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Training Sessions and Workshops

Dr. Hilkovitz presenting at a funding Shop Talk

We have a variety of options for educating yourself about funding opportunities:

•  Shop Talks, our professional development series
•  Pivot™ training sessions
•  customized presentations for classes, programs or departments (available by request)


​Shop Talks 

We host a number of informative and hands-on training sessions throughout each semester, ranging from general overviews to specific opportunities. Past topics have included the following:

  • Funding for Graduate Students
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Crafting a Grant Proposal
  • Boren Fellowship
  • Using Databases to Find Funding
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship

Pivot™ Training Sessions

Additionally, we offer interactive Pivot™ database training sessions in two formats: face-to-face and live webinar. A database filled with national and international funding opportunities, Pivot™ is a powerful tool for creating customized searches to find the funding specific to your academic interests. These training sessions will teach you how to set up your account, how to use the advanced search features to generate the best results, and how to track opportunities and save searches.  


View the schedule and register for Pivot™ training sessions and funding-specific Shop Talks using the calendar below!

Spring Events

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Career Prep: How to Request Letters of Recommendation (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Requesting letters of recommendation can be stressful for many students. This interactive webinar will provide tips and best practices for requesting letters of recommendation for funding and employment applications.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Research Development: Graduate Funding Opportunities Database Training (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Looking for scholarships, fellowships, and grants? This training will introduce you to The Graduate College’s in-house funding database and teach you how to find opportunities that support your research goals.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Research Development: Putting the Final Touches on Your Grad College Scholarship Application (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is for applicants for the Celebrity Classic Scholarship and/or the Graduate College Scholarship. This interactive webinar will provide tips for tailoring your CV, crafting your essay, and providing guidance to your letter writers. Find out how to make your application stand out! 

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Career Prep: Grants Part I: Introduction to Grants (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is part of a series which introduces graduate students to the grant-writing process. This session will cover grant seeking and sponsored research. If you are wondering what a grant is, how to find one, and what role graduate student researchers play in the university’s grant submissions, this session is for you!

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Research Development: External Funding for Graduate Students (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Are you looking for scholarships, fellowships, and grants to support your graduate study or research? This Shop Talk will introduce graduate students to the most common types and sources of funding, the mechanisms funders use to disseminate opportunities, and the search tools available at Texas State. You will also find out more about the services available through The Graduate College for students seeking external funding.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Research Development: Funding for International Students

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is designed specifically for international students. You will learn about the types of funding available for international students, including specific scholarships, fellowships, and grant opportunities. You will also find out how to customize your funding search to find opportunities available to students who are not US citizens or permanent residents.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

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*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information. 

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Career Prep: Grants Part II: Writing a Grant Proposal (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is part of a series which introduces graduate students to the grant-writing process. This session will focus on how to write applications for funding. Attendees will gain an understanding of the genre, purpose, and audience of grants, as well as a step-by-step guide to the grant writing process, from planning to submission. If you are applying for funding – through a grant, scholarship, or fellowship – and wondering what funders are looking for and how to sell your idea, this session is for you!

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Research Development: Pivot Funding Database Training (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Looking for funding? This training will provide you with all the information you need to take your search for external funding to the next level using Pivot. Pivot is a powerful tool for finding funding opportunities and creating customized searches. In this interactive session, you will learn how to set up your account, how to use the advanced search features to generate the best results, and how to track opportunities and save searches.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Career Prep: Grants Part III: Creating a Budget for a Grant Proposal (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is part of a series which introduces graduate students to the grant-writing process. This session will focus on the funding request at the heart of a grant proposal: budgets and budget justifications. Attendees will learn about the categories of allowable expenses, direct and indirect costs, and common formats for budgets. If you want to learn how to craft well-researched, persuasive requests for funding, this session is for you! 

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Research Development: Tips for Graduate College Research Support Fellowship Applications (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is for prospective applicants for The Graduate College’s Thesis and Doctoral Research Support Fellowships. This interactive webinar will provide tips for writing your narrative and itemizing and justifying your budget request. Find out how to make your application stand out!

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Degree Success: Funder Focus: Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is for prospective applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to US citizens. Graduate students may apply for Fulbright Study/Research Awards, which provide grants for individually designed research projects, or English Teaching Assistant (ETA) awards, through which grantees are placed in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction. This Shop Talk is presented by Texas State’s Fulbright Program Adviser, who will provide information about this year’s competition, including eligibility requirements, the campus deadline, and the application process.

Presented by: Dr. Valentine Glajar – Professor, Modern Languages and Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator,

The Graduate College

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*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information. 

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Research Development: Graduate Funding Opportunities Database Training (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Looking for scholarships, fellowships, and grants? This training will introduce you to The Graduate College’s in-house funding database and teach you how to find opportunities that meet your needs.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

Register today!

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Degree Success: NSFGRFP

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is for prospective applicants for the 2018 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), for which applications will be due in fall 2017. The GRFP provides three years of financial support for graduate students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), STEM education, and the social sciences. If you are an undergraduate junior or senior or a graduate student in your first year of graduate school, this workshop is for you. Find out if you are eligible and what you can do now to begin working on your application during the summer.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

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*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information. 

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