Competitive Funding Timeline

Have passion for research?  If you are already funded through your department, you are probably an excellent candidate for external funding as a committee has already decided to invest in you as a researcher and teacher.  Why apply if you already have funding?  Federal and private fellowships are highly prestigious, provide substantial benefits, and independence to aspiring scientists and engineers.  Fellows are recognized long after their degree is completed (increased job opportunities, leadership, security and salary).