Spring 2024 Workshops


Funding Your Graduate Education: Intro Meeting/Database Search
OGFA staff will facilitate small group meetings to assist graduate students with navigating award databases to identify fellowships and awards that are a good "fit" to support their graduate education.

  • January 23 | 11:00 AM | Register here
  • February 21 | 2:00 PM | Register here (please note updated time)
  • March 21 | 11:00 AM | Register here (With a focus on International Students)
  • April 17 | 11:00 AM | Register here


Cohesion and Flow in Application Writing (with the CIES)
January 30 | 12:00 PM | Register here
Facilitated by the Center for Intensive English Studies, this workshop is intended to support English as a Second Language students who are interested in developing their fellowship and award application writing skills. “Cohesion,” or flow and connection across an application, is essential for writing high-quality application essays. This workshop will provide guidance and instruction on achieving cohesion.

Graduate Student Award Recipient Panel Discussion
February 27 | 2:00 PM | Register here
Join us for a panel discussion featuring FSU graduate students who are recent recipients of external fellowships and awards. Our awardees will discuss how they approached their applications, share tips they learned along the way, and make time for Q&A.

High Impact Proposal Writing (Hybrid – Zoom and HSF 3008)
March 7 | 10:00 AM | Register here
This workshop will focus on breaking down fellowship application guidelines to identify what is required in a competitive application. Evangeline Ciupek, Community Engagement Manager with the College of Music, will discuss how to strategize and plan an application and provide tips for writing high-impact proposals.

Communicating the Significance of Your Research
March 282:00 PM | Register here
Explaining your research to a broad audience of fellowship reviewers can be challenging. In this interactive workshop, we will practice pitching the significance of your research to your target audience and refining the answer to the elusive “so-what” question.

Getting Started with the Application Process
April 9 | 10:00 AM | Register here
Applying for a fellowship or grant can seem overwhelming. Where do you even start? How do you organize all the moving pieces? Who should you ask for assistance? In this workshop, we’ll demystify the application process and help you organize your approach to submitting strong funding proposals.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session
April 4 | 2:00 PM | Register here
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for graduate students (U.S. citizens) to teach English, enroll in graduate coursework, or conduct independent research in more than 140 countries. This extremely flexible program is open to students in all degree programs and disciplines. In this info session, we’ll cover the basics of the Fulbright program and hear from previous FSU awardees about their experiences with the program.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) Information Session
April 18 | 11:00 AM | Register here
The NSF GRFP provides three years of funding across a five-year period for students (U.S. citizens) in graduate-level STEM programs. Students can only apply once as graduate students, either during their first or second years. This highly competitive award requires strong applications. Join us for an info session breaking down the application components, review criteria, and selection process.

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