Graduate Student Webinar on Writing Grant Proposals for International Dissertation Research

Tue, December 8, 2020 5:00 PM - Tue, December 8, 2020 7:00 PM at Zoom

This free virtual webinar is open to all MSU graduate students—US and international —who plan to write proposals for funding dissertation or pre-dissertation research abroad for deadlines in 2020 or 2021. Grants to be discussed include Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grants, SSRC/ACLS International Dissertation Research Fellowships, NSF, and Ford Minority Fellowships. (Note that applicants for some grants must be US citizens or permanent residents.)


Workshop Agenda

  • Finding sources of funding for pre-dissertation and dissertation research using MSU Library and various online resources
  • Forthcoming application deadlines
  • Proposal strategies: Understanding the proposal process in national competitions and maximizing your chances for success
  • What makes a winning proposal? Comments by MSU faculty reviewers who have served on national review panels
  • Steps in planning and writing a successful proposal
  • Specific discussion about Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grants
  • Time for Q&A


Workshop Benefits

  • Catalog of Funding for Grad Student International Research
  • “Secrets of Writing Winning Proposals” handout
  • Advice from MSU graduate student who has won awards
  • Developing proposals for MSU and national dissertation or pre-dissertation grants for deadlines in 2020-21