PhD Proseminar III: Grant Writing

New School for Social Research: Anthropology

Graduate Course
Majors Only
PhD Proseminar III
Spring 2024
Taught By: Lawrence Hirschfeld
Section: A

CRN: 2578

Credits: 3

This seminar is devoted to developing the effective grant writing skills essential to acquiring competitive funding from government agencies and private foundations. In it students will prepare a complete grant proposal to the agency of their choice. The seminar has three goals: The first step is to clarify your research project toward presenting it in the form of a proposal; the second is to help develop an understanding of grant proposals as process and genre; and third to practice writing and revising toward increasing your chances of obtaining funding. Writing a successful grant proposal is a blend of art and science. It requires content knowledge, writing proficiency, strong research skills, creativity, organizational ability, patience, and luck. It also requires developing the rhetorical and cognitive skills to craft a persuasive and memorable document unlike any other you have penned. The seminar is one of three core proseminars in the doctoral program in anthropology. Among these, grant writing alone is also open to non-anthropology students given the non-disciplinary skill set needed to produce a competitive funding proposal. Students will be expected to prepare a complete grant proposal to an agency of their choice. Students are required to have a well-developed project from and on which to work; however, students do not need to have settled on a definitive dissertation project in order to profit from the seminar.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Anthropology (ANT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Tutorial (J)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 7

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:04am EDT 7/24/2024