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

Current undergraduates seeking fellowships & assistance with graduate applications should contact OVPUE’s Office of Competitive Awards and Research (IUCARE).



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

  • in-person in the GGC
  • in the SSRC (Social Science Research Commons/Woodburn Hall 200)
  • virtually via Skype, Adobe Connect, Lync, phone or by email for students away from campus
  • our clients have successfully been awarded: ACLS, AIR, AERA, AAUW, Boren, Charlotte Newcombe, CLS, DAAD, Fulbright CIES, Fulbright-Hays/DDRA, Fulbright IIE/Student Program, Mellon CLIR & Completion, NIH, NIMH, NSEP, Rotary, Spencer, SSRC IDRF, USHMM and Wilson fellowships

Office Hours and Walk-in Hours

Our consultants are available to answer questions about funding opportunities, grant-writing mechanics, and internal (IU) funding opportunities during weekly office and walk-in hours. Come by with a single question or a list, and we’ll be happy to talk it over. (Please email us to schedule a consultation appointment to review a draft proposal or to learn how to complete an external funding search on one of our databases.)

  • Weekly Office Hours are available during the school year (Wells Library, Rm E544).

Check back in August for Fall 2016 Walk-in Hours


Spring 2016 Workshops are open to all IU grad students. Workshops will be offered in the Social Science Research Commons (SSRC) located in Woodburn Hall 200.

Wednesday January 27, 1-2pm

Intro to funding databases: finding funding in grad school (Click here to watch!)  (Click here to get the PDF of the Funding Searches Presentation)

Wednesday February 10, 1-2pm

The art of proposal writing: tips, tricks, and techniques (Click here to watch!) (Click here to get the PDF of the Proposal Writing presentation)

Wednesday February 24, 1-2pm

The art of writing a personal statement: tips, tricks, and techniques (Click here to watch!) (Click here to get the PDF of the Personal Statement presentation)

Wednesday April 6, 1-2pm

Budgeting for Research (Click here to get the PDF of the Budgeting presentation)


Since consultants are regularly out of the office to assist in workshops and programming related to UGS-administered programs, please email to schedule an individual funding search appointment or grant proposal review session.

The GGC is staffed only when classes are in session. Available hours are limited during Summer Sessions (May to mid-August).  Our schedule often fills over a week in advance, particularly during peak seasons (August-November and January-March).


We are located in the East Tower of Wells Library, 5th floor, Room 544E, on the Bloomington campus.

Workshops & Walk-in Hours are held in the Social Science Research Commons, Woodburn Hall 200.


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

IUB Herman B. Wells Library
1320 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907
812-855-5281 /

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

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