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Professional Development Resources for Summer Research Students

Modified: June 30, 2017

"STEM Fellowship Applications and Personal Statements" -- with guest speakers from NSF and the EPA!


This webinar recording features Dr. Joerg Schlatterer with the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and Dr. Brandon Jones, with the EPA fellowship programs. This is a great resource for independent study or group discussion.  Scholars can view the webinar recording and associated professional development handouts.  

Getting Strong Letters of Recommendation Handout:


PathwaysToScience.org often gets questions from students who are nervous about approaching recommenders for letters.  This handout helps prepare undergraduate students to get strong letters for their graduate application packages. Strategies shared here can be applicable across all training stages, including requests postdoctoral fellows requesting recommendations for programs/job applications.

Enhancing your Fellowship Application Handout: 


This handout provides tips on preparing successful graduate fellowship applications. Strategies shared are applicable across all training stages including graduate and postdoctoral fellowships. 

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