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Fellowship Applications: Another Form of Teaching

02/21/2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fellowship Applications: Another Form of Teaching
Whether looking for funding for language studiesa research tripa degree-granting program, or conference travel, fellowship applications are an important part of academia, especially for graduate students. However, approaching fellowship applications can seem like a daunting prospect, especially if unsure of what a grant-giving organization is looking for.

In this career skills workshop, speak with a graduate student who recently went through the research fellowship application season as well as a program officer from the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences who oversees internal and external fellowship opportunities (including the Fulbright Program) to learn more about the process of conveying information in a clear and concise way as well as learn more about what goes into the fellowship selection process. 

Topics to be covered include
-what common fellowships or scholarships are available for different levels and purposes 
-planning ahead and preparing for fellowship applications 
-balancing an approachable tone with field-specific jargon using your own skills and instincts as students and teaching assistants to write, edit, and analyze
-what makes for an effective application thinking like a grant-giving organization when crafting an application
Date: Wednesday, February 21
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Place: Kent Hall, Room 403
Sponsors: The Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures and the Center for Teaching and Learning
Presenters will be Abigail MacBain, a current PhD student and Lead Teaching Fellow for  the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures; Jamie Tan, Student Affairs Coordinator and Program Officer at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute; and Thalyana Stathis, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs for the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, who is also responsible for internal and external fellowships

*Focus will be on fellowship opportunities for graduate students working in East Asia, but much of the content and information will be accessible to others in Social Studies and Humanities disciplines as well as undergraduates considering graduate studies. Attendance is open, but in order to provide sufficient handouts, please notify aim2121@columbia.edu if planning to attend.


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