Research Administration and Development

Grant Writing Workshop Announced

Research Administration and Development, in partnership with Faculty Commons, is offering a faculty professional development workshop in grant writing for tenure-track and tenured faculty at USM.  The workshop is comprised of four (4), 3-hour sessions.  Dr. Terry Shehata, Grants Development Specialist and Coordinator for Institutional and Research Grants Development, will conduct the workshop.

Grant writing is both a systematic and a chaotic process. You will need to be as organized as possible without becoming so obsessive that you lose the opportunity to incorporate new ideas and new suggestions as they emerge throughout the process. The learning outcomes of the workshop are to:

  • Understand the essential components of a grant proposal package.
  • Be able to customize a proposal to match a grant maker's interest.
  • Know how to initially approach a funder.
  • Know the differences between government and foundation proposals.
  • Know how to report on a grant's progress and impact.
  • Know how to develop working relationships with grant makers.
  • Know what to do if your proposal is denied (don't give up!).
  • Understand the behind-the-scenes decisions that determine proposal acceptance and denial.

Time and Location: This four session workshop will be scheduled on four Friday mornings during the Spring 2014 semester from 9 AM to Noon in the Faculty Commons 3rd floor space of the Glickman Family Library on the USM Portland Campus. Light lunch will be provided during each session. The dates are: January 24, February 28, March 28, and May 2. Participants must commit to all four sessions. Workshop agenda is available on the Faculty Commons site.  Register online