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The Office of Research Development (ORD) offers grant writing workshops and seminars designed to meet the research funding and proposal development needs of Tufts faculty, researchers, students, and staff. Please see below for dates, times, locations, and other information for upcoming workshops and seminars.

2019 Workshop Offerings

General and Custom Workshops 

We also offer customized grant writing workshops focusing on the general topics listed below as requested. If you are interested in scheduling one for your department or group, please email the ORD at least three months in advance. While we cannot promise availability of a workshop at a specific time or campus location, there are often spaces available in targeted departmental grant writing workshops. 

  • Grantsmanship 101: An introduction to the art of writing a grant narrative, this workshop provides an overview of how to: 1) Match a funding agency’s mission to your research agenda; 2) Write strong and clear research aims; and 3) Put together a competitive grant package in the design of your research narrative.
  • Finding Funding: This introductory workshop will introduce you to funding search strategies, help identify search tools for particular funding databases, and demonstrate best practices for advanced funding opportunity searches based on individual specific requirements.
  • Writing Clearly and Concisely for Grants: This seminar offers writing techniques and tips for developing clear, concise, and coherent text that communicates academic research effectively within the limited space and formatting available in grant applications.

Questions? Please send an email to or in the Office of Research Development (ORD).