This portal is for the submission of grant and fellowship application for the SGS Office Campus Dissertation Development Awards, the Bevier Fellowship and external fellowship competitions managed by the SGS Office of Fellowships and Awards.  


 

SGS Conference Travel Fund

The SGS Conference Travel Fund is designed to support graduate student travel to an important conference in their field of study to present a paper or poster. Doctoral students may apply for up to $1,000.00 to support their participation in a conference important to their field of study. 

Participating graduate programs are provided with a block grant to allocate funds to support graduate student conference travel. 

The application process is a multi-step process as follows:

1.  Students submit a funding request to their graduate program via the SGS Submittable platform

2.  Graduate programs review, rate and allocate funds from their block grant

3.  The School of Graduate Studies reviews the allocation and processes the payment for the student through student accounting.

4.  After the funds are awarded, students will be sent a post-award report to complete in order to document how the funds were expended. 

Program Timeline The application portal will open on October 22, 2019 and the review site for graduate programs will open on November 1, 2019

Graduate programs set their own internal deadlines for submissions or accept applications on a rolling basis.  

The SGS Business Office will process approved awards on the following dates in 2019-2020:

December 4, 2019

March 3, 2020 

May 5, 2020

Applications that have been submitted by the student and reviewed and approved by their graduate program for funding will be processed and paid by the SGS Business Office based on the schedule above.

Application Review Criteria The purpose of this award is to provide support to students so they may present at a conference important to their area of research.Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the proposed conference to the student’s dissertation research;
  • Relevance of the proposed conference to contribute substantially to the development of the dissertation;
  • Status of conference participation;
  • Availability of other funds to support conference attendance and evidence of applying for external funding

Log in to get started:

We use the university's single sign on (SSO) tool on the Submittable platform.  If you have used our platform in the past, click on the "Have an Account? Sign In"  button and follow the links for Single Sign On.  If you are a first time user, click on the "Create Your Account" button and follow the links for Single Sign On.


 

GradFund External Funding Application Report

Let us know when you’ve started your application, or when you’ve won. SGS students may be eligible for additional resources from the School of Graduate Studies. Plus, we want to help you develop a competitive application and ultimately, celebrate your success!

In your report, please tell us whether you plan to apply for a specific award, if you have an application in development, have submitted it or have results. You may report one award per form and you should plan to initiate a form for each award that you plan to apply for, each cycle that you apply for external funding.  As you move through the application process, be sure to return and provide an update.


Log in to get started:

We use the university's single sign on (SSO) tool on the Submittable platform.  If you have used our platform in the past, click on the "Have an Account? Sign In"  button and follow the links for Single Sign On.  If you are a first time user, click on the "Create Your Account" button and follow the links for Single Sign On.

Program Description 

We invite applications to the GradFund Summer 2020 Mentoring Program - Virtual

This 8-week (June 11 – July 30) online mentoring program—consisting of webinars, one-on-one virtual advising appointments, and office hours—is designed to prepare you to submit competitive external funding applications during the 2020–21 academic year. 

Applying for and securing external funding to support your graduate study and research is an important part of your scholarly professional development. These awards will bring important recognition and resources to your work and will ultimately help you to complete more robust research. To write a competitive external funding application, it is critical to get started well in advance of the deadline and to dedicate an adequate time to the proposal development process.  

As a participant in the GradFund Summer 2020 Mentoring Program - Virtual, you will work with a dedicated Fellowship Advising Team that will guide you in developing your application materials. You will also have multiple opportunities to be in dialogue with fellow participants, as you work toward shared goals and mutually benefit from the support and accountability of a structured mentoring program. 

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Please direct any questions to fellowship_advisor@gradfund.rutgers.edu

Mentoring Program Schedule: June 11 July 30, 2020
 

Week 1 

June 11, 1–2:30 PM: Webinar #1: Introduction to GradFund, Overview of the Mentoring Program, The Funding Landscape, Applying for External Funding, Q&A  

June 12, 1–2:30 PM: Webinar #2: Get to Know Your Funders   
 

Week 2  

June 18, 1–2 PM: Webinar #3: Writing a Research Statement  

June 19, 1–3 PM: Webex Office Hours  

Week 3 & 4 

June 22–July 2: Students schedule an individual  virtual Application Review meeting with a GradFund Fellowship Advisor for writing assignment #1 (research statement). 

Week 5  

July 9, 1–2 PM: Webinar #4: Writing a Personal Statement  

July 10, 1–3 PM: Webex Office Hours  

Week 6 & 7 

July 13–24: Students schedule an individual virtual Application Review meeting with a GradFund Fellowship Advisor for writing assignment #2 (personal statement). 


Week 8 

July 30, 1–2 PM: Summer Mentoring Program Wrap-Up Meeting  

School of Graduate Studies/GradFund