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 Coaching

LGS is offering grant writing coaching to students in the humanities and social sciences who are preparing grant and fellowship applications for AY 20-21. 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. 

To be considered for this program, please submit your application materials here by September 28, 2020. 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.

 The application will require the following materials:

  • Proposal tailored for a specific funder
  • Funder information
  • CV
  • Student project timeline and budget
  • Description of prior grant writing training (if any)

*Please note that another round of Grant Writing Coaching will be available in Spring 2021 for students who are developing research proposals for external funding applications.

We are continuing to build additional support for graduate students, so please check our webpage on a regular basis as well as the weekly Grad Report for new opportunities as they become available.

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.