Grants and Scholarships – My Focus for the Month!
This month I need to really buckle down and hunt out new scholarships or grants to support my doctoral studies. Until now I have been supported by a series of graduate assistantships which will not be available next year since my course work will be complete and I plan to take part time credits. Not a big deal and something I actually enjoy doing.
The entertaining aspect of this is that my change in status has meant I am able to apply for full time positions. Many of these want grant writing experience. I have nothing I can document beyond the funding for my own studies. Note to self: write some grants. I wonder if the travel money I obtained last year counts as a grant? It was granted by the Dean….
Secondary note to self: research what distinguishes a grant from departmental money tossed to send poor graduate students to expensive conferences.