The Graduate School Funding Handbook

Illuminating the competitive world of graduate education funding in the arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering, this newly updated and expanded handbook offers general and specific information in an intelligent, comprehensive, and straightforward manner so that students can save time and make winning grant and fellowship applications.

The Graduate School Funding Handbook

April Vahle Hamel and Jennifer S. Furlong

2011 | Third Edition
216 pages | Paper $22.50
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition

Chapter 1. Graduate Degrees and Institutional Financial Aid
—Types of Graduate Degrees
—Degree Program Enrollment, Time to Degree, Career Status, Cost
—Institutional Financial Aid
—Types of University Financial Aid
—External Fellowships and Grants
—Resources

Chapter 2. External Funding
—Questions to Ask When Considering a Fellowship Application
—Where Should You Look to Find Information About Fellowships and Grants?
—Types of External Funding
—Grant and Fellowship Application Tips
—Proposal Writing Advice
—How to Get Good References
—Resources

Chapter 3. Training Fellowships
—General Information
—General Application Advice
—Specific Fellowship Opportunities

Chapter 4. Study, Research, and Teaching Abroad
—General Information
—Application Advice
—Specific Fellowship Opportunities
—Other Study-Abroad Fellowship Programs and Goals

Chapter 5. Research Grants
—General Information
—Application Advice
—Specific Grant Opportunities

Chapter 6. Dissertation Fellowships and Grants
—General Information
—Application Advice
—Specific Grant Opportunities
—Other Dissertation Fellowships and Goals

Chapter 7. Postdoctoral Opportunities
Jennifer S. Furlong
—General Information
—General Application Advice
—The Curriculum Vitae
—Recommendations
—Other Written Materials
—Evaluating Opportunities
—The Bottom Line
—Specific Postdoctoral Opportunities

Index


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Preface to the Third Edition

This third edition of The Graduate School Funding Handbook contains new and updated information. All the grants, fellowships, and scholarships offered by the government and private institutions have been thoroughly researched, revised, and brought up to date. Some funding opportunities listed in the first and second editions have been removed because they are no longer offered, while others have been reviewed and rewritten. Information on new awards has been added.