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Summer Fellowship Writing Program

Summer 2021 dates: July 12– September 3

Every summer, the Graduate Writing Center offers a series of fellowship writing workshops as part of the GradEdge/JumpStart Program for incoming graduate students in STEM. Specifically, these workshops focus on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Current UCR graduate students from any department/college who are eligible to apply for these fellowships are also encouraged to attend our workshops for additional application support.

Workshops consist of a series of eight 2-hour workshops held weekly in July and August. During these sessions, students will learn the basic application requirements of each fellowship, with a particular focus given to written components of the applications, such as personal statements and research statements. In addition, to support offered in the workshops themselves, participants will have three guaranteed consultations with Graduate Writing Center writing consultants to gain personalized feedback on their personal statements and/or research statements.


FORD WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
Week 1 Ford Overview/Basics
Week 2 Proposed Plan and Letters of Recommendation
Week 3 Writing the Statement of Previous Research
Week 4 Writing Week
Week 5 Writing the Personal Statement
Week 6 Writing Week
Week 7 Peer Review of Materials
Week 8 You Be The Reviewer: Review of Submitted Fellowship Materials   

 


NSF GRFP WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
Week 1 NSF GRFP Basics and Letters of Recommendation
Week 2 Writing the Personal Statement
Week 3 Writing Week 
Week 4 Personal Statement Peer Review
Week 5 Research Statement Writing
Week 6 Writing Week
Week 7 Research Statement Peer Review
Week 8 You Be The Reviewer: Review of Submitted Fellowship Materials 

 

Note: This syllabus may undergo minor changes as needed. 

Applications for the summer fellowship writing workshops are now open. The deadline to submit the interest form is Monday, May 24th at 5pm. If you have any questions, email Christina Trujillo, Graduate Writing Center Coordinator, at christina.trujillo@ucr.edu

 

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