The Graduate School Funding Handbook / Edition 2

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The Graduate School Funding Handbook is a comprehensive and easy-to-use manual that is designed to guide students through the intricate process of applying for graduate school funding both in the United States and abroad. April Vahle Hamel, along with Mary Morris Heiberger and Julia Miller Vick, authors of the highly successful Academic Job Search Handbook, offer both undergraduate and graduate students step-by-step strategies to apply for financial aid.

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
-Award amounts
-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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"There are a lot of books, manuals, and websites that graduate students may use. . . . But this slim . . . volume packs the most useful advice on how to apply, why to apply, and where to apply. Beyond practical advice on applications, the book contains valuable career guidance that will help students professionalize."—Communicator, in a review of previous editions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812218107
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

April Vahle Hamel is retired Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Jennifer S. Furlong served as Associate Director for Graduate Students in the career services offices of both Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. She is coauthor of The Academic Job Search Handbook, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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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.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
1 Graduate Degrees, Institutional Financial Aid, and Graduate School Application Tips 1
2 External Funding 23
3 Individual Training Fellowships 37
4 Study and Research Abroad 57
5 Research Grants 80
6 Dissertation Fellowships and Grants 101
7 Postdoctoral Opportunities 118
Index 149
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