Grant Writing Program


The Laney Graduate School’s Office of Professional Development and Career Planning encourages graduate students to seek and to apply for external funding opportunities. This is important for the students’ professional development as well as their own research needs. We have compiled resources (below) to help you navigate the process and explore examples of proposals that have been funded.

This program also manages the Laney Graduate School’s Fulbright process. If you are interested in pursuing a Fulbright, please be sure to visit our Fulbright page.

Grant Writing Webinars

NSF-GRFP (Sept. 22, 4 p.m.): To register for this Zoom Webinar, please visit the registration page here.

Grant Writing Coaching

LGS is offering grant writing coaching to students in the humanities and social sciences who are preparing grant and fellowship applications. We are coordinating a mentorship program with a faculty mentor with extensive experience in grant writing and mentorship. Students selected for this opportunity will receive one-to-one mentorship and feedback on their grant proposals from Dr. Corinne Kratz, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and African Studies Emerita, a founder and long-time director of the Grant Writing Program.

Students at all stages of their program are invited to apply, whether you are developing a proposal for dissertation research support, a write-up/completion fellowship, or a postdoctoral fellowship. Before writing your proposal and submitting your application, please read these two documents, which provide guidance on how best to approach the proposal as a genre of writing: Components of a Successful Research Proposal and The Genre of Grant Proposals. These documents were prepared specifically for graduate students by Emory faculty who have been deeply involved in the Grant Writing Program over the years.

Please note that the two cycles indicated below are targeted for different groups. The Fall cycle is to serve students who are working for imminent deadlines for a specific funder. The Spring cycle is to serve students at any stage, and so they may submit a more generic proposal.

The application will require the following materials:

Fall 2021

    1. Grant WritingCoversheet (available here)
    2. Proposal narrative tailored for a specific funder
    3. Funder information
    4. CV
    5. Project timeline (even if not required by funder, please submit for coaching purposes. For guidance, see Ten Tips on Timelines)
    6. Project budget (even if not required by funder. For guidance, see the budget section of the Grant Resources page or the appendix regarding budget in the PDS Handbook)
    7. Description of prior grant writing training, if any
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Spring 2021

    1. Grant Writing Coversheet (available here)
    2. Proposal narrative (5-7 pages, double spaced, 11-point font)
    3. CV
    4. Project timeline (even if not required by funder, please submit for coaching purposes. For guidance, see Ten Tips on Timelines)
    5. Project budget (even if not required by funder. For guidance, see the budget section of the Grant Resources page or the appendix regarding budget in the PDS Handbook)
    6. Description of prior grant writing training, if any

Deadlines:

Fall 2021: To be considered for this program, please submit your application materials here by September 20, 2021.

Spring 2022: To be considered for this program, please submit your application materials here by February 21, 2022.

Emory Writing Center

The Emory Writing Center also encourages graduate students to make appointments for grant writing. They are eager to work with students at all stages of the composition process. They offer discussion- and workshop- based tutorials for individuals and groups that enable writers to approach their work with fresh eyes and to consider a variety of strategies for writing, revising, and editing.