Training and Professional Development

  • 9/23 Writing Effective Reference Letters

    The Graduate School’s

    Fall 2021

    Timely Topics Series


    Timely Topics is a series of opportunities to engage with subject matter experts on topics relevant to those who support and advise graduate students and programs. Every session is available to all UConn faculty and staff. We hope you’ll join us for the upcoming session:


    Writing Effective Reference Letters for NSF GRFP Applicants

    Reference letters are a key component of a strong application package. The most effective letters provide detailed and specific information about how an applicant meets the NSF merit Review Criteria of Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts. This webinar will target key strategies on what faculty can do to help prospective applicants by way of reference letters.


    Date:                   Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Time:                   11am-12pm

    Register:             Through this link

    Facilitator:          Rowena Grainger, Assistant Director, Enrichment Programs, Research and Fellowships, Office of National Scholarship & Fellowships

    Panelists:            Alfredo Angeles-Boza, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

    Kent Holsinger, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of The Graduate School


    You can learn more and see all the session scheduled for Fall 2021 at our webpage:


    For more information, contact: Megan Petsa at