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National Science Foundation Series Workshop
National Science Foundation Series Workshop (offers awards to STEM, Social Sciences and Science Education Students)
This workshop series includes three sessions intended to help eligible applicants learn about the fellowship and craft competitive applications, with individual feedback offered by experienced faculty and NSF GRFP recipients. The goal of the series is for applicants to have a completed application by mid-October, with time before the final deadline to make additional edits (See here for the list of deadlines and eligibility information: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/applicants/important_dates).
Session 1: Introduction
September 5th - 4:00-5:00 PM – McIntire School - Robertson Hall Rm. 221
This session will include an overview of the fellowship as well as an informational panel with current UVA NSF GRF recipients.
Session 2: Draft Writing Workshop
September 13th- 4:00-5:00 PM – McIntire School - Robertson Hall Rm. 221
Attend this session to learn everything you need to know to draft a full application. Over the course of the meeting, we will go over each section of the application in detail (the information form, the personal statement, and the proposal), and will provide tips for how to make each section resonate with reviewers. In specific we will focus on strategies for persuading reviewers to fund your proposal through your stated broader impacts, intellectual merits, and the personal statement. Although the application does not explicitly ask for a CV or resume, the session will also help you think strategically about how to incorporate information from these documents into your proposal.
Following session 2, prospective applicants should draft their applications and send the complete draft and a CV/resume, to email@example.com by 5pm on Thursday, October 4. Each application will then be reviewed by faculty members and experienced NSF GRF recipients in preparation for the final session.
Session 3: Complete Application Review
October 12th- 12-5 PM, various rooms in New Cabell Hall
Attend this session to discuss the review of your complete application by faculty members and current NSF Graduate Research Fellows. Each participant will be assigned a 10-minute appointment in which they will receive verbal feedback on their documents as well as written comments similar to what you will receive from the NSF.
Do you know there are many opportunities specifically for underrepresented students from the federal government as well as societies and foundations to apply for external funding for your research, or to attend conferences? This workshop will feature awards specifically for ethnic minority graduate students. We will highlight the Ford Foundation, APA, and AAUW, awards among many others that will support your professional, predoctoral, dissertation and work beyond.
Dissertation Funding Workshop
Attend this workshop to learn about various dissertation funding opportunities and resources at UVA and externally to help you identify the best funding opportunities for your dissertation studies. Students from all fields and at all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.