Full course description

This one-day presentation by Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to writing competitive grant proposals. This seminar will focus on general grantwriting strategies, as well as specific information aimed at preparing faculty applying for NSF and NIH funding.  It is appropriate for faculty members who have had some exposure to writing grant applications, either through training,  mentoring, or personal experience. Emphasis is given to doing the things that can make the difference between success and failure.

Participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through an application without them knowing that they are being led. Coping strategies to overcome the fact that applicants are writing for two different audiences – the assigned reviewers, who 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 – are emphasized.

All participants will receive an extensive handout, as well as a field-relevant copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook: Any Agency, NSF, or NIH.  

The workshop will run from 8:30am-4:30am, with a one hour break for lunch (which will be provided). Registrants are asked to arrive between 8:00am and 8:15am to check in and receive their workshop materials. 

To be held in the auditorium of the IU School of Global & International Studies, GA0001. Lunch, morning break, and afternoon break will be provided. 

Enrollment limit: 125.  This is a seminar for IUB faculty, but administrative staff who directly support faculty on their funding proposals may request permission to register by writing to ovprhelp@indiana.edu.