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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!

Summer Events

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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 webinar 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

Register today!

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Research Development category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.

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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

Register today!

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Career Prep category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.

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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 – External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College

Register today!

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Research Development category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion. 

Click here for more information
more about event

Degree Success: Fulbright U.S. Student Program (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 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. If you weren’t able to attend the spring information session with Fulbright Program Adviser Dr. Valentina Glajar, and are interested in applying this fall, this Shop Talk is for you! Find out about the 2019-2020 competition, the campus deadline, and the application process.  

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

Register today!

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Degree Success category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.

Click here for more information
more about event

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 – External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College

Register today!

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students.

Click here for more information
more about event