Past Workshops

This page contains a list of some recent past workshops. If available, presentations can be accessed by clinking on a workshop's title. Current workshops can be found on our main Workshops page.

 

Spring 2017 Workshops


 

Funding your graduate education/pivot demonstration

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, interest, needs, and a reasonable timeline in mind. Please bring your laptop or tablet.


preparing your fellowship application, part I: Personal statement

Writing about yourself can be extremely difficult. Come learn the basics of crafting and drafting a convincing and competitive personal statement. This session will also include helpful tips and strategies to engage a selection committee.


Florida Gubernatorial fellowship campus visit

This program provides an outstanding leadership opportunity for students from all majors and disciplines to gain firsthand experience in state government. Students are placed in over twenty different agencies based on interests and experience.


preparing your fellowship application, part II: CV

Learn what to include and/or highlight on your fellowship application resume or CV to ensure you match the needs of the sponsoring agency.


Fellowships and Taxes

Filing your taxes can be confusing. Add in a fellowship, health insurance, and reimbursements and you may want to pull your hair out. In this workshop, you'll learn tips for accounting for fellowships in your taxes and have a chance to ask questions just as tax season starts to ramp up. This workshop will provide helpful information for current and future fellowship recipients.


preparing your fellowship application, part III: Letters of Recommendation/Cover Letter

Two key components of any fellowship or award are the cover letter and letters of recommendation. Learn how to write a cover letter for a fellowship and how to request a letter of recommendation. You'll also learn what should go into these critical documents and tips to help facilitate the request and follow-up for strong letters of recommendation.


Fulbright Academic Grant Workshop

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.


Critical Language Scholarship Info Session

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. Come learn more about the program and get your questions answered.


Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Workshop

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.


Fulbright Arts and Creative Projects Workshop

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.

 

Fall 2016 Workshops


Funding your graduate education/pivot demonstration

Identifying prospective external funding opportunities is the first step to applying for fellowships and awards. In this interactive session you will learn how to use the comprehensive funding database Pivot, and create a funding search template. Please bring your laptop or tablet.


preparing your fellowship application, part 1: Personal statement

Writing about yourself can be difficult, but we are here to help. In this session you will receive more than the generic do's and don'ts list and leave with at least an outline for your personal statement, if not a rough draft.


The basics of proposal writing

An intensive workshop that will focus on persuasive writing techniques for proposals. Topics include: introduction to proposal writing, essential points to address in the application, look fors in a winning proposal, and tips and strategies to support clear, concise, interesting and persuasive writing. This workshop is accompanied by follow-up sessions facilitated by faculty members from Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and STEM.

Social Sciences Proposal Writing

STEM Proposal Writing

Education Proposal Writing

Arts and Humanities Proposal Writing


Florida Gubernatorial fellowship campus visit


Dissertation completion fellowships

Are you within a year of preparing your prospectus? Or are you just concerned about where you will receive the funding to complete your degree? Come to this workshop to learn about various dissertation funding opportunities and resources at FSU to help you complete your application.


preparing your fellowship application, part II: CV

The second in the fellowship application presentation series. Learn what to include and what not to include on your application resume and CV, and ensure you match the needs of the sponsoring agency.


Boren fellowship campus visit