Friday, May 31, 2024

University of Iowa faculty and research team members are invited to register for a daylong grant writing seminar sponsored by the Research Development Office, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research. 

The Writing Winning Grant Proposals (Phase I) seminar will be led by Dr. John Robertson, Managing Member of Grant Writer's Seminars and Workshops (GWSW) on Friday, September 20, 2024, 8:30am - 4:30pm at the Iowa Memorial Union. A virtual option is available.

“For nearly two decades, we have partnered with GWSW to provide their winning approach to our researchers,” said Aaron Kline, director of the Research Development Office. “The Phase I seminar provides attendees with an actionable framework to apply to their next grant proposal.”  

The registration fee for the workshop is $150, which includes a grant writing workbook and lunch. Participants are encouraged to check the registration website to see if sponsored registrations are available from their college or department. The registration deadline is September 8.

Phase II Workshop

For faculty members who are interested in receiving one-on-one coaching and virtual consultations about a grant proposal over a 4-6 month period, a Phase II Intensive Workshop will be offered in January 2025. The Phase II workshop is limited to 25 participants who previously participated in the Phase I seminar and who are nominated by their collegiate associate dean. 

“Phase II provides participants an opportunity to work with Dr. Robertson on the application of the GWSW framework to a real-world proposal. Both of these programs are valuable tools for researchers to develop their grantsmanships skills, enabling future research success,” said Kline.

To participate, faculty should discuss sponsorship with their collegiate Associate Dean for Research and DEO, and also complete the Phase II registration form by Monday, September 30, 2024.