Graduate Student Resources

Purdue Incentive Grants

College of Liberal Arts graduate students can earn up to $250 from the Purdue Graduate School when you meet all eligibility requirements and submit proof that you applied for an eligible national fellowship like the NSF, NDSEG, or DOE fellowships. Learn more about Purdue’s Incentive Grant at

About the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP)

**Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only**

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship is open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. Seniors and first- or second-year graduate students in the STEM disciplines may apply. Benefits include a $34,000 annual stipend for three years. Learn more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship at, and register for an upcoming workshop below.

Graduate Students & Seniors: Put together a competitive application now!

Learn to put together a competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship application by attending this workshop! This workshop is intended for graduate students and undergraduate seniors who are interested and ready to start applying for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. In this workshop, you will: 1) Learn the strategies for submitting competitive fellowship applications 2) Get tips for enhancing your application 3) Gain an understanding of the process, and 4) Learn about additional national fellowships.

Attend one of the following NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Workshops:

August 28, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in STEW 214AB

August 29, 2017, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in STEW 214AB

September 14, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. ARMS B071

Register for a workshop here.

**Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only**

Attend Grant Writing Workshops

Grant Writing Workshop 
Introduction to grant writing which will help you work with faculty in your departments to research and write grants.  We will briefly review the elements of grant writing and offer best practices relevant for most grants.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Time:  9:30 a.m.

Facilitator:  Bradley Dilger

RSVP required:   (click here)

Location BRNG 1245

External Fellowships

There are a wide variety of fellowships available to CLA graduate students. Typically, these fellowships fund student research either within or outside of the university.  You can find information about all available fellowships here.

NSF Fellowship Workshop

The CLA provided faculty-driven workshops on the process of applying to NSF, GRFP, & DDRIG fellowships and grants, tailored specifically to those in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. These three powerpoint presentations serve as guides for those who intend to apply for the NSF (National Science Foundation) GRFP (Graduate Research Fellowship Program) or DDRIG (Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant).  The presentations detail the ‘how’s’ of applying, from grant-writing to the review process.

Research Resources

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Purdue has developed its own statement regarding honesty and integrity of research endeavors.  The graduate school recommends attending workshops, online training/modules, and becoming familiar with college and departmental standards of RCR.  Links to register for RCR workshops are also included.


This PDF introduces NVivo data analysis software – a tools for any discipline within the College of Liberal Arts.  NVivo serves as a resource for qualitative and mixed methods research, including data visualization & report creation from coding of your research.  This software is freely available to all of those at Purdue.  This powerpoint presentation provides a tutorial on how to begin using NVivo:

Graduate Education Initiatives

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