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Grant Geography

The Grant Geography Workshop is a 60 minute session that provides students with tools for finding external funding opportunities and guidance on how to frame research in a grant application.  The Grant Geography workshops occurred in September and October.  Fall 22 Grant Geography Workshop Slides

NIH F31 Fellowship Seminar Series

Join the Research Development Office this semester for a seminar series on the NIH F31 Fellowship. This series is specifically designed for students with minimal experience with the NIH and the F31 application who want to learn strategies for success at NIH, decode the “unwritten rules,” and strategically position themselves for an upcoming F31 Fellowship application.  All sessions will take place via Zoom - please register here.

Thursday, 10/6 3pm:   Are You Ready?: Orientation and planning for an NIH F31 Fellowship (open to all, at any stage of readiness) 
Thursday, 10/20 3pm:   Writing to Reviewers: Understanding scoring criteria to maximize success
Thursday, 11/3 3pm:   Telling a Cohesive Story: Bringing your science, training plan, and sponsor statement together

Writing a Personal Statement for the Ford Fellowship

Workshop offered by Dr. Linda Macri from the Graduate School Writing Center. In this workshop, we'll discuss writing the personal statement for the Ford Founation Fellowships.  We'll consider the requirements of the document and look at several successful examples.

October 19, 3:00-4:30pm (virtual; register here)

Applying for Graduate School Fellowships and Awards

This 60-minute workshop provides students with information about how to apply for the Graduate School Fellowships and Awards. The Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship and the Summer Research Fellowships will be reviewed in detail, and guidance on how to write an effective project summary will be presented. 

3MT Workshops

The annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) challenges students to communicate the significance of their research projects to a non-specialist audience in just THREE MINUTES!  Please visit the 3MT webpage for more information. Join us for the workshop to help you prepare for the competition or just to hone your communication skills! 

Wednesday, 11/16/2022, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  (remote) Register Here
Tuesday, 1/10/2023, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  (rescheduled to Feb 9)  
Wednesday, 2/1/2023, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm   (remote)  Register Here
Thursday, 2/9/2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Register Here


Past slide presentations
Funding Graduate Education
Fall 22 Funding Orientation
Fall 21 3MT Workshop Slides
Hanover Research Grantsmanship Presentation Slides from 2020


Contact Information

The Graduate School, University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742