GradFund has compiled a library of useful advice to help you plan your funding applications, understand fellowships and grants, learn valuable grantsmanship skills, and write your most competitive application. For more help, visit our online tutorials and schedule an individual meeting with a GradFund Fellowship Advisor.

Planning your Funding Applications

GradFund's mission is to help Rutgers graduate students secure merit-based external grant or fellowship awards. External awards are offered by funders outside Rutgers University, such as public or private agencies or other academic institutions. These awards recognize excellence, bring distinction to young scholars' careers, and provide vital resources to help scholars achieve their academic goals and conduct innovative research. The world of external funding can be complicated to navigate, but GradFund can help you understand your funding options and learn to write a competitive application.

Select your stage of study or degree below to see advice tailored to you. You'll read about common types of graduate awards, integrating funding applications into your scholarly activities, and the ideal timeline for application writing and review. To search for funding visit the GradFund database.

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Advice for Writing and Submitting your Fellowship or Grant Application

These articles will help you to navigate the grant and fellowship application process

Advice from our Blog

Our blog, GradFund Conversations, has a wealth of useful articles that address most aspects of fellowship and grant application writing as a graduate student. Use the links below to begin exploring our library of advice.

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