Spring 2018 OGFA Workshops
All workshops are held in the Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House (HSF) at 127 Honors Way. This building is also known colloquially as the "Chick-fil-A building." It is located to the southeast of Strozier Library, between Cawthon Hall and the William Johnston Building on Landis Green.
January 16 | 2pm-3:30pm | HSF Great Hall
Identifying prospective external fellowships and awards is the first step in the fellowship application process. In this interactive session, learn how to navigate the comprehensive funding database, Pivot. The goal is to conduct a funding search and create a fellowship action plan with your research, interests, needs, and a reasonable timeline in mind. Please bring your laptop or tablet.
January 30 | 2pm-3:30pm | HSF 3009
Writing about yourself can be difficult. The Personal Statement is a very critical component in a fellowship application. In this session, Leah Sibbitt (the Career Center) will give tips and suggestions on how to craft and draft a competitive personal statement.
February 2 | 2pm-3:30pm | HSF 3009
March 7 | 2pm-3:30pm | Hecht House
In this session for non-native speakers of English, staff from the Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES) will cover the vocabulary, phrases, and organizational patterns needed to draft a strong personal statement suited for various kinds of fellowship applications. CIES and OGFA staff will be on hand to provide individual consultations. Bring a draft of your personal statement. Space will be limited.
February 6 | 2pm-3:30pm | HSF Great Hall
Mike Mitchell (Office of Proposal Development) will facilitate a workshop focused on persuasive writing techniques for proposals. Topics include: proposal writing, essential points to address in an award application, look fors in a winning proposal, and tips and strategies to support clear, concise, interesting and persuasive writing.
February 15 | 11:30am-1pm | HSF 3009
Learn what to include and what not to include on your fellowship application CV or resume. Keeping your audience in mind, consider the mission and vision of the sponsoring agency. Leah Sibbett (the Career Center) will offer valuable advice, tips, and strategies for writing an effective CV or resume.
February 26 | 11:30am-1pm | HSF 3009
March 5 | 2pm-3:30pm | HSF 3009
Bring a draft of your CV. Career Center Liaisons that support designated academic units along with OGFA staff will be on hand to provide individual consultations.
February 20 | 2pm-3pm | HSF 3009
This workshop will cover various opportunities to work on your language skills, including opportunities to study a language abroad. Opportunities such as the Critical Language Scholarship, DAAD, and the Boren Fellowship, among others, will be covered. We will provide an overview of the awards and their application processes and provide space for questions.
February 28 | 4pm-5pm | HSF 3008
March 1 | 1pm-2pm | HSF 3008
The Fulbright program facilitates cultural exchange by supporting grantees as they live abroad for an academic year. This workshop will focus on study and research grants and their application process. This workshop is done in collaboration with the Office of National Fellowships.
March 7 | 2pm-3pm | HSF 3008
March 8 | 1pm-2pm | HSF 3008
The Fulbright program facilitates cultural exchange by supporting grantees as they live abroad for an academic year. This workshop will focus on English Teaching Assistantships and their application process. This workshop is done in collaboration with the Office of National Fellowships.
March 22 | 2pm-3pm | HSF 3009
A key component of any fellowship or award are the letters of recommendation. Relationships are critical. Learn how to request a letter of recommendation, what should go into this critical document, and tips to help facilitate the request and follow-up for strong letters. You will also learn how to craft cover letters.
March 28 | 4pm-5pm | HSF 3008
March 29 | 1pm-2pm | HSF 3008
The Fulbright program facilitates cultural exchange by supporting grantees as they live abroad for an academic year. This workshop will focus on the arts and creative opportunities through Fulbright, such as the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. This workshop is done in collaboration with the Office of National Fellowships.
You can view past workshops and presentations here.