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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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Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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 – External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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 – External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Location:
Lampasas; 501
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz
ahilkovitz@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
This workshop will provide prospective applicants for the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship with information about the 2019 competition, including eligibility, application instructions, and the chapter deadline and review process.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz (External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College) and Dr. Ron Haas (Senior Lecturer, Honors College)
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more about event
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz
ahilkovitz@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
This workshop will provide prospective applicants for the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship with information about the 2019 competition, including eligibility, application instructions, and the chapter deadline and review process.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz (External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College) and Dr. Ron Haas (Senior Lecturer, Honors College)
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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!
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more about event
Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
This Shop Talk is part of a series that 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 the stages of the writing process. 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 - External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College

Register today!
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
This Shop Talk is part of a series that 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 - External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College

Register today!
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more about event
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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. Learn about this year’s competition, including eligibility requirements, the campus deadline, and the application process.

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

Register today!
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more about event
Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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!
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more about event

Location:
Alkek 106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
This Shop Talk is for prospective applicants for the 2020 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), for which applications will be due in fall 2019. 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 should do now to begin working on your application during the summer.

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

Register today!
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