Improving Scholarly Communication Series: Writing Effective NIH Grant Applications

July 19, 2023
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2520D University Capitol Centre

Are you looking for methods to improve your success in writing, grant applications, and speaking endeavors? If so, join us this summer for a three-part series designed to provide you strategies to improve the clarity of your scholarly communications, both written and oral. These workshops are hosted by Paul Casella, writer, teacher, editor, producer, and graduate from Dartmouth and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

This course reviews the principles of good grantwriting to produce clear, direct, and compelling proposals. Focuses on understanding the psychology of reviewers and the review process, how to engage readers and facilitate understanding, and how to manage the proposal writing process. Suggests proposal templates. Includes exercises related to specific elements of a scientific proposal, particularly the Specific Aims page, as well as a workshop portion in which the group critiques participant writing samples.

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