External awards are prestigious and a valuable acknowledgement of intellectual pursuit and promise. The Graduate School provides incentives to encourage students to compete for funding from institutions, foundations, and governmental agencies, as detailed below.
Writing a fellowship proposal can clarify your thinking about your research and improve your ability to communicate its essence and potential impact. The competition also can expose you to valuable feedback. Receiving a competitive external fellowship is an honor that stays with you throughout your career and can improve your professional prospects.
Be sure to check on the resources provided below. The Graduate School highlights the very distinguished U.S. Student Fulbright fellowship programs, which include internal and external rounds of competition. Links and additional information on the DAAD scholarship program and the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowships are also available.
The University’s Office of Sponsored Projects is a “must” stop for those preparing proposals for external funding.
A series of videos provides guidance on how to compete for and win external awards. For tips and information on applying for external workshops, please also see a presentation by Associate Dean, John Tyler.