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Practical chapters address topics including:
-Institutional financial aid: tuition scholarships; work-study; loans; fellowships; and teaching, research, and graduate assistantships
-External grants and fellowships: resources, computerized searches, and types of funding
-Individual fellowships: government, military, corporate, and minority fellowships
-Specific programs and opportunities: study and research abroad, research grants, dissertation fellowships, and postdoctoral fellowships
-Application strategies: tips on writing proposals and getting good references
Whenever possible, each grant description includes:
-The full name of the grant or fellowship program
-The sponsoring agency, address, and phone number
-Deadline for application
-Award notification procedure
-Number of awards made
-Average number of applications
-How to get an application form
-The purpose of the award and any restrictions
-The award length
-Applicant eligibility and requirements
Included are descriptions of fellowship opportunities, including: National Hispanic Scholarships, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships, Jacob K. Javits Fellowships, Fulbright Grants, National Security Education Fellowships for Foreign Language and Area Studies, Rotary Fellowships, Presidential Library Grants, American Association of University Women Fellowships, National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowships.
The Graduate School Funding Handbook is an essential reference for junior and senior undergraduate students who are considering graduate work, graduate students, academic deans, faculty, career counselors, and librarians.
April Vahle Hamel, formerly Associate Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, is an independent researcher. Mary Morris Heiberger is Associate Director, and Julia Miller Vick is a Graduate Career Counselor, at the Career Planning and Placement Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Heiberger and Vick are the authors of The Academic Job Search Handbook, also published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Preface to the Third Edition
This third edition of The Graduate School Funding Handbook contains new and updated information. All the grants, fellowships, and scholarships offered by the government and private institutions have been thoroughly researched, revised, and brought up to date. Some funding opportunities listed in the first and second editions have been removed because they are no longer offered, while others have been reviewed and rewritten. Information on new awards has been added.
|Preface to the Second Edition|
|1||Graduate Degrees, Institutional Financial Aid, and Graduate School Application Tips||1|
|3||Individual Training Fellowships||37|
|4||Study and Research Abroad||57|
|6||Dissertation Fellowships and Grants||101|