Office of Research Development
Proposal Development Workshops
The Office of Research Development in conjunction with the College of Graduate Studies and the College of Medicine Center for ARROWS (Advancement, Recruitment & Retention of Women in Science) program invite you to attend three Grantsmanship Workshops led by Dr. Robert Porter.
- Writing for Successful Grants on March 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon
- Building the NIH Proposal on March 28, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
- Career Development Grants for Pre-and-Post Docs on March 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon
These workshops are scheduled for March 28-29, 2017 in the Bioengineering Auditorium Room 110. To register, please complete the REDcap form.
Robert Porter, Ph.D., has presented grant writing workshops at leading universities and medical schools internationally. Formerly Director of Research Development at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Porter has received the Distinguished Faculty Award by the Society of Research Administrators International. With thirty years' experience as a tenured professor, private consultant and research administrator, his proposals have won more than $8 million in awards from government agencies and private foundations. A national leader in the growing field of research development, he has presented papers and workshops on grant writing at national conferences and has published prize-winning articles in the Journal of Research Administration and Research Management Review.
- Killer mistakes in grant writing and how to avoid them
- Two critical steps that will double your chances for success
- How to win over the grant reviewer
- Simple keys to a more powerful writing style
- Visualization: Using illustrations to "sell" your project
- Overview of NIH Mission, Structure and Budget
- Characteristics of Successful Proposals
- The Abstract: Last written, First Read
- Constructing the Hypothesis/Specific Aims page
- Tips for Writing the Research Strategy Section
- New “Rigor and Reproducibility” Policy
- The Revised NIH Peer Review Process
- Choosing the appropriate award track for your career stage
- Anatomy of a typical career award proposal
- Understanding the grant review process
- Contacting grant program officers
For more information and to suggest a future workshop topic, please contact Wanda Hutto at firstname.lastname@example.org.