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, in collaboration with the Carver College of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, is pleased to announce that Dr. John Robertson from Grant Writer's Seminars & Workshops will conduct the Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar on Friday, October 25, 2019. The deadline to register is close of business on Friday, October 4.

Seminar Details

Title: Write Winning Grant Proposals
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Registration opens at 7:45 AM)
Place: Hilton Garden Inn, Iowa City (328 S. Clinton Street)
Cost: $150 (includes supplemental materials and lunch)
Seminar Agenda (pdf)

Dr. Robertson

This all-day presentation is the cornerstone of the Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops (GWSW) 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.

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 with multiple opportunities for questions throughout the day.

Registration Details

Deadline: Friday, October 4, 2019 (close of business)

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

Self-Registration: Sign-in and register using your HawkID and password: https://uiowa.cloud-cme.com/Form.aspx?FormID=1026 

Sponsored 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 then complimentary seats are no longer available. In that case, choose "All Other University of Iowa Faculty & Staff."

Workbook Choice: Select a workbook where indicated in the form.  More than one workbook per participant is not allowed.

Payment Method: 

  • If sponsored registration was chosen, select "College-Sponsored Registration" as the payment type. Click "Finish." Your registration is now complete and you may print or email your invoice.
  • For non-sponsored registration, select "Pay by Credit Card."

Call 319-335-8599 with registration questions.


Research Development Office: Cheryl Ridgeway (cheryl-a-ridgeway@uiowa.edu / 319-384-3332)

The Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar is hosted jointly by
The University of Iowa Research Development Office and the Carver College of Medicine's Office of Faculty Affairs and Development