Introductory Grants and Funding Workshops

Just beginning your search for external funding? Start with one of these two workshops, where we define different types of funding available, introduce search engines and other tools for finding funding, and explain the steps of the grant writing process. Note: Finding Funding includes discussions of key differences between grant writing and article writing, as well an introduction to the NSF GRFP fellowship program; Spring 2021 Grant Introduction focuses on the more general aspects of grant funding.


Grant Writing Workshop

Found the perfect grant and want to ensure that your application is as competitive as possible? One of our most popular, this workshop tackles the nuts and bolts of crafting the types of research and personal statements that get funded. Learn how to identify the components of grant applications, emphasize your experience and potential, and avoid common pitfalls.

Click here to download the recording (requires Baylor ID and password)

Click here to download the PowerPoint (requires Baylor ID and password)

STEM Funding Workshop

Are you a STEM student interested in finding funding opportunities for your research or dissertation? This workshop, tailored for STEM students, introduces Baylor's resources for grant searching in both private and government sectors. It also includes an introduction for the NSF GRFP. 

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.

Note: This is a recording of the Fall 2020 GRFP workshop. For the revised PowerPoint--updated for the current year--click here.

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.



Note: Many of these workshops are offered regularly; not every version is recorded and uploaded here. However, if you need access to a specific version of a workshop PowerPoint, please visit our Box folder here (requires Baylor ID and password) or reach out to us at

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