Summer 2015 Events

Writing Groups
During the summer months (June-August) GSGS will host informal grant and fellowship writing groups. These sessions will allow students and postdocs at a similar stage in their career (predoctoral, dissertation research, dissertation writing, postdoc) to offer peer feedback, share resources, and work with a GSGS staff member to craft competitive funding applications. If you are interested in joining us please contact GSGS at gsgs@grad.umass.edu.

Workshops and Informational Sessions
Intro to Grant Searching
Thursday, July 23, 3-4 pm ▪ Campus Center 165-69
This session introduces the basic tools available to UMass graduate students and postdocs looking for grants, as well as some tips on planning and applying. Pre-registration requested; register here.

Brown Bag: Demonstrating Broader Impacts
Friday, July 24, 12-1pm ▪ Office of Professional Development, Goodell 538
A critical component of any funding application is demonstrating the broader impacts of your work—what contribution will your research make to society and the academy? At this session we will brainstorm mentoring and outreach opportunities and strategies to communicate the significance of your work to diverse audiences. This session is ideal for students intending to prepare applications for the NSF GRFP, although all grad students and postdocs are invited. Bring your lunch; coffee and tea provided. Pre-registration requested; register here

Intro to Grant Writing
Thursday, July 30, 3-4pm ▪Campus Center 165-69             
Intended as a follow-up to Intro to Grant Searching, this session will focus on developing a competitive external funding application. We will outline common application elements and provide tips to craft a clear, cohesive proposal.  While prior participation in Intro to Grant Searching is not required, it is assumed that participants will arrive with a basic understanding of how to search for external funding.  Pre-registration requested; register here.

Intro to Grant Searching for International Students
Thursday, August 13, 2:30-4 pm ▪ Campus Center 904-08
Co-sponsored by the International Programs Office
Many external grants or fellowships are restricted to US citizens or permanent residents, which poses a particular challenge to international students searching for external funding opportunities. This session is tailored for graduate students and postdocs who are not US citizens or permanent residents to introduce basic search tips and tools. Pre-registration requested; register here.

Intro to Grant Searching
Monday, August 24, 2:30-3:30 pm ▪ Campus Center 165-69
This session introduces the basic tools available to UMass graduate students and postdocs looking for grants, as well as some tips on planning and applying. Pre-registration requested; register here.

Intro to Grant Writing
Thursday, August 27, 1-2 pm ▪Campus Center 165-69     
Intended as a follow-up to Intro to Grant Searching, this session will focus on developing a competitive external funding application. We will outline common application elements and provide tips to craft a clear, cohesive proposal.  While prior participation in Intro to Grant Searching is not required, it is assumed that participants will arrive with a basic understanding of how to search for external funding.  Pre-registration requested; register here.