Grant Writing Resources

General Grant Writing

General Grant Resources

Hints, tips, and general guidelines for writing good research propsals

Graduate Grant Resources

Resources for Graduate Students

Information on writing for DDRIGs, fellowships, and other grants

Funder Specific

Funder-Specific Resources

Guides, tips, and examples for submitting to specific funders        

Graduate Student Resources

Research Grants


by Tanya Golash-Boza. In Vitae. April 8, 2015.

Advice for graduate students applying for their first research grant

Grant-Writing Tips for Graduate Students
by Lisa Patrick Bentley. In The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 11, 2010.
Suggestions on how graduate students should best navigate the grant writing process

How Not to Get a DDRI Award
by Antionette WrinklerPrins. In Association of American Geographers Newsletter, June 16, 2015.
A list of 22 practices to avoid when submitting a proposal for an NSF DDRI award written by a former NSF program director for Geography and Spatial Sciences


List of all NSF DDRI Programs with due dates and links


Presentation by Syracuse Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising, October 20, 2016.

Powerpoint presentation with helpful links and advice for applying to the NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Overview of Proposal Preparation Process
Resource provided by the University of Notre Dame Graduate School.
An outline of the process of writing a graduate research (or fellowship) proposal with tips for each step


Advice for Graduate Students: Why You Need External Fellowships
by Stuart Schrader, September 11, 2014.
Why you should apply for fellowships as a graduate student

Advice for Graduate Students: To What Fellowships and When Should You Apply?
by Stuart Schrader, September 16, 2014.
Explains different types of fellowships that are available to graduate students, where they often come from, and at what points in your graduate student career you should apply

Advice for Graduate Students: How to Win External Fellowships
by Stuart Schrader, October 15, 2014.
Tips for the writing the fellowship application proposal itself

Kiparsky - How to Win a Graduate Fellowship
by Michael Kiparsky. In The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 11, 2006.
A longer discussion of the topic of winning fellowships