As many of you are aware, the deadlines for award competitions are coming up fast… and the application process is not exactly the most pleasant exercise!
We’ve decided to try and make this process a little less scary and lonely by dedicating our first Springboards meeting to it. To give people some time after Springboards to revise their proposal, we moved our first Springboards meeting from Oct 7 to Sept 30, in room 141, from 12:30 to 2:30pm (next Thursday, right after the paper workshop organized by the department which will be moved to 11-12:30).
At this first Springboards, students who have gotten funding before will talk about their experience with the different award competitions and share tips. Afterwards, we will have a workshop for those who are applying this year and want to get some feedback on their proposal.
This is a great opportunity for grad students to support each other through the process of applying for funding, and to benefit from the experience of those who have been through it before. So if you’ve been successful at award competitions before, please come share your story and advice! And if you’re applying, come to hear advice and get some feedback on your proposal in a friendly environment.