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Are you an International Doctoral Student in the Humanities or Social Sciences?

More specifically, are you from Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan? And  a doctoral student in the humanities or social sciences?

If so, the Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) might be a great opportunity for you!

Open_Society_FoundationAmount: $10,000

Deadline: April 1, 2013.

Need help? Email Jen at dsp-gradgrants@uiowa.edu

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Climate Change Research Grant

The George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship Program is awarding $5,000 to $20,000  for research to be undertaken in calendar years 2012-13.

Deadline: January 18, 2013

Projects may consist of exploratory research that could lead to a larger project funded by other sources but must result in tangible outcomes that are aimed at informing resource decisions. Applications are encouraged for research in any area relevant to the natural and cultural resources of units of the National Park System. Examples include projects addressing vulnerability and risk assessment; adaptation strategies; public perceptions and values; and impacts to natural resources and cultural resources (e.g., cultural landscapes, archeological, traditional cultural/ethnographic, and historic structures).

Both U.S. citizens and non-citizens are eligible to apply.

Grant Writing Tips

Since we’ve been out and about on campus giving talks about grant writing, I thought that it might be nice to start offering some of our tips here on the blog. I’ll include some links, but mainly I want to emphasize the following:

1) Make sure that you spend some time finding an opportunity that fits your purposes– this can save you time later!

2) Understand that it takes time (get a timeline together to ask for letters, do IRB, etc.). This varies according to your field.

3) Look at examples! Find examples online or come to our office to look at similar proposals.

4) Once the proposal is drafted, get it reviewed! Have your advisor read it, and also send it to us for a read/review:)

*** Here’s a link to more hints!

Where to Start?

Sometimes it takes a little push to get going...

How about starting with some helpful tips? Check out this Brown University lecture on how to get going with your hunt for external funding:

Applying for External Fellowships: “Searching for External Funding Opportunities”

Then check out the COS directions (see this page) or come see us in 417 Gilmore!