The Graduate School Funding Handbook

9780812221695: Paperback
Release Date: 20th December 2011

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 216

Edition: Third Edition

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

The Graduate School Funding Handbook

Illuminating the competitive world of graduate education funding in the arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering, this newly updated and expanded handbook offers general and specific information in an intelligent, comprehensive, and straightforward manner so that students can save time and make winning grant and fellowship applications.

Paperback / £17.99

For more than fifteen years The Graduate School Funding Handbook has been an invaluable resource for students applying to graduate school in the United States or abroad, at the master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. Illuminating the competitive world of graduate education funding in the arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering, the book offers general and specific information in an intelligent, comprehensive, and straightforward manner so that readers can save time and make winning grant and fellowship applications.

The authors include detailed descriptions of the types of funding offered graduate students, ranging from tuition scholarships to assistantships, work-study opportunities, and university loan programs. In addition, the handbook thoroughly covers the availability of nationally prominent grants and fellowships through the federal government and private organizations. This revised third edition provides a wealth of additional information and advice and details a number of new grant opportunities including several aimed at women, minorities, and other underrepresented student groups. Covering fellowships and grants for individual training, study abroad, research, dissertations, and postdoctoral work, the book includes useful addresses, deadlines, number of available awards, number of applicants, purpose of grants and restrictions, duration of awards, applicant eligibility, and application requirements. The information is comprehensive, detailed, and current, based on data from funding agencies through interviews, review of application packets, web site information, and the authors' many years of experience in the field.

Preface to the Third Edition

Chapter 1. Graduate Degrees and Institutional Financial Aid
—Types of Graduate Degrees
—Degree Program Enrollment, Time to Degree, Career Status, Cost
—Institutional Financial Aid
—Types of University Financial Aid
—External Fellowships and Grants
—Resources

Chapter 2. External Funding
—Questions to Ask When Considering a Fellowship Application
—Where Should You Look to Find Information About Fellowships and Grants?
—Types of External Funding
—Grant and Fellowship Application Tips
—Proposal Writing Advice
—How to Get Good References
—Resources

Chapter 3. Training Fellowships
—General Information
—General Application Advice
—Specific Fellowship Opportunities

Chapter 4. Study, Research, and Teaching Abroad
—General Information
—Application Advice
—Specific Fellowship Opportunities
—Other Study-Abroad Fellowship Programs and Goals

Chapter 5. Research Grants
—General Information
—Application Advice
—Specific Grant Opportunities

Chapter 6. Dissertation Fellowships and Grants
—General Information
—Application Advice
—Specific Grant Opportunities
—Other Dissertation Fellowships and Goals

Chapter 7. Postdoctoral Opportunities
Jennifer S. Furlong
—General Information
—General Application Advice
—The Curriculum Vitae
—Recommendations
—Other Written Materials
—Evaluating Opportunities
—The Bottom Line
—Specific Postdoctoral Opportunities

Index

Preface to the Third Edition

This third edition of The Graduate School Funding Handbook contains new and updated information. All the grants, fellowships, and scholarships offered by the government and private institutions have been thoroughly researched, revised, and brought up to date. Some funding opportunities listed in the first and second editions have been removed because they are no longer offered, while others have been reviewed and rewritten. Information on new awards has been added.

April Vahle Hamel is retired Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Jennifer S. Furlong served as Associate Director for Graduate Students in the career services offices of both Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. She is coauthor of The Academic Job Search Handbook, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

"There are a lot of books, manuals, and websites that graduate students may use. . . . But this slim . . . volume packs the most useful advice on how to apply, why to apply, and where to apply. Beyond practical advice on applications, the book contains valuable career guidance that will help students professionalize."—Communicator, in a review of previous editions