Research Seminar Series Grant Writing Workshop

When Apr 16, 2019 08:00 AM to
Apr 17, 2019 06:00 PM
Where Vogt 311 and 314
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On April 16 and 17, Lucy Deckard from Academic Research Funding Strategies (ARFS) will be on campus to facilitate workshop on day one and individual grant review sessions on day two. Many of you will recognize Lucy as she has been providing grant writing assistance to many of our faculty over the past two years. She is now coming to UofL so that more faculty can benefit from her expertise in a variety of topics.

Lucy Deckard established Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC in 2010. She has helped to develop 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. More information on her background can be found on the ARFS site.

Lucy will be covering the below topics during the two day workshop. Participants are welcome to attend one or all of the advertised sessions. To ensure enough materials are available and to anticipate space needs, please complete the RSVP form and select the sessions you will be attending.

In addition, Lucy will be offering 30 to 45 minute individual grant review sessions on day two. Those who are interested should complete the RSVP form and we will contact you for more details. Due to availability we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

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Tuesday April 16

Before You Write (8:00 am - 9:45 am)

The work for a successful proposal begins before your pen touches paper. This session will cover the elements you will want to have in place so that you can write that winning proposal. Identify the best funding options, know what the prerequisites are, and understand your audience.

Grant Writing 101 (10:00 am - noon)

A series of discussions and exercises will cover each section of the proposal and what it needs to accomplish. Participants will work together and with the moderator to outline their proposals and ensure they are clearly addressing each review criterion. Participants should have identified a funding opportunity and preferably, although not necessary, have started on their draft proposal narrative.

NSF (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Session on the National Science Foundation (NSF) covering the agency's mission, funding priorities, how NSF is organized, how proposals are reviewed, the types of projects funded by NSF, and a step-by-step discussion of how to write a proposal to NSF

DOD (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Session on the Department of Defense funding opportunities, how it is organized, and the types of projects funded.

NIH (4:15 pm - 6:00 pm)

Session on the National Institutes of Health covering the agency’s organization, mission, funding mechanisms, priorities and a step-by-step discussion of how to write a proposal to NIH. (This seminar is aimed at faculty who are relatively new to NIH.)

Wednesday April 17

Individual Consultations (30 to 45 minutes throughout the day)

Opportunity to discuss solicitations of interest, draft project summaries or proposals, prior submissions or prior reviews. You do not need to have a proposal drafted. Between 7 and 12 opportunities available. Please submit RSVP early if interested. We will contact you regarding availability.

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