Write Winning Grants 2022
What previous attendees have to say:
- This was outstanding. I have written more than 40 grants and had eight funded. But I am new to MSU and have never attended a grant writing workshop. This exceeded all of my expectations.
- So impressed that you are able to keep our interest on a seemingly dry topic. Well done!
- Very clearly organized and presented. Worth every penny.
- One of the best workshops I have ever attended; topic and the way it was taught. Well worth an entire day of attendance. Thank you! John is an awesome presenter!
- The handout slides combined with the NIH workbook should provide any health researcher the tools for becoming a successfully funded independent investigator.
- The seminar was extremely helpful, particularly for someone at the beginning of her research journey. Thank you!
-I appreciate the organization of the material and especially the addition of relevant examples. Thank you for the booklet of slides and the agency reference publication - these materials will be important tools to reference in the future. Overall, excellent and very valuable seminar!
About the Speaker
John Robertson from Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops will be the seminar presenter. Robertson is a recipient of competitive extramural funding from both the NIH and non-federal sources. He has served as a member of grant review panels, a reviewer for various biomedical journals, as well as a member of journal editorial boards.
Day 1: January 6, 2022**
8:30 a.m. GENERAL GRANT WRITING CONCEPTS
Introduction to the seminar
The three requirements needed for success in any application
- Your idea!
- Your commitment!
- Your grantsmanship skills!
The importance of Program Officers/Directors
Selling your idea
Grant Applications – similarities of all formats
10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. PREPARATION OF THE APPLICATION – General Concepts
How to create a compelling Overview/Executive Summary section
12:00 p.m. CONCLUSION OF DAY 1
Day 2: January 7, 2022 **
8:30 a.m. Approach/Plan of Work
Significance and Innovation
Background and Preliminary Studies
10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:15 a.m. Biographical Sketches and Environment
Budget – general concepts
Critical review of your proposal
11:15 a.m. THE REVIEW PROCESS
The concept of peer review
Common assumptions about peer review
The importance of identifying potential reviewers
Recommending or excluding reviewers
Implicit vs. explicit review criteria
Review and procedures
12:00 p.m. GENERAL DISCUSSION/QUESTIONS
*You are strongly urged to view/attend both Part 1 and Part 2 – they are not separate standalone sessions. We recommend that both parts be viewed/attended.
**Schedule is approximate depending upon scope and extent of discussion.
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