Advanced Strategies for Funding Databases

WHAT: A hands-on workshop on finding graduate school funding through the COS and IRIS databases

WHO: All IU graduate students

WHEN: Wednesday, June 1, 12-2pm  and  *Monday, June 6, 12-2pm*

WHERE: Wells Library 402 (West Tower computer lab)

Questions? Cassie Chambliss:


*The June 6 workshop will be in-person and online. Contact the GGC for online access details.*

No need to sign up if you attend in person on either date. Both workshop dates cover the same topics.


This workshop is designed to help IU graduate students become proficient in using the advanced search features of COS (Community of Science) and IRIS (Illinois Researcher Information Service) databases to identify funding for graduate study and research. Both databases are interdisciplinary and accessible to all IU students and faculty. Topics to be covered include:

• how to access the databases on- and off-campus

• choosing keywords relevant to funding agencies

• limiting searches by citizenship, deadline, funding type, location, and more

• setting up funding alerts so the latest results of your searches are automatically sent to you by e-mail

The GGC offers workshops focusing on various aspects of grant writing to graduate students throughout the semester.  Your department can request a free, specialized workshop on funding opportunities designed to meet the needs of your graduate students.

Simply call us at 812-855-5281 or e-mail us at to set up a workshop for your department on the funding opportunities that are available for graduate students from masters to Ph.D. levels. We can either provide an entire workshop or participate in one that you have designed. Workshops range from twenty minutes to an hour and can be flexible as to the time and place.

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