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Fellowships: . Advice for SLA Graduate . Students (Fall . 2017). Christopher Rodning, . Professor. , Anthropology. Kevin Gotham, Associate Dean, . SLA. Justin . Wolfe, . Associate Professor, . History. ID: 649458

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Applying for Grants and Fellowships: Advice for SLA Graduate Students (Fall 2017)

Christopher Rodning,

Professor

, Anthropology

Kevin Gotham, Associate Dean,

SLA

Justin

Wolfe,

Associate Professor,

History

Allison Truitt, Associate Professor, Anthropology

Mariana

Craciun

, Assistant Professor, Sociology

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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 university

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Why do you want to write grants?Pay dissertation research costs: travel, data, funds for equipment, time to write

Raise

your research visibility

Open

doors to consulting, collaborative research, new research agendas, etc.

Increase

opportunities

for national

& international presentations, and shaping public policy

Improve

research and writing

Help

you

get a job and make tenure

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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

Research Guide.

http://

libguides.tulane.edu/findinggrants

Attend

your professional meetings

Pay attention to

emails from Kevin Gotham

See the sources at the end of this

ppt

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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 

The

Award will

not

support tuition, workshops, or conferences, past credit card bills,

food, rent

A summer stipend for writing and completing the dissertation is limited to $2500 

First and Second year

Ph.D.

students are ineligible   

Students who have received two Fellowship Awards in the past are ineligible

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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 yours

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Proposal Development StrategiesFamiliarize yourself with funding sources and proposal guidelines1.

internal funding opportunities

Provost’s Office and OGPS

SLA

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)

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Proposal Development StrategiesCheck: eligibility average size of awards

maximum amount available

previous awards

proposal requirements and format

deadlines

evaluation criteria and process

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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)

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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”

question

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Final ThoughtsPrivate foundations and government funders are looking to fund research that is bold, original, innovative, and transformative

Pay

attention to the funding agency’s goals and review criteria as you craft your proposal

If

possible, revise and resubmit

if you get declined

for

funding

Be tenacious, persistent, and resilient

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SourcesGrant Writing tips from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Nov. 6, 2014.

http

://

chronicle.com/article/Grant-Writing-Tips-for/125301

On the Art of Writing Proposals (SSRC).

http://www.ssrc.org/publications/view/the-art-of-writing-proposals

/

Tips on Writing a

Grant Proposal (EPA).

http://

www2.epa.gov/grants

Writing Proposals for the

Federal Government.

https://

www.cfda.gov/downloads/CFDA_writing.pdf

Writing Proposals for ACLS

Fellowship Competitions.

http://

www.acls.org/uploadedfiles/publications/programs/writing_fellowship_proposals.pdf

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