NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshops

Preparing an NSF-GRFP Fellowship Application Workshop Series

The Graduate School is running a series of workshops designed to help UW-Madison senior undergraduates and graduate students in the early stages of their graduate studies prepare a competitive application for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. To learn more about the GRFP fellowship visit www.nsfgrfp.org.

FELLOWSHIP BENEFITS:

  •  Five year fellowship period with three years of financial support
  • Annual stipend of $34,000
  • Cost of Education allowance of $12,000 to the institution
  • Professional development opportunities (GRIP and GROW)
  • XSEDE supercomputer access for Fellows and honorable mentions
  • No service requirement
  • Access to supplemental funding to sustain research while on medical deferral (e.g. maternity/paternity leave)

To register for these workshops visit the Graduate School website:  https://grad.wisc.edu/studentfunding/workshops/

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Application Overview and Fellows Panel
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall

This workshop is intended to be an informational session about applying to the National Science Foundation GRFP. It will give an overview of the application to provide prospective applicants (i.e. senior undergraduates or graduate students in the biological, physical, or social sciences) an idea of the amount of work involved and where to start. There will also be a panel of current fellows who will be able to answer questions about the process.

Writing Fellowship/Grant Applications
Date: September 14, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Helen C. White Hall, Room 6191

This workshop will provide an outline of the fellowship application writing process. We will cover how to take into account argument, organization, and style in preparing a fellowship application. We will also discuss how to adapt written applications to different funding audiences.

NSF GRFP Faculty Reviewers Panel
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Union South, Northwoods

This panel will feature faculty members who have served as reviewers for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program competition. They will share insights about the review process and tips on how to make your application more successful.

NSF Application Broader Impacts Workshop: How to Address the Broader Impact in Your Fellowship Application
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

The National Science Foundation (NSF) employs two criteria in the review of Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) applications, namely intellectual merit and broader impact. Experience shows that while most applicants have little difficulty responding to the criterion relating to intellectual merit, many struggle to frame the broader impacts of the activities they propose to undertake. To address the broader impacts, applications are expected to include ways in which activities and projects will advance discovery and understanding, broaden the participation of underrepresented groups, enhance the infrastructure for research and education, and ultimately benefit society. This workshop is designed to help you address the concept of broader impacts in your fellowship application, and specifically is a time for you to discuss strategies for writing a successful broader impact plan, hear from panelists about successful fellowship proposals, and learn about resources on campus focused on effective integration of research and education.
For more information contact: Irina Diaz, Fellowship, Funding and Diversity Initiatives Coordinator, Irina.diaz@wisc.edu, 608-890-0738

Occupational Therapy Group Advising Sessions

Alexia Rebne, Occupational Therapy Admissions Coordinator, will offer three (identical) Group Advising Sessions this fall for prospective MS-OT students. Group Advising Sessions offer prospective students an opportunity to learn about the admission requirements, application procedures, and curriculum of the MS-OT Program at UW-Madison. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet a current MS-OT student. 

Session Dates/Times:

Thursday, September 14th, 4:45 PM

Wednesday, September 20th, 12:00 PM

Wednesday, October 11th, 12:00 PM

Location (for all sessions): Room 3130, Medical Sciences Center (MSC)

RSPV: otadmissions@education.wisc.edu

http://kinesiology.education.wisc.edu/ot/about

https://www.facebook.com/UWMadisonOT

Graduate School Funding Workshops

There are several funding workshops this fall to help students who are looking for funding for Graduate School. Note that the NSF GRFP workshop series begins this Thursday.

Funding workshops for students:  https://grad.wisc.edu/studentfunding/workshops/

NSF GRFP Fall Workshop Series: Preparing an NSF-GRFP Fellowship Application

The Graduate School is running a series of workshops designed to help UW-Madison senior undergraduates and graduate students in the early stages of their graduate studies prepare a competitive application for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Fellowship Benefits

  • Five year fellowship period with three years of financial support
  • Annual stipend of $34,000
  • Cost of Education allowance of $12,000 to the institution
  • Professional development opportunities (GRIP and GROW)
  • XSEDE supercomputer access for Fellows and honorable mentions
  • No service requirement
  • Access to supplemental funding to sustain research while on medical deferral (e.g. maternity/paternity leave)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Application Overview and Fellows Panel

Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall

This workshop is intended to be an informational session about applying to the National Science Foundation GRFP. It will give an overview of the application to provide prospective applicants (i.e. senior undergraduates or graduate students in the biological, physical, or social sciences) an idea of the amount of work involved and where to start. There will also be a panel of current fellows who will be able to answer questions about the process. Register here


