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VP Research Seminar: Two NSF Grant Writing Workshops
Monday, April 14, 2014
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
6137 McKeldin Library
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Anne Geronimo

VP Research Seminar Series
Two Grant Proposal Writing Workshops

Robert Porter, Ph.D., GrantWinners Seminars

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Writing Successful Grants

This workshop will cover basic principles of good grant writing and common pitfalls that can lead to early rejection of good ideas. Special attention will be paid to the perspectives of grant reviewers and how to write in ways that will meet their expectations.

·         Killer mistakes in grant writing and how to avoid them

·         Two critical steps that will double your chances for success

·         How to win over the grant reviewer

·         Simple keys to a more powerful writing style

·         Visualization: Using illustrations to "sell" your project

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Building the NSF Grant Proposal

Dr. Porter will discuss how to build successful proposals by combining sound principles of grant writing with an understanding of NSF’s overall merit review process. This workshop will focus on critical aspects of interacting with NSF as well as proven techniques for effective writing in each section of the NSF grant proposal. Samples from successful proposals will be cited to illustrate key points.


RSVP to by April 2, 2014

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This Event is For: Graduate • Faculty • Post-Docs • Alumni

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