Write Winning Grant Proposals

The Office of Research and Economic Development will offer a grant writing seminar, “Write Winning Grant Proposals,” on March 16, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

This free seminar is offered each year primarily for UNL faculty. However, if there is room, other UNL staff, post-doctoral research fellows and graduate students are welcome to attend without charge.

We welcome participation from UNMC, UNO and UNK faculty, staff and graduate students, but to cover seminar costs, there is a $150 fee for these participants. An internal charge can be made to a cost object to pay the fee. For non-university participants, the fee is $200, and payment can be made the day of the seminar (checks should be made payable to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln).

Four different versions of the seminar workbook are available, depending on the sources from which you plan to seek funding: the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a general version geared towards smaller funding agencies and foundations. Each participant may select only one workbook. Please indicate your preference on the registration form.

The seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects important to the proposal writing process. Emphasis is given to such things as:

  • idea development
  • identification of appropriate granting agencies
  • how to write for reviewers
  • tips and strategies of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers

A continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Please check back for registration in January 2018. For more information, contact Megan McMasters at megan.mcmasters@unl.edu or 402-472-0030.