Faculty Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

The UW Bothell Office of Research is pleased to introduce a Proposal Workshop series, with the specific goal of helping faculty increase their knowledge of and proficiency with the proposal development process, from conceptualizing to drafting and submission.  This workshop is suitable for novices as well as experienced researchers.

Committed and thoughtful participation in the workshop's intensive project development and proposal writing exercises will result in a high quality, full-length proposal suitable for submission to an external source.  To accommodate faculty schedules and varying work demands, the workshop will be offered in two different formats: winter/spring and summer.

All UW Bothell faculty are eligible to particpate.  The registration form is due Monday, January 14th and is available here.  Session will be held every other Friday starting February 1st from 11am - 1pm.

Workshop Topics

Session 1: Introduction, identification of the need/rationale - Feb 1
Session 2: Developing goals & objectives - Feb 15
Session 3: Developing methods/activities (designing data collection and/or structuring analysis, conducting lit review) - March 1
Session 4: Budget (identifying resources needs - personnel, facilities, etc) - March 15
Session 5: Evaluation plan - March 29
Session 6: Writing an abstract/summary - April 12
Session 7: Collecting supplementary documents (CV, letters of intent to collaborate, institutional descriptions, facilities/equipment) - April 26


In addition to covering the topics listed above, the workshop will attempt to pair faculty participants with mentors from similar disciplnes having a history of successful grant awards.

Mock Review Panel

The workshop series will conclude with a mock review panel to be scheduled in May.  the panel will be comprised of the mentors who will each review and evaluate three proposal drafts based on sponsor guidelines and review criteria, if available.  The panel will present their evaluations and comments to respective participants.

Summer Session

Participants will agree on a schedule of four days, 4 hours per day.  Content and exercises will be similar to what is covered during the winter/spring session.


Committed engagement in the process begins with the submission of a short application to particpate.  The application includes a brief project summary to enable targeted funding searches, selection of appropriate reviewers for the abstract and identification of potential mentors.

Application Due Dates:

Monday, January 14, 2013 for winter/spring
Monday, May 13, 2013 for summer



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