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1 Leadership Lab Successful Grant & Fellowship Writing Panelists: Daniel Casasanto Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology Cate Goebel Associate Dean for Research & Strategic Initiatives Valerie Levan Fellowship Specialist, Lecturer in the Humanities Collegiate Division

2 Agenda Introductions Types and Characteristics of Grants and Fellowships Finding Funding Opportunities Tricks of the Trade Resources Questions

3 Types of Grants and Fellowships Fellowships Dissertation Write-Up Grants Travel Grants o Language Acquisition o Field Work o Archives Research Grants Prizes

4 Funding Opportunities Federal o National Science Foundation (NSF) o National Institutes of Health (NIH) o Department of Defense (DoD) o Department of Education (DoE) Foundation o Social Science Research Council (SSRC) o Russell Sage Foundation o MacArthur Foundation o Ford Foundation o Point Foundation o Smithsonian Corporate

5 Tricks of the Trade Grant Cycle is Social o Communicate with Funder and Previous Awardees Know Your Audience o Carefully Reflect Upon Funder’s Mission and Objectives Write to Your Audience o Clearly Align Your Project With the Funder’s Goals Get to the Point o Critical Information Should Be Presented in the First Two Sentences of a Paragraph – Not at the End

6 On-campus resources Graduate Student Affairs’ Featured FellowshipsFeatured Fellowships Graduate Student Affairs’ List of Other Fellowship Databases and ResourcesList of Other Fellowship Databases and Resources Fellowship Advising Appointments with Valerie Levan: Sign Up at Other Questions about Fellowship Opportunities: Jessica Smith, Assistant Director of Fellowships

7 Online Resources A Guide to Proposal Planning and Writing (26 pp.)A Guide to Proposal Planning and Writing Grantwriters.org bibliography Grants.gov The Foundation Center National Organization of Research Development ProfessionalsNational Organization of Research Development Professionals Chronicle of Philanthropy Guidestar.org

8 Questions?


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