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 II: Successful Collaborative Projects
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Marvin Center 310
To be successful in grant writing today, you must create successful research teams—usually across disciplinary boundaries. This workshop will cover:
- The strengths and weaknesses of the team approach
- Preparing for the special opportunities available to those willing to work together
- Building a team
- Developing common goals
- Selecting the principal investigator
- Working out power relationships
- Planning and writing proposals by committee
Target audience: grant writers and program support staff
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.