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Graduate students provided help

Grant writing, workhops, presentation opportunities among services


Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 13:02

Graduate students and CSU faculty that need help improving writing and presenting skills, and obtaining grants, now have the resources for advancement.

 The graduate student center at Cleveland State University has begun to sponsor grant writing workshops which will be available throughout this spring semester at varying locations and times.

“The center seeks to help this university to produce a community of scholars, creative artists and graduate students who are able to attain their research, scholarly, creative and educational goals, and who are prepared to succeed in the 21st century workplace,” said Christine Sell, director of the graduate grants writing center and teacher of all the courses at the center.

The center came to be when George Walker, former vice president of research and dean of the Graduate College, decided to institute at CSU a center like those he had started previously at Indiana University and Florida International University. His vision was for a place that would help graduate students find funding for their education and for their research needs.

One of the chief ways in which the center supports scholars and students is through its grant training workshops. These hour to hour and a half sessions provide those who attend them with the opportunity to learn grant writing techniques, and develop grant seeking or writing skills.

The center, along 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 or research experience at the university.

The center also sponsors events where CSU graduate students have the opportunity to present their research to the university and the greater Cleveland community.

The graduate student center is located in Parker Hannifin Hall, which was formerly the Howe Mansion, next to the CSU Administration Building.

For more information on attending the workshops and the graduate center.


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