■ Peabody Dissertation Project Archive
Reviewing sample proposals and dissertations can help you plan and structure your own work.
Log in with your Vunet ID and password to access copies of approved dissertation proposals and corresponding final projects. Proposals and dissertations are organized by department. To contribute to this archive, send copies of defended proposals and dissertations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
The handout focuses on all stages of writing a dissertation, from getting started to drafting to finishing the daunting task. It includes extensive tips on difficulties such as how to handle procrastination, internal stresses, and exhaustion, money, and time management. Also has a great set of links to other advice on dissertation writing.
■ Pennsylvania State University
A handout on writing thesis and dissertation proposals. It introduces basic principles of writing proposals across a range of disciplines. It presents practical strategies, and it includes examples of successful proposals.
■ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
This page lists some useful books and websites for graduate students working on research proposals.
■ Vanderbilt University Library Guide
This library guide contains helpful information about scholarly journals in all fields.
CURRICULUM VITAE (CVs)
■ Graduate School Curriculum Vitae Instructions
A guide for PhD students on the CV submission to the Graduate School.
Note: PhD students are required to submit a current curriculum vitae upon graduation. It is highly recommended that you submit your most current CV as late in the checkout process as possible so that your program and school know of all your accomplishments.
■ The Chronicle of Higher Education’s CV Doctor
Annual article includes sample CVs from different disciplines, as well as a thorough bulleted list of do’s and don’ts (previous articles also are accessible).
■ Duke University
Includes definition of genre, questions to ask, and actions to take. Provides more helpful links at end of article.
■ The OWL at Purdue
Helpful Q&A format about crafting CVs. Includes additional resources at end of entry.
GRANT RESOURCES AT VANDERBILT
■ Graduate Development Network
The Graduate Development Network (GDN) is an informal network of faculty, administrators, and students at Vanderbilt University that seeks to facilitate the awareness and use of the many programs that can help students become productive and well-rounded scholars.
■ Graduate Student Council
The Graduate Student Council of Vanderbilt University serves currently enrolled graduate students. It is a representative body consisting of one representative from each graduate department of the University. As an organization we have two primary goals. 1) We coordinate academic, social, and other activities significant to the graduate community. We strive to promote community amongst graduate students, as well as graduate student integration into the university community. All graduate students are welcome to attend and participate in GSC meetings, parties, and academic events. 2) We work to ascertain and represent graduate student opinions and concerns, facilitating communication between graduate students, administration, and faculty.
■College of Arts & Science, Grants Resource Officer, Susan Kuyper
Susan works with individual faculty and graduate students, as well as with interdisciplinary centers, in facilitating the acquisition of research funding from government agencies, foundations, and other nongovernmental funding sources. Contact her for assistance with writing grant proposals.