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Workshops on Grant Writing

Workshops on Grant Writing

The Graduate School is hosting a series of workshops on grant writing for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars throughout the fall semester.

An introductory workshop that assumes no prior experience with grant writing will kick off the series. This workshop will emphasize the basic aspects of grant writing, including types and sources of funding, grant terminology, and characteristics of proposals that have been funded.

The discipline-specific workshops are guided by principal investigators in arts and humanities, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, physical sciences, and qualitative and quantitative social sciences, and are intended for individuals with some prior grant experience.

Registration opens on August 19 and is required for all workshops. Registration will close one week prior to each workshop date.

The Introductory Workshop is open to all graduate students (regardless of program) and postdoctoral scholars and can accommodate up to 250 attendees. Students and postdoctoral scholars may attend only one of the discipline-specific workshops as attendance is limited to 50 participants per workshop.

The Introductory Workshop will be held in the Board Room of the Nittany Lion Inn; all other workshops will be in 102 Kern Graduate Building.

For questions about the workshops, contact the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School at 814-865-2516.

Workshop Date Time Presenter Materials*

2014 Workshops on Grant Writing

Introductory Workshop Wednesday, September 3 1:00–3:00 p.m. Lee Carpenter Presentation (PDF)
Qualitative and Quantitative Social Sciences Thursday, September 18 1:00–3:00 p.m. Lee Carpenter


Arts and Humanities Wednesday, September 24 1:00–3:00 p.m. Michael Naydan  
Life Sciences Thursday, October 2 1:00–3:00 p.m. Michael Axtell  
Engineering Wednesday, October 8 1:30–3:30 p.m. Michael Alley  
Medical Sciences Thursday, October 16 1:00–3:00 p.m. Kent Vrana  
Physical Sciences Wednesday, October 22 1:30–3:30 p.m. Nitin Samarth  

* Materials are available in alternative media on request

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