Writing Fellowship/Grant Applications

Date: September 14, 2017
Time:
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Helen C. White Hall, Room 6191

This workshop will provide an outline of the fellowship application writing process. We will cover how to take into account argument, organization, and style in preparing a fellowship application. We will also discuss how to adapt written applications to different funding audiences. Register here          


NSF GRFP Faculty Reviewers Panel

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Union South, Northwoods

This panel will feature faculty members who have served as reviewers for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program competition. They will share insights about the review process and tips on how to make your application more successful. Register here                


NSF Application Broader Impacts Workshop: How to Address the Broader Impact in Your Fellowship Application

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: TBD
Location: H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

The National Science Foundation (NSF) employs two criteria in the review of Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) applications, namely intellectual merit and broader impact. Experience shows that while most applicants have little difficulty responding to the criterion relating to intellectual merit, many struggle to frame the broader impacts of the activities they propose to undertake. To address the broader impacts, applications are expected to include ways in which activities and projects will advance discovery and understanding, broaden the participation of underrepresented groups, enhance the infrastructure for research and education, and ultimately benefit society. This workshop is designed to help you address the concept of broader impacts in your fellowship application, and specifically is a time for you to discuss strategies for writing a successful broader impact plan, hear from panelists about successful fellowship proposals, and learn about resources on campus focused on effective integration of research and education.
 Register here

Irina Diaz

Fellowship, Funding and Diversity Initiatives Coordinator

Graduate School | Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Irina.diaz@wisc.edu

608-890-0738

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Information Session

If you are an undergraduate senior or a graduate student in your first or second year of graduate school, we invite you to attend the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Information Session on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Benjamin Marquez who has served as a reviewer for the NSF GRFP competition. Dr. Marquez will provide an overview of the application process and will share tips on how to make your application more successful. The event will be held in the Auditorium at the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. Follow this link to register: NSF GRFP Information Session August 2017

The GRFP is a prestigious, nationally competitive fellowship offered by the National Science Foundation. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are awarded to individuals in the early stages of their graduate study. Fellows are free to use their Fellowship at any university, college, or non-profit academic institution of higher education accredited in, and having a campus located in, the United States, its territories, or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico that grants a graduate degree in STEM fields.

FELLOWSHIP BENEFITS

  • Five year fellowship period with three years of financial support
  • Annual stipend of $34,000
  • Cost of Education allowance of $12,000 to the institution
  • Professional development opportunities (GRIP and GROW)
  • XSEDE supercomputer access for Fellows and honorable mentions
  • No service requirement
  • Access to supplemental funding to sustain research while on medical deferral (e.g. maternity/paternity leave)

For more information about the GRFP, visit: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/.

For questions about the session, please contact:

Irina Diaz
Fellowship, Funding and Diversity Initiatives Coordinator
Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Irina.diaz@wisc.edu
608-890-0738

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Information Session

If you are an undergraduate senior or a graduate student in your first or second year of graduate school, we invite you to attend the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Information Session on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Andrew Greenberg who has served as a reviewer for the NSF GRFP competition. Dr. Greenberg will provide an overview of the application process and will share tips on how to make your application more successful. The event will be held in the Auditorium at the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. Follow this link to register: NSF GRFP Summer 2017 Information Session

The GRFP is a prestigious, nationally competitive fellowship offered by the National Science Foundation. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are awarded to individuals in the early stages of their graduate study. Fellows are free to use their Fellowship at any university, college, or non-profit academic institution of higher education accredited in, and having a campus located in, the United States, its territories, or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico that grants a graduate degree in STEM fields.

FELLOWSHIP BENEFITS

  • Five year fellowship period with three years of financial support
  • Annual stipend of $34,000
  • Cost of Education allowance of $12,000 to the institution
  • Professional development opportunities (GRIP and GROW)
  • XSEDE supercomputer access for Fellows and honorable mentions
  • No service requirement
  • Access to supplemental funding to sustain research while on medical deferral (e.g. maternity/paternity leave)

For more information about the GRFP, visit: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/.

If you have any questions about the session, please contact:

Irina Diaz
Fellowship, Funding and Diversity Initiatives Coordinator
Graduate School|Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Irina.diaz@wisc.edu
608-890-0738

Paid Research Opportunities in Toxicology – Summer 2018

Considering graduate study in the toxicological sciences?

