There are numerous software tools available to assist with tasks associated with project management, time management, goal setting, and accountability.
Evaluate what types of tools would assist you in being more productive and utilize them in ways that assist in meeting your goals.
The Fellowship Board, comprised of distinguished faculty and graduate students, reviews applications and selects recipients of the Graduate College's various fellowship and grant programs.
Those programs include the Illinois Distinguished Fellowships, Graduate College Fellowships, Dissertation Completion Fellowships, Master's Project Travel Grants, and Dissertation Travel Grants.
The goal is to make productivity a primary focus of your work by systematically reviewing it.
The ability to continue working despite challenges and obstacles has been defined in the research literature as “persistence." The ability to persist despite obstacles is critical for success on large projects because there will inevitably be numerous disruptions during the course of your work.
It is possible to manage small projects by relying primarily on deadlines to organize and structure your work.
This strategy is less effective on large projects, which require a more systematic approach and the development of short-term goals that structure the work.
No concurrent assistantship appointment or employment of any kind is permitted with the Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
The criteria used in making the include the significance of the research, as reflected in the nominee’s proposal and the letters of support, the student's productivity and efficient progress toward the degree as shown in the academic record, and the likelihood that the student will defend and deposit the dissertation by August.