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:
/A4 Fri, Oct 24 2014 11h00-13h00 SGW MB 2.435
/A3 Fri, Sep 12 2014 11h00-13h00 SGW MB 2.435
/A2 Wed, Sep 10 2014 13h30-15h30 SGW H441
     
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:
/A4 45
/A3 45
/A2 40
Remaining Spaces:
/A4 15
/A3 6
/A2 10
Non-attendance Fee: $25        
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Workshop fee: $0.0
       
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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.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The presentation tackled most of the major issues related to fund writing skills. (ed)
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: I had no prior knowledge. The presentation was clear, unambiguous, blunt and honest. Thank you. You stimulated lots of thoughts - how to contact my Department, why it is important, etc.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: The resources addressed were abundant and seemed helpful.
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The presentation was focused, passionate and expressed the ideas with knowledge and conviction.I think this was a great, helpful and informative workshop, thanks!
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The latter half was full of great info - recommendation letters, presentation, etc. Talking through that was the best - elaborating here was helpful. Funding sources are already listed so well on your site - could have moved through that one quickly.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The sheet about funding opportunities is informative.
- Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: The workshop offered more strategies to prepare a dossier and new opportunities.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: I found beneficial the tips for preparing an application and for the aspects that need to be highlighted there.
- Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: It was good to find out about websites, and what should be included in a letter of reference.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: I found that the the presentation effectively introduced to me what challenges I would face in developing fund writing strategies - the presentation content was great.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: I think this information should be required for every graduate student!
Jmsb - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: I found beneficial the examples given.
Jmsb - Master
Most beneficial aspect: It was perfect!
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: It was a great, informative workshop! And it was very useful.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The various websites we were directed to were very helpful.
Arts_and_science - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Tips provided helped me get more focused in my research proposal writing (So resources provided were useful)
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Provided a lot of resources.
Arts_and_science - Diploma
Most beneficial aspect: - Timelines and Prerequisites - MITAC - Peer review Writing groups- Resources (Directory of awards, monthly breakdown)
Fine_arts - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: The information about the context of the proposal was very pertinent and useful.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Checklist of criteria when writing proposals or addressing references (in slides)
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: Practical explanations of topic discussed.
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Well prepared, there should be more time allowed on key points to write a relevant letter.
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Opportunities for in progress MA. Many cannot be applied for after two years.
Arts_and_science - Post_doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: It is more useful for students who are in their master and Phd program.
- Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: It was really helpful to update my knowledge.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The lead had a great knowledge on the material covered, and she was also very helpful.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: A lot of information was given. The workshop was great!
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The leads were incredibly knowledge and precise.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: I receive a lot of info about funding, scholarships and bursaries.
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Most beneficial aspect: I had a great update on resources.
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The leads were experienced in funding and very honest. They clearly communicated the steps required to apply for funding, and gave tips on how to make a review of an application.
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Excellent presentation.
Fine_arts - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The list of funding option was really useful.
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Most beneficial aspect: It was incredibly useful. It was well presented by the leaders.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: it was very clear and helpful.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: I was not completely aware of all the available funding and what is the general strategy to apply for them.
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Most beneficial aspect: I learned more about the various resources available through Concordia for discovering funding opportunities.
Fine_arts - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: I appreciated how well-informed, the presenters were in terms of familiarity with applying (and receiving) awards and selecting recipients for awards.
Engineering - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: I found very beneficial the references for different Web sites.
Engineering - Master
Most beneficial aspect: The information provided during the workshop was good and comprehensive.
Arts_and_science - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Discussions were really helpful. But (maybe) preparing a template for first three paragraphs and an outline for the rest of the presentation could be a good idea.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Navigating the website was very helpful.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Tools to learn more such as where to go online, or who to talk to.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: The content was well presented.
Arts_and_science - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Leaders who presented are knowledgeable, confident and very professional!
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:
/A4 Fri, Oct 24 2014 11h00-13h00 SGW MB 2.435    30/45
/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