Graduate Departments and Programs are the primary resource for external grant and fellowship information. Widely practiced departmental activities include posting external grant and fellowship applications, faculty nominations for certain awards, and faculty review of applications. Graduate students are encouraged to discuss external grant opportunities and applications with faculty in their graduate programs.
Fellowship Writing Workshop is offered to graduate students and postdocs, in order to teach them proposal-writing skills, with the goal of applying to an appropriate fellowship or grant.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research provides a guide to Washington University Research Administration, funding opportunities, databases, alert services, quick links and more.
Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences Research Although designed primarily for faculty, this website has a great deal of information that can be interesting and useful to graduate students in these fields.
International & Area Studies Program provides external funding opportunities for research abroad or international areas of study, including Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, NSEP, and DAAD. This office also administers on-campus research abroad competitions and assists students in preparing materials for applications. Contact: Dr. Amy Suelzer, 314-935-8372.
External Grant Databases
All the graduate and professional schools share in the cost of a subscription to Grant Forward, formerly known as IRIS, so that their students and other members of the university community can have access to its database of funding sources. Among the improvements that have been made in the transition from IRIS to Grant Forward are better searching techniques, the ability to save searches and to set alerts, and an increase from about 9,000 grant opportunities to about 14,000.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research provides the university community with an institutional subscription to Pivot, formerly the Community of Science (COS). Pivot’s funding database is larger than Grant Forward’s is (about 26,000 grant opportunities), but many of Pivot’s features are relevant only to faculty. Like Grant Forward, Pivot has improved searching techniques and has made it possible for users to save searches and set alerts.