Successful Proposal Development - Session I

10/13/2010, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Successful Proposal Development: Critical Skills Essential for Proposal Success” Workshop.


The Office of Research Affairs would like to invite members of the faculty to attend our annual Proposal Development Workshop. Led by Bruce McCandless, Director of Research Affairs, this three-part workshop addresses many of the concerns and challenges facing proposal writers. It will be offered in two Sessions, Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.


Location, Dates & Times: Workshops will be held in the Quigley Room in the Newman Center (to the right after entering the front door), 472 North Pleasant Street. Refreshments will be served.

  • Session 1 – Wednesdays, October 13, 20, 27 (2-4 p.m.)
  • Session 2 - Thursdays, October 14, 21, 28 (9-11 a.m.)



To register please click on the appropriate session below and fill in the relevant information.

  • Session 1 - Wednesdays, October 13, 20, 27 (2-4 p.m.)
  • Session 2 - Thursdays, October 14, 21, 28 (9-11 a.m.)


Who should attend?

Faculty who….

  • Are new to grants and want to get an overview of the process,
  • Have tried submitting proposals but not had much success,
  • Are scraping by on small grants while their colleagues have major funding,
  • Think grants and proposal writing are just too much effort for the success/failure ratio.



You will learn:

  • What it is that you do that qualifies for funding,
  • Where to look for and how to recognize true grant opportunities,
  • What steps to follow once you have identified an opportunity,
  • When it is time to actually write and prepare a formal proposal,
  • How to increase the creative elements of your proposal,
  • How to present your case persuasively,
  • Quick and effective techniques for planning and costing a project,
  • How to get a proposal out with time to spare.


Workshop Agenda

     I.        Introduction & rational

    II.        Six steps to proposal success

  III.        Creating your Vision

  IV.        Identifying and interacting with shared interest community.

   V.        Indentifying Sponsor/Client Need.

  VI.        Defining/Redefining needs/innovating solutions

 VII.        Developing an Action Plan and Budget

VIII.        Communicating


For more information please contact Melinda LeLacheur at 545-5283 or by email.