Grants Research and Enterprise Writing Fellowship

Jeremy Long

Former GREW fellow Jeremy Long researches relationships between plants and their herbivores, and how these interactions shape ecosystems.

What is GREW?

The Grants Research and Enterprise Writing (GREW) fellowship teaches early-career faculty members how to communicate effectively with grant officers, develop successful proposals and share their research with media and other stakeholders. The program began in 2014.

GREW was recently highlighted in SDSU NewsCenter!

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Benefits of participating

In addition to learning a lot about successful proposal development, fellows receive a $3,000 stipend and many have participated in trips to Washington, D.C. to visit major funding organizations and meet grant officers face-to-face. Plus, fellows have a much higher proposal approval rate than the national average.

Key lessons

  • How to write effective funding requests
  • How to communicate and pitch themselves to a variety of audiences
  • How to research funding opportunities
  • How to build relationships with collaborators and influential program officers
  • How to work with the media

How to apply

Contact John Crockett, senior director of research advancement at SDSU. GREW occurs two to three times a year and cohorts are generally kept small. Space is limited.

Measures of success 

  • 89 early career faculty participants
  • More than 400 reviewed proposals
  • 43 percent funding rate
  • Faculty have netted $20 million in funding

GREW testimonials