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Graduate Student Resources

External Fellowships

There are a wide variety of fellowships available to CLA graduate students.  Typically, these fellowships fund student research either within or outside of the university.  You can find information about all available fellowships here.

NSF fellowship workshop

The CLA provided faculty-driven workshops on the process of applying to NSF, GRFP, & DDRIG fellowships and grants, tailored specifically to those in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. These three powerpoint presentations serve as guides for those who intend to apply for the NSF (National Science Foundation) GRFP (Graduate Research Fellowship Program) or DDRIG (Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant).  The presentations detail the ‘how’s’ of applying, from grant-writing to the review process.

Research Resources

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Purdue has developed its own statement regarding honesty and integrity of research endeavors.  The graduate school recommends attending workshops, online training/modules, and becoming familiar with college and departmental standards of RCR.  Links to register for RCR workshops are also included.


This PDF introduces NVivo data analysis software – a tools for any discipline within the College of Liberal Arts.  NVivo serves as a resource for qualitative and mixed methods research, including data visualization & report creation from coding of your research.  This software is freely available to all of those at Purdue.  This powerpoint presentation provides a tutorial on how to begin using NVivo:

Graduate Education Initiatives