Strategies for Success in Sponsored Research

Thursday, May 15
1:00-4:00 pm
Conducted by Dr. Robert Porter

In addition to writing skills, grantseekers must focus on the relational issues that are key to success. This workshop features three interactive modules:

  • Got a Match? Assuring your proposal is a good fit with a given grant program is a critical first step. This small group exercise will focus on an actual grant program, and participants will assess whether a specific research idea matches what the sponsor wants to fund.  
  • Can We Talk? Contacting Grant Program Officers. Experienced grant writers know that communicating with the sponsor agency prior to writing the proposal  is a critical first step. This session will provide tips for planning and conducting a productive dialogue with a grant program officer.
  • Proposal Evaluation: Grant Reviewer Exercise. In this session, participants will act as a mock review panel, reading and evaluating a sample grant proposal. The intent is to help grant writers understand what reviewers are looking for and how meet to those expectations.