NSF-GRFP Grant Writing Series
consists of two lectures and a small group segment facilitated by experienced mentors (faculty, postdocs and PhD students).
The Workshop will enable students to have a completed application ready for the NSF-GRFP application deadline in late October.
All seminars and sessions will be facilitated by skilled grant writers who will offer mentorship in developing grant proposals. Students who are interested in applying for fellowships outside the NSF-GRFP but in similar disciplines are invited to attend.
The NSF-GRFP workshop is offered to first or second-year graduate students and college seniors in the following NSF-eligible fields:
- fields related to science
- anthropology and archaeology
- astronomy and astrophysics
- cognitive science
- data science
- endangered languages
- law and social science
- political science
- STEM Education
For more specific questions regarding eligibility, please visit
online lecture with an overview of the process
How to Write a Successful Research Proposal
online beginning Fall 2019
Writing Personal Statements
Steven Pijut | Associate Director of the Writing Center
Tuesday, September 3
3:00 - 4:00PM
Whittaker Hall, Room 100
Wednesday, September 4
3:00 - 4:30PM
Connor Auditorium, FLTC
Following the lectures, students will submit a rough draft of their AIMS. Small group sessions will be offered where students will be mentored by faculty mentors, postdocs, other students, and/or other professionals with grant-writing expertise.
Please note: In order to attend the Small Group Sessions you must attend both Lecture 1 and 2, submit AIMS draft, and sign-up for the small group sessions. All are welcome to attend the lectures without an obligation to attend the small group sessions.
- WEEK 1: Introduction, Problem Statement, Specific Aims outline
- WEEK 2: Personal, Relevant Background and Future Goal Statement
- WEEK3: Two-Page proposal draft