"There are a lot of books, manuals, and websites that graduate students may use. . . . But this slim . . . volume packs the most useful advice on how to apply, why to apply, and where to apply. Beyond practical advice on applications, the book contains valuable career guidance that will help students professionalize."—Communicator, in a review of previous editionsFor more than fifteen years The Graduate School Funding Handbook has been an invaluable resource for students applying to graduate school in the United States or abroad, at the master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. Illuminating the competitive world of graduate education funding in the arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering, the book offers general and specific information in an intelligent, comprehensive, and straightforward manner so that readers can save time and make winning grant and fellowship applications.
The authors include detailed descriptions of the types of funding offered graduate students, ranging from tuition scholarships to assistantships, work-study opportunities, and university loan programs. In addition, the handbook thoroughly covers the availability of nationally prominent grants and fellowships through the federal government and private organizations. This revised third edition provides a wealth of additional information and advice and details a number of new grant opportunities including several aimed at women, minorities, and other underrepresented student groups. Covering fellowships and grants for individual training, study abroad, research, dissertations, and postdoctoral work, the book includes useful addresses, deadlines, number of available awards, number of applicants, purpose of grants and restrictions, duration of awards, applicant eligibility, and application requirements. The information is comprehensive, detailed, and current, based on data from funding agencies through interviews, review of application packets, web site information, and the authors' many years of experience in the field.
April Vahle Hamel is retired Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
Jennifer S. Furlong served as Associate Director for Graduate Students in the career services offices of both Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. She is coauthor of The Academic Job Search Handbook, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.