ORED launches ‘Pen Your Proposals’ monthly writing sessions

News for Researchers

Posted August 30, 2017 by Tiffany Lee

Faculty and staff developing grant proposals are invited to attend Pen Your Proposals at Paul Hall, a monthly event featuring open writing hours and access to one-on-one help from proposal development staff. The first session is Sept. 14-15.

The goal is to provide a quiet, secluded setting for writing on campus and reduce the stress of the grant writing process.

The Office of Research and Economic Development will host the writing sessions from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Room 251 of the Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School, 2200 Vine St., on the second and fourth consecutive Thursday and Friday of each month. A fall semester schedule is available. During these times, faculty may consult with Office of Proposal Development staff, who can share strategies and resources to strengthen grant applications. Attendees may come and go as their schedules and needs permit.

ORED first experimented with open writing hours during its NSF CAREER Club in June, when early career faculty developing proposals to the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program were provided access to dedicated writing spaces in Paul Hall and opportunities to engage with proposal development experts. The event’s success spurred the idea for monthly writing hours, as faculty provided written feedback describing the quiet space as extremely useful, appreciated and invaluable.

For more information contact Tisha Mullen, director of proposal development, 402-472-2894.

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