Summary: GRADUATE DIVISION SURVIVAL SERIES
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AT UC-SANTA BARBARA
TIMELINE FOR DISSERATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
Available at: chaser.rutgers.edu/timeline.html
Due Date is in:
18 months Schedule meetings with advisor to begin to discuss applying for funding.
Think about your graduate work thus far and your goals. Are you cultivating
the skills and expertise that you need to do your dissertation work? Does your c.v.
and transcript reveal that you are making wise choices to help cultivate your
expertise? If you answer no to any of these questions, now is the time to begin to
plan to integrate external funding into your academic career and to plan how you
will build your c.v. to be a competitive profile for external funding.
17 months Research funding options. Begin to understand the funder, why they exist and
what they are looking for.
16 months Begin to cultivate your research network. Set up a time to meet with your
advisor to discuss applying for external funding and your progress through your
degree. You should plan to apply for funding in about 16 months in order to be
able to have funding 24-30 months from now. What do you need to do to be
eligible to apply for funding and to have a well-conceived project in time for the
application? Develop with your advisor a work plan for the next three years.