Write Winning Grant Proposals

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center

Registration Deadline:  April 16, 2012
Registration is now closed.

Thank you for your interest in this workshop!  However, since registration for this event has now reached the seating capacity of the Dow Auditorium, we cannot accept any further registrations.

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A unique opportunity regardless of your experience – open to all UM faculty, fellows, graduate students and staff.

Co-sponsored by the UMMS Office of Research and the MICHR Education Program, this widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal writing process (with emphasis on NIH applications). Attention is given to such things as developing ideas, identifying appropriate granting agencies, writing for reviewers, and strategies that are valuable in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers. Strategies designed to garner a fundable priority score are presented.

Participants will learn to prepare a competitive grant proposal by:

  • incorporating knowledge of the peer review process in a persuasive research description
  • formulating a focused research plan that incorporates well-formulated hypotheses, rationales, specific objectives, and long-range research goals
  • developing and justifying a budget for the proposed research activities
  • using existing resources at the University of Michigan in research proposal development
  • avoiding many common grant writing mistakes.

The Presenter
David Morrison, Ph.D., has been continuously funded as a principal investigator for more than 30 years from NIH, foundations, and industry. He has served as a member of multiple national review panels and advisory groups. He received the first ever Faculty Service Award from the Mayo Center for Translational Sciences Activities. Dr. Morrison, a co-founder and member of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops, LLC, is one of the most sought after presenters of workshops on writing NIH grant proposals.

Agenda:  View the agenda.


Registration Deadline:  April 16, 2012
Registration is now closed (see note above).

Fee:  $85 – payable by shortcode or credit card
(This reduced fee is possible due to the support of the UMMS Office of Research and MICHR.)

All registrants will receive The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook – National Institutes of Health Version (a $75.00 value) as well as other course materials.

Refund Policy:  We cannot give refunds for cancellations, but the registrant may still obtain their copy of the workbook / course materials.

CME Credit
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Light refreshments will be served in the morning and afternoon, but participants will obtain lunch on their own (the UMHS cafeteria is in close proximity to the Dow Auditorium). View options for lunch.

Contact Kathryn Ridner (kridner@umich.edu or 734-763-4086) with any questions about the workshop.