Grant Writing Workshop

This seminar teaches new investigators how to write a grant application, a skill that is seldom taught to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The program content is appropriate for senior graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, and non-tenure track faculty members who aspire to tenure track and have never written a successful grant application. The seminar is a modification of the advanced seminar, Write Winning Grants. The difference is that the pace is slower. For example, more time is allowed for questions and discussion, and more basic material is included (e.g., how priority scores are calculated, what facilities and administrative (indirect) costs are, how to analyze a critique in anticipation of resubmission, etc.). As would be expected, greater emphasis is given to how one starts to build an academic career. This seminar is offered every other year.

Results from our most recent seminar:

1 = poorest agreement; 5 = greatest agreement

Questions

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1. The material presented was appropriate for the time allocated.

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6

32

2. The presenter was knowledgeable on the topic of proposal writing.

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3

35

3. The presenter was responsive to questions.

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3

35

4. The visual aids/slides were informative, legible, and helpful to the presentation.

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8

30

5. The handout was a useful supplement to the information that was presented orally.

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1

36

6. This program would be useful to have regularly as part of our faculty/student development program.

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38

1 = poorest agreement; 5 = greatest agreement

The material presented was appropriate for the time allocated:

4.8±0.4

The presenter was knowledgeable on the topic of proposal writing:

4.9±0.3

The presenter was responsive to questions:

4.9±0.3

The visual aids/slides were informative, legible, and helpful to the presentation:

4.8±0.4

The handout was a useful supplement to the information that was presented orally:

4.9±0.4

This program would be useful as a regular part of our faculty/student development program:

5.0±0.0

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