The Office of Fellowships and Scientific Writing (OFSW) delivers scientific writing and communication programs to students with the goal of elevating student-led research initiatives. We provide support to those who are seeking information about how to prepare fellowship proposals, write manuscripts, and improve oral presentation skills. To this end we offer several multi-session fellowship writing workshops, writing bootcamps, and scientific communication seminars throughout the year.
Students are invited to schedule individual appointments for specialized consultations, attend peer workshops, and other programming to help in with their scientific writing and communication needs.
The OFSW has sourced materials from the NIH, professional grant writing consultants, and the literature to create multiple fellowship writing workshops that combine didactic lectures with peer review of participants’ proposals. Notification of the workshop dates are sent out via the Graduate Student email list.
Our office hosts a manuscript- and dissertation-writing boot camp in the Spring Semester. This boot camp provides a quiet, distraction-free space on campus in which you can work on your writing project for a specific block of time. We schedule independent writing time and accountability check-ins with your peers; and we invite speakers to give our trainees scientific writing advice. Dates: Spring Semester
We encourage students to reach out to our office to set up appointments for individualized advice on all topics related to fellowships. We can assist at all stages of proposal development; including helping you choose the fellowship that is right for you, brainstorming research topics/hypothesis development, and structuring an effective proposal. With advancd notice, we also offer professional editing of finalized drafts.
Receiving a fellowship positions you as a leader in your scientific field, whether at the beginning of your graduate career or close to graduation. Further, effectively communicating your research to other scientists and the general public is a critical component of your scientific training at WCGS. Please refer back to this site as we frequently update programming throughout the academic calendar. We've listed additional resources here that might be helpful.
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