Write Winning Grant Proposals

Tuesday, August 28 2018 @ 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Emerson Hall (EH) ,304

Presenter(s): John Robertson, PhD
Audience: Faculty, staff, and learners


This seminar comprehensively addresses both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the grant writing process, often called ‘grantsmanship’. This program is appropriate for faculty members who are contemplating a competitive application to federal or state agencies and foundations in either basic science or clinical research.

Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers.

It is stressed that applicants are writing for two different audiences – the assigned reviewers, who have 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. Strategies designed to merit a fundable priority score are emphasized.

All participants will receive light breakfast, boxed lunch, and a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. This event will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. and is free and open to all IUSM and IUPUI faculty and learners.

About the Presenter:
John Robertson, Ph.D. is an associate with Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops, LLC. He has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from both the NIH and non-federal sources. He is the author of 27 peer-reviewed journal articles and three book chapters. Dr. Robertson has been a member of grant review panels, a reviewer for a number of biomedical journals, and served on editorial boards.

This event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development . If you have questions about this event please contact the office at (317) 278-3089 or by email at ofapd@iu.edu.