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2021 Grant Writing Seminar: Register now!



The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is pleased to announce that the 2021 Grant Writing Seminar – REGISTRATION is now open. Click on the link below to register. Thank you!

Internal Registration Deadline: Friday, May 21, 2021

Description: ORED is hosting our annual Grant Writing Seminar on June 8 - 9 2021. This seminar will be virtual via Zoom. We highly encourage all new faculty attend this seminar; however, it is not limited to new faculty. Please note that reservations are required. Additional information on the seminar is provided below.

Write a Winning Grant Proposals - Held over TWO DAYS: Tuesday, June 8, 2020 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and Wednesday June 9 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. This workshop will comprehensively addresses both the conceptual and practical aspects of the grant-writing process. This seminar emphasizes idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies for writing winning grants.

Instructor Dr. John D. Robertson of Grant Writers’ Seminars, will give the all-day presentation. Dr. Robertson has been a recipient of competitive extramural funding from both the NIH and non-federal sources. He has served as a member of grant review panels, a reviewer for various biomedical journals, as well as a member of journal editorial boards. Before his recruitment to GWSW he served as a mentor for junior-faculty grant applicants and was recognized routinely for excellence in teaching. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Toxicology from the University of Texas at Austin and did his Postdoctoral in Toxicology at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. He had academic appointments at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, and was an associate member of the University of Kansas Cancer Center.

Those attending the seminar should learn, among other things, the following specific points:

·         The fundamental principles of grant writing

·         The three most common reasons that grant applications fail

·         How to develop an irresistible, fundable idea for a grant application

·         How to get the most import aspects of your message up front

·         How to use the internet to your advantage

·         How to identify the most applicable sources of funding for an idea

·         Funding that is available for beginning researchers

·         How to assess your competition and to benefit from your competitors’ ideas

·         How to make an application maximally ‘reviewer friendly’

·         The review process: mechanics and psychology

·         What reviewers look for first! – Next! And last!

·         Tips on how to write for reviewers with maximal clarity and compelling logic

·         Important strategies that can be learned from newspaper journalism

·         How best to stress innovation, novelty and impact in the way an application is written

·         Tips and strategies applicable to writing specific sections of an application

·         Why ‘submission’ of an application means more than just mailing

·         Tips and strategies for competing renewals

·         How the applicant can help write his/her own review


Please let us know which ONE workbook you would like me to order for you:

o   The NIH edition, including online access to templates allowing the user to (i) set up a writing schedule, and (ii) create a bullet outline that guides preparation of the template or master plan.

o   The NSF edition, including online access to templates allowing the user to (i) set up a writing schedule, and (ii) create a bullet outline that guides preparation of the master plan for the Project Description.

o   Successful Proposals to Any Agency: Suitable for any agency other than the two named above. recommended for those with humanities and/or social science interests

o   The USDA/NIFA edition, includes online access to a template allowing the user to (i) set up a writing schedule, and (ii) create a bullet outline that guides preparation of the template or master plan for Overview Subsection

Please feel free to contact the Research Office with any questions.






Responsible Conduct of Research: Brown Bag Series


The Office of Research & Economic Development would like to invite all interested UW researchers and entrepreneurs to please join us for three exciting professional development seminars this semester related to Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).  These virtual brown bag seminars are aimed towards UW graduate students, postdocs, research staff, and principal investigators, but all in the UW community are welcome.  In fact, we highly encourage department heads and administrators to consider joining us or sending someone from their unit to attend, as some of the topics will cover major topics that have impacted other institutions in the US recently. 


Please see the attached flyer for more information.  You can register for any of the seminars by clicking here, and any questions or concerns can be sent to  We hope to see you at these virtual seminars!






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