Graduate Student Programs

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These programs are designed specifically to help graduate students enhance their skills for seeking and securing funding for their research and scholarly activities.


This course is designed to enable seniors and graduate students to receive information, guidance, and support in applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program (NSF GRFP). Students will become familiar with the NSF, its mission, and the selection criteria for this fellowship. Through independent work and collaborative exercises, students will strengthen writing skills and develop a strong application.          NSF GRFP Infographic

August 30 – October 15, 2021, 8:10 - 9:30 AM, Conant 113

Undergraduate student registration: INCO 791 (01) - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Preparation
Graduate student registration: GRAD 891 (01) - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Preparation

For more information: Contact Jeanne Sokolowski or Michael Thompson

Related resource: NSF GRFP information and advice for faculty advisors and referees


GRAD 935: Intensive Grant Writing Seminar

The ability to find funding for one's research is an important skill. This course, open to graduate students in all disciplines, provides the expertise necessary to identify appropriate funding opportunities and write effective grant proposals. Students work alone or in small groups to write a grant proposal from start to finish. Guest speakers include successful grant writers from across campus, including faculty members and staff from Corporate and Foundation Relations and the Research Office.

Offered in at the start of J-term and during Summer Session

How to apply: Course enrollment through usual method
For more information: Contact Michael Thompson


Graduate Writing Academy

A Graduate Writing Academy focusing on science communication was piloted in Fall 2017 by the Graduate School in partnership with UNH faculty and the Research Development Office. Three full-day sessions were conducted.

For more information: Contact Michael Thompson

Contact Information

UNH Research and Large Center Development Office Contacts


Mark Milutinovich
Phone: (603) 862-5338

Maria Emanuel
Phone: (603) 862-4377

Lynnette Hentges
Phone: (603) 862-2002

Michael Thompson
Phone: (603) 862-5255