- See the graduate director on a regular basis.
- Take the core courses during your first year.
- Make "normal progress" toward your degree.
- Maintain at least a B average.
- Avoid incompletes-finish every course.
- Take enough hours to complete the degree in a timely fashion.
- Take advantage of departmental opportunities:
- Apply for TA Assistantship.
- All TAs are eligible for assistance to attend conventions.
- Find a mentor-a faculty member who can help guide you through the program.
- Get involved in the departmental brown-bag lunches and other seminars by visiting scholars.
- Get to know other students. Remember, if you are not having fun, you are doing something wrong.
How to Write Winning Proposals: Advice From All Over
Social Science Research Council, On the Art of Writing Proposals
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Tips for Writing a Successful Grant Proposal
Chris Blattman, PhD Students: Writing an NSF application
Columbia University, Writing a Grant Proposal: Writing Tips and Application Forms
P. E. Bourne and L.M. Chalupa, Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants