Grantsmanship Training Program in Bethesda, Maryland:

Grant Writing Seminar & Practical Exercises Workshop

Seminar Date: August 25-26, 2014   (Application Form) 
Application Receipt Deadline Date: June 27, 2014 at 5PM EDT

Featuring the "Write Winning Grant Proposals" Seminar & Practical Exercises Workshop
A two-day seminar program provided by Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops, LLC 


Write Winning Grants Seminar at FASEB campus

Seminar Location:       FASEB Beaumont Campus, Bethesda, MD

Seminar Dates:            August 25-26, 2014

Seminar/Workshop:  "Write Winning Grant Proposals"
                                      A two-day grant writing seminar and practical exercises workshop.             

Who Should Attend:     New Assistant Professors and Non-Tenure Junior Faculty Members


About the Seminar/Workshop: This nationally acclaimed seminar and workshop teaches new investigators how to write a grant application, a subject that is missing from the educational backgrounds of most junior faculty members. The program content is appropriate for new assistant professors and non-tenure track faculty members who aspire to tenure track and have never written a successful grant application. The accompanying workshop allows participants to get hands-on experience by offering practical exercises and individual attention.

Participants will receive an extensive handout that contains the slides from the seminar and pertinent examples/practical exercises, as well as a copy of "The Grant Application Writer's Handbook".

Seminar/Workshop Presenters:  The seminar and workshop will be presented by Drs. Stephen W. Russell and Peg AtKisson.

Travel Awards are AVAILABLE:  FASEB Office of MARC and Professional Development Programs is currently accepting travel award applications to help support participation in this seminar and workshop program.  Through funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, we are providing travel awards for underrepresented graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and new assistant professors to attend this two-day seminar and workshop program that will be held at the FASEB Beaumont Campus located in Bethesda, MD.  [FASEB MARC approval to attend these programs will be required. No onsite registration will be available.]

Download Program Application/Travel Award Form for the seminar and workshop program. 

Complete the Application/Travel Award form and submit the form and all supporting documentation to the FASEB MARC Program Office by Friday, June 27, 2014, 5:00 PM ET.

After the application packets have been reviewed by the FASEB MARC Program Committee, a decision on whether or not to accept/invite the applicant to attend the seminar and workshop program will be made based on the information provided.

Confirmation of the applicant's selection to participate in the seminar and workshop program will be made as applications are received and processed.

A limited number of program participants will be selected. Applicants must be actively engaged in research and must be at the Ph.D. level (new assistant professor or non-tenured junior faculty member.)

Travel awards are available for underrepresented non-tenured junior faculty members to attend this program. Full-time non-tenured junior faculty (regardless of ethnicity) at postsecondary minority institutions are also eligible to apply for these awards.

NOTE:  We are not be able to provide travel funds to any applicant who is directly supported by federal funds that include travel to meetings.  This means that applicants who are supported by NIH K-series, or applicants who have similar support from other federal agencies (e.g., NSF, etc.)  Applicants not eligible to receive travel awards, but are still interested in attending the program should contact the FASEB MARC Program Office at marcgwsw@faseb.org for information about the possibility to register and attend the seminar and workshop program at his/her own expense. 

ALL applicants/recipients for FASEB MARC Travel Awards must be U.S.A. Citizens and Permanent Residents of the U.S.A., and must reside within the U.S.A. or U.S.A. territories. Persons on temporary/student visas are not eligible. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday, June 27, 2014, 5:00 PM ET.  All late or incomplete application packets will be declined upon receipt.


 Grantsmanship Training Seminar Program Agenda 
Presented by Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops, LLC

Program Agenda - August 25, 2014
"Write Winning Grant Proposals" Seminar
and Practical Exercises Workshop

7-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30AM Introduction to the Seminar
8:45 AM How to Develop a Fundable Idea for a Grant Application
9:45 AM Identifying Funding Opportunities
10:00 AM The Importance of Commitment
10:30 AM AM Break
11:00 AM The Grant Concept:Reviewers, Review Process,Grant Narrative,
Specific Aims Page
12:00 PM Group Lunch
1:00 PM The Specific Aims Page (or equivalent)
2:30 PM PM Break
3:00 PM Practical Exercises
5:30-7 PM Group Dinner

Program Agenda - August 26, 2014
Practical Exercises in Grant Writing

7-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Practical Exercises
10:00 AM AMBreak
10:30 AM Break-out Sessions
12:00 PM Group Lunch
1:30 PM Continuation of Practical Exercises
2:30 PM PMBreak
3:00 PM Grant Seminar Program Final Segment
5:00 PM
Program Ends


















A Few Comments from Participants of Earlier Grant Writing Seminars/Workshops



“The presenters were excellent! The arrangement by FASEB was very impressive. This seminar/workshop should be given to Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows before they begin their careers. I benefited immensely. Thank you.”


“This is a very informative and useful workshop. I am extremely glad I attended it.”


“Most informative seminar! Tips and anecdotes were very helpful.”


“The information in the book works. I have three copies – one for home, one for the office and a spare. I use the book like a bible! I have applied for an R01.” [Update: Investigator’s R01 application was funded.]


“Full of powerful information that is critical to professors, graduate students, and postdoctorates. Should be a permanent part of graduate curriculum. This is my first formal grant writing seminar ... I learned more in 1.5 days than I did in my semester long microbiology course that had us write a mock proposal. Thank you!”


“This seminar was very useful and exciting. I now have the tools to complete a successful proposal! Dr. Stephen Russell is an awesome instructor. Thank you!”


“This is an excellent workshop. Of all the grant writing workshops that I have attended within the past two years, this is the BEST!”


“Best workshop I ever attended!”


“I enjoyed every minute of the seminar. I look forward to another opportunity to attend this workshop.”


“I thought this was going to be the usual grant writing workshop, and I had planned to attend for a few hours. The first hour of this workshop convinced me that I must not miss a minute of the workshop. It is informative and I am convinced that going forward I am a better grant writer. I am looking forward to my next successful application. I will recommend this workshop to anyone interested in writing a successful application.”


For more information about the program and registration process, contact Cordelia Adams, Program Manager via email or phone: 301-634-7930.

NIH Grants Resources:
- Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops, LLC

Previous Seminars:
- 2013 (Aug. 26-28): Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
- 2012 (Aug. 24-25): Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, Chantilly, VA
- 2011 (Nov. 18-19):Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, Chantilly, VA
- 2011 (Aug. 26-27): Courtyard by Marriott Oceanfront North; Virginia Beach, VA
- 2010 (Aug. 27-28): Courtyard by Marriott Oceanfront North; Virginia Beach, VA
- 2009 (Aug. 26-27): Courtyard by Marriott Oceanfront North; Virginia Beach, VA- 2009 (Jun. 19): FASEB Campus; Bethesda, MD
- 2008 (Aug. 22): FASEB/Bethesda Marriott; Bethesda, MD
- 2007 (Aug. 10): FASEB/Bethesda Marriott; Bethesda, MD

The FASEBMARCProgram is funded by two grants from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. [T36-GM08059 and T36-GM08637]


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