Resume or CV

Funded research opportunities usually require that you include a document where you provide a complete record of your academic achievements. It is closest to a CV (rather than a resume) since it provides a summary of your education and experiences. It tells selection committees how you spend your time inside and outside of the classroom.

What to include

You do not usually need to limit your CV to just one page. Instead, include the full range of activities you are involved in. You should mention relevant academic information, as well as any honors or awards you have received. Your list can include:

  • Research
  • Employment
  • Internships
  • Leadership positions
  • Clubs
  • Sports teams
  • Volunteering
  • Language skills

How to organize

Grouping your activities under headings makes the list of activities and accomplishments more legible. Most often, you will start with your academic information.

After that, the order in which you list your activities will depend on the goals and values of the fellowship and the items you want to highlight most. For example, a fellowship might look for candidates with a commitment to public service; in that case, you should group together your experiences that are relevant to your involvement in your community.

How to get help

The Center for Career Education is a great source of guidance for you. URF advisers are also happy to help you craft a compelling CV with your fellowship audience in mind.