Research Workshop: Planning & Writing Successful Grant Proposals in the Arts and Humanities

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Date: March 30, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Live Webinar
Category: Training

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The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the workshop: Planning & Writing Successful Grant Proposals in the Arts and Humanities, presented by the Atkisson Training Group, LLC.

Audience: WSU Faculty, postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees in the Arts & Humanities Note: the content of this webinar is not designed for faculty and trainees in the social sciences.

This webinar will be presented over 2 days: the first half on the morning of Tuesday, March 30th; the second half the morning of Wednesday, March 31st. We hope this novel presentation schedule enables more researchers to participate! When you register for this seminar, you are registering for both the morning of March 30th and the morning of March 31st. You are not expected to register separately for both dates.

It is important to attend both halves of the webinar … note that the webinar will NOT BE RECORDED.

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

NOMINATION AND REGISTRATION ARE REQUIRED. Since the OVPR is covering the costs for the seminar, registrants must be nominated by a university official:

  • Department chair for faculty members
  • Faculty researcher for postdoctoral fellows
  • Graduate advisor for graduate students

Provide the name and email of your nominating official at the time of registration for verification.

To register, click on the RSVP button to the right using your WSU email address or accessID – and make sure it is correct! Shortly before the webinars you will be sent the links to both training sessions, as well as a workbook in PDF format.

Content of the Webinar

This webinar emphasizes the why, as well as the how, of proposal writing to help arts and humanities faculty and advanced graduate students develop the proposal writing techniques they need to competitively apply to the specialized sponsors of creative activities and research. By understanding the reasoning and rationale behind specific suggestions, participants can take that learning and adapt it to many different proposal development situations. This is an in-depth, detailed presentation, and supplements the material presented in the OVPR’s biannual 90-minute workshop, entitled Workshop for Funding Proposals in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.


Mary Hensel, MBA, combines decades of fundraising for arts, environmental and health non-profits with university research and funding development. A development professional for 25 years, she has worked at every level of the fundraising ladder and is an expert in funding assessment, cultivation and solicitation.

Sarah James, MA, brings nearly twenty years of research development experience in higher education to ATG. She has applied her grant knowledge, connections, communication and organization skills both in the academy and in the non-profit world. In her academic and non-profit work, she has obtained grants from federal sources and from local and national foundations.



For more information about this event, please contact Mary Serowik at

March 2021