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Reading a Request for Proposals (RFP) and Mapping a Sustainable Process: A Workshop for Social Sciences and Humanities Graduate Students


Eliana Schonberg, Ph.D., Director of the TWP Writing Studio and Associate Professor of the Practice, Writing Studies

How can you read a Request for Proposals (RFP) and identify whether it’s a good fit for your project? This workshop will help you strategically read RFPs to find the best funding opportunities, then map your drafting process for the application. We’ll discuss creating a manageable timeline and a sustainable and flexible writing process. You should bring at least one funding opportunity to this workshop to make the most of our time together.

You can learn how to search for funding opportunities through the Finding Funding workshops series hosted by the Duke Office of Research Initiatives. If you can’t attend a workshop, you can use the Duke Research Funding tool to conduct an advanced search; check “Grad/Prof Students” under Eligibility and the appropriate discipline(s) for your research.

Eliana Schonberg, PhD

The facilitator for this workshop is Dr. Eliana Schonberg, Director of the TWP Writing Studio and Associate Professor of the Practice, Writing Studies. This event is part of the Fellowship and Grant Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences Workshop Series co-sponsored by Thompson Writing Program and The Graduate School.

Sessions in this series will not be recorded to maintain confidentiality of fellowship materials in progress. Participants who attend at least two workshops in the series will be invited to a one-on-one materials review session with the facilitator at the conclusion of the series.


Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences Grant & Fellowship Series, Professional Development, Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity