Conferences, Workshops and Camps

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

A 5-week grant-writing seminar for UNI faculty and staff, this workshop offers sessions on various grant-writing topics interspersed with individual and independent grant-writing activities. All seminar sessions will be held virtually through Zoom. 

Week 1: Planning for Success - Learn about the services of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the UNI Foundation, and how to: find funding opportunities, understand Requests for Proposals and sponsor priorities, write a concept paper, and communicate with program officers.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

A 5-week grant-writing seminar for UNI faculty and staff, this workshop offers sessions on various grant-writing topics interspersed with individual and independent grant-writing activities. All seminar sessions will be held virtually through Zoom.

Week 2: Budget Development - Project planning and budgeting should proceed hand-in-hand. A good budget increases your chances of obtaining funding and facilitates the implementation of your project. This session will present the conceptual basis and technical tips for creating a strong budget.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

A 5-week grant-writing seminar for UNI faculty and staff, this workshop offers sessions on various grant-writing topics interspersed with individual and independent grant-writing activities. All seminar sessions will be held virtually through Zoom.

Week 3: Writing Techniques for Proposals - What are the commonalities of successful grant proposals? What are typical mistakes to avoid? This session will explore the differences between proposal writing and academic writing, offer style and organization techniques, and share examples.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

A 5-week grant-writing seminar for UNI faculty and staff, this workshop offers sessions on various grant-writing topics interspersed with individual and independent grant-writing activities. All seminar sessions will be held virtually through Zoom.

Week 4: Panel Discussion - Successful UNI grant seekers will share their expertise in a moderated panel discussion.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

A 5-week grant-writing seminar for UNI faculty and staff, this workshop offers sessions on various grant-writing topics interspersed with individual and independent grant-writing activities. All seminar sessions will be held virtually through Zoom. 

Week 5: Guest Speaker, Michael Spires - Michael Spires, Research Development Officer at Oakland University, is a past president of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals and has worked in research development at multiple universities and the Smithsonian Institution. He will speak on the topic of Positioning for Proposal Success.