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Newark Graduate Orientation: Welcome!

Resources in grantsmanship and library research for graduate students

Useful Links

Rutgers Newark Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Advises and assists members of the Rutgers Newark Community who are engaged in scholarly and creative activities.

Research Tips for Graduate Students

Library guide for graduate students on the Newark Campus.

Dana Library's Data Support

Summarizes available resources for managing data.  Contributors include Dana librarians Minglu Wang, Bonnie Fong, and Ann Watkins.

Welcome to This Orientation Session


Dear Students,


Welcome to this presentation on grantsmanship and secondary research for graduate students, built by two different departments working together for you:  the Newark Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Dana Library.  We have designed this guide for you in order to help you succeed, whether you are a newcomer to sponsored funding and library research in your field or a seasoned pro at researching and asking for external support.  Our goals for you are to create awareness and to build a foundation for your further work.

Our guide is a work in progress and can be changed to reflect your needs as they emerge.  We look forward to learning from you.


Best regards,


Patricia Bender

Ann Watkins

Roberta Tipton

Learning Objectives


By the end of this presentation you will be able to:


1.  Identify concrete steps toward your next grant proposal, including some of these:

gathering ideas,

preparing a preliminary literature review,

reviewing concepts with mentors and peers,

looking for funding sources,

focusing your proposal,

deciding what to request and how to ask for it,

and preparing the finished proposal. 


2.  Know where to find the RefWorks, Community of Science, and Chaser systems as well as library research to pursue your agenda.

Subject Librarian

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Roberta Tipton
Roberta L. Tipton
Business Librarian
Public Administration Librarian
Interim Nursing Librarian
The John Cotton Dana Library

Grant Specialist

Patricia Bender

is a Research/Grant Specialist in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Rutgers, Newark.   Ms. Bender is also a poet, writing teacher, and learning coach.  She is a National Writing Project consultant, and serves as Associate Editor of Amherst Writers and Artists Press, as well as a trustee on the board of the Friends of the Newark Public Library.

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