To encourage and facilitate grant writing in our department.
What are some of the advantages of applying for funding?
- Summer support
- Course release
- Acquisition of data and equipment
- Travel expenses
- Pay for research assistants
- Support for graduate students
What do I need to know before applying for a grant?
- Learn about the in-workings of the funding agency
- Remember that the funding agency has an interest in funding good research. If you have questions about the fit of your proposal, do not hesitate to contact the funding agency's program director
- Learn how to prevent common mistakes
- Get support from your mentor and colleagues
- Learn about how your institution can help
"How to" References
Grant Writing Guidelines in the Social and Behavioral Sciences by Timothy Smeeding (PDF)
This document provides a concise set of advice for writing grants.
This website provides information about the NSF's Economics program, such as number and percentage of applications being funded, deadlines, how to submit applications, and how applications are reviewed. The website also contains advice about how to write a proposal.Some interesting facts:
- Over the last five years, between 20-30 percent of the proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation were funded.
- The deadlines for proposal submission are: January 18 and August 18.
- The average size of an award is about $75,000 per year (including indirect costs). The typical duration is three years.
Other Outside Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Graduate Students
- Government Grants and Fellowships
- GrantsNet (sciences and science education)
- National Endowment for the Arts
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- National Institutes of Health (a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
- American Council of Learned Societies
- Fulbright Scholars Program
- Smithsonian Fellowships
- Carnegie Corporation of New York
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
- Spencer Foundation
- J. Paul Getty Grant Program
- American Economic Association
- American Association of University Women
- Social Sciences Research Council
- External Fellowship Notices for Graduate Students