The GSAS Fellowships Office is a resource for graduate students seeking funding for research support, language study, multiple-year general support and dissertation-writing support.
Dr. Cynthia Verba, director of the Fellowships Office, meets regularly with students and provides guidance on the fellowships process and professional development. In an individual counseling session, you can learn how to identify fellowship opportunities, receive feedback on your fellowship proposal and advice on how to articulate the significance of your fellowship project, and determine how to obtain effective letters of recommendation and faculty advice. You can also learn how to define your goals, such as how to finish your dissertation in a timely fashion.
In addition, the Fellowships Office provides professional development support through workshops and counseling sessions, for example, on how to deliver papers at professional meetings or submit articles to journals or book manuscripts to publishers.