The Graduate Research & Grant Assistant is a resource offered to graduate students seeking external funding opportunities to support the pursuit of their graduate degree. The goal is to assist students in learning how to identify and apply for merit-based grants and fellowships to support their graduate study. The process of applying for funding can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating. Resources are available to help students successfully navigate the external funding landscape, develop plans for integrating the practice of applying for funding into their graduate careers, craft competitive funding applications, and build professional skills that can have a transformative impact on their graduate scholarship and future careers.

The research and grant assistance provided by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences includes:

  • Video-based resources to support the acquisition of grantsmanship skills
  • Appointments with a Graduate Research & Grant Assistant to discuss external funding goals and planning as well as advice and guidance on writing competitive funding applications

Overall, the research and grant assistance provided is an interdisciplinary service that covers all graduate programs offered in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (School 56) at Rutgers–Camden. A Graduate Research & Grant Assistant is available by appointment for Rutgers University–Camden graduate students during the academic year from September through June. 



All appointments will be made through Raptor Connect with 24 hours advance notice required. For prior review of your funding application, please note that you will need to submit the sample at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment.



Graduate Research & Grant Assistant: Deborah Lynam
(856) 225-6149
Schedule a Virtual Appointment