The “Fellowship Applications” blog posts are mainly about the NSF GRFP and NIH Kirschstein (F-series). The “Persuasive Writing” posts contain both general advice for writing improvement and advice specific to proposal development.
My posts in the “LA School meets the Wisconsin Idea” are inspired by my dissertation research and extend that work into commentary on the current state of the US economy. They focus on three industries that are my case studies: the university as an industrial system; the motion picture, television, and internet industries; and agriculture.
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The GRFP fellowship application requires three letters of recommendation, two essays, and university transcripts. So which of these is the most important? Trick question. There is no “most important component.” Applications are reviewed holistically. This means that the reviewers are supposed to look at the entire application as a whole. Based on that holistic impression, they’ll decide whether you qualify or not.
START BY TELLING THEM WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO GET, [...]
Setup to Payoff: How to Keep Readers Engaged Writing [...]