IRWG Grantwriting Workshop: The Power of the Project Summary


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Participants : 
  • Jocelyn Stitt, Ph.D., Program Director for Faculty Research Development, Institute for Research on Women & Gender
Event Date: 
October 9, 2020
Event Time: 
10:00am to 11:30am
Online event via Zoom
Event Accessibility : 
Please contact for any accessibility accommodations
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This two-part workshop will help you achieve your proposal writing goals by providing grant writing best practices, grant writing techniques, as well as some brief feedback on your proposal Specific Aims/Project Objectives.

By the end of the second day, you will have a roadmap for your proposal to submit to a program manager for feedback, as well as techniques for tackling each section of your proposal.

Enrollment is limited to 21. Please note that this workshop is limited to faculty, LSA Collegiate Fellows and Postdoctoral Fellows only.

Workshop Schedule: 

Day 1 (October 9): Will include grant writing best practices and techniques and will prepare you for editing the work of your fellow participants, with time to answer your specific questions.

We will focus on:

  • What should be in the initial pages of a grant to keep a reviewer reading
  • How to revise a grant
  • What kind of feedback to ask from collaborators and mentors
  • Top 5 mistakes even experienced grant writers make

After the meeting we will email you the one-page summaries of 1-2 other workshop participants to review.

Day 2 (October 16): We will group you with those whose paper you reviewed so that you can discuss feedback. When we regroup, we will discuss what has been helpful and what questions you have going forward. We will review examples of how and why external grants were successful.


Registration Requirements:

  1. Commit to participate both days: October 9 and 16, 10am - 11:30 am. 
  2. Submit a one-page draft of your proposal overview by October 7. If you are applying to NSF, this will be your Specific Aims. If you are applying to a different funder, the presenter will email you information on what to submit. Samples will be emailed to you as well. These will be read by colleagues who will provide feedback based on questions provided by presenter.
  3. Commit 20 minutes on your own, between meetings, to review one-page drafts from two fellow participants.