Write Winning Grant Proposals – NSF Focus
A Virtual Seminar in Two Parts
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
January 28, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST and
January 29, 2021 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
Presented by Lauren Broyles PhD, RN
Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops
Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops was founded by academicians, for academicians to help researchers obtain formal training in how to support their work with grant proposal writing. This seminar will be presented as a virtual livestreamed seminar. Those attending the livestreamed seminar will be able to ask Dr. Broyles questions in real time. Note that both parts are critical for maximal understanding and future usage of the directed writing approach.
Emphasis is placed on doing the “extra” things that can make the difference between being funded versus not. Regardless of the target agency, participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through an application without them knowing that they are being led. Emphasis is placed on the fact that applicants are writing for two different audiences – the assigned reviewers, who read the application in its entirety, and non-assigned reviewers who may have read little, or none, of the proposal before the meeting of the review panel.
This seminar will focus on proposal writing for one federal agency: the National Science Foundation (NSF). Nonetheless, the majority of this content will be relevant and usable for individuals applying to other funding entities (e.g., private foundations, professional organizations, and state/other federal agencies). This is because the core structure/format of most grant proposals, and the review criteria for most grant proposals, are very similar across funding entities, often merely called something different.
All participants receive an extensive handout, as well as a field-relevant copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. The latter is designed to facilitate application of what is learned in the seminar to the writing of each attendee’s individual grant proposal.
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