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Dr. Hilkovitz presenting at a funding Shop Talk

Current students can learn about external funding by attending:

  • Dollars & Sense presentations
  • Shop Talks about external funding
  • Custom group sessions

Dollars & Sense Presentations

We host online and face-to-face presentations each semester on specific funders, funding opportunities, and topics:

  • Introductory Information: introduction to specific funding opportunities, such as the NSF GRFP or the Fulbright U.S. Student Program
  • Funder Focus: overview of specific funders and the multiple awards they offer, such as P.E.O. or AAUW
  • Thematic Topic: presentation on a specific topic or population, such as funding study abroad or funding for international students
  • Ask an Advisor: opportunity to meet virtually with an external funding coordinator to ask questions about the external funding process

Please note Dollars & Sense presentations do not count toward the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.


Funding-Specific ​Shop Talks

We also offer several sessions each semester as part of Shop Talks: The Graduate College's professional development series. Please view the calendar below to register for the funding-specific sessions offered this semester.

Please note funding-specific ​Shop Talks do count toward the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.


Customized Sessions

Our external funding coordinators can even customize a session for your group. If you are interested in a presentation tailored for specific organizations, classes, or programs/departments, please fill out our request form.


Fall 2021 Schedule

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Location:
Online Only
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz & Dr. Brian Smith
gcexternalfunds@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Are you looking for scholarships, fellowships, and grants to support your graduate study or research? This session will introduce you to the external funding landscape and answer common questions about the types and sources of external funding available, eligibility, and appropriate timing of your application. Attendees will also find out more about the search tools and services available through The Graduate College for students seeking external funding. If you are a new graduate student wondering how to get started with the external funding process, this session is for you!

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz and Dr. Brian Smith – External Funding Coordinators at The Graduate College

Please note: Dollars & Sense presentations do not count toward the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.

Register today!

more about event
Location:
Online Only
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz & Dr. Brian Smith
gcexternalfunds@txstate.edu
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 and Dr. Brian Smith – External Funding Coordinators at The Graduate College

Register today!

Please note: Dollars & Sense presentations do not count toward the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.

more about event
Location:
Online Only
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz & Dr. Brian Smith
gcexternalfunds@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers several fellowships and grants to support women in graduate school: American Dissertation Fellowships, Career Development Grants, International Fellowships, and Selected Professions Fellowships. Learn more about each award, find out if you are eligible to apply, and get tips for applying.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz and Dr. Brian Smith – External Funding Coordinators at The Graduate College

Register today!

Please note: Dollars & Sense presentations do not count toward the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.

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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lindsey Wilson
shoptalks@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
When you write a thesis, dissertation, or academic journal article, you are addressing a small audience of academics in your field. However, academic writers sometimes need to speak to wider audiences with limited or no specialized knowledge, such as when writing proposals for funding, when creating outreach materials for the public, or when communicating with the media. During this session, you will gain practice with the following:
  • analyzing your audience
  • recognizing and avoiding jargon
  • editing for simplicity and conciseness
  • using examples and anecdotes
  • writing with directness
Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz & Dr. Brian Smith – Research Coordinators at The Graduate College

Register today!

Did you know you can earn a Certificate of Completion by attending Shop Talks? Learn more.
more about event
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lindsey Wilson
shoptalks@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
This session is for prospective applicants for the Graduate College Scholarship. This interactive webinar will provide tips for tailoring your CV, crafting your essay, and requesting letters of recommendation. Find out how to make your application stand out!

Presented by: Dr. Brian Smith – Research Coordinator at The Graduate College

Register today!

Did you know you can earn a Certificate of Completion by attending Shop Talks? Learn more.
more about event
Location:
Online Only
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lindsey Wilson
shoptalks@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Publication abstracts, conference proposals, and funding applications often require concise language. However, while the task of concision may be common to academic proposal writing, the challenges it imposes are nonetheless significant. How do you reduce a full research proposal to 250 words, or an entire dissertation project to a single page? This Shop Talk contends with the challenge of concision in proposal writing and teaches attendees to address the root causes of too much information (TMI) through the following strategies:
  • recognizing and removing unnecessary information
  • distilling ideas without losing specificity
  • combining sentences into simple sequences
  • editing for brevity
Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz & Dr. Brian Smith – Research Coordinators at The Graduate College

Register today!

Did you know you can earn a Certificate of Completion by attending Shop Talks? Learn more.
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