The aim of this workshop is to help students with identifying and applying for multiyear and yearlong opportunities. The presentation will focus on the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF)—one of the largest, most lucrative, and most prestigious multiyear graduate fellowships, but will also cover a multitude of other fellowships and grants, including those from NASA, NIH, DoD, DoE, and Fulbright.
Dr. Michael T. Westrate and his teams have helped more than 300 students win the NSF-GRF and other major fellowships.
By the end of the program, participants will have learned 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 STEM Fellowships and the NSF-GRFP; Letters of Recommendation; Graduate Research Statements; Personal (Background & Future Goals) Statements; Adapting Your First Application to Other Opportunities.