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NSF Grant Writing Seminars for Students - Jan 15, 2016

National Science Foundation (NSF)* Grant Writing Seminars for Graduate and Senior Undergraduate Students Friday, January 15, 2016

*note the doctoral seminar will cover applications to sponsors other than NSF

 

Early Graduate/Senior Undergraduate Seminar: Preparing a Competitive Application to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Early Graduate/Senior Undergraduate Seminar registration link

WHERE: UAC (Room number available after registration), Texas State University
WHEN: 8:30 -10am, Friday, January 15, 2016

DESCRIPTION: A discussion of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program with an emphasis on who is eligible, what it provides, NSF’s review criteria, etc. It will also cover how to develop a competitive application to the program, including how to recruit mentors, how to frame your research topic, what NSF is looking for in the other components of the application, and how to avoid common mistakes.

Please note: In order to be eligible, you must be a senior undergraduate student or have completed no more than 12 months of graduate school, and you must be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident. You also must plan to pursue a degree in a field that NSF funds.

 

Doctoral Seminar: Preparing a Competitive Applications to Programs for Advanced PhD Students (NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant Program, Ford Foundation Fellowships, NIH NRSA Predoctoral, etc.)

Doc student registration link

WHERE: UAC (Room number available after registration), Texas State University
WHEN: 10:30am -12:30pm, Friday, January 15, 2016

DESCRIPTION: This seminar discusses grant opportunities for advanced doctoral students, i.e., those who have completed their course work, passed their comprehensive exams, and are ready to work full-time on their dissertation project. It provides information on how to develop a competitive application to the program, including what grantsmanship means, how to frame your research topic, what the funder is looking for, and how to avoid common mistakes.

 

For more information, please contact Sylvia Mobley in The Graduate College at (512) 245-2815 or SylviaMobley@txstate.edu