Graduate School Funding Handbook

Full Title Graduate School Funding Handbook
ISBN 0812232321
ISBN13 9780812232325
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Authors Richard D. Grasby
Julia M. Vick
Mary M. Heiberger
Overview 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.

Subjects College Guides

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