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Fulbright Redux… and Beyond

November 20, 2019

Kay Ágoston, PhD Director of Graduate Fellowships

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post for the Grad Insider on opportunities for Mason graduate students through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Then as now, Fulbright is one of the most sought-after of all the external funding opportunities I work with. So, it’s time for an update!

What is the Fulbright U.S. Student Program?

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is one of the most prestigious awards available to U.S. students.  Created in the aftermath of World War II, the program promotes mutual cultural understanding and academic exchange between the United States and the …

Overcoming Procrastination

November 13, 2019

By Yasamin Rahmani

The Webster’s Dictionary definition of procrastination is “to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done.” Although the definition is quite broad, it does hit close to home. Whether this intention of putting off is at work, school, or our personal life, it is no stranger to us – at least not to me.

Procrastinating can also be looked at as a habitual stress relief that can be done inadvertently, hindering one’s success. It is no surprise that having the habit of procrastination affects productivity and the ability to plan ahead to achieve short-term and long-term goals.

The reason I chose to write this …

Provost Office Support for Recipients of Major Grants and Fellowships

November 6, 2019

By Kay Ágoston, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Fellowships, George Mason University

Did you know that the Office of the Provost at George Mason University now offers supplemental funding for Mason graduate students who win certain types of major external awards?  It’s true! As of Fall 2019, Mason graduate students who win external awards may qualify for supplemental internal support, including supplemental funding, tuition assistance, and subsidized student health insurance. The type and amount of supplemental support will vary according the status of the student and the type of award.

More about this exciting development in a moment, but first, some backstory:

Several years ago, when I first arrived at Mason …