The Research Enhancement Unit within the Office of the Vice President for Research is offering four workshops for grant writers and associated programmatic support. Participants will learn tips for developing winning proposals, managing cross-disciplinary project teams, and working with foundations and industry partners.
The sessions are open to GW faculty, staff, postdocs and students. Non-GW participants will be considered as space allows. There is no fee to attend, but an RSVP is required.
Session I: Foundation Grant Writing
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Marvin Center 310
Foundations are quite different from federal agencies. While a good idea is important, foundations look for ideas that produce impact. This workshop will cover:
- Identifying promising foundations and learning about their interests, their leadership and their operations
- The role of the university development office in foundation grant seeking
- The importance of networking and personal meetings with board members or staff
- Electronic tools
- How to read a foundation tax return
- Preparing a letter of inquiry
- Tips for building budgets
Target audience: grant writers
Dr. Bob Lowman has spent most of his career working in executive positions in academic research settings and has presented workshops on grant writing at more than 50 colleges, universities and research hospitals throughout the country. Until his retirement in January 2014, Dr. Lowman was associate vice chancellor for research and research professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In that position, he served as senior advisor to the vice chancellor in the areas of research policy, planning, regulatory compliance, training and infrastructure. At the time of his retirement, Carolina had a faculty of about 3400 who produced extramural grants and contracts of nearly $800 million annually. He also served as research integrity officer for the university for more than 20 years.