Workshop on preparing and submitting your DDIG/DDRIG proposal

Are you at a place where you are ready to prepare and submit a proposal for a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) or a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) this winter? If so, IU’s Office of Research Administration would like to invite you to a workshop on preparing and submitting your DDIG/DDRIG proposal. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 2nd from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Office of Research Administration building located at 509 E. 3rd St. (The building is on the corner of 3rd Street and Dunn Avenue, next to the Mobil gas station.) We will be presenting information and tips that will help you with this specific proposal submission process. Please bring your laptop if possible and details on your proposal so that we can best assist you.

Again, this workshop is for students who are planning to submit to a specific DDIG/DDRIG program announcementthis winter. This is not an overview of grants in general. Please register for the workshop at Educational Opportunities here:

Seating is limited, so this workshop will be on a first come/first serve basis. Please also take a moment to fill out a Research-Related Conflict of Interest Disclosure form here:

Don’t worry if you can’t attend this specific workshop; we will have more DDIG/DDRIG workshops at later dates. We look forward to working with you!

-IU’s Office of Research Administration

Alternative Academic Career Workshop for Pre-Doctoral Students in the Humanities

Information about applying can be found on the HWW website, but here are the specifics. Internal applications are due at CAHI by Friday, November 13. Applications should be sent via email to; please use “HWW Summer Workshop Application” in the subject line. We’ll send our allotment of four nominees to HWW by December 1, and they’ll make announcements by the end of January. The Workshop will once again be held in Chicago.

Applications should include:

  • A completed application cover sheet (available here).
  • A narrative of no more than 1,000 words explaining the applicant’s intended career trajectory and addressing the following questions:
    • Why do you want to attend the workshop?
    • What are the most important pieces of information you want to walk away with?
  • A 2-page CV; and,
  • Two letters of recommendation. One letter should be from the applicant’s primary advisor/dissertation chair; both should emphasize the applicant’s fit for this workshop.

GGC Proposal Writing Workshop Thursday 10/22

This fall the GradGrants Center (GGC) is pleased to announce its Fall 2015 workshop series and walk-in hours. Workshops are aimed at equipping students with the skills to find relevant funding sources and write successful research proposals to attain this funding. Next workshop:


The art of proposal writing (Thursday, October 22, 1-2pm in the SSRC (Woodburn 200)

Proposal writing, like all writing, is a craft. This workshop will introduce students to the specific mechanics and strategies necessary to write successful proposals, and more broadly, how to shape a research project into something funding agencies are interested in. We will talk about how to tailor your research for different grants and fellowships, and ways to frame your project. The workshop will also involve a short activity in which students will apply the presentations’ lessons to their own project.

Introduction to Human Subjects and KC IRB at IU

Workshop in Methods: Introduction to Human subjects and KC IRB at IU

Friday, September 18, 2015, 2-4pm
Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall
Woodburn Hall 200

This workshop will provide an overview of human subjects research and submitting an application through the KC IRB system. Representatives from the IU Human Subjects Office will provide a brief introduction to human subjects research, then focus the remaining time on learning how to navigate the IU IRB process.

For more information please visit the website at or email questions to

Fulbright applicant Peer-Review Session for grad students (9/15)

The University Graduate School will be holding a peer review session for graduate student Fulbright applicants. It will be Tuesday, September 15th from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Hutton Honors College (Room 217). Please bring at least 2 copies each of your Statement of Grant Purpose, Personal Statement, and any supplemental materials.

Since the Fulbright materials are generally very short, you should have time to read someone’s essays and provide feedback within the allotted time. You do not have to be participating in the campus review in order to attend this event. If you plan to come, please contact:

Kathleen Sullivan

Graduate Fellowships and Awards Coordinator

Indiana University Graduate School  / 812.855.1362

GradGrants Center Fall 2015 Workshops Announced

This Fall the GGC will offer a series of workshops aimed at training graduate students in research proposal writing and general funding acquisition. The workshops are aimed at graduate students at all points in their graduate careers, and will be helpful for both first-year students and dissertating students looking for post-doc positions. These workshops are open to all IU graduate students, and space permitting, undergraduates and faculty. Workshops will entail both a presentation and activities that push you to apply the lessons to your own work, and hopefully walk away with some useful product.


