External Funding Resources

Looking for external funding and not sure where to begin? The tools and resources on this page will assist with every step of the grant writing process, from finding a grant to submitting a competitive application.

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Funding Workshops

Throughout the year, the External Grant Funding Specialists host workshops on different aspects of grant writing. Recordings of past workshops can be found here.

Visit the Events and Seminars page for information on upcoming workshops, seminars, and lectures related to grants and funding.

Finding Funding Workshop

Just beginning your search for external funding? Start with this workshop, where we define different types of funding available, introduce search engines and other tools for finding funding, explain the steps of the grant writing process, and identify key differences between grant writing and article writing.

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Workshop

Thinking about applying to the NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)? If you are a STEM student who has not yet begun graduate school, are in the first two years of your program, or are returning to graduate school to finish a degree, this might be the program for you. The GRFP is a prestigious government award that includes three years of funding. In this workshop, we introduce the fellowship program, explain eligibility requirements, define the components of the application, and provide tips and resources for writing a competitive application.

Grant Search/Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship

Ready to broaden your search for external funding? Looking for funding for your final year of dissertation writing? In this two-part workshop, we begin by delving into the details of the funding databases Baylor have access to and how to use them. In the second half, we introduce the Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship program, which provides funding for the final year of dissertation writing for humanities students whose research involves religion, ethics, or morality. We explain eligibility requirements, define the components of the application, and provide tips and resources for writing a competitive application.

Finding Grants

Use search engines and databases to look for grants and fellowships. For a narrower, more specific starting place, begin with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) or Graduate School curated grant lists. 

For help finding appropriate grants and fellowships, please contact the External Grant Funding Specialists.

Writing Grants

After finding a grant, use the resources below to write a competitive grant application. 

 

For assistance during the grant writing process, please contact the External Grant Funding Specialists. The Graduate Writing Center is also available for any graduate student writing needs.

Further Resources

Looking for even more content? Visit the Graduate Student Grant Toolkits, hosted on Box. Baylor ID and password are required for access. 

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