Upcoming Events

GrantGPS sponsors grant-writing workshops, retreats, and presentations. These programs provide opportunities for you to learn the nuts and bolts of grant proposal writing, share tips for funding success with colleagues, and meet individually with grant-writing experts for feedback on a proposal. We will post information about these programs as they become available.

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Grant Writing Workshop │ March 16, 2023

Part I: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Virtual workshop, unlimited number of participants)
Part II: 1 - 4:30 p.m. (In-person workshop in the Irving Institute Project Hub; limited to 20 participants)

Presented by Angelika Hofmann, Senior Associate Director, Environmental and Physical Sciences Grant Support (GrantGPS and Irving Institute) and Allan Bieber, Senior Associate Director, Engineering, Life Sciences, and Medicine (GrantGPS)

Geared toward Dartmouth faculty, postdocs, and researchers, this workshop will help you learn to organize and compose your thoughts and apply winning writing principles within your next proposal.

Part I (Virtual): 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Participants will learn basic scientific and grant writing principles and how to actively apply them within their next proposal. The focus of this workshop is on hands-on, practical exercises to teach grant writers how to achieve maximum impact and success with the reader and reviewer in mind.
• Types of grant applications
• General overview of grant writing
• Discussion of key sections: abstract, objective, specific aims, and significance
• Overview of structure and scoring of NIH, NSF and private funder proposals 

Part II: In-Person, 1-4:30 p.m. (Irving Institute Project Hub)

In this hands-on, in-perspn workshop. participants will learn how to apply essential principles to writing a clear abstract for a grant proposal, including the overall objective, specific aims and significance. Emphasis will be on hands-on composing and revising of these key proposal components and on reviewing and evaluating those of others. 

Please note:

• The in-person portion of the workshop is limited to 20 participants.
• Prioritization will be on a first-come, first-served basis
• To participate in Part II, you must have attended Part I in the morning and submitted a one-page Abstract and Specific Aims page of a proposal.  
• Participants admitted to part II should bring their laptop to the workshop.

About the Presenters

Angelika Hofmann is Sr. Associate Director, Environmental and Physical Sciences at the Irving Institute and GrantGPS and author of two major textbooks on the topic: Scientific Writing and Communication – Papers, Proposals, and Presentations and Writing in the Biological Sciences published by Oxford University Press. 

Allan Bieber is Senior Associate Director, GrantGPS supporting NSF and NIH proposals for Engineering, Life Sciences, and Medicine. Allan brings over 30 years of experience in research, teaching and administration at institutions and has served on study sections at the NIH, Department of Defense and the National MS Society.


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