Published: Sept. 3, 2020

Over the last couple of years there has been discussion about how the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards tend to go to the most prestigious universities. In order to change the narrative, Chelsea partnered with the Botanical Society of America (BSA) to provide writing support for the GRFP for people at universities all over the US and US territories. The workshop started off with a seminar on how to apply for the GRFP with an emphasis on plant science research (pictured below: clockwise from top left, Chris Hill & Narcrisha Norman (current GRFP Program Directors), Amanda Ingram (NSF Program Director) & Rick McCourt (former GRFP Program Director)). Click here to view the seminar. The workshop continues to help student participants with the writing process by working in small groups. In these groups, participants work together reading drafts of the different components and receive feedback from someone in the group, a graduate student who has received the grant, and a post-PhD mentor. One of these post-PhD mentors is one of our own post-docs, Miranda!