Grant Writing Program

Grantwriting Resources

  • Grant Proposal Archive
  • Writing proposals
  • Crafting budgets
  • Finding funding sources
  • And more!

The Laney Graduate School's Grant Writing Program (GWP) addresses every stage of grant proposal writing: developing fundable projects, presenting projects in persuasive ways, and tailoring proposals to specific funders. These topics are addressed in two kinds of sessions:

  1. Information sessions with presentations and time for questions; and
  2. Working sessions focused on draft proposals and discussions of specific issues in proposal writing.

The program is designed so that you can participate in a series of forums and workshops that build on one another and help you to develop your proposal and dissertation project. Students who progress through the entire program report tremendous success in obtaining external funding and fellowships. Other successful students attend only a few of the information sessions and workshops.

GWP events are listed below. Check back often for updates! 

2016-17 Events

Fulbright Workshop - August 12

(Visit our Fulbright Page)

  • The workshop will provide an opportunity for students to get early feedback on their Fulbright proposals and personal statements. It will also be a chance to discuss some of the other particularities of Fulbright, such as affiliations and language evaluations.
  • Proposals and personal statements will be circulated to all participants, and each proposal will be discussed in detail by the group. There will also be time for questions and answers about the Fulbright process.
  • The workshop will take place August 12, from 9-5pm

Proposal Writing Institute - Fall & Spring

Ideal for students preparing for submissions to external funding agencies or for submitting proposals for post-doctoral positions, the Institute provides students with extensive feedback and interaction with an interdisciplinary group of faculty, including mock interviews and proposal reviews using the same standards employed by external funding committees. By application only.

Grant Writing Forum - October 3

Learn how to begin planning, developing and funding your projects and proposals at Emory and for external funders.
  • 9am - 12:30pm, Winship Ballroom (Dobbs University Center - 3rd Floor)
  • Register by September 27
  • Click here to register

Interdisciplinary Beginning Grant Writing Workshop - Fall & Spring

Students who are starting to write research proposals should apply to attend this event. The workshop is way to get started on a proposal and to learn more about how to fund that particular research. By application only.

NSF-NIH Beginning Grant Writing Workshop - November 12

The workshop is designed for students who are starting to write research proposals for individual student awards from NSF and NIH, including the NRSA, GFRP, and DDRI awards. Students will discuss each other’s proposals with colleagues and interdisciplinary faculty and learn more about grant writing style and rhetoric. By application only.

First Year Grant Forum - Fall & Spring

Students early in their graduate careers should register to attend this informational session and learn about preparing for research projects and grant applications.

Intensive Grant Writing Workshop - February 23 - 26

This workshop is intended for students who apply to grants, fellowships and post-docs reviewed by interdisciplinary committees such as Fulbright, ACLS, Mellon CLIR, DAAD, Newcombe, or SSRC. Participants' draft proposals will receive sustained and focused attention from an interdisciplinary group of peers and faculty. Participants read and discuss each other's proposals and engage in sessions about the rhetoric of proposal writing, methodological questions, writing for an interdisciplinary audience and other professional issues.

Fulbright Forum - March 1

Thinking about applying for a Fulbright? Attend this information session where you will learn about features and benefits of the program, the application process, tips for a successful proposal and more!

(Visit our Fulbright Page)