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Registration open for “How to Write a Competitive NSF Grant” workshop Dec. 13

From staff reports | Oct 16, 2017

Ohio University faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to register for the workshop “How to Write a Competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant,” to be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 13.

The workshop will cover the basics of writing an NSF pre-proposal and proposal and how to address the required elements of intellectual merit and broader impacts.

The workshop will be presented by John Robertson from the Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops ( www.grantcentral.com ).  Robertson has presented two previous workshops at Ohio University that were highly rated by attendees.

  • “[The presenter’s] enthusiasm was perfect and his passion for the approach was great.”

  • “This is a great workshop. It is very informative and educational and it is very entertaining to hear about the tips and guidelines.  [The presenter] is absolutely helpful to me for learning the NSF application processes. Thanks.”

  • “I found this seminar to be incredibly useful and enlightening. We should encourage more PhD students to attend.  There was a lot of information presented here that I should have known years ago.”

  • “This was excellent.  Interesting and appropriately “fast paced” with a potentially dry topic. Thank you! A good investment.”

Robertson received his doctoral degree in 1999 from The University of Texas at Austin in pharmacology and toxicology. From 1999-2003 he served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He then went to the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2004, where he was a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, and an associate member of the University of Kansas Cancer Center. In 2010 he was recruited to teach grantsmanship by Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops. Robertson has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from federal and non-federal sources. He has authored 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and three book chapters. Robertson has been a member of grant review panels, a reviewer for biomedical journals and served on editorial boards. In addition, he has been routinely recognized for excellence in teaching.

An RSVP is required to research@ohio.edu by Nov. 15. Please put “NSF Workshop” in the subject line.

The event is sponsored by the Ohio University Research Division and academic colleges.