Writing Institutes


WSIP offers writing institutes for university undergraduate and graduate students. We are focused on helping students hone their skills in writing as they prepare for successful academic experiences. For questions about any of our institutes, please contact Dr. Holm at ahholm@email.arizona.edu or writingskills@email.arizona.edu


The application process has closed. Please contact writingskills@arizona.edu with questions.

The Academic Writing in the Borderlands program is available to undergraduate and graduate students. Our goal is to help students deepen their understanding of academic writing conventions and develop their awareness of what it means to be an academic scholar and researcher working from and in the Borderlands. The program includes a week-long session in January and tutoring opportunities during the spring semester.

Applications for the 2024 program will be available in November 2023. 


Each summer for three weeks in June, WSIP offers the Graduate Writing Institute (GWI) for selected graduate students interested in improving or simply moving forward in their writing. The GWI helps graduate students complete advanced research projects, articles for publication, grant and research proposals, conference presentations, theses, and dissertations. We do not accept students who will be writing their comprehensive exams during the program. Students of various disciplines work on their writing by participating in the following activities:

  • Writing workshops 
  • Individual Tutoring 
  • Facilitated Small Group Tutoring
  • Writing Boot Camp 


Applications are closed. Contact us with questions. 

June 5-23, 2023

Monday - Friday workshops, writing sessions, tutoring

Location: Online or In-Person options available

2023 Fees: $175 UA graduate students; $400 UA post docs or non-UA students

Fees are payable at our online 3DCart store (link in application)

Visit our YouTube channel to view testimonies from past participants! 


Application process opens in June: 


Each summer before the fall academic semester begins, WSIP offers the Writing Boost! Program, a one-week institute for undergraduate and graduate students. We focus on helping students prepare for or become more comfortable with the academic writing at the university level, including helping students make progress on existing writing projects and develop ability to apply academic writing conventions. The week includes workshops, writing time, and tutoring sessions.

August 14-18, 2023

Online only 

Cost: $190 UA Students/ $250 Non-UA students