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Applying for Grants and Fellowships: Advice for SLA Graduate Students (Fall 2017)
Kevin Gotham, Associate Dean,
Allison Truitt, Associate Professor, Anthropology
, Assistant Professor, SociologySlide2
Why do universities want you to write grants?High visibility for the universityOverhead or indirect costs help balance the university budget and pay for administrationContributes to prestige and national ranking of the universitySlide3
Why do you want to write grants?Pay dissertation research costs: travel, data, funds for equipment, time to write
your research visibility
doors to consulting, collaborative research, new research agendas, etc.
& international presentations, and shaping public policy
research and writing
get a job and make tenureSlide4
Search For FundingYour department/program is the best source for finding funding opportunitiesConsult your mentors and peers for opportunities specific to your field of study; for example, fellowships provided by a discipline's professional association.
Check the SLA and OGPS websites
Howard Tilton Library: Funding and Grants
your professional meetings
Pay attention to
emails from Kevin Gotham
See the sources at the end of this
SLA Summer Merit Fellowship AwardCompetitive grants that provide up to $5000 to support summer activities for completing terminal degrees SLA students may use funds for research expenses, equipment, and travel to support data collection, analysis, and performances
support tuition, workshops, or conferences, past credit card bills,
A summer stipend for writing and completing the dissertation is limited to $2500
First and Second year
students are ineligible
Students who have received two Fellowship Awards in the past are ineligibleSlide6
Proposal Development StrategiesDevelop a long-term research agenda with clear goals (create a plan, not just a proposal)What do you intend to do and why is your research important?
What work has already been done and how are you going to do your research (data collection and analysis)?
Conceive of the final product before writing the proposal(s)
Research multiple funders to identify their priorities and see if they fund projects similar to yoursSlide7
Proposal Development StrategiesFamiliarize yourself with funding sources and proposal guidelines1.
internal funding opportunities
Provost’s Office and OGPS
website (Summer Merit Fellowship)
Your department or graduate program
2. external funding opportunities:
Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA)
Google: e.g., “humanities grants for graduate students”
Federal grants database (Grants.gov)Slide8
Proposal Development StrategiesCheck: eligibility average size of awards
maximum amount available
proposal requirements and format
evaluation criteria and processSlide9
Proposal Development StrategiesA successful proposal is one that is thoughtfully planned, well prepared, and concisely packagedBase the proposal on an interesting idea that fills a gap in scholarly knowledge
Survey the literature
Contact Investigators working on topic
Obtain preliminary data
Prepare a brief concept paper
Discuss with colleagues/mentors
Use concise, direct, and straightforward language (no jargon)Slide10
Proposal Development StrategiesUnderstand the importance of the abstract (first impression)Write to the audience that will review your proposal Explain the urgency and timeliness of your work
Provide evidence that you can successfully complete the project (don’t be over- or under-ambitious)
Read guidelines several times and follow directions completely
Explain the value-added nature of the research
Why should anyone care about your work?
Answer the “so what”
Final ThoughtsPrivate foundations and government funders are looking to fund research that is bold, original, innovative, and transformative
attention to the funding agency’s goals and review criteria as you craft your proposal
possible, revise and resubmit
if you get declined
Be tenacious, persistent, and resilientSlide12
SourcesGrant Writing tips from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Nov. 6, 2014.
On the Art of Writing Proposals (SSRC).
Tips on Writing a
Grant Proposal (EPA).
Writing Proposals for the
Writing Proposals for ACLS