advising are eligible to apply. NACADA has a particular interest in soliciting proposals that document the outcomes of different advising models. • Citizenship: Any • Award: up to $5,000 • Deadlines: November, March NACADA Academic Advising Research Support Grant
  49. 49. • Dissertation data collection • Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. • Citizenship: Any • Award: up to $20,000 • Deadlines: November, May Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grants
  50. 50. • Dissertation data collection • The purposes of the program are to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities by supporting their research and by providing mentoring and guidance toward completion of their doctoral studies. • Citizenship: U.S. • Award: up to $20,000 • Deadline: November AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research
  51. 51. • Dissertation data collection • The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the U.S., about non- U.S. topics, for a minimum of nine months of research outside of the United States. Applicants must complete all Ph.D. requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December following award, whichever comes first. The IDRF program will not support study at foreign universities, conference participation, or dissertation write-up. • Citizenship: Any | Award: 80, ~$20,000 • Deadline: November SSRC Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
  52. 52. • Fellowship • The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. STEM Education & Learning Research. • Citizenship: U.S. | Award: 2,000; $32,000 annually (+$12,000 tuition), 3 years | Deadline: November NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
  53. 53. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • Dissertation fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; the quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in researching gender issues are encouraged to apply. • Citizenship: U.S.| Award: $20,000 • Deadline: November AAUW American Dissertation Fellowships
  54. 54. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the U.S. to women. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. • Citizenship: Non-U.S. • Award: $20,000-30,000 • Deadline: December AAUW International Fellowships
  55. 55. • Dissertation write-up • The fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. Dissertation must be completed during the tenure of the award and submit completed dissertations by August following application deadline. • Citizenship: Any | Award: ≥21, $25,000 • Deadline: November Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  56. 56. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • Focus on achieving excellence in college and university teaching. Awards will be made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as schools and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. • Citizenship: U.S. | Award: ~30, $21,000 • Deadline: November Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
  57. 57. • International research • Boren Fellowships support adding an international and language component to graduate education through specialized area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. • Citizenship: U.S. | Award: up to $30,000 • Deadline: MSU - December NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships
  58. 58. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. • Citizenship: U.S. • Award: 15, $25,000 • Deadline: December Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being
  59. 59. • Dissertation data collection • The goal of this program is to increase the number of well-trained scientists in educational measurement, psychometrics, and statistics. During the academic year, selected fellows study at their universities and carry out research under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with ETS research scientists and psychometricians. During the summer, fellows are invited to participate in the Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students, working under the guidance of an ETS mentor. • Citizenship: not specified • Award: $19,000 stipend, $8,000 to defray tuition and fees, small grant for equipment or software. • Deadline: December ETS Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship
  60. 60. • Fellowships & training, research grants, international research; Dissertation data collection, write-up • TIAA-CREF established the Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship at TIAA-CREF in 2005 to honor the memory and life's work of Dr. Ruth Simms Hamilton, a former professor at MSU and member of the TIAA-CREF Board of Trustees. • Citizenship: Any • Eligibility: All MSU graduate students whose dissertation research is related in any way to the African Diaspora. • Award: $36,500 for one year. Funds may be used for travel to support research, present at a conference, support the collection of data, or complete writing of the dissertation. • Deadline: December TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Graduate Merit Fellowship
  61. 61. • Fellowships & Training • FLAS is designed to meet critical needs for specialists in American education for government, and for “other services of a public nature” who will utilize their skills in training others. • Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident. • Eligibility: Must be full time students and propose a course of study that includes both African language training and African area studies coursework each fall and spring semester. • Award: Payment of most tuition and fees, stipend of $15,000 for the academic year. • Deadline: January MSU Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
