Faculty/Staff Grant Workshops

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 and Thursday, May 11, 2017


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Sponsored by Office of Grant Services and Deans' Offices

Wednesday, May 10

Room 308, CLC

Thursday, May 11

Room 308, CLC

Developing and Writing Proposals

8:00 am - 3:45 pm (Lunch Provided)
This all-day workshop will include the following topics:
· Defining your research agenda and identifying likely funders
· Identifying and analyzing funding opportunities
· Talking to program officers
· Before you write: planning your project, developing collaborations, and addressing funder-specific requirements (broader impacts, diversity, education, etc.)
· Writing your proposal section-by-section
· Interpreting and responding to reviews

Competing for funding from the National Institutes of Health and other biomedical and behavioral science funders

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Competing for funding from the National Science Foundation: organization, procedures, review criteria

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Writing proposals to the Department of Education and other education funders

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pursuing funding in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

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Faculty and staff are all encouraged to attend the all-day workshop on Wednesday about developing and writing grant proposals. The workshops on Thursday are designated for specific funders, so participants can attend the sessions relevant to their field.

Workshop Leader: Lucy Deckard is president of Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, which she established in 2010.  Previously, she worked in research development at Texas A&M University for 8 years, most recently serving as Associate Director of the university's Office of Proposal Development. She has helped to develop and write successful proposals to NSF, NIH, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and other agencies and foundations, including proposals for large institutional and center-level grants. 

In addition, she directed the university's New Faculty Initiative, helping new faculty to jumpstart their research by helping them to identify funding opportunities, develop a strategy for pursuing funding, understand funding agencies, and learn how to write competitive proposals. She also worked with faculty in Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions and Minority Serving Institutions across the Texas A&M System.


Before joining Texas A&M, Lucy worked as a research engineer in industry for 16 years, obtaining funding from DoD, DARPA and the Department of Energy.