The Graduate College offers webinars to support students applying for prestigious national fellowships. These webinars introduce graduate students to new opportunities, clarify application components, and connect students with campus support for the application process. No prior experience with fellowships is required. The following webinars are single sessions offered at different time slots. Register in advance for the sessions that works best for you and a Zoom link will be provided to you via email. For those who are unable to attend, most webinars will be recorded so check back for the recorded session of your interest. Questions? Please contact email@example.com.
FALL 2020 Fellowship Webinars
The NSF GRFP Fall Kickoff Workshop on Thursday, August 6, 2020 featured UI GRFP fellows & Dr. David Cwiertny, who shared tips & tricks for developing a competitive proposal and Grad Success provided an overview of fellowship components, criteria, and resources. Please see the recorded sessions below:
- GRFP Kickoff Workshop Introduction (12 min)
- GRFP Kickoff Workshop Overview (20 min)
- GRFP Kickoff Workshop Panel of Fellows (28 min)
The Fellowship Funding in Graduate School webinar is an general overview of the Grad Success Funding Services and will include Q&A opportunities.
The NSF GRFP Overview webinar is an introduction aimed primarily at new graduate students, and will include Q&A opportunities. See eligibility requirements for GRFP below.
Open to graduate students in research-based master's or doctoral programs in various STEM and Social Sciences fields (must be U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident; click here for full eligibility details).
Fellows receive 3 years of support with a $34,000 stipend and a $12,000 cost of education allowance each year.
UI graduate student applicants are also eligible for the Fellowship Incentive Program (FIP).
Mellon/acls information session
When: Thursday, August 13, 2020 (3:00-4:00 pm CT)
View recordings for Mellon/ACLS Fellowships Information Session below:
- Overview of the Mellon/ACLS Fellowship (3 min)
- Fellowship Application Components and Evaluation (7 min)
The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship supports applicants completing dissertation research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences during their final year of dissertation writing. Please see the ACLS website to determine eligibility and learn more about their programs. Learn more about the basics of the fellowship, including the application components and timeline, and offer tips and suggestions for crafting strong statements.
Ford foundation information session
When: Thursday, August 27, 2020 (3:00-4:00 pm CT)
View recording for Ford Foundation Fellowships Information Session (1 hour 9 min)
The Ford Foundation offers prestigious competitions at the Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral levels for applicants committed to a career as a college or university faculty member who will use the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in research, teaching, and/or service. Please see the Ford Foundation website to determine eligibility and learn more about their programs. Learn more about the basics of the fellowship, including the application components and timeline, and offer tips and suggestions for crafting strong statements.
AAUW information session
When: Thursday, September 3, 2020 (3:00-4:00 pm CT)
View resources for the AAUW Fellowships Information Session. (This session was not recorded.)
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers prestigious fellowships for women working in any discipline. Their American Dissertation fellowship provides funding for the final year of Ph.D. dissertation completion (U.S. citizens or permanent residents), and the International Fellowship provides a year of support for graduate students who are citizens of a country other than the U.S. (Master’s, PhD, and other graduate degrees.) Please see the AAUW website to determine eligibility and learn more about their programs. Learn more about the basics of the fellowship, including the application components and timeline, and offer tips and suggestions for crafting strong statements.
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