Graduate Writing Institute


The application period is complete.

Please consider applying next year for the 2021 GWI Session. Applications will be open in March 2021. 



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 

Program Information

Who May Participate

Any enrolled graduate student. Students from both the University of Arizona and other academic institutions are encouraged to apply. Students who hope to work on their comphrensive exams during the GWI are not eligible for the program. 


Dates: June 1-19, 2020
Location: Online Only

  • WRITING WORKSHOPS: Mon/Wed, 9 am - 11 am
  • WRITING BOOTCAMPS: Mon/Wed, 11 am - 12 pm
  • INDIVIDUAL TUTORING: 50 minutes/Twice weekly (days and times vary) 
  • SMALL GROUP TUTORING: 2 hours/Twice weekly (days and times vary)


  • $20 Nonrefundable application processing fee for all applicants (does not guarantee acceptance into Institute; application will not be reviewed or considered without payment of this fee)
  • $470 program fee (i.e. tuition) for non-UA Graduate Students and any student who participated in previous institutes. Due upon acceptance to the program. 
  • No program fee (i.e. tuition) for UA Graduate Students participating in the GWI for the first time.

Application Requirements

The GWI has a competitve application process. Application does not guarantee acceptance. 

  • $20 Application Fee 
  • Online application. Includes the following short responses: 
    1. Why do you want to attend the Graduate Writing Institute, and what is your goal for these three weeks?
    2. Please provide a detailed description of the writing project you will work on during the Institute.
    3. What are your most pressing writing needs? 

Deadline to Apply:

April 15, 2020

Applicants will be notified of acceptance status in May 2020.  

Watch our overview video on YouTube! If you are interested in learning more about the GWI, please contact Dr. Hernandez Holm at or by phone at (520) 621-5849.

Many thanks to the UA Graduate College for its support of the GWI.


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