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 IV: Grant Writing at the Next Level
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Marvin Center 308
For those who already have some external funding and already understand the basics when it comes to grant writing, this workshop is designed to take those skills to the next level. The goal is to improve success rates and prepare for larger scale awards. This workshop will cover:
- Team building and the people skills that lead to successful collaborations and keep a larger research group on track and productive (including multi-institutional and international collaborations)
- Planning program project and center proposals and how they differ in size and scope from an R01 or its equivalent
- Co-principal investigators and when that approach may work best
- The risks inherent in novel ideas and how to convince sponsors that the value of the science—including potential translational outcomes—justifies taking those risks
- Best practices in working with sponsors, including developing a network of program officials, serving on study sections, ensuring your proposal is assigned to the most qualified reviewers, and learning about upcoming funding opportunities
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.