Professional Development Grant Webinars

Spring 2018 Professional Development Workshops

Join WiSys Regional Research Administrator Jeremy Miner in exploring various aspects of successful grant writing.

February 1, 2018 from 2:00pm-3:15pm

Humanities and Social Sciences: Getting Funded, Getting Published

Particularly in the humanities and social sciences, a number of grant and fellowship opportunities exist for faculty to wish to produce a major piece of scholarly work, such as from the NEH and ACLS. In addition to examining profiles of select funding opportunities, in this session you will learn about the similarities and differences between writing persuasive grant proposals and successful book proposals. Insider secrets from a federal grant program officer and from a seasoned book editor will also be shared.

February 8, 2018 from 2:00pm-3:15pm

Building a Believable Budget

Preparing budgets can be a bedevil experience for beginning – and experienced – researchers. A budget is more than a statement of proposed expenditures. It is an alternate way to express a research project’s story. Reviewers will scrutinize the budget carefully, so in addition to being mathematically accurate, it must be believable -- a sponsor’s available funding and a PI’s scope of work must match. Budget justifications have also taken on increasing significance in recent years, moving from explaining to reviewers the basis of cost calculations to persuading them that the items are essential to the success of the project. In this session, you will learn how to craft a budget justification that not only conforms to sponsor expectations but also effectively establishes the credibility of the proposed project.

March 1, 2018 from 2:00pm-3:15pm

Funding Opportunities for Your Teaching, Research, and Scholarship

Even in today’s economic environment, significant sources of extramural funding are available to advance your teaching, research, and scholarship. In this session, you will learn about basic resources for identifying public and private sponsors who might fund your projects. To illustrate the diversity of funding opportunities, select grant and fellowship programs will be profiled.

March 8, 2018 from 2:00pm-3:15pm

Goals, Objectives and Outcomes: the “GOO” that Holds a Proposal Together

Strong grant proposals often include a clear discussion of goals, objectives, and outcomes. Unfortunately, these concepts tend to be plagued by mixed use or misuse. This leaves grant seekers with the task of both differentiating the terms and describing them for a specific project. Learn the concept behind each term so you can confidently address and distinguish the goals, objectives, and outcomes in your next grant proposal.

April 5, 2018 from 2:00pm-3:15pm

½ Points: Making Your Grant Proposal Distinctively Different

Sometimes the difference between securing and missing grant funding comes down to half points. In this session you will learn strategies for making your grant proposal distinctively different. You will identify key places in your narrative where inserting a few more specific details can earn you essential benefit of the doubt points that elevate your project into the “Funded” category.

For more information on the Professional Development webinar series, contact your campus research office administrator