  62. 62. • Dissertation data collection, write-up • To increase the number of traditionally underrepresented doctoral degree graduates who enter academic careers in postsecondary education. Fellows must complete degree within two years of receiving fellowship and serve three years in postsecondary teaching or administrative position. • Citizenship: U.S. • Eligibility: Enrolled full-time in a doctoral program at MSU and have successfully completed comprehensive exams; be an active participant in the MSU AGEP Learning Community. • Award: $35,000 for one year. Supplemented by MSU through healthcare allowance, one credit of tuition and fees for one full academic year (fall, spring, summer semesters). • Deadline: February King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program (FFF) at MSU
  63. 63. • Research grants, International research • The purpose of this program is to make it possible for graduate students interested in Latin America and the Caribbean to carry out research in the field in order to acquire as profound and intimate a knowledge as possible of the language, culture, and geography; to gather field data; and to develop contacts with scholars and institutions in the field. Citizenship: Any. • Eligibility: MSU graduate student who has not yet reached the dissertation stage of program. Must be in good standing at MSU and committed to Latin American themes and issues. Must have a well-conceived and feasible project that serves as a basis for meeting thesis or dissertation requirements. • Award: Up to $1,500. • Deadline: March Tinker Field Research Grant
  64. 64. • Dissertation: Write-Up • To accelerate the completion of the dissertation. Recipients may hold no more than a quarter-time assistantship. Materials are submitted to department for internal review before ranked nominations are submitted to the College of Education. College review panel evaluates applications and submits select applications to the Graduate School, which will make the formal award. Nomination packet includes up to 30-page dissertation proposal, letter of support from dissertation director, and copy of MSU transcript. Contact specific departments for internal deadlines and process. • Citizenship: Any. • Eligibility: Advanced doctoral student positioned to submit final versions of their dissertations by the end of the summer semester following the application deadline. Projected spring and summer graduates are eligible. Must have passed comprehensive exams and have record on file with the Graduate Records Office. • Award: ~120, $6,000; ~20 for CoEd students | Deadline: November CoEd Dissertation Completion Fellowships
  65. 65. • This fellowship provides financial support for advanced doctoral students who have projected or incurred expenses relevant to data collection for their dissertation or research practicum. • Award: $1,000-4,000, varies by department. • Deadline: October/November, varies by department CoEd Research Practicum / Research Development Fellowship (RP/D)
  66. 66. Wrap Up & Q&A
  67. 67. • What do you want to fund? • Where can you find funding? • Who can be part of your support network? • What related skills do you already possess? • What is your next step? Moving forward …
  68. 68. • Workshop topic ideas • Web and newsletter content suggestions • New award information • Updates on your grant/fellowship applications • Corrections on typos, spelling, and grammar. We are always excited for
  69. 69. IRTL Doctoral Student Research Support • http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/ IRTL facebook page • https://www.facebook.com/MSUIRTL MSU Reference Librarian Jon Harrison’s Grant Resources • http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/ MSU College of Education – Fellowships & Scholarships • http://education.msu.edu/resources/financial/ MSU Libraries – MSUNetID–available resources • http://er.lib.msu.edu/location.cfm?location=WWW MSU The Graduate School – Funding • http://grad.msu.edu/funding/ International Social Science Research Seminar Resources List 2014 • http://grad.msu.edu/funding/docs/ISSR_Fall_2014.pdf Main links from presentation
  70. 70. • Includes: • How grants and fellowships can play a role for grad students as well as beyond your time as a student • What types of things external funds can cover • Details about money, eligibility, fit, and time • Basic elements of grant applications • Tips for successful proposals • Quick set of slides can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/irtl/grantsfellowshipsbas ics Grants & Fellowships 101
  71. 71. • Includes: • How to find funders • On-campus funding search resources • IRTL resources • Databases • Relevant agencies, foundations, and associations • Consider non-monetary support • Set of slides can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/irtl/search-writing- resources Search & Writing Resources
  72. 72. Links to grant writing resources: http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/search.asp Proposal Writing workshop slides: http://www.slideshare.net/irtl/201503grantwriting Planning your proposal: http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/plan.asp Writing your proposal: http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/write.asp Proposal Writing Resources
  73. 73. Links to budget creation resources at MSU: http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/search.asp Budget workshop slides: http://www.slideshare.net/irtl/201502budgets Sample budgets: http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/pdf/IRTL_Bud getSamples.pdf Budget Resources
  74. 74. Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning 2nd Floor, Erickson Hall http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad https://www.facebook.com/MSUIRTL http://education.msu.edu/irtl/grad/Subscribe.asp Bob Floden, Director, floden@msu.edu Marcy Wallace, Associate Director, wallacem@msu.edu Megan Drangstveit, Graduate Assistant, mdrangst@msu.edu (201C Erickson Hall) IRTL – Doctoral Student Research Support

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