Monday Motivation #112 (7/18/22)

Three Things to Try This Week

Learn about Grant Writing — there are many resources for writing proposals in specific areas of science and engineering, and it’s always a good idea to seek out specific advice for your field. As a starting point, though, this article from Nature offers some practical advice for communicating clearly whether you’re writing a grant or talking about your experiences in an interview or at a conference.

More Resources

  • Last call! Tomorrow is the beginning of the final summer series for the FREE, VIRTUAL training opportunities offered as part of the NSF-funded CyberAmbassadors program: Completing the full series will help you build your Communications, Teamwork and Leadership skills, and earn you a certificate! (Full disclosure: I’m one of the PIs on this project.)
  • Want to apply for your own NSF Graduate Research Fellowship? The MSU AGEP Program is hosting a series of workshops to help you draft a strong application, starting September 12. Learn more and register here.
  • On Wednesday, July 27 the Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and Office of Research and Innovation are offering a workshop to improve teamwork skills in research contexts. This is an event designed specifically to support the success of graduate students and post-doctoral scholars, and will happen in person in the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility from 3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m. EST. Learn more and register here.



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Katy Luchini Colbry

Katy Luchini Colbry


wanted to send a few supportive emails to her students, but ended up with a weekly blog. Follow along to see how long it takes her to run out of stories….