Write winning proposals! CAES, ISU to host grant writing workshop Nov 9 & 11

CAES is collaborating with ISU to offer a grant writer's seminar and workshop this fall.

The two-day, virtual event, Write Winning Grant Proposals, will be held Nov. 9 and 11 and will address practical and conceptual aspects of proposal writing that are critical to the process. These are not standalone sessions; attendance at both sessions is required.

Topics include idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, writing for reviewers, and tips and strategies of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers. Participants will learn about the importance of writing with a linear progression of logic that leads reviewers through their applications. 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, tools and tips designed to merit a fundable priority score are emphasized.

All participants will receive an extensive handout, as well as a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook.

The sessions run from 1 to 4:30 p.m. both days and, again, attendance at both sessions is required.

Click here to register. Space is limited.

Questions about the seminar can be directed to Lisa Aldrich in INL's Proposals Management Office or Steve Wright in ISU's Office of Sponsored Programs.