┬╗Writing Applicant Statements for External Funding Opportunities in a Research Based Program | GPLL475


This workshop is intended for current or future students in research-based graduate programs, who are preparing a Fall scholarship application to a federal or provincial government research agency.  

Whether you are applying for Tri-Agency or FRQ awards, you might be required to write statements highlighting your academic journey, research experience or personal background. In this workshop, participants will learn to craft compelling narratives that showcase their strengths and get insight into the nuances of effective storytelling, honing their abilities to articulate their motivations, achievements, and future aspirations; skills and strategies necessary to stand out in competitive funding.  

Note: Students are ultimately still responsible for ensuring their own applications conform to the instructions and standards laid out on by each agency for the specific funding program(s) they select. 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to craft compelling narratives showcasing academic journey, research experience, and personal background for scholarships applications. 
  • Develop skills in effective storytelling, articulating motivations, achievements, and aspirations clearly. 
  • Gain strategies to stand out in competitive external funding opportunities. 

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Cecilia Kramar, Fellowship Advisor for the School of Graduate Studies. Cecilia holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience, has successfully mentored numerous graduate students with their funding applications, and has extensive knowledge of international and local funding programs. 

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Event details

Workshop location


Start date

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

End date

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Workshop days



From 10:00 to 12:00


19 / 50

Additional details

This workshop has a $25 non-attendance fee

Registration deadline

Sunday, August 18, 2024

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