Monday, November 24, 2014

Seminar on Athens campus to address strategies for grant-writing success

A grant-writing seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2015, in the Walter Hall rotunda on the Athens campus of Ohio University. John D. Robertson, Ph.D., will lead the session, “Write Winning NSF Grant Proposals.”

Seats are limited, and RSVPs are due by Dec. 12 to Roxanne Male’-Brune at

The seminar will address both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the grant-writing process. It is designed for faculty and administrative staff members who have some exposure to grant-writing, as well as those just getting started.

Emphasis will be placed on:
•    Idea development and identification of how to locate grants from the National Science Foundation
•    How to write for reviewers as well as tips and strategies for presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers
•    Hypothesis-driven proposals vs. need-driven proposals
•    In-depth discussion of overview and objectives; expected significance; and broader impacts
•    How to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through the applications

Robertson is the author of 27 peer-reviewed journal articles and three book chapters. He has been a member of grant review panels, a review for a number of peer-reviewed journals and has served on editorial boards.

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