Write Winning Grant Proposals

Presented by John D. Robertson, Ph.D.
Managing Member, Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops

The Research Development Office in the Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce that Dr. John Robertson from Grant Writer's Seminars & Workshops (GWSW) will conduct the Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar in two, half-day virtual sessions on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1, 2021. The deadline to register is 11:59 PM on Sunday, September 12

Seminar Details

Agenda (pdf)

Title: Write Winning Grant Proposals 
When: Thursday, September 30 (1:00 – 4:30 PM) and Friday, October 1 (8:30 AM – Noon)
Where: Virtual (links will be provided to registrants in advance of the seminar)
Registration Fee: $150 (includes two-part seminar with 30-day access to recorded presentation, workbook, and supplemental materials) There are a limited number of college specific sponsored registrations complimentary to faculty on a first-come, first-served basis.

This two-part virtual presentation is the cornerstone of GWSW's seminar programs. It comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to writing competitive grant proposals. It is appropriate for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers and administrative staff who have had some exposure to writing grant applications, either through training / mentoring or personal experience. Each presentation is tailored to meet the needs of the audience, e.g., to focus on the funding agency or agencies (federal, private, and/or industry) that is / are of greatest interest to the attendees. Emphasis is given to doing the “extra” things that can make the difference between success and failure.

At the University of Iowa, the main focus of previous seminars has been on the NIH and NSF; however, regardless of the agency, participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through an application without them knowing that they are being led. Coping strategies to overcome the fact that applicants are writing for two different audiences – the assigned reviewers, who read the application in its entirety, and non-assigned reviewers who may have read little, or nothing, of the proposal before the meeting of the review panel – are emphasized. The seminar is in a lecture format.

Seminar Registration

Sign-in and register using your HawkID and password: https://uiowa.cloud-cme.com/Form.aspx?FormID=3299 If this is the first time you've registered through this portal, you will be required to complete a profile before advancing to seminar registration.

To register on behalf of someone else, call: 319-335-8599.

Registration deadline: 11:59 PM, Sunday, September 12, 2021.  

Sponsored and General Registrations: There are a limited number of college specific sponsored registrations complimentary to faculty on a first-come, first-served basis. Under "Registration Type," select the college you are affiliated with. If your college is not listed, sponsored seats are not available. In that case, please select "General Registration for University of Iowa Faculty & Staff".

Workbook Choice: Select a workbook where indicated in the form. Click here for workbook descriptions (pdf)  

IMPORTANT NOTE: Workbooks will be campus mailed to registrants so be sure to provide a complete and clear UI campus address where indicated in the registration form. 

Payment Method and Confirmation: 

  • If sponsored registration was chosen, select "College-Sponsored Registration" as the payment method. Click "Finish." Your registration is now complete and you may print or email your invoice.
  • For general registration (non-sponsored), select "Pay by Credit Card" and submit all the way through.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email, please call 319-335-8599 to make sure you are registered. Only registered participants will receive access to the webinar.

Contact cheryl-a-ridgeway@uiowa.edu with questions.

The Write Winning Grant Proposals Seminar is hosted by 
The Research Development Office in the Office of the Vice President for Research

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Cheryl Ridgeway in advance at 319-384-3332 or cheryl-a-ridgeway@uiowa.edu.