Writing Grants and Fellowships


Writing and submitting grant proposals

There are many excellent guides on the web for developing and writing grant proposals. The UW Memorial Library Grants Information Collection has an annotated list of the best web sites on proposal writing.

Several campus offices offer workshops on writing successful grant proposals, with some workshops devoted to applying for particular awards.  To stay up-to-date on workshops, read our newsletter, GradConnections Weekly, which goes out to all grad students early each week.

When you are ready to submit your proposal, first contact your department, and then follow the steps in proposal submission at UW-Madison.

Identifying sources of funding

UW-Madison Memorial Library Grants Information Collection has links to subscription databases e.g., RSP for graduate students, SPIN, COS, Foundation Grants to Individuals, GrantForward. 

The International Fellowships Office provides information about opportunities for international research, grants, scholarships, and other funding information, including Fulbright and Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS). 

Information on UW-Madison fellowships, funding sources external to the university, and grants search engines is maintained by the Graduate School's Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources

GradConnections Weekly, an e-mail newsletter produced by the Graduate School, contains funding and other announcements for graduate students.

Funding for travel

Vilas Travel Grants for UW-Madison dissertators and final-year MFA students.  Awards granted for domestic or international travel to conferences or for research purposes.