Grant Writing

Spike Gildea and Margaret Florey

This workshop will highlight what works and what doesn’t in grant applications. Though aimed primarily at those new to the process, there are new tricks and opportunities that experienced grant writers will benefit from as well. An overview of the key national and international funding agencies will be provided, and there will be discussion of ethical and intellectual property issues. We will consider the sections commonly included in grant applications, and participants will begin to draft sections of a mock proposal. In prior workshops, the ones who got the most benefit were those who came in with some concrete ideas for projects, and who prepared things like: lists of goals they would like to accomplish, outlines of activities that would lead to accomplishing these goals, initial timelines for moving through the various activities, and a first estimate for how much it might cost to pay for these activities.