GPSC 465 Fund Writing Strategies for ALL Graduate Students

Description

This is your chance to obtain strategies you need to get started in applying for scholarship and award funding competitions.

Although not all graduate students are eligible for all awards, the strategies discussed could be applied to any funding applications. Learn strategies and tips on how to prepare a winning application.


In particular, the workshop explores strategies for Masters or Doctoral applications for:

* Provincial/Federal agency-funded (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, FRQNT, FRQSC, FRSC) competitions
* internal awards
* external funding opportunities

Leader:
1. Margaret Lawrence, SGS Awards Advisor
2. Laurie Lamoureux Scholes, Director, GradProSkills
Leader Biography:
Coming soon!
Learning Objectives:
1- Increase awareness of funding opportunities.
2- Guide candidates in preparing successful applications.
3- Learn fund writing tips.
This workshop is recorded under the skill domain:
Strategic Communication
Target Skills:
Funding Applications
Related skill domains:
Career Building
Research Management
Section/Date/Time/Location:
/A1 Tue, Sep 9 2014 10h30-12h30 SGW H 439
/A2 Wed, Sep 10 2014 13h30-15h30 SGW H441
/A3 Fri, Sep 12 2014 11h00-13h00 SGW MB 2.435
/A4 Fri, Oct 24 2014 11h00-13h00 SGW MB 2.435
     
Can't make any of the above dates? Let us know your preference and we will work with partners to see if alternative dates can be scheduled.
Repeated:
Spring
Suitable For:
All Streams
Workshop Capacity:
/A1 40
/A2 40
/A3 45
/A4 45
Remaining Spaces:
/A1 0
/A2 10
/A3 6
/A4 32
Non-attendance Fee: $25        
If you register for a workshop and do not attend, a non-attendance fee will be charged to your student account because you have taken away the opportunity for another student to benefit from attending the FREE workshop. Please see the FAQ section for more details.
Workshop fee: $0.0
       
Register: If there are spaces available, you can click on the "Register" button to go to your MyConcordia portal to register for a workshop.


Feedback

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The following feedback was offered by attendees and includes their degree and program information.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Since I was not familiar with any program at this university it can really help me. Thanks.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Very engaging presenter, gave great tips!
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: Informative.Speaker was clear and patient with answers.
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Tips and tricks about applications.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Clear direction and de-mystifying the process of applying for awards.
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The presenter turned a stressful topic into a fun subject of discussion.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: It was helpful to get insider information on the evaluation process. Dolly is very knowledgeable.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The information about the potential awards I can apply for.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: The criteria for grant writing and navigation of SGS website.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: The areas that are important for grants.
- Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Writing tips, reviewer's point of view, writing style, and awards information.
- Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Presenter addressed everyone's questions in a helpful manner!
- Diploma
Most beneficial aspect: The presenter had a great sense of humour! She made it fun and entertaining. The following was beneficial: tips and tricks, understanding how the system works, demystifying some misconceptions.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Getting familiar with the Award Office and the awards offered.The motivation from the workshop leader was helpful - so as to not restrain ourselves from applying.Friendly workshop leader, very accessible which is good.
Engineering - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Providing and proposing patterns and templates.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: It turned out to be good discussion session but somehow it lacked planning. Neverthless, we got the correct information so its fine.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The information related to scholarships and grant application is really useful and interesting. Will be nice to create a schedule to meet with an advisor to talk about the best options according to the field of study.
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Most beneficial aspect: Vital information about fund-writing presented.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: I didn't know about the website and the list of awards.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Showing the graduate website and its links was very helpful guide.
Arts_and_science - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: The entire content of the workshop is very relevant to my current pursuit. It was a laudable opportunity.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: I liked the info provided by award winner.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: It was very engaging and I liked the fact it was interactive.
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Excellent presentation of content needed. Each presenter was excellent.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: It was useful to learn about resources to find funding, and strategies to prepare an application.
- Diploma
Most beneficial aspect: The workshop was extremely informative and well-run, however it did not address actually fund writing (i.e tips for writing a research proposal and statement of purpose), which I was expecting. It rather focused on the nitty-gritty of GPAS etc.
Arts_and_science - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: I learned about the expectations of each award.
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The websites that were provided along with deadline dates were helpful.
Fine_arts -
Most beneficial aspect: I learned about new awards, and grants that I wasn't aware of.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Reference link they suggested (edited) Link and information that they can find on their website.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Content was directed to the point providing the essential information.
Jmsb - Master
Most beneficial aspect: This workshop helped me to learn more about fund writing.
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Learning the ins and outs of the funding process/requirements helped prepare me for upcoming applications.
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: I really thought the presenters were super effective.
Arts_and_science - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: As a graduate student knowing about funding resources at the School of Graduate Studies was helpful.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The complete review of the process of applying for funding was beneficial.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: This is a great workshop.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Helpful.
Engineering - Post_doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Very useful.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: I thought the presentation was fantastic and comprehensive. All questions were answered clearly and eloquently. It really gave me a lot of tools for future.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: I got a better grasp of the information I needed to include in the documents required when applying for funding.
Doctoral - AS1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: Really helpful workshop, lots of different people with good advice.
Master - AS1 - Education
Most beneficial aspect: The guest speaker, a professor from the religion department, provided a lot of useful information and strategies on how to make your application stand out.

Past Offerings

Section/Date/Time/Location/Registrations:
/A3 Fri, Sep 12 2014 11h00-13h00 SGW MB 2.435    39/45
/A2 Wed, Sep 10 2014 13h30-15h30 SGW H441    30/40
/A1 Tue, Sep 9 2014 10h30-12h30 SGW H 439    40/40
/B2 Fri, Apr 11 2014 11h30-13h00 SGW H 415    11/50
/B1 Wed, Apr 9 2014 12h00-13h30 SGW H 633    17/35
/A2 Thu, Sep 26 2013 18h00-20h00 SGW MB 2.445    23/30
/A3 Fri, Sep 20 2013 13h30-15h30 SGW MB S 1.435    30/60
/A1 Thu, Sep 5 2013 13h30-15h30 SGW MB S 2.445    28/30
/B2 Wed, Apr 24 2013 13h30-15h30 SGW H 403    30/35
/B1 Wed, Jan 30 2013 10h30-12h00 SGW H 401 *** room changed    26/35
/B1 Mon, Apr 23 2012 14h00-16h00 SGW H 1011    14/45