Grant Writing & Development for the Social Sciences and Humanities: A Virtual Webinar in Two Parts

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Date: February 4, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Training

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THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN MOVED TO FEBRUARY 28. The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to offer an interactive research webinar specifically for the Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities. Grant Writing & Development for the Social Sciences and Humanities: A Virtual Webinar in Two Parts, has two learning objectives.

  • The first component [the webinar] will be an informational seminar in which attendees will learn of various proposal elements and the level of excellence expected in typical proposals intended for different funding sources. Tips and guidance toward creating a successful proposal will be discussed. Faculty will be encouraged to voluntarily commit to preparing a grant proposal.
  • The second component will be a follow-up webinar (date TBA) during which faculty will critique one another’s grant proposals. Non-submitting faculty and trainees are urged to attend and participate to gain additional insight into the grant review process and the assessment of weaknesses and strengths by reviewers.
  • Faculty members who commit to preparing draft proposals will have the opportunity for discipline-specific PIVOT training (date TBA) and continued mentoring on the proposal.

This workshop is ONLY open to WSU faculty and, if space allows, current postdoctoral & graduate trainees. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (use your WSU AccessID to register) and SPACE IS LIMITED. If the participant limit is met, contact OVPR (email below) to be wait-listed.

Seminar presenters are:

  • Dr. Arthur F. Marotti
    Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus
    Wayne State University

  • Dr. Brad W. Smith
    Professor and Chair of Criminology & Criminal Justice
    Wayne State University

  • Dr. Patricia Wren
    Professor and Chair of Public Health
    Wayne State University

Arthur F. Marotti is 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.

Brad W. Smith is Professor and Chair of Wayne State University’s department of Criminology & Criminal Justice. His research focuses on policing, including studies of police discretionary behavior, citizens’ attitudes toward the police, police-minority relations and police brutality. He is currently co-PI on a National Institute of Justice funded study of police stress, and PI on a National Science Foundation REU site.

Dr. Patricia Wren is Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health. She holds an MS in Public Services Management from DePaul University as well as an MPH and PhD from the University of Michigan. Her research has largely focused on the measurement of patient-centered outcomes including patient preferences, treatment satisfaction, functional status, and quality of life. She has worked on more than 20 research studies that secured over $33 million in funding from the NIH, NSF, CDC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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

February 2022