The Vice President for Research Office, in conjunction with the Graduate School, will hold an educational session, “The Art of Proposal Development,” from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 3. You may register to attend this event in person (until the capacity is met) or register to view the seminar online. Location information or instructions for online viewing will be provided at the time of registration. Beverages, light snacks, and desserts will be available. You may also bring your lunch.
This session is primarily targeted for faculty but will also provide information of interest to postdocs and research/program staff. The session will be led by a panel of experienced faculty and staff proposal writers from several areas on campus. The session will cover strategies for development of competitive proposals, ideas for effectively engaging partners to enhance proposal competitiveness, and important factors to consider when resubmitting previously declined proposals. As the government is increasingly focusing on interdisciplinary research, the session will also offer tips for ways to engage and manage interdisciplinary proposal teams.
While the discussion will be targeted toward development of proposals to governmental agencies, the strategies learned will be helpful for proposals tailored to other types of funding agencies as well.