'Write Winning Grant Proposals'
- Date and time: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time
- Registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013
- Registration fee: $275 ($300 after Oct. 25, 2013)
- To register: Registration form coming soon
||8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
||Geffen Auditorium, Gonda Subway (live)
||9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
||Mayo Building & Hospital 2-002N (broadcasted)
||7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
||Mayo Clinic Building CP81C (broadcasted)
Center for Translational Science Activities (CTSA) Education Resources is offering a one-day seminar titled "Write Winning Grant Proposals," which will be held at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and available via videoconference at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona and Florida.
The presenter will be David C. Morrison, Ph.D., one of the co-founders of Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops. Dr. Morrison currently holds an academic position as professor of immunology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. As a principal investigator, he has been continuously funded for more than 30 years by the National Institutes of Health (including a 10-year MERIT award), foundations and industry. He also received the first-ever Faculty Service Award from the Mayo Clinic CTSA.
This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. It is designed for faculty members and administrative staff who have had some exposure to writing grant applications.
The seminar emphasizes the funding agencies (federal, private and/or industrial sources) that are of greatest interest to the attendees. Emphasis is also given to such topics as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant's case to reviewers.
The versions of the program that focus on either NIH or National Science Foundation (or both) emphasize how to cope with the relatively recent changes that those agencies have made in how grant proposals are written and reviewed. Regardless of the agency, participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic that leads reviewers through their applications.
It is stressed that applicants are writing for two different audiences — the assigned reviewers, who read the application in its entirety, and nonassigned reviewers, who may read little or none of the proposal before the meeting of the review panel. Strategies designed to merit a fundable priority score are provided.