Research Workshop: Workshop for Funding Proposals in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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Date: March 12, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Category: Seminar

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The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the workshop Workshop for Funding Proposals in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences on Friday, March 12th, 2021, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

This workshop is ONLY open to WSU faculty and current postdoctoral & graduate trainees.


This Webinar will be highly interactive – Draft Proposals Solicited from Registrants

Led by Dr. Arthur F. Marotti, Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Wayne State University, draft proposals submitted by YOU, the participant, will be reviewed and discussed. This is a valuable real-time feedback tool to improve your proposal before it is submitted for external funding. Dr. Marotti also generously offers his continued proposal-preparation guidance to attendees of the workshop.

What is Needed from YOU for a Successful Workshop

Since the workshop will be dedicated to discussing participant draft proposals and scrutinizing examples of successfully funded proposals, participants must submit draft proposals. Here are 3 steps you can take to help make this workshop a success:

  1. Identify a funding opportunity that would be a good fit for your project. 

       2. Prepare your draft according to the guidelines provided by the sponsor. These are the primary                   proposal sections to draft and submit:

  • Abstract/Overview
  • Introduction/Description/Aims
  • Rationale/Significance
  • Research Plan/Work Plan/Methodology

        3. Send your draft proposal, sponsor guidelines, and your cv to not                later than March 4th.

You will receive a week in advance of the workshop: a copy of the draft proposals received from participants and a copy of select successfully funded proposals. Review these proposals and come prepared to actively and thoughtfully scrutinize and share comments on each others’ proposals.


Draft proposals are essential for this workshop. In addition to live discussion among the webinar participants, Dr. Marotti will provide you with his critique and observations and continue to provide support for your proposal throughout its development up until submission.

Please click the RSVP above; make sure your WSU email or AccessID is correct. We will be in contact with you shortly thereafter. You will be sent a link for the webinar prior to the event date.

Space is limited. If the participant limit is met, I can put you on a waitlist (email below).


Arthur F. Marotti is a Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Wayne State University. Dr. Marotti is the recipient of research fellowships from The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1975-76), The American Council of Learned Societies (1988-89), and The National Endowment for the Humanities (2000 and 2005-6). In addition, he has been co-Principal Investigator on two federal grants (2002-7, 2007-10) from the Department of Education to fund bilateral exchanges of students and faculty with Brazilian universities.


***Upcoming training sessions for PIVOT:

February 24, 2021; April 7, 2021. Registration required.


For more information about this event, or if you would like assistance in searching for funding sources, please contact Mary Serowik at

March 2021