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Graduate students travel to Arlington for fellowship workshop

graduate_fellowship_workshop_arlington_june24_25_2013On June 24-25, 20 graduate students went to a workshop in Arlington to learn about fellowship opportunities. This workshop was coordinated by Nancy Dudek and sponsored by Virginia Tech Research Center Arlington and its purpose was to help students find fellowships and develop a competitive application for one of the federal agency’s fellowships. At this workshop, program managers from the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes for Health, and the United States Department of Agriculture presented tips and strategies for composing a quality fellowship application. Students also listened to a panel of previous research fellows talk about leadership in research and their career paths. The workshop concluded with sessions on grantsmanship, writing prompts, and an editing exercise.

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