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Grant Proposal Training

Grant Proposal Training

Full-day seminars, Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals

Our day-long sessions combine lecture format and engagement activities, and are customized based on your needs and the breadth of potential funding targets. We can provide broad-based training, or sessions for identified subgroups and those focused on a single agency or scholarly area. Our training days are designed to convey the fundamentals of proposal writing--concepts backed up with concrete tips and operational strategies--while also providing tools for planning and longer-term sustainability. Programs can be tailored for NIH, NSF, USDA, mission-driven agencies such as NASA or Department of Energy, and for academic Arts & Humanities funding. Programs for more general audiences can serve as effective ways to provide support for diverse groups of faculty.

Half-day seminars

Our half-day sessions allow for intensive focus on select topics and can be customized.

K Awards: A competitive NIH Career Development Award fits together like a complex ecosystem. In this seminar we walk through all the parts of the proposal, emphasizing the purpose of each part and how different sections must mesh.

NSF CAREER: An NSF CAREER award application is more than an NSF Standard Grant with an education plan added in. Highly competitive awards integrate the research and education plan. In this seminar we talk about why and how to create a plan that results in a competitive proposal. (Available as a full-day Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Award Proposals)

NIH Renewals and Resubmissions: Renewing an R01 or R15 requires consideration of many details, such as productivity, projected budget, and research trajectory. We walk through the decision tree, writing the Progress Report, and other elements of NIH Type 2 submissions. Because most proposals are more likely to succeed on resubmission than initial submission, we discuss how to respond to review and how to decide whether to resubmit or change.

Large Proposals Workshop

This full-day session is a true workshop designed for teams of faculty embarking on writing an interdisciplinary center or research proposal. Through discussion and hands-on activities with the proposal solicitation (Program Announcement, RFA, RFP, BAA, etc), participants learn how to dissect the requriements and construct a responsive grant proposal. The day also includes basic, practical Team Science. The session is designed to be useful both for those who want to learn the basics of large proposal development and those who have started the process of responding to a grant solicitation. It can be customized for comprehensive initiation for the development of a large proposal.

Custom Sessions

What have you identified as a need for your faculty? We can provide a training session on any specific topic related to proposal and research development you would find useful.