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Planning to submit a grant proposal in the fall? Do you have a developed project idea and are wondering how to capture the interest of a funding agency? We invite you to join us for the Office of Research Development’s summer grantwriting workshop

Grant Writing for Page One: Honing your Specific Aims/Objectives Section
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30  from 12-2pm– Medford campus

Most grant applications require a 1-page summary that describes your proposed work: introducing the area of research/problem addressed, stating your objectives/research questions and hypothesis, and highlighting why the work is important. This section may be called different things – Specific Aims, Executive Summary, Overview and Objectives are some of the terms – but all need to accomplish the same goals: to engage your reviewers, and provide the clear and compelling summary of what you are asking the agency to fund and why they should fund it. Even if your proposal does not require this as a separate section, it is usually good grantsmanship to provide this overview as the first page of any proposal anyway – it can ‘hook’ your reviewers and keep them invested in reading the rest of your proposal!  This ORD ‘Page One’ small group workshop focuses on crafting and refining this 1-page summary through a combination of instructor feedback and intensive peer review. You will revise and receive feedback on your drafts 3 times over the course of the workshop.

Open to all faculty.  Limited to 10 participants. Participants must be able to attend all four sessions, and must submit an initial draft of the aims by July 1st.  Please note: the final session will be 3 hours, July 30th from 12-3pm.

To register, please submit this survey.

If you are interested but cannot attend on these dates and times, please let us know.

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