Writing Persuasive Proposals

Center for Excellence in Research Advancement Workshops
Office of Research
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October 23, 2014, October 30, 2014, November 13, 2014
University Park Campus
Credit Union Building
3rd Floor Conference Room, Rm #329

Due to limited space, RSVP is required.

A hands-on workshop (consisting of 3 sessions) on directly and effectively meeting the requirements of RFPs and grant program applications.

The three-session workshop will be led by Bonnie Kilgore Lund, professional grant writer and director, The Writing Company. It is targeted to faculty who are currently writing or resubmitting a proposal. The workshop covers writing strategies that show participants how to persuasively address funder requirements and highlight research innovations and merits. Topics include developing a research plan, drafting proposal sections (selecting, organizing, and summarizing key points), revising drafts (using passive/active voice, sentence-level editing), and developing effective graphics.

The workshop features short lectures on writing strategies, analysis of sample proposal sections, writing practice and peer review. Participants are asked to submit a questionnaire and proposal summary prior to the first session and to attend all three sessions.