Presenter: Keisha John, PhD | Director of Diversity Programs, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs
Session 2: Draft Writing Workshop
Attend this session to learn everything you need to know to draft a full application for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. 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. 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 KEISHAJOHN@VIRGINIA.EDU 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.
A National Science Foundation Series Workshop
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.)