Grantwriting Fellows Program
VSU’s Division of Research and Economic Development is excited to introduce the Grant Writing Fellows Programs. These programs are designed to encourage and support faculty in the development and submission of competitive funding to external agencies. Participation in the Grantwriting Fellows Program can take one of two formats: Summer Grantwriting Fellows and Academic Year Grantwriting Fellows. Up to five faculty members will be selected for each Fellows Programs.
Who is eligible?
- Full time faculty appointment at VSU
- Proposals must provide IDC
- Preference will be given to opportunities that can provide at least 10% release
- Unless otherwise agreed upon, proposals should be submitted within 90 days of the completion of the training.
- Where applicable, preference for the Summer Program will be given to resubmissions and preference for the Academic Year Program will be for new submissions
VSU Summer Grant writing Fellows Program (SGFP) – June 6-July 29, 2022
This program provides a mentored grantwriting experience with training, internal peer review, and a structured writing schedule for faculty planning to submit external proposals in the fall of 2022.
- Participants in the SGFP will receive $8000, payable as follows:
- $3000 at the beginning of the program
- $2000 following the successful completion of all program activities
- $3000 following the successful submission of the grant proposal, if submitted within 6 months of program completion.
- Each fellow will identify a mentor during the application process; mentors will receive $500. Mentors may be from VSU or external to VSU, must have a recent prior history of grant funding, and must indicate their willingness to serve as a mentor. Mentor duties include providing advice and feedback at agreed upon check points during the summer and reviewing the entire proposal prior to submission.
- Program activities include half day bi-weekly sessions with assignments. The half day sessions may be workshops focused on the grant writing process, peer review and progress updates, and writing retreats.
- To receive the incentive funds, the applicant must have followed existing proposal submission guidelines and policies as set forth by the Office of Sponsored Research & Programs.
- Additional eligibility requirement:
- To ensure the appropriate time is available to complete the required work, participants in the program may not teach summer school classes or commit any more than one month’s effort for any other funded activity.
APPLY FOR THE SUMMER GRANTWRITING FELLOWS PROGRAM (Applications due 4/18/22)
VSU Academic Year Grant writing Fellows Program (AYGFP) Sep 2022 – April 2023
A much more extensive program, this program provides 8 months of training with an external consultant, along with internal and external review of proposals and a structured writing schedule for faculty planning to submit external proposals in Summer 2023 or beyond.
- Fellows will participate in half to full day interactive monthly workshops, each of which focuses on a different component of the proposal (specific aims, background, methods), including peer and external review of written materials.
- To ensure the appropriate time is available to complete the required work, participants in the AYGFP will receive one course release each semester and are not eligible to teach overload classes.
APPLY FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR GRANTWRITING FELLOWS PROGRAM (Applications due 4/18/22)
A Question & Answer session for the application process will be held at noon on Thursday, March 24. You can register for this session at https://vsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdOirrDovHdSDjkzagNNltUD256TH_Tp2. It will also be recorded.