Write Winning Grant Proposals Seminar
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the grant writing workshop: Write Winning Grant Proposals, presented by Dr. John Robertson of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops.
This webinar will be presented over 2 days: the first half on the afternoon of January 30, 2024; the second half the afternoon of January 31, 2024. When you register for this seminar, you are registering for both sessions. You are not expected to register separately for both dates.
This workshop is ONLY open to WSU faculty and current WSU 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.
Registrants will be sent a link to the Webinar training sessions the day before the event.
Registration will close January 12th (no exceptions).
Supporting Material and Workbook
All participants will receive an extensive handout, as well as one copy of the NIH version of The Grant Application Writer's Workbook. The Office of the VP for Research will coordinate pick-up of the materials prior to the workshop.
Content of the Webinar
Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops was founded by academicians for academicians to help researchers obtain formal training in how to support their work with grant proposal writing.
This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the grant proposal-writing process. Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant's case to reviewers.
Participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through their applications. It is stressed that applicants are writing for two different audiences – the assigned reviewers, who have read the application in its entirety, and non-assigned reviewers who may have read little, or nothing, of the proposal before the meeting of the review panel. Strategies, tools, and tips designed to merit a fundable priority score are emphasized.
** The workshop “Write Winning NSF CAREER Development Award Proposals” is being offered February 1st, 2024. Check the university events calendar for more information.
About the Presenter:
Dr. John Robertson holds a Doctorate in Pharmacology/Toxicology and has been an Associate Member at Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops since 2010. In 2017 he became the Managing Member. He has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from both the NIH and non-federal sources. He has authored 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and three book chapters. In addition, he has been a member of grant review panels, a reviewer for a number of biomedical journals, and served on editorial boards. He has also been routinely recognized for excellence in teaching.