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.

 

Fall 2017 Workshops


Funding Your Graduate Education/Funding Database Search

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.


The Basics of Proposal Writing

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. Handout


Writing the Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume

September 20 | 2pm-3pm | HSF Great Hall

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.

 

Workshop Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) Lab

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.


Crafting a Competitive Personal Statement

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.


Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship Program Campus Visit

Kimberly Bane, Executive Director of the Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship Program, will host an information session about this unique opportunity to intern in various areas of state government. This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the program, meet current fellows, and ask questions.


Letters of Recommendation and Cover Letters

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.


Workshop Your Personal Statement Lab for Non-Native Speakers of English

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.


Boren Language Awards Campus Visit

Kyle Cox from the Boren Awards Program will host an information session about the opportunities available to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrpresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the program and ask questions.


Tallahassee Mayoral Fellowship Program Info Session

Come to this informational session to learn about this unique opportunity to meaningfully engage with key areas of City government and serve in invaluable front-line positions alongside top leaders of City Hall. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions.


P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Info Session

The International Peace Scholarship Program provides scholarships up to $12,500 for selected international women pursuing graduate study in the United States and Canada. This info session will provide valuable information about the application process. Past recipients and members of the local P.E.O. Chapters will be present to answer questions.

 

 

Summer 2017 Workshops


Preparing Your Fellowship Application | 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.


Preparing Your CV and Resume

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


Writing Fellowship Cover Letters and Requesting Letters of Recommendation

Your cover letter is often your first impression when submitting a fellowship application. This workshop will help you learn how to craft these important letters. It will also cover how to request letters of recommendation.

 

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