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Project Design and The Craft of Pitch

April 28, 2017
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Humanities Center Conference Room D

Every year, the Professional Development Organizing Group (PDOG) organizes one event that tackles a specific hardship or challenge that grad students in our program as well as other humanities departments are facing in terms of professional development. 

This  year's event “Project Design and The Craft of Pitch” is about how to write a successful fellowship or research grant application that appeals to various funding sources. A panel of faculty members and graduate students including Joel Burges (English), Thomas Devaney (History), Ruben Yepes (VCS), Izul Zulkarjambal (VCS) and Jiangtao Gu (VCS) will reflect on their experiences working with funding agencies such as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, American Council of  Learned Societies, and the Social Science Research Council. Debra Haring (Assistant Dean for Grants and Contracts School of Arts and Sciences) will explain what resources the Dean’s office offers to students in identifying grant agencies and how to apply for them.
The event will be attended by VCS, History, English, Philosophy, and Political Science grad students. 

The event will be a lunch/workshop and will be the occasion to go over each discipline's specificities and get inspiration from successful grant applications. 

This will also be an opportunity to meet and exchange with fellow grad students from different departments.

Please R.S.V.P here: before April 20th at 10am. Lunch will be provided

The PDOG is organized by students in Visual and Cultural Studies in collaboration with the Susan B. Anthony Institute and Departments of History and English.

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