Summer 2017 Grant Writing Workshop Series

This highly interactive and practical workshop series gives postdoctoral scholars the opportunity to learn the complete process of grant proposal development, from articulation of an idea to submission to the sponsoring agency. By the end of the 6-workshop series, participants will have completed a grant proposal suitable for submission to the agency and program of their choosing. The focus is on federal agencies, particularly the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, since these provide the majority of federal funds in the STEM disciplines. Participants will learn about one aspect of the proposal development process in each session, and then complete proposal-related assignments before the following session. Peer review of one another's drafts will also be used to provide additional feedback on proposal components.


Sessions will be 3-4:30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday between July 11 and July 27.
Tuesday, July 11
The Big Picture: Connecting Ideas to Opportunities
Thursday, July 13
Proposal Review: Writing with the End in Mind
Tuesday, July 18
Guidelines to Outlines: Translating an RFP into a Proposal Narrative

Thursday, July 20
Making Every Word Count: Grant Writing Versus Academic Writing

Tuesday, July 25
Proposal Budgets: Aligning Resources and Activities

Thursday, July 27
Biosketches: Marketing your Qualifications

Event Details


  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Whitaker 1232
Fee(s): No charge, but advance registration is required.

For More Information Contact

Nancy Devino