Cleveland State University

The Graduates Resource Center

The Graduates Resource Center (GRC) was founded as the Graduate Grant Writing Center in 2010. Its purpose was to assist CSU grad students who were searching for and applying for external fellowships and grants to fund their education and research. Since that time we have expanded our services and now we have changed the center's name.

The Graduates Resource Center still assist grads with funding searches and grant writing but it also provides timely information on events and issues affecting graduate students and graduate education, tutorials to help graduate students to become better writers (in partnership with CSU Writing Center), workshops to develop skills sets that enhance employability, and networking events to acquaint the campus and the Greater Cleveland community with the work of our grad students and their research projects.

Although the GRC primarily assist our graduate students, we also offer some assistance to undergraduate students as well. There are no fees for any of the services, workshops, events and other resources offered by the center.

Here are some of the services we offer:

  • Information on internal CSU funding programs
  • Funding Links - fellowships and Scholarship Search Databases - Links to Databases for finding Scholarships
  • Free workshops throughout each semester open to the entire CSU community and focused on grant writing and grant/grad/research issues
  • Free workshops tailored to your program (have your program head request one)
  • A monthly newsletter featuring scholarship and fellowship deadlines and descriptions as well as conference notices, interview with CSU grad students and others, and information that may help you as you pursue your education and develop your career plans
  • Individual interview (by appointment) to help you identify funding sources and to answer your research- and funding-related questions
  • Review and assistance (by appointment) of your written documents for scholarship essays and applications as well as personal statements

Approach to Service

The center sponsors activities that enhance student and faculty research, collaboration, and learning by providing opportunities to acquire grantwriting techniques and grantseeking skills; by helping them to create research and learning partnerships; and by exposing them to professional development experiences. The center with its partners presents seminars and workshops to teach scholarly writing practices, job readiness skills, grants and funding prospect workshops, and other opportunities that increase skill sets and enhance the graduate/research experience at the university.

Through individual consultations, workshops/mini-courses, electronic resources, peer and faculty mentoring, the center provides resources to assist student and faculty scholars and researchers, at all levels of experience, to write competitive grant proposals intended to fund scholarly and research endeavors, or to fund their graduate school experience. The center invites students to become part of peer groups and events that enhance the learning experience and supports students as they move toward degree attainment. The center will assist both students and faculty with grant initiatives and scholarly writing projects, and in the creation of interdisciplinary collaborations across the university and in the community at large.

For more information about the GRC, please visit our center (Parker Hannifin Hall 300), send us an email, or call us at 216-687-3536.

Mission and Vision Statements

engaged learning


Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Parker Hannifin Hall, 3rd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Parker Hannifin Hall, PHH-300
2121 Euclid Avenue
Phone: 216.687.3536
Email: graduategrant@csuohio.edu


Historic Parker Hannifin Hall

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