Establishing a funding history is critical to become competitive for faculty positions - the NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and the NIH's Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) and are oftentimes the first steps in this process. 

Here are some resources and tips to increase the competitiveness of your applications for these specific mechanisms.​


The CDO provides informational sessions and grant review support for your applications. If you're ready to take the next step building your history of funding, email us at​ to learn more about how we can support your success! 

Interested in finding other funding opportunities? You can search for them anytime on the Graduate School funding database at