University of California
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UC ANR Grant Essentials Summit

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Take your fund-seeking to the next level by utilizing best practices in grant-writing to increase your funding proposal competitiveness and expand your capacity to pursue major, multi- and interdisciplinary, team-based funding initiatives.


Grant Essentials Summit is a 1-day targeted professional development intervention focused on enhancing the performance of individual academics as well as teams in attracting and winning grants within the research and extension enterprise, specific to a single discipline as well as across disciplines.

This comprehensive day-long program is designed to convey the fundamentals of proposal writing, starting with the concepts, backed up with concrete tips and operational strategies. The program will also assist in introducing participants to concepts of the self-assessment components needed to establish and maintain a research and extension program, and expose participants to concrete and practical resources that support the creation and growth of extramural funding.

 


Event Dates and Locations

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - UCCE San Diego Office, 9335 Hazard Way, Suite 201 San Diego, CA

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - UC ANR, Valley Conference Center, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA

 

Program Format

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The structure of the professional development experience includes a combination of lecture format, didactic presentation, “in-classroom flipped classroom”, and audience participation to engage participants throughout the day. Interactive sessions are designed to equip participants with a set of practical tools for planning, developing, and writing a funding proposal. Integrated into all sessions are ways to make the proposal process part of the everyday academic process, and to strategically plan for longer-term funding.

The seminar will cover essential topics to grant writing, such as:

- Understanding of the preparation steps before writing
- Techniques for creating a strong argument for the proposed project
- Approaches to defining a writing style and addressing writer’s block
- Techniques for communicating the approach clearly
- Approaches to communicating with funding programs
- Understanding the grant review process
- Effective tools, resources, and best practices to support grant writing

The UCCE San Diego session will be led by Dr. John Crockett, Senior Director, Sponsored Research Project Development & Management at San Diego State University.  The UC ANR Davis session will be conducted by Dr. Peg AtKisson, Principal of AtKisson Training Group, LLC.

 

Who Should Attend

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The training is designed for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in academic proposal teams. Content is geared to participants at all levels who want to better prepare for leading and participating in grant efforts targeting a variety of funding programs sponsored by academia, state government, federal government, private, and industry sponsors.

Participation will be limited to a training cohort of 180 participants in Davis and 40 participants in San Diego.

All ANR academics and staff are invited to participate.


 

Session Details and Travel Information

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Travel costs will be covered for participants to attend the closest workshop location (San Diego or Davis), including 1/2 of lodging expenses (unless you share your hotel room with another attendee, then full lodging covered).

After completing registration and obtaining your travel approval notice, make your lodging reservation (San Diego; Davis), if needed.

For any questions regarding registration, please contact Vanity Campbell, 530-750-1329.

 

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