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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 2022 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

The P.E.O. Sisterhood supports several philanthropic educational projects that provide assistance to women pursuing graduate degrees. The P.E.O. Scholar Award supports women in doctoral-level programs who have demonstrated academic excellence and achievement, as well as the potential to make significant contributions in their chosen field of study. Learn more about this award program, find out if you are eligible to apply, and gain valuable insights into the interview, nomination, and application processes.

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

Register today!

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

Click here for more information
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

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 & Dr. Brian Smith – External Funding Coordinators in The Graduate College

Register today!

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

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Location:
Online Only
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Patti Giuffre
shoptalks@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Many applications require personal statements, but writing them can present numerous content selection challenges. What should you choose to say about your personal history — and how do you make it relevant? This Shop Talks session will focus on personal statements in the context of external funding applications, but the advice and tips shared will be widely applicable to other personal statements. During this session, you'll learn how to:
  • curate your personal history
  • create a compelling application story
  • connect with the organization's goals
Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz and Dr. Brian Smith, External Funding Coordinators, 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:
Dr. Patti Giuffre
shoptalks@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Many applicants to external fellowships, scholarships, and grants fail to provide the level of specificity needed to make their academic background, research experience, personal history, and career plans relevant to a funder's mission and goals. This Shop Talks session will teach participants how to recognize and address this problem through interactive exercises on the following topics:
  • avoiding generic language
  • detailing vague language
  • using examples strategically
  • making space for specificity
The knowledge and skills participants gain during this Shop Talks session will be broadly applicable to many pursuits.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz and Dr. Brian Smith, External Funding Coordinators, 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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