This spring, the OVPR will present four proposal development workshops intended to help faculty of all experience levels compete more successfully for external research funding. Just like in prior years, we will offer two sessions of the “Write Winning Grant Proposals” program: one on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, for science faculty and another on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 for faculty in the arts and humanities.
In addition to these seminars, this year, for the first time, we will also be presenting two special half-day sessions focused on federal career development grants. The first session, on the morning of Friday, Jan. 9, is focused on the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. The second, on the afternoon of Jan. 9, covers the National Institutes of Health’s Career Development Awards, including the mentored K-awards and the F-series fellowships for pre- and postdoctoral students. Special eligibility requirements apply to the half-day sessions; see the program descriptions below for specific information.
Our speaker for each of the workshop sessions is Dr. Peg AtKisson of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops. Dr. AtKisson is a neuroscientist and former director of proposal development in the Office of the Vice Provost at Tufts University.
Click here to register for this year’s proposal development workshops. Contact Blake Thomas at 254-710-3153 with questions.
“Write Winning Grant Proposals” for Faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Fields
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Participants will learn about articulating a research agenda, selecting funding opportunities and crafting proposals to turn reviewers into advocates for your project. This session is intended for faculty who plan to apply for funding from agencies such as the NSF, NIH, Department of Energy, etc.
“Write Winning Grant Proposals” for Faculty in Arts & Humanities Fields
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
A full-day seminar similar to the science session described above, but specifically targeted to faculty who plan to apply for funding from the NEH, NEA, Department of Education, private foundations, etc.
New this year:
“How to Write a Successful NSF CAREER Award Proposal”
Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
A half-day session for faculty who plan to apply for the NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. Faculty who are eligible to apply for the CAREER program and have attended the “Write Winning Grant Proposals” session before (either this year or in a previous year) are invited to this workshop.
“How to Write a Successful NIH Career Development Award Proposal”
Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
A half-day session for NIH Career Development Award candidates and their mentors. Session covers mentored grants (K series) and fellowship awards for pre- and post-doctoral students (F series). Open to CDA-eligible faculty and their mentors, as well as grad students and postdocs in NIH-eligible fields. Attendees must also have attended the “Write Winning Grant Proposals” session before, either this year or in a previous year.