UNDERSTANDING Funding TYPES
There are 3 general categories of funding for graduate student research:
- Internal Funding from The Graduate School (TGS)
- External Fellowships
- External Research Grants
- Apply through Weinberg Research Administration
Grant Application Process
The Weinberg Research Administration Office assists both faculty and graduate students with preparing research grant proposals to both federal agencies (NIH, NSF) and foundations. The actual submission of grant proposals is done by the Office for Sponsored Research (OSR). Your Research Administrator will take care of the administrative aspects of grant proposal submission, and also will work with OSR on submission. If you are a Weinberg graduate student intending to submit a proposal, please be sure to contact your department’s Research Administrator (RA) at least 6 weeks before the sponsor deadline.This website is intended as an introductory guide to the process. You will be able to find the following information here:
- External funding sources - federal agencies that have special programs for graduate student research funding.
- Roles and Responsibilities - who does what during the grant submission process.
- Steps for proposal submission - how it all works.
- FAQs - common questions on grant proposals and awards.
- Resources - presentations, sponsor guides, checklists and other useful resources