Grant Writing and Proposal Development

February 16 - February 17, 2017
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
Atlanta, GA

Program Overview

Module 1: Before the Proposal Writing Begins
• Helping Investigators Position Themselves for Success
• Projects Drive Proposals, not the Other Way Around
• Identifying (In)Appropriate Funders
• Grants, Contracts, IDIQs, and Cooperative Agreements: Oh, My!
• Reading the RFP
• Interactions with Sponsors

Module 2: Let the Writing Begin!
• Three Writing Rules to Live By
• Common Proposal Elements and Their Role in Painting the Project's Picture
• Sponsor Review Processes and Their Impacts on Proposal Writing
• Collaboration and Its Discontents
• Logic Models, Timelines, and Other Helpful Tools
• Tips and Best Practices

Module 3: Revising and Resubmitting Unfunded Proposals
• Common Reasons for Declinations
• Common Grief Reactions to Getting Declined and How to Counter Them
• If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again....Maybe
• Serving as a Proposal Reviewer
• Q&A and Open Discussion

Topics Included:
• Key concepts and terminology for proposals and proposal writing, including standard or common proposal elements
• The common proposal review mechanisms and the ways these impact proposal writing
• Factors that complicate the proposal process and best practices for dealing with them
• Tools and best practices for proposal- and project-management
• Tools and best practices for assisting investigators for a smooth submission process

Intended Audience:
This session is intended for a general audience interested in learning more about proposal development and proposal writing. It will be of particular interest to newer research administrators and research administrators interested in research/proposal development. The program will include case-studies and hands-on practice.