Now, I have to admit that there are lots of similarities between the two. And, many of the same writing techniques still hold. So, I would recommend that you click on the link above to remind you of some of the basics. However, you will find a few unique differences that I will share.
NSF Fellowship Personal Statement
A Guide to Writing a Medical Fellowship Personal Statement
Note that the Broader Impacts sections can be woven through the rest of the experiences as well as highlighted in separate section. Sizes of sections are approximate. The purpose of this statement is to demonstrate your potential to satisfy this requirement. These are academics, usually from your broad area of science e. The people on the committee read many, many applications. Make it easy for them to figure out that you are qualified for the award by referencing the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact criteria that they use to judge your application. Like many awards or job offers, there are explicit criteria that show if you qualify for the Fellowship.
I was a successful applicant in Below are some details about the program and some tips for applying. You will also find many examples of successful essays and you can even submit your own essays if you are willing to serve as inspiration for the next round of applicants. Warning: I think that my general advice still holds, but I have to admit I haven't followed changes as closely as past years. If something seems outdated or wrong, please let me know!
Dedicated consultants in the Center for Excellence in Writing are available to provide feedback and support on statement drafts. As always we're here to assist you. Schedule an appointment to meet with us where we will review your application and offer professional guidance. For students, personal statements are one of the most difficult and most important documents they will ever write.