The Grants Development Office (GDO) is sponsoring a 1½ day interactive workshop entitled “Why Grants? Benefits, Broader Impacts, and Strategies” to be held during the spring break (March 6-7). Workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore grant writing from individual, unit, and institutional perspectives; discuss overcoming challenges to grant writing; generate ideas for possible proposals that align with their professional interests and unit missions; and learn about a range of current grant funding mechanisms and programs that might be a good fit for proposal submission. Participants will also hear about grant writing best practices including planning for a grant proposal, building strong grant writing teams, and best practices for drafting compelling proposals. Additional details about the workshop topics, schedule and facilitator, as well as a brief online application, is available on the GDO website.
Faculty participants will receive a $250 stipend. Participation is limited to 25. The application deadline is February 13. This workshop is suitable for faculty from across the disciplines, and we are aiming for good representation from across the five schools.