Workshop on Fellowship and Grant Proposal Writing in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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Date: April 10, 2020
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: 5057 Woodward, 6th floor Conference Room A
Category: Workshop

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This event will be rescheduled in the fall. Thank you for your interest.

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a Workshop on Fellowship and Grant Proposal Writing in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences on April 10, 2020 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in 5057 Woodward (corner of Woodward and Putnam), 6th floor, Conference Room A.

During this session, draft proposals submitted by some of the participants will be reviewed and discussed. Draft proposals will be provided to all participants in advance of the session and should be read ahead of time. This is a valuable way to improve your proposal before it goes to the external agency. 

We need draft proposals to deliver this workshop so please consider submitting a proposal for discussion!

If you plan to submit a draft proposal for the workshop, first identify a funding opportunity that would be a good fit for your project. WSU subscribes to a resource available to all WSU faculty, students, and staff to search for external funding opportunities. Pivot is a searchable database that contains external funding opportunities from many government and private sources for all disciplines and types of projects. You can sign up for Pivot by clicking here and begin searching now! You can also go directly to websites of key sponsors for your discipline, such as the National Endowment for the HumanitiesNational Endowment for the ArtsU.S. Department of EducationNational Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) division, and American Library AssociationAdditional support services for identifying and interpreting external funding opportunities and preparing proposals include Julie Burtch or Gayle Foley in Foundation Relations, Research Services in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Julie Osburn in the College of Education.

Once you identify a funding opportunity and sponsor, prepare your draft according to the guidelines provided by the sponsor. Draft proposals for this workshop need to be submittedto by 5 p.m. on April 2, 2020.

Much of the workshop will be dedicated to discussing the draft proposals. In addition, successful grant and fellowship proposals will be circulated to participants prior to the workshop to allow for prepared observations and questions to be discussed during this session.  


  • We need at least a handful of registrants to submit draft proposals to be discussed at the workshop.
  • Participants in the workshop should read all the submitted proposals in advance. This is a requirement for workshop attendance.

This workshop is led by Arthur F. MarottiDistinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Wayne State University. Dr. Marotti is the recipient of research fellowships from The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1975-76), The American Council of Learned Societies (1988-89), and The National Endowment for the Humanities (2000 and 2005-6). In addition, he has been co-Principal Investigator on two federal grants (2002-7, 2007-10) from the Department of Education to fund bilateral exchanges of students and faculty with Brazilian universities. 

This workshop is open to WSU faculty and current WSU graduate students and is FREERegistration is required by April 2, 2020. Materials to be read for the workshop will be emailed to participants in advance.