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Grants for MFA Students: Curriculum Vitae

This grants guide, based upon our general Grants for Graduate Students guide, is especially for students in the MFA program at Rutgers University - Newark.

Curriculum Vitae Tips

Most funding opportunities for MFA students and graduates ask for a curriculum vitae (CV), which, unlike a standard resume, is an academic-style outline of your life as a writer..  There is no one way to approach a CV.  An MFA student might want more than one CV--perhaps one for the writing and another for employment as a college teacher. 

Website writer bios, although compelling, can be too informal or leave out information that would be important to a funder (Rigoberto Gonzalez, Kevin Catalano, Carolyn Forche).

CV or Resume?

The University of MInnesota Career and Internship Services has a helpful Curriculum Vitae page with general guidelines.

The College of Pharmacy at U of M also has a lively and informative document about resumes and CVs adaptable to any academic situation.

MFA CVs for Different Situations

Ph.D. student/MFA graduate emphasizing writing

MFA graduate emphasizing teaching experience

Faculty member/writer/teacher

Faculty member/writer/teacher


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