The Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards assists current FSU students with articulating their interests and ambitions in support of identifying and applying for external fellowships, scholarships, grants, and awards. Through our holistic approach, we are able to walk alongside students throughout the entire application process, offering tailored guidance at every step along the way. We regularly offer presentations and discussions for colleges, departments, meetings, and classes. Our workshops are designed to meet students where they are, covering both the basics of applying for external funding as well as in-depth advice for specific funding opportunities. The core expression of our mission, though, is the individual support we offer to students through one-on-one meetings, custom advice, and careful review of application materials.
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Dissertation - December 10, 2019
Pre-dissertation - December 17, 2019
The International Peace Scholarship provides scholarships for selected international women for graduate study (coursework and/or research combined) in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding PEO International Peace Scholarship Policies.
December 15, 2019 (Deadline to submit Eligibility form)
March 1, 2020 (Deadline to submit application materials)
Point Foundation (Point) is the nation's largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students. The Point Foundation Scholarship empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential to make a significant impact on society. Point's multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients ("scholars") extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.
Deadline: January 27, 2020
Boren Fellowships, and initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central ans Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren fellows represent a pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
Contact the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards to discuss the
on-campus process and internal deadline.
Deadline: January 30, 2020 (Boren application deadline)
Designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in Florida by increasing the pool of candidates with doctoral degrees. The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship provides up to five years of support, with a stipend of $12,000 plus tuition waivers and an annual health insurance subsidy. This award may supplement an award from an academic unit. Additional fields of study outside those listed on the website are eligible to apply. Contact Charles Jackson, McKnight Doctoral Program Manager, at 813-272-2772 for more information.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Josephine DeKarman fellowships are open to PhD students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university located within the United States. Only PhD candidates who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2021 are eligible for consideration for a 2020-2021 fellowship. Undergraduate students, master's degree students, and postdoctoral scholars are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities. The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed.
Deadline: January 1, 2020
Fall 2019 Workshops
Undergraduate students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend all workshops.
Writing THE curriculum vitae (cv)
September 12 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm | HSF 3009 | Register
Participants will gain critical insight on what to include on the Curriculum Vitae and/or Resume in fellowship applications. We will discuss how the mission of a fellowship sponsoring agency affects this content. Megan Crowe, Graduate Liaison for the Career Center, will facilitate this workshop.
Writing Well: Drafting Successful fellowship applications
September 17 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm | HSF 3009 | Register
Your ability to communicate your ideas in writing will directly impact your success in applying for fellowships and awards. Writing well is not always a natural talent; it is a skill that anyone can develop and improve. In this workshop, we will discuss the characteristics of good writing (and bad writing) and teach specific stylistic, grammatical, and structural techniques that will increase the clarity, conciseness, cohesiveness, and coherence of your writing.
Crafting a Competitive personal statement
October 2 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | HSF 3009 | Register
Writing about yourself can be tricky; however, the personal statement is a critical component of many fellowship applications. Emily Saras, a recipient of the Fulbright Award, PEO Scholar Award, and Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society Love of Learning Award, will provide tips on crafting a competitive personal statement from scratch to finish.
THE BASICS OF PROPOSAL WRITING
October 3 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm | HSF 3009 | Register
This workshop facilitated by Mike Mitchell (Office of Proposal Development) identifies persuasive writing techniques in proposal writing. We will go over essential points to address in award applications, distinctives of winning proposals, and strategies for producing clear, concise, and compelling grant-writing.
Curriculum Vitae (cv) lab
October 8 | 2:30 - 4:00 pm | HSF 3009 | Register
Bring a draft of your CV or Resume to this lab. The Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards and Career Center Liaisons will be on hand to provide individual consultation and feedback.
NAVIGATING GRANT RESOURCES AT FLORIDA STATE
October 9 | 2:30 - 4:00 pm | HSF 3009 | Register
Are you thinking about submitting a grant proposal (NIH F31 or NSF DDRIG))? Come learn about the proposal resources on FSU's campus that are available to you. Your department may have its very own Grants Administrator/Officer who can assist you with all of the moving parts involved with the electronic submission of your proposal!
Personal statement for non-native english speakers
October 29 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | Hecht House | Register
In this session, Dr. Jennifer Grill and Dr. Maria Mendoza, faculty in 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. Participants will be invited to attend Writing Sessions later in the semester where community, time, space, and assistance will be provided to help with strengthening writing skills and revising draft documents.
International Scholar Writing Session
November 12 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm | Hecht House | Register
Do you need to draft a personal or research statement for a fellowship or award application? Here are a few quiet hours for you to write and receive help with strengthening your writing skills and revising drafts of your documents.
Funding your graduate education: searching database
Identifying prospective external funding opportunities is the first step to applying for fellowships and awards. In this interactive session you will learn how to search and use the comprehensive funding database Pivot as well as other external award databases, and creating a funding search template. Please bring your laptop or tablet.
Florida gubernatorial fellowship program campus visit
October 15 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm | HSF 3009
The Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship Program is open to students in any discipline who are interested in public service and strengthening their leadership skills. Come to the campus visit to learn about the program, meet current fellows, and ask questions about the application submission process and individual fellow experiences.
Florida legislative intern program campus visit
October 23 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm | HSF 3009
Information Session for the Florida Legislative Intern Program. This program offers a unique opportunity for college graduates and graduate students to gain 1st hand knowledge of the legislative process and to participate in the work of the legislative branch of state government. The campus visit is an excellent opportunity to learn about the program (eligibility, criteria, and deadlines), meet current and past fellows, and to ask questions about the application submission process and individual fellow experiences.
boren awards campus visit
The Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards and The Office of National Fellowships will host a Boren Awards Campus Visit on Thursday, November 7 at 1 PM in the Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House, Room 3008.
Guest speaker Jeff Cary, Outreach & Recruitment Manager for the Boren Awards, will discuss the Boren Scholarship and Boren Fellowship which provides up to $24,000 for you to immerse in the study of a wide range of critical languages and cultures deemed critical for US national security. For more information about the Boren Awards visit https://www.borenawards.org
P.E.O. international peace scholarship info session
November 20 | 3:00 pm | HSF 3009| Register
This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (eligibility, criteria, and deadlines), meet local P.E.O. Chapter representatives, past scholarship recipients, and to ask questions about the application submission process and individual fellow experiences. For more information about the PEO International Peace Scholarship, visit https://www.peointernational.org/about-peo-international-peace-scholarship-ips.
Request a meeting with us to learn how to start your funding search today.
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Resources & Workshops
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