Grant Writing Webinar Series


Funding Focus: National Institutes of Health AREA (Academic Research Enhancement Award) and National Science Foundation RUI (Research in Undergraduate Institutions)

Recorded April 27, 2023

In this session examine two federal programs created to support small scale research grants at institutions that do not receive substantial funding from the NIH or NSF. Their emphasis is on providing research experiences primarily for undergraduate students and enhancing the research environment at applicant institutions. In this session you will learn how to apply for these mechanisms and best strategies for success.

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Funding Focus: Grants and Fellowships in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Recorded April 5, 2023

Funding opportunities are available in countless fields and disciplines, including within the humanities, social sciences and the fine arts. With the focus of this session on these fields, you will learn about private and public sponsors that are available to support your research, scholarship and creative activities.

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Budgets and Budget Justifications

Recorded March 9, 2023

A budget is more than a statement of proposed expenditures, it is another way to express a research project’s story. In addition to being accurate, the budget must be aligned between a sponsor’s available funding and a project’s scope of work. In this session, you will learn how to build a strong budget and craft a winning budget justification.

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How to Read an RFP (Request for Proposals)

Recorded Feb 22, 2023

Solicitation, guidelines or request for proposal. Each grant opportunity will have instructions that need to be followed for success and failing to follow the RFP can cost you an award. In this session, you will learn how to find key information in the RFP and present great ideas that appeal to the values and priorities of the sponsor.

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Common Grant Writing Pitfalls

Recorded Feb. 9, 2023

While there are many reasons an application may not be selected for funding, there are common themes of errors noted among potential sponsors. In this session, learn more about common grant writing pitfalls, strategies for overcoming those snags and how to increase the odds for crossing the funding finish line.  

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Funding Focus: New and Early-Career Investigators

Recorded Jan. 11, 2023

Several federal agencies as well as many foundations and associations offer funding opportunities for new and early-career investigators. There are many opportunities across all disciplines. This session will focus on the eligibility requirements of these kinds of grants, how to decide when to apply and keys to writing a successful proposal.

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Upcoming Changes in NSF Proposal Submission

Recorded Dec. 1, 2022

The National Science Foundation will implement significant changes to proposal submission procedures on the first day of the new year. This session will be an introduction to tools such as, ORCiD and SciENcv which are all designed to reduce administrative burden for your future proposal submissions. Get a head start on these tools before they become mandatory.

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Get Your Research Off the Ground: A look at WiSys Spark and UW System Ignite Grants for Applied Research

Recorded Nov. 3, 2022

A presentation by Dr. Tony Hanson, WiSys’ manager of intellectual property and licensing, about two WiSys grant programs that can jumpstart your research activity. WiSys Spark Grants advances small-scale, proof-of-concept research projects; while UW System Ignite Grants fund applied research projects that support economic development in Wisconsin.

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Planning Your Timeline for Grants Success

Recorded Oct. 26, 2022

Planning is critical at all stages in the pursuit of external project funding: translating a great idea into a fundable one; identifying relevant funding opportunities and establishing the best fit; proposal development and submission; the agency decision making process, etc. From this session, you will be able to craft a timeline and identify milestones for gauging progress in your pursuit of funding.

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Tools for Grant Seeking

Recorded Oct. 5, 2022

Thousands of funding opportunities are out there, ready to be discovered, and information about them is right at your fingertips. Why not harness the power of UW System-supported funding databases and make them work for you? In this session, learn how to use PIVOT, the Grant Resource Center and other tools to maximize your search results.

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