About the GGC

THE GGC is not staffed during Exam Week or Winter Break.
However, consultants are available for Skype/Lync/Adobe Connect,  phone or email consultations, particularly for Boren and FLAS applicants (or anyone else with an application due in January).
Email gradgrnt@indiana.edu to schedule. 


The GradGrants Center (GGC) is a free service of the University Graduate School. It is open to all currently enrolled graduate students within the Indiana University system.

We offer:

~ Workshops:

  • on a variety of funding-related topics (tailored upon request for specific classes, departments programs or organizations)
  • bi-weekly database search training, walk-in hours and search sessions in the Social Science Research Commons in Woodburn Hall. (See right sidebar for dates for the current semester)
  • See our website for dates and times.


~ Consultations:

one-on-one proposal drafting advising sessions with our award-winning consultants are available for any external (non-IU) funding opportunity:

  • in-person in the GGC
  • virtually via Skype, Adobe Connect or Lync
  • by email and/or phone for clients away from campus.

Before your first visit to the GGC, we recommend reviewing the following (unedited) Livestream archives from our Fall 2014 Orientation presentations:

Introduction to Graduate Funding at IU

(fastforward to around 16″ for beginning)

Advanced Strategies for Database Research

(fastforward to around the 12:30″ marker)

Also check out our (archives) Prezis


**Effective August 2014, the GGC no longer offers in-office search appointments or consultations related to IU/Internal funding opportunities. Please visit Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) and Career Services for assistance.



Our office is located in the East Tower of Wells Library, 6th floor, Room 651, on the Bloomington campus.

Walk-in Hours and most workshops are held in the Social Science Research Commons, Woodburn Hall 200.


Scheduling an Appointment: 

The GGC is only open when classes are in session.

Our weekly hours vary each semester and are always posted on the website for the current term. Since consultants are regularly out of the office to assist in workshops and other programming related to UGS-administered programs, including Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, DAAD, Boren, NSF, HHMI and CLS, please email in advance to request an appointment.

Walk-in appointments are rarely available. Our schedule usually fills up at least a week in advance during the busy grant season (August-November and January-March).

Please email gradgrnt@indiana.edu to schedule appointments or to request workshops for classes or student groups. 


The IU GradGrants Center, a part of the University Graduate School

IUB Herman B Wells Library
East Tower, Room 651
1320 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907

We’re also available on Skype! Our Skype username is: GradGrants Center