Resources

Graduate Writing Support Service

  • Provides extended, one-on-one writing consultations on all types of graduate writing projects, with particular expertise in working with grant proposals
  • Reads material in advance and allocates up to two hours for each consultation; no cap on number of visits
  • Specifically tailors the focus of each session to student needs, helping with everything from prose, organization, and cohesion to clarity of content and argumentation. 
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Grant Proposal Archive

The Grant Proposal Archive contains successful grant proposals in the humanities and social sciences submitted by Laney Graduate School graduate students. The proposals are categorized according to the stage of research they fund; most are for dissertation research, and some are for write-up work or for postdoctoral work. The archive is growing, and more items will be added as they become available. The posted files contain the project description part of the proposals, and you will also find links to the funding agencies.

Students and faculty can access the Archive in Canvas (see LGS Grant Proposal Archive). 

Writing Proposals

Provided here are links to several documents and sources of information that provide guidance on developing and writing fundable proposals.

Crafting Budgets

Some funders do not require that a budget be submitted with the proposal. For those that do, however, the budget section is often an additional way for an applicant to demonstrate that he or she possesses a clear idea about what needs to be done to meet the goals of the project. Here, we have provided some sources specific to developing this important aspect of your proposal.

Finding Funding Sources

  • Students are often aware of 'major' funders such as Fulbright or Mellon, but are sometimes uncertain about where to look for other sources of funding that are, in some cases, less obvious. The Grant Forward database is a great resource for identifying funding opportunities. Please note that in the case of Grant Forward, students must access the database from campus or by using a VPN connection.
  • Woodruff Library resources - Grants, Foundations, and Scholarships: General Grant Information
  • Other Sources 

Sources for Research Funding

For ideas about the kinds of funding opportunities available to you, visit some of these sites. Also consult the Grant Forward database (see Finding Funding Sources).

Sources for Multi-year Fellowships and Grants

For ideas about the kinds of funding opportunities available to you, visit some of these sites. Also consult the Grant Forward database (see Finding Funding Sources).

Sources for Dissertation Completion Fellowships

For ideas about the kinds of funding opportunities available to you, visit some of these sites. Also consult the Grant Forward database (see Finding Funding Sources).

Sources for Postdoctoral Fellowships and Grants

Visit these sites for informationon postdoctoral funding opportunities. Also consult the Grant Forward database(see Finding Funding Sources).