Ask Us a Question!

The Director of the Grant Writing Academy Crystal Botham, PhD is available to answer your questions! Send her an email ( to ask specific questions about your eligibility for graduate funding. She is also available to meet individually and provide tips from getting started writing to putting the final touches on your proposal.

Crystal Botham, PhD
Crystal Botham, PhD

Grant Writing Academy’s Founder & Director

Crystal’s passion for writing proposal was ignited as a graduate student while writing an AHA fellowship. The Grant Writing Academy (started in 2014) is based on her successful Tackling Your K course (70% success rate for career development awards). In addition to being the founder and director of the Grant Writing Academy, she provides strategic advice to faculty and postdoctoral fellows in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine to enable competitive funding applications.



Grant Coach Office Hours

You can also meet one-on-one with one of the Grant Writing Academy’s trained Grant Coaches. Sign up.