GradFund Blog

Our Blog is dedicated to providing timely information to the Rutgers University Graduate Student community about external grant and fellowship opportunities. For additional information visit our main website: and our Sakai site:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pre-Screening Appointments Available for the Fall 2009 Fulbright Hays Application Season

Pre-Screening Appointments Available for the Fall 2009 Fulbright Hays Application Season

The Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Fellowship supports 6-12 months of dissertation
research in the fields of modern foreign languages and area studies. This is a research and language training fellowship which means that applicants must demonstrate a need to do
research overseas and to use in their research a language other than English and if applicable,
their native language. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply for the Fulbright Hays is during the fall semester. In order to apply, potential applicants must first complete pre-screening meeting by June 1, 2009.

To schedule a pre-screening meeting please do the following:

1. Send an email to as ask to be added to the Fulbright Hays 2010 Sakai site.

2. To see our current meeting availability in order to schedule a pre-screening meeting, visit:

3. To request an appointment, send an email to, place Fulbright Hays Pre-Screening Appointment in the subject line and in the body of the email list three possible meeting times and dates, based on the posted availability.

4. The Friday morning before your scheduled appointment email the following to

  • Your c.v.
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work.
  • A draft proposal that discusses in outline or narrative format what you want to do, where you want to do it, the language(s) you will use and why it is important. You should articulate at least one research question and provide a rough timetable for the research you need to do and a list of resources you need to access. You must also provide the name of the institution or organization you plan to affiliate with in your host country.
  • Names and contact information of the three faculty members who will write you letters of reference.
  • Name(s) and contact information of who will do your language evaluation(s).

On-line Chat Sessions Scheduled for February 6, 2009 (9:30am-11:30am)

On-line Chat Sessions Scheduled for February 6, 2009 (9:30am-11:30am)

Do you have some basic questions about fellowships and grants that you would like to have answered, without scheduling an appointment? Plan to join us in our upcoming on-line chat sessions to get answers to your fellowship and grant questions.

On February 6th Teresa Delcorso will host on-line fellowship and grant chat session from 9:30 am – 11:30 am.

To join the chat session you will need to access to our Sakai Fellowship Guide ( To request access to the Sakai Fellowship Guide, send your request along with your RU ID to On Feb. 6th, log-into the Sakai Fellowship Guide and click on the Chat Room link in the left hand menu bar to join in the

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research at Rutgers February 20, 2009

Extramural Research at Rutgers February 20, 2009

Sally J. Rockey, PhD

Deputy Director for Extramural Research

Date: February 20, 2009 Friday

Time: 11am

Location: Fiber Optics Auditorium, 101 Bevier Road, Piscataway NJ

Topic: NIH Opportunities

Fellowship Advising Appointments--Spring 2009

During the spring semester, we are available to meet with students individually to discuss planning for their upcoming fellowship and grant applications and to review and critique proposal drafts. We currently offer three different types of individual appointments:

Planning Meeting—to help students identify potential funders and plan to write their application.

Help with a Funder—to help students prepare an application for a particular funder

Proposal Review—to review and critique a proposal draft written for a particular funder

The spring semester is an ideal time to schedule a proposal review appointment for an upcoming deadline or a planning meeting to prepare for the Fall 2009 major deadline season.

To see our current availability, please visit:

To schedule an appointment, send an email to to request an appointment. In your email, please include your name, graduate program, the type of appointment you would like to schedule and three possible meeting dates and times from our availability calendar to schedule one appointment.