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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fall Grant Writing Workshops

Each fall, we host a series of grant writing workshops to help improve our students access to funding and to familiarize you with the grant writing process. These workshops are mandatory for first year students in American Studies, but open to any other grad students in the American Studies department who would like to participate. They serve as a great refresher if you are applying to the Ford Foundation Fellowships or the IDF in early November. This year the workshops will be held on Friday, October 2nd (time and location TBA) and Monday, October 19th (3:30-5:30pm, location TBA). Please note them on your calendar and an agenda for the workshops will be sent closer to the dates.

During the first meeting, we will go over the various types of fellowships, grants, and funds available nationwide and at the University of Minnesota. We will also talk about what a successful grant proposal looks like. We will also be reading and commenting on proposals on proposals on October 2. Prior to the first meeting, I ask that you put together a draft of a grant application. You are required to bring a draft of a grant application statement with you to the first meeting. I will be giving you individual feedback on your proposals. To do so, I need you to send me a copy of your proposals by September 10, 2015. 
If you have any questions about the workshop please contact Bianet Castellanos, mbc@umn.edu