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ILA Multidisciplinary Grant Writing Program

The Institute for Liberal Arts will be offering a new program aimed at developing grant writing skills for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.  In the spring of 2024, we will offer two sessions.

Grant Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Rhetoric and Strategy.

Friday, January 26, 3:00 – 5:00, Callaway S420. 

This informational session aims to help graduate students communicate their research project to multi-disciplinary grant review panels.  A panel of experienced faculty will discuss how to construct an effective proposal, how review panels work, and how to find appropriate grants.   This session is appropriate for graduate students at all levels, including first-year students.  

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Grant Workshop for Research Proposals in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Saturday, February 24, 9:00 – 5:00, Callaway S420.

This day-long workshop aims to help graduate students learn the skills of effective grant writing. Participants will submit, in advance, a 2 page draft proposal to be discussed at the workshop.  The workshop is appropriate for students who expect to apply in the fall of 2024 or 2025 for dissertation research grants supporting archival research or fieldwork.  These grants include Fulbright, Fulbright-Hayes, SSRC Research Fellowships, Chateaubriand Fellowships, and similar programs.  Draft proposals are due February 15, and detailed instructions for submission can be found below. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to attend the Grant Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences informational session on January 26.

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Detailed instructions for the workshop

Participants will submit a 2 page draft grant proposal and a 1 page CV.  To assist writing the proposal, we suggest reviewing the following document Form and Rhetoric in Research Grant Proposals

Requirements for submission:

  • Proposal should be
    • Single spaced
    • Have a title
    • Be no more than 2 pages
  • Include a 1 page CV as part of the same file.
  • Name the file with your last name and first initial
  • Save the file as a pdf.