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Assistance Available for Dissertation Fellowship and Grant Applications
The spring semester brings new opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to seek external fellowships and project grants. Daniel Olson-Bang, director of professional and career development at the Graduate School, is available to help students identify appropriate opportunities and complete applications for research and creative work awards.
“I look forward to offering more awareness about specific funding possibilities and supporting applications for fellowships and grants,” Olson-Bang says. “Receiving awards can have a significant impact on the lives and work of our graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and can result in important new research and creative work. I enjoy helping individuals when they are in their programs and in the long run, helping to elevate the research profile of Syracuse University.”
Students can make appointments with Olson-Bang via Handshake to receive advice on tailored searches and help to complete dissertation-level doctoral and postdoctoral funding applications.
“Many funding awards are narrowly defined, and the chances of success increase if the opportunity more closely fits a project,” says Glenn Wright, executive director of professional and career development at the Graduate School. “We want to make sure doctoral students are aware of and are applying for more focused opportunities. Some of these opportunities are quite generous, but even smaller awards help establish a track record as a successful grant and fellowship seeker,” he says.
Current opportunities for eligible Ph.D. students, including details and application deadlines, are available on the Graduate School website.