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Get one-on-one review of your fellowship application!

The graduate school is currently planning a number of faculty led proposal review clinics for PhD students who will be submitting applications this year for external fellowships. Students will submit a proposal draft to the graduate school. The draft will be read by a small group of faculty. Each student will then meet individually with at least two faculty for about 30 minutes to discuss the draft.

More information is on the way, but please save the following dates:

  Date Draft ProposalDue to Date of Meeting withUSC Faculty Reviewers Date Due toFunding Agency
If you are applying to the Soros or the Ford Foundation: Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 Monday, September 29 Soros Nov 1, 2014
Ford Pre-DocNov 19, 2014
If you are applying to the NSF in STEM fields or to the Hertz or another STEM related fellowship (i.e. AAUW in a STEM field) Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 Tuesday, September 30 NSF GRFP Engineering 10/29/2014
NSF GRFP Math 10/30/2014
Hertz 10/31/2014
NSF GRFP Life & Geo Sciences11/4/2014
If you are applying to the NSF in the Social Sciences Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 Wednesday, October 1 NSF GRFP Social Sciences11/3/2014
If you are applying to one of the SSRC or Mellon fellowships, or another humanities or social science related award (i.e. AAUW) Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 Thursday, October 2 SSRC DPDF 10/15/2014
Mellon ACLS 10/22/2014
SSRC IDRF 11/4/2014
Mellon CLIR 11/15/2014


Lisa Locascio, the graduate student advocate for fellowships, will follow up with more details. Lisa is available for students who have questions at