Advice on Grant Writing

  • Start early; many grants have deadlines, so be sure you get all the required information in by the date required.
  • Visit campus offices that specialize in helping students gain research grants and read all of their available information
  • Be clear, concise, and realistic about your budget needs, the goal of the project, and how you expect to use the funding.
  • Research multiple grants or other sources for funding; many will want to know you are looking elsewhere too.
  • Pay attention to information on "matching" stipulations, as you will only get the grant if you find other funding means for the stipulated amount
  • When writing the grant application, be sure to include all requested information as fully as possible. Do not omit any requested information even if it does not apply to you, be sure to include an explanation of why it does not apply.
  • Use proper grammar and full sentences, and have someone else proofread your submission for any mistakes you may have missed.
  • Ask someone else in your field to read over your proposal and make suggestions for additions, alterations, or omissions.
  • Follow up with email, phone calls, and other appropriate means of contact.

What's New?!

Tea and History with Dr. Betty Dessants, Monday, Apr. 11, 2-2:30 pm, DHC Fishbowl

On Monday, April 11, 2016, from 2-2:30 pm in the DHC Fishbowl, the History/Philosophy Department and the Shippensburg University Women in History Network will be hosting a Russian Tea with Dr. Betty Dessants, Shippensburg University Professor of History. Dr. Dessants will be discussing how she became interested in history, her challenges, observations, and career as a professional historian. Come join us for tea and great conversation with Dr. Dessants!

A View from the History Classroom: A Talk with Mr. Chris Pavone, Monday, Apr. 11, 7:30 pm DHC 205

The History Alumni Mentoring Network & the History/Philosophy Department are proud to welcome back to campus Mr. Chris Pavone,a recent graduate of the department who is now teaching social studies at Waynesboro Area Senior High School. He will be sharing about his experiences at Ship in the history education program, and his journey from the campus to the high school classroom. The talk will be Monday, April 11 at 7:30 pm in Dauphin Humanities Center 205.

Department Spring Newsletter is Now Available!

To view the Spring Newsletter for the History Department: Click Here!

Join us for the SU History Club meeting every Monday this Spring Semester

Location: Dauphin Humanities (DHC) 205

Time: 7:30pm 

For more information, contact History Club President: Tyler Newcomer Email: tn9044@ship.edu