Additional spaces now available in 2-day proposal development workshop

From: Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

Additional slots have been opened up on a first-come, first-served basis for a 2-day proposal development workshop to be held on campus in January 2019.  The workshop is intended to assist junior faculty in developing the skills and relationships necessary to be competitive in today’s research funding landscape.

Topics addressed at the workshop will include interactions with program managers, writing styles, approaches for effectively communicating research ideas in proposals, and how to pursue specific “early career” research awards from several funding agencies. The workshop also includes time for participants to consult one-on-one with the external consultants in areas of interest about effective proposal writing skills development.

The workshop will be presented by Academic Research Funding Strategies, an external consulting company whose principals have many years of experience working with faculty to develop their proposal preparation skills.

The workshop is one element of the Proposal Development Institute (PDI), but you do not have to be a PDI participant to attend the workshop.

For more details and to register for the workshop, go to https://pdr.osp.vt.edu/proposals/pdi/workshop-seats-available.

The cost to attend the workshop is $200 and must be paid to OVPRI by January 7.