On Thursday, April 27, the UW Pharmacology/Toxicology BS Program will host Professor Craig Marcus from Oregon State University.  At 4pm in Room 7103 (7th floor conference room) of Rennebohm Hall (the School of Pharmacy building), Dr. Marcus will speak about paid research opportunities in toxicology for summer 2018 on the OSU campus in Corvalis, Oregon.

Information about the OSU program may be found at http://emt.oregonstate.edu/emt/finanical-support/summer-undergraduate-research-internshipshttp://emt.oregonstate.edu/emt/finanical-support/summer-undergraduate-research-internships .  That site and its links will provide some background.  All who are interested in hearing more are invited for this informal discussion.  Rennebohm Hall is on the 80 bus route—exit near the intersection of Observatory Drive and Highland Avenue, opposite the UW Hospital & Clinics complex.

Kenneth D. Niemeyer
Advisor to the Pharmacology-Toxicology BS Program
Graduate Programs Coordinator
School of Pharmacy
gradadmissions@pharmacy.wisc.edu
608-262-4257

Graduate School Q&A

Interested in pursuing graduate school after graduation?  Join us to answer your questions about Graduate School, and enjoy free food! The panel consists of two microbiology grad students, a cell & molecular, molecular & environmental toxicology, and botany student.

Thursday, Feb. 23rd @6:30pm
1420         Microbial Sciences
Hosted by the UW Microbiology Club

EMAIL: uwmicrob@gmail.com
FACEBOOK: Madison Microbiology Club

Looking for Funding for Graduate School?

FUNDING RESOURCE FAIR

February 14, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Biocommons/Steenbock 110A

Join us Tues., Feb. 14 for more on grant opportunities, preparation tips and more.

We will provide an overview of the external funding application process, including preparation tips for grant seekers, types of grants that may be available, and how to have your external fellowship pay for your tuition. This workshop is taught by the Grants Librarian and the Office of Fellowship and Funding Resources. Following the presentations, please visit the tables of various campus groups to assist you in obtaining funding for your research and education.

Register at: http://bit.ly/2jbQ7B0

Washington University Summer or Post-Bac Research

Are you looking for summer research or post-baccalaureate research opportunities? We have several programs at Washington University that may interest you!
Are you considering a PhD?  The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington
University in St. Louis is now accepting applications for our Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR) program (genome.wustl.edu). The OGR programs are directed to increasing the number of underrepresented students who pursue PhD’s in genomics and related fields. We have two OGR mentored research programs: Undergraduate Scholars, a 10 – week summer program and Extensive Study, a one-year post-baccalaureate program that includes research and enrichment activities such as GRE and graduate school preparation.
Are you considering a MD?  The SPORE in Leukemia program offers a one-year post-baccalaureate program for students interested in medical research.
The goal of this program is to provide post-baccalaureate trainees  from
underrepresented backgrounds with an intensive 1-year exposure to
leukemia-related research.  The trainees will have the opportunity to work
with and be mentored by a top leukemia researcher.
Program features: Both programs include mentored research with premier investigators in genomics, genetics, cancer biology and other disciplines.
Program benefits: competitive stipend/salary, travel to St. Louis and Housing (summer program only).
Please see MGI flyer 2017 and Spore Flyer 2017 for more information about the programs and how to apply.
Deadlines and Program Dates:
OGR Undergraduate Scholars (Summer program):
Deadline – February 10, 2017
Program Dates -­ May 31, 2017 ­ August 2, 2017
OGR Extensive Study (Post-baccalaureate program):
Deadline – May 12, 2017
Program Dates -­ August 8, 2017 ­ June 30, 2018
Program Contact for OGR:
Cherilynn R. Shadding, Ph.D.
314-286-1897
SPORE in Leukemia Program:
Deadline – February 1, 2017
Program Dates – July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Program Contact for SPORE grant:
Amy Abrams
314-747-2274

Writing a Personal Statement Workshop

Writing a personal statement or essay as part of your application to graduate school?

Join us for this workshop!

Writing Application Essays and Statements of Purpose for Graduate School

Thursday, Oct. 20, 3:30-5:00 p.m. OR

Monday, Nov. 21, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

For those applying to masters and doctoral programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, or the Arts, this workshop will explore principles for writing convincing essays and statements of purpose, share tips for highlighting your undergraduate work and research interests, and inspire you to make the most of this opportunity to shine.

Please note that this workshop is not appropriate for personal statements for medical school or law school applications. For those applications, you’ll want “Writing Personal Statements for Medical School Applications” or “Writing Personal Statements for Law School Applications”.