Resources for graduate student researchers

Fellowships and scholarships

CEHD grantwriting courses

CPSY 8102 - Writing Developmental Psych Grants for NIH and NSF
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-Doctoral students in second year of study or beyond; A-F only, spring, offered in even academic years)
Research/identify potential funding sources at NIH/NSF, create right fit between proposals/agency program goals, address guideline of proposals, write effective key elements of proposal, understand review criteria, complete grant review, interpret feedback from reviews.

KIN 5987 - Professional Skills and Grant Writing for Health Sciences

EPSY 8117 - Writing Empirical Paper and Research/Grant Proposals in Educ and Psychology

EPSY 8600 - Special Topics in Special Education: Writing Grant Proposals

Grantwriting & research resources

We maintain a large collection of grantsmanship resources, including boilerplate language for the college, and a library of funded proposals.

Education in the responsible conduct of research

Graduate research assistants paid by some federal grants must complete training in the responsible conduct of research. In general, graduate students can satisfy this requirement by completing the online training provided by the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI). To access this training:

  • Go to
  • Register as a new user.
  • Select University of Minnesota from the list of participating institutions.
  • Create a user name and password and complete the member information section. Please use your University of Minnesota email address as your Institutional email address (not an outside email address).
  • Do not apply for CME/CEU credits for completing the tutorial. You will be charged for them and this option does not apply to you.
  • On the Select Curriculum page, go to question 6 (RCR Course Enrollment) and select the version of the course you will complete. You do not need to answer any other questions on this page.
  • The Main Menu page lists the courses you selected to complete. Select the “enter” link to begin the RCR course, or the “Add a course” link to make changes.
  • At the end of the course, your completion record will be sent to the REO at the University of Minnesota. You may also print or download a copy for your own records.