Workshop Materials for How to Write a Successful Fellowship/Scholarship Application

Dear Colleagues

I have conducted a number of workshops for students in various contexts about how to write a successful fellowship application. For the workshops I have put together a short-power point presentation that provides some key tips and strategies for developing an effective proposal, and also some key fellowship resources.

I am uploading the slides to this site, as perhaps some faculty may want to use the slides to help conduct workshops for their own students and/or students may find it useful to read through the resources. The presentation is available here ScholarshipsPresentation.pdf

Some additional key resources for proposal writing include

A short summary is below:

This presentation is designed to provide key resources on how to obtain students can obtain fellowships and scholarships for study and research. Faculty members and staff are encouraged to use the slides to conduct workshops for their students. Some of the content for these slides (citations are provided) are taken from a wonderful guide to the Art of Writing Proposals from the Social Science Research Council

Please note, it can be very challenging to get a scholarship, but if you produce a strong application and apply for multiple opportunities this will significantly increase your chances. The rate of applicants per fellowship varies widely by opportunity and country, but in my experience reviewing fellowship applications in the US (and also advising students), the rates here are generally between 10-30 applicants per fellowship offered (some fellowships are much more competitive than this). For some fellowships in the US and opportunities in other countries the rate can be much, much higher, sometimes with maybe several hundred or more applicants per fellowship offered. Thus, to have a chance at the fellowship a strong application with a convincing purpose, strong letters, etc., is a must.

Feel free to add your own suggestions/resources.

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Tags: Application, Fellowship, Guide, Resources, Scholarship, Successful


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Comment by Mayanja N. Evelyn on January 11, 2014 at 1:08pm

Thank you so much Craig  for this. You always provide us with bolts and nuts for peace work. Amazing contribution you are making.

Comment by Rosemary Musiime on November 18, 2013 at 5:39am

Thanks Craig, this is wonderful information.

Comment by Sadeque Hussain on October 4, 2013 at 2:28pm
Craig, I appreciate, its an important topic. Please continue similar topics in your webpage regularly. Also explore scholarship on professional assistance such as PMP.
Comment by Maria Nieto on October 4, 2013 at 1:49pm

Excellent!! right now i'm applying to the Chevening Scholarship. Really helpful. Thanks! Greetings from Colombia. 

Comment by Imran Khan on October 4, 2013 at 1:44pm

This is really useful... Thank you Craig :)

Comment by Isaka Joseph Mangola on July 21, 2013 at 8:08am

This is excellent creativity Thank you Craig.

Comment by Shakeel Ali on January 15, 2013 at 9:53pm

This is VERY Helpful!  Thanks as usual Craig Zelizer...

Comment by Iyadunni Esther Vanessa Ikubaje on January 12, 2013 at 12:22am

Your mentorship spirit is commendable.I found the materials highly relevant.Great work!



Comment by KUSHA ANAND on January 10, 2013 at 9:34am
Thanks Craig for sharing such an insightful guide to scholarships.
Comment by Marian Hassan on January 10, 2013 at 4:06am
Dear Craig, thank you so much for this amazing and resourceful data as always.

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