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Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals

Ended Oct 26, 2018

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This full-day training conducted by AtKisson Training Group (ATG) and sponsored by OVPR Proposal Development Services (PDS) will cover conceptual and practical approaches to grant writing the parts of the proposal, why they are important, and how they are read and assessed. The session covers aspects such as assessing readiness, identifying funder priorities, and setting timelines for crafting the submission.

The morning covers the all-important first page—the NIH Specific Aims page, NSF Intellectual Merit, or the opening page of any proposal to any funder. In the afternoon we cover clear and compelling ways to present the preliminary data, the foundational literature and the research plan using concrete writing strategies. The rest of the afternoon covers the additional pieces of a proposal, including title and abstract. All participants will receive a handout and an accompanying booklet.  

The workshop will run from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, with a one hour break for lunch (will be provided). Check-in, with continental breakfast, begins at 8:45 am. In addition to breakfast and lunch, a morning coffee break will also be provided.

To be held in the IU Kelley School of Business, Hodge Hall 1059.