The Grant Proposal Development Workshop, offered annually, is an intensive and comprehensive hands-on program for faculty who are interested in developing or revising a proposal. The series is organized with time in between each session for participants to complete components of a proposal step-by-step with feedback along the way. Participants finish the program with a fully-developed, competitive proposal.

Though we recommend attendance at all sessions to deepen understanding of an effective, interconnected planning and writing process, participants may attend sessions independently. Sessions may include pre and post work to ensure participants are engaged with the content. Please register for each session individually.

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Grant Writing Essentials

Monday, June 26, 2023: 1-4 p.m., Hybrid

This first session reviews all grant writing essentials and the pre-planning involved with submitting a proposal. We will cover topics such as finding and understanding a funding agency, dissecting a solicitation, knowing what reviewers and program managers are looking for, strategies for making your proposal responsive and more.

Critical First Page

Wednesday, July 12, 2023: 10 a.m. – noon, Virtual

Led by Peg AtKisson of the AtKisson Training Group, this second session will review strategies for writing the critical first page of a proposal. From developing and articulating specific aims to effective wordsmithing, participants will learn the nuances of crafting a compelling first page.

Mock Panel Review

Tuesday, August 1, 2023: 9 a.m. – 1p.m., Virtual

In this third session, participants may submit a draft of a first page summary for an opportunity to receive feedback during a mock panel review. A limited number of drafts will be selected on a competitive basis to be reviewed during the session, but all submitters will have the opportunity to participate in the panel which will include Peg AtKisson, research development staff and peers. Reviewers will provide in-depth feedback on the first page which will influence and provide logic for the project narrative.

Project Narratives and Budgets

Session 4 - Date and Time TBD (early Fall)

Supplementary Documents

Session 5 - Date and Time TBD (early Fall)