Fall Workshop Schedule

  • Introduction to funding databases: finding funding in graduate school
    • Thursday 9/24 1-2pm
  •  The art of research proposal writing: tips, tricks, and techniques
    • Thursday 10/22 1-2pm
  •  The art of writing a personal statement: tips, tricks, and techniques
    • Thursday 11/5 1-2pm

Click here to watch workshops that have already taken place!

All presentations will be held in the Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn 200). Please email us at with any questions.



Welcome Week Grad Student Resources Roundtable: Aug 17, 19, 21 (12-4pm)

Welcome Graduate Students!

Come Discover the Resources Available to You

When: August 17th, 19th, 21st, Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn Hall 200)

The following groups provide programs and services that can make your graduate journey at IU a little easier, and will present about their services:

  • Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL)
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Grad Grants Center (GGC)
  • Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG)
  • Indiana Statistical Consulting Center (ISCC)
  • IU Health Center (IUHC)
  • Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
  • Social Science Research Commons (SSRC)
  • The Graduate Mentoring Center (GMC)
  • Writing Tutorial Services (WTS)

They will be available to present information and answer questions, and there will be snacks! Come for one presentation or come for all. Get what you need now, use it later.


A light lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Snacks will also be available. Time

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please email us ( if you have questions.

See flyer: Welcome_Week_2015_0729_FLYER_CJP

Fulbright 2016/17: Details & Timeline for Fall 2015 Application Cycle

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program application is now open. 

 “The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.” (For more information see
 Campus Deadline: Monday, September 7, 2015 (All applications must be submitted for campus review)
 National Deadline: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
There will be an information session Friday, May 1, 2015, 11am-12pm in the Great Room of the Hutton Honors College.
This summer the GradGrants Center is offering a “Fulbright IIE Summer Boot Camp,” a six-week online program that assists students in developing competitive Fulbright proposals. For more information, and assistance with proposal drafting and application materials, please contact the GradGrants Center at
If you have any questions about administration or applying as a graduate student, please contact Kathleen Sullivan (
Interested undergraduates should contact Paul Fogleman in IUCARE.

Fulbright IIE Infosession 1 May 2015, 11 am-12 pm

Attention potential Fulbright applicants:

Fulbright Information Session

Hutton Honors College, Great Room

11-12, Friday May 1st 2015

featuring Collin Bjork, a graduate student who served as a Fulbright ETA in Montenegro


For additional information on Fulbright applications:

Undergrads should contact Paul Fogleman in IUCARE (Competitive Awards and Research, )

Graduate Students should contact GGC staff at


Fulbright IIE Summer Online Proposal Development Bootcamp Information

Dear graduate students,

Are you planning to apply for the Fulbright IIE Fellowship this fall?
The GradGrants Center will be facilitating an online Fulbright proposal development bootcamp to help you develop a successful proposal run through the Canvas system. The bootcamp is organized into a series of modules that include weekly assignments and peer reviews, as well as brief readings to guide you through the application process. The objective is to encourage you to develop your proposal in a community of peers that offers you detailed feedback, and ultimately improves your proposal. As the Fulbright reviewers include scholars and non-scalars alike, and represent at a range of disciplinary backgrounds, this interdisciplinary environment will help tailor your proposal to the audience that reviews the Fulbright IIE.
Series of modules/assignments:
Developing an “Fulbright-able” idea
Securing successful affiliation letters
Structuring your proposal
Integrating the Fulbright mission into your proposal
Writing the personal statement
Sharpening your proposal
If you are interested in participating, and/or have any questions, please contact the GradGrants Center ( If you want to participate, please send us an email with your name, departmental affiliation, and the country you plan to apply to.