Hiring a Grant Writer: When, How and Why

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All successful grants require outstanding science. Furthermore, all grants, whether small-scale, collaborative or multi-disciplinary require excellent teamwork, management plans, a comprehensive and persuasive budget narrative, and overall high quality writing. Fortunately, a professional grant writer can provide the expertise needed to enhance your proposal’s competitiveness and success.

During this how-to webinar, your expert presenter will offer detailed and practical information on the circumstances and types of proposals that would benefit from working with an experienced professional grant writer, ways to identify and hire a suitable grant writer, tactics to collaborate effectively, what a professional grant writer can and cannot do, and how to avoid pitfalls and problems with such a resource person.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Clearly identify whether or not your proposal requires the assistance of a professional grant writer
  • Understand which characteristics to look for and how to hire the best one
  • Overcome time-wasters by applying best practices for collaborating with a professional grant writer
  • How to prepare competitive grant applications by integrating and merging high-quality writing styles
  • Recognize mistakes and pitfalls in using a professional grant writer, and how to avoid them

Who Should Attend?:

Individual principal investigators contemplating small to large-scale research projects or center grants; PIs who have received multiple rejections and need assistance in presenting better written and better organized proposals; deans, vice presidents, other academic leaders planning small to large-scale institutional grant proposals; PIs planning multi-disciplinary proposals that require a consistent voice and approach.

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Meet Your Presenter:

Dr. Marjorie Piechowski, currently Director of Research Support in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has more than 25 years of experience in faculty grant development, research administration and technical writing at three Midwestern universities. Additionally, she has over 15 years of experience as an independent grant writer for clients across the United States, resulting in over $12 million in awards for clients. Widely recognized for her expertise in these areas, she has made over 80 presentations at regional, national and international meetings. Dr. Piechowski is a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators and a past president of the International Society of Research Administrators, which also honored her with its Excellence Award. She has written more than $13 million in successful grants for these organizations and reviewed grants for both the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute on Aging.

This Webinar presentation is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The presentation, tools presented and their contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nor are they endorsed by this agency. All views expressed are those personally held by the presenter and are not official government policies or opinions.