This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. It is an all-day program, held once a year (typically in July). Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant's case to reviewers. The content includes material on coping with changes in the NIH format and review process. Participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through their applications. It is stressed that applicants are writing for two different audiences – the assigned reviewers, who have read the application in its entirety, and non-assigned reviewers who may have read little, or nothing, of the proposal before the meeting of the review panel. Strategies designed to merit a fundable priority score are emphasized.
How to Register
Registration for Write Winning Grants typically opens 6-8 weeks before the seminar. Exact program and registration dates are posted on the upcoming events page as soon as they are available. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Faculty are given priority. There are limited seats available for fellows, postdocs, students, and staff. Faculty are notified of registration by an e-mail from the Office for Faculty Development. Seats typically fill up within 72 hours of the e-mail being sent.
About the Speakers
Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops LLC was founded by academicians, for academicians to help researchers obtain formal training in how to support their work with grant dollars. The exact speaker may vary year to year. For a complete list of Grant Writers members, visit their website.
What past participants have to say
“Very helpful and wonderfully entertaining!”
“I have had NIH grants for more than 30 years and I still learned a lot!”
“Sage advice derived from decades of experience. Tremendously practiced approach – I appreciated real examples that were used throughout.”
“Great speaker, great presentation.”
“This is an excellent seminar, I would attend it again if it was offered. … The information I learned today will undoubtedly have a significant impact on my future grand writing and success.”