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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!

Monthly Events

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Research Development: Pivot™ 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.


Note: This training is available in two formats: face-to-face (San Marcos) and webinar (online).

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

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Degree Success: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 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 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). 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 senior or a graduate student in your first or second year of graduate school, this workshop is for you! Learn about the NSF Merit Review Criteria, find out how to craft the required statements, and get tips to share with your faculty advisor and reference writers.

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

*Online & Round Rock Students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

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Research Development: Funding for Graduate Students

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

This Shop Talk will provide an overview of funding sources for graduate students. You will learn the difference between internal and external funding, find out what resources are available to you at Texas State, and get tips for finding and applying for scholarships, fellowships, and grants to support your studies and research.

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

*Online & Round Rock Students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

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Research Development: External Funding for Graduate Students RRC

Location:
Round Rock Campus
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. The focus of this hands-on workshop will be Pivot™, a funding database to which Texas State subscribes. 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. You will also find out more about the services available through The Graduate College for students seeking external funding.

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

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Degree Success: Funder Focus – Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) International

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

The P.E.O. Sisterhood supports several philanthropic educational projects that provide assistance to women pursuing graduate degrees: Educational Loan Fund, International Peace Scholarship, Program for Continuing Education, and Scholar Awards. Learn more about each program, find out if you are eligible to apply, and gain insights into the application process.

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

Guest presenters from Chapter IW, Horseshoe Bay, Texas include:

  • Gail Davalos, Chair, Program for Continuing Education & Vice-Chair, Educational Loan Fund
  • Beryl Ann Owen, Chair, International Peace Scholarship
  • Carolyn Thornton, Chair, Scholar Award
  • Suzanne Toler, Chapter President

*Online & Round Rock Students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

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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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