Graduate Student Resources

Graduate school can be overwhelming, but there are lots of places to get help and guidance! Auburn has several resources to assist you with research, writing, and getting funding. Here are some of our favorites!

The Miller Writing Center
Make an appointment for help with any writing project.

Starting a Writing Group

Setting up a writing group with your peers is a great way to find the support you need to get your writing done, and it’s a great way to develop your intellectual community. You can build a writing group on your own; here are some excellent resources for starting your own writing group

While writing groups are great, they can be difficult to sustain. An alternative model is the “accountability group,” which is different from a traditional writing group in that you’re not reading and responding to each other’s work—you’re focused on the process of writing. They’re simpler and thus more sustainable; use our starter-kit handout to set up your own group.

If you’d like help setting up a writing group or an accountability group, contact the Miller Writing Center and we can facilitate; just email us at and let us know!

Auburn University Graduate School
The Graduate School has many great resources to help you!

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Guide
These are the Graduate School’s guidelines and templates for electronic writing.

This is Research 2015
This is an event for Auburn students and faculty to present their research.

Office of Sponsored Programs
This office works with Auburn’s external grants and contracts.

National Science Foundation- Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP)
This program supports graduates who research in STEM fields.