Category Archives: Revising Your Proposal

A Bronx Approach to Research and Funding

Success in Grant Writing Series Editor’s Note: Welcome to the next installment of our Success in Grant Writing series, which will feature guest blog posts written by Rutgers graduate student winners of prestigious fellowships and grants. If you would like to share … Continue reading

Posted in Seeking and Receiving Feedback, social sciences, STEM, Success in Grant Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Revise and Resubmit an Unsuccessful Funding Application

It’s April, and you’ve just received that envelope or email you have been waiting months for. You skim it for the words “Congratulations!” or “Sorry.” You see the latter, written with less than 100 words alongside it. After working on your application for months, you’ve just received … Continue reading

Posted in Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program, Humanities, Revising Your Proposal | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Pitch a Second Project: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities

To be competitive for a postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities, you will need to describe your plans for a second project. Doctoral students who are still in the process of dissertation writing often find this to be a challenging task. … Continue reading

Posted in Funder and Award Spotlight, Humanities, Proposal Writing Advice, Revising Your Proposal, Understanding Award Types | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Dealing with Rejection

Facing rejection is never easy. After months spent working on an application, it can be very disheartening to receive a notification that begins “Dear Jane Doe, Thank you for your application. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a fellowship this … Continue reading

Posted in Revising Your Proposal | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Revision Roundup: Advice from our Archives

With the Fall fellowship and grant application season in full swing, today we bring you a roundup of some of our most useful advice on how to solicit and respond to feedback as you complete those final revisions on your … Continue reading

Posted in Revising Your Proposal | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Your Advisor as a Grant Proposal Writing Collaborator

While every advisor-student relationship is unique and different, your advisor will become a close collaborator throughout your graduate career and become a facilitator of your success. Developing a working relationship with your advisor will help you define your goals and career trajectory.  The advisor … Continue reading

Posted in Proposal Writing Advice, Revising Your Proposal, Seeking and Receiving Feedback | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Describing Your Contribution To Your Field To Non-experts

When writing proposals, it’s important to inform the reviewers what impact your project will have on your field of study. For competitions where reviewers are within your field, it may be easier to explain to them how your innovative ideas … Continue reading

Posted in Proposal Writing Advice, Revising Your Proposal | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Advice for Faculty Mentoring Working with their Graduate Student on Extramural Grant and Fellowship Applications

As a faculty mentor, you play a crucial role in the development of your student as a scholar and in writing a successful fellowship or grant application. Our graduate students have a much greater chance of success with their applications … Continue reading

Posted in Editing and Revision, Nuts & Bolts, Proposal Writing Advice, Seeking and Receiving Feedback | 1 Comment

Responding to Reviewer Comments

As aspiring academics, rejection is just one of those things we have to get used to- many excellent peer-reviewed papers, academic book proposals, and of course grant applications went through multiple rounds of “no” before the final “yes.” Within this … Continue reading

Posted in Revising Your Proposal, Seeking and Receiving Feedback | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Keys to the Castle? Strategic Use of Sample Proposals

On more than one occasion during my time as a GradFund Fellowship Advisor, I have met with students who seem to hold winning sample proposals from previous competitions to an almost mythical regard. By cracking the code, analyzing the formula, … Continue reading

Posted in Revising Your Proposal | Tagged | Leave a comment