Support for Grant Writing

Dana Nowlin-Russell is available to consult one-on-one with faculty who are writing grant proposals.

Dana regularly teaches the Grant Writing course in the English Department, and she has recently added a Grant Writing for Research course to the undergraduate course catalog. She is especially interested in helping faculty writers organize proposal information, generate and clarify ideas, work through writer’s block, and develop language appropriate for funders. 

This fall, Dana is offering individual appointments through the Writing Center. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can choose to book either a one-hour appointment or a 30-minute appointment. Dana will be available for in-person consultations Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Tuesday afternoons. She will offer online consultations Thursday afternoons. To make an appointment, visit the Writing Center scheduler and select either the in-person or online schedule and book your appointment.

When you are scheduling your appointment, please set clear intentions. Provide a few sentences that answer these questions: “How can we make the most out of this session?” and “What am I writing about (or what do I want to write about)?” If possible, note any relevant proposal information, such as the funder's name (if applicable), focus area(s), and deadlines. 

Questions? Email Dana.


The Office of Sponsored Projects offers proposal development training.

They also offer training for those who are applying for prestigious awards.

And they can help you learn to use Pivot in order to identify potential grant opportunities.