Grant Writing Seminar Gives Graduate Students a Head Start

From the August 2015 Desktop News | Graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences will have a unique opportunity this month to hone their ability to obtain grants to support their research. Grant expert David G. Bauer will host a one-day seminar Aug. 22 to give graduate students tools necessary to be successful in searching for quality grants and creating successful proposals. Graduate may apply for the seminar through their department chairs.

Bauer has worked with College of Arts and Sciences faculty since 2009, hosting five, 18-month-long workshops on grant writing that have resulted in dozens of young faculty successfully acquiring external funding. The Aug. 22 workshop is an abbreviated, one-day workshop designed specifically for graduate students that will provide an overview on how to find grants, contact agencies, and begin creating a proposal.

“After two successful years in a row, we will continue to offer this grant writing workshop for graduate students,” said Dr. Luoheng Han, senior associate dean of natural sciences and mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences. “What is unique about this grant writing workshop is that graduate students will learn not only how to search for grants, but also how to create successful proposals.”

Participating students will receive a 63-page grant writing guide, which includes information about obtaining grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and other funding agencies, as well as samples of successful grant proposals and a list of funding opportunities and fellowships that are available to graduate students. Students in all fields of study are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Macy Vintson at or 205-348-8538.