NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) research grants are tough to get. Only 2,000 fellowship awards are issued annually of 10,000 proposals submitted each year.
This competitive landscape not only highlights the stature of this award, but it also makes it imperative that you utilize all possible tips and strategies that will help make your proposal stand out and get noticed by reviewers.
As a new graduate student, it is especially important when applying for NSF research funding to take every step possible to make yourself and your research competitive. During a training led by decorated scholar and funding expert Dorothy Lewis, PhD you will be provided everything you need to know about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, as well as proven, expert strategies that will help you craft a more competitive proposal and improve your chances of funding.
Here's a list of topics that Dr. Lewis will be covering in her must 60-minute online training:
- Understand the eligibility requirements of the fellowship
- Determine which primary field best suits your research and gives the best chance for funding
- Choose references that will effectively and comprehensively highlight your skills and abilities
- Craft an effective Personal Statement to market yourself to the reviewer
- Learn the important questions you must ask to write a quality Personal Statement or Future Goals Statement
- Determine the key scientific focal points to highlight in your Research Plan Statement
- Discover tricks that will help reviewers see the Innovation in your proposal
- Understand how to effectively connect all components of your proposal into a cohesive unit
- Understand the structure of the application and how it is reviewed
- Powerfully convey the broader impacts of your research and the importance of the training you will receive
- Learn how this fellowship differs from NIH opportunities
- Recognize and utilize qualities that make you different or unique to separate yourself from other applicants.
Who This Is For:
This training is beneficial to undergraduates, as well as first and second year graduate students interested in obtaining funds for future research or getting early exposure to the grant writing and application process. This training will also benefit PIs and faculty advisors who fund, train and/or mentor students who want to provide expert information about potential funding opportunities and academic career moves to assist their students.
The current funding landscape is highly competitive, and you must gain as much knowledge of grant writing and the application process as possible to compete and thrive in your research career.
Graduate research fellowships are great opportunities for students to obtain their own funding, as well as provide early exposure to the grant application process. Specifically, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, the oldest fellowship of its kind, is highly illustrious, producing Nobel Prize winners and founders of billion-dollar companies, making it a prestigious honor to be awarded.
Sign up for this online training with funding expert, Dr. Dorothy Lewis, and gain insight into the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program that will put you ahead of the curve. After taking advantage of this training, you’ll be in the best position possible to receive this prestigious award. Don’t wait, register for this online training session today.
Meet Your Expert: Dorothy Lewis, PhD
Dr. Lewis has had continual NIH funding since 1985. She is a Professor of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Lewis received her PhD in Microbiology in 1978 from the University of Arizona. She did an NIH supported postdoctoral fellowship on the genetics of autoimmune disease and then became a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine.
She is a cellular immunologist who has studied HIV pathogenesis for over 35 years. She has served on many NIH study sections and was Chair of the AIDS Immunopathogenesis study section from 2009-2011. She also served on the NIAID council from 2002-2006. She was a member of the Training and Workforce Diversity review panel from 2012-16. She developed a mentoring program for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and young faculty members. She teaches grant writing to students at Baylor College of Medicine and at the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences. She is the author of more than 190 papers and several book chapters.
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