The aim of this workshop is to help students with identifying and applying for multiyear and yearlong opportunities. The presentation will cover the Fulbright U.S. Student Fellowship—one of the largest and most prestigious fellowships, and a multitude of other fellowships and grants, including those from Mellon, Ford, NSF, the AAUW, and Boren.
Dr. Michael T. Westrate and his teams have helped over 300 Villanova and Notre Dame receive major fellowship awards. Over the last five years, Dr. Westrate has offered similar programs across the country, including at Los Alamos National Labs, and many attendees have also won prestigious awards.
By the end of the program, participants will know how to complete a solid draft of the materials required for their respective funding applications. These will include a Research Statement and a Personal (Background & Future Goals) Statement. In addition, students will be introduced to a number of sources for identifying other funding opportunities and to general best practices in grant proposal preparation.
Topics covered: Introduction to Graduate Fellowships and Fulbright; Letters of Recommendation; Graduate Research Statements; Personal (Background & Future Goals) Statements; Adapting Your First Application to Other Opportunities.