GradFund Blog

Our Blog is dedicated to providing timely information to the Rutgers University Graduate Student community about external grant and fellowship opportunities. For additional information visit our main website: and our Sakai site:

Monday, August 24, 2009

GradFund Resources and Services

Gradfund, the Resource Center for Graduate Student External Support
offers a number of resources to assist graduate students with their applications to nationally competitive fellowship and grant competitions

The fall semester is the major deadline season. This post provides information on how to learn more applying for external funding, our services and how to schedule an appointment.

We offer a number of electronic resources to help students identify funding opportunities and to learn more apply applying for merit based fellowships and grants:

  • Sakai Fellowship Guide ( provides information on applying to specific fellowship and grant competitions, proposal writing tools, links to useful articles and website and sample proposals. We use the Sakai Fellowship Guide to host on-line chat sessions and to advertise appointments available due to cancellations. To access the Sakai Fellowship Guide, request access by sending an email to gradfund at Please include in your email your full name, graduate program and your Net Id user name.
  • GradFund is now on Facebook and Twitter where we will regularly post news, information, workshop announcements and appointment availability.

We offer following types of individual appointments:

  • Planning Meeting -- to discuss funding options
  • Help with a Funder -- to help navigate the application process
  • Proposal Review -- to provide proposal proposal review and critique

To request an appointment, send an email to gradfund at Please place "Appointment Request" in the subject line and in the body of your email include your full name, graduate program and the type of appointment you would like to schedule

We offer workshops on a regular basis please watch our website and other electronic resources for announcements of upcoming workshops.

The fall semester is the major deadline season. If you have not yet done so, visit the GradFund Funder database to research funding opportunities and email gradfund at to schedule an appointment for assistance with your applications.

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