Summer 2012

Capital Ideas

Series of Grant Writing Workshops at Stony Brook University

JULY - EVENT IS FULL AND CLOSED

STRATEGIES, TACTICS, AND WRITING TIPS FOR PREPARING INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSALS
3-part workshop offered on July 12, 19 and 26 from 4-5:30 in the Melville Library, E4340 - Participants should plan to attend all 3 sessions
Speaker: Beth Schachter from Beth Schachter Consulting

Workshop participants will gain a solid understanding of the creative (scientific) and the organizational/administrative aspects of preparing a highly competitive research grant application. They will draft a preliminary scientific plan for their own proposal as well as develop an action plan for completing the project.

SESSION 1 – GRANTSMANSHIP
• Overview of the workshop
• From Bright Ideas to Specific Aims
• Matching the Bright Idea/ Principal Investigator with the right source and category of funding and the best-fit scientific review group
• Basics of the granting process
• Identifying allies and advocates early in the application process
• Beginning to craft the Research Proposal

SESSION 2 – THE RESEARCH PLAN
• Research Strategy – Developing a plan that stays mindful of evaluation criteria
• Mind-mapping and outlining – ways of building the research plan and the administrative action plan for getting the grant submitted on deadline
• Group discussion of funded proposals (abstracts from NIH RePORTER and NSF Award sites)

SESSION 3 – EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
• Writing clearly, persuasively, and to deadline
• Title, Abstract and Key Words – The public face of your proposal
• Visual presentation of your plan, data and ideas
• Group discussion of participants’ Specific Aims page and Action Plan outline.
• Brief discussion of funding sources beyond NIH and NSF

For the first 16 interested and registered Postdoctoral and Junior Faculty participants, Beth Schachter will read and critique a draft Specific Aims page and will be available for a 45-minute consultation about grantsmanship strategies and tactics. This opportunity will hold for up to one year after the completion of the workshop.


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Beth Schachter, PhD: A science communications consultant, Beth works with academic scientists,
helping them to articulate their discoveries, plans and ideas. As a science writer, Beth has published in Nature Biotechnology, Bio-IT World, The New York Times, in publications of the New York Academy of Sciences, and in HMS Beagle. She was on the faculty at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. As Principal Investigator, she conducted research in molecular endocrinology, cancer biology and neuroscience. Beth taught in the Graduate School at Mount Sinai and also, for several years co-directed and taught in the Cold Spring Harbor Cloning of Neural Genes course. She holds a BS from Antioch College, a PhD from University of Southern California, and did postdoctoral work at University of California San Francisco and Columbia University.

Beth Schachter  

 

 

AUGUST

Participants can pick and choose which workshops to attend.

How to Write a Budget    Tuesday, August 7
1-2 pm,
Melville Library, E4340
(Ctr.
for Italian Studies)
Speaker: Jin Bentley, OVPR

A well constructed budget is a crucial part of any proposal. Learn how to build a budget including when and how to include fringe benefits, indirect costs, tuition, summer salary, equipment purchases, and more.

COEUS
Thursday, August 9
1-2 pm
, Melville Library, E4340
(Ctr. for Italian Studies)
Speakers: Deborah Chalmers & Joann
DeLucia-Conlon, Sponsored Programs

COEUS is Stony Brook’s electronic proposal preparation and submission system. Learn how to navigate the system. CANCELLED

Winning the Grant

Learn from faculty members how they won awards in their fields of study.
berhane American Heart Association
Tuesday, August 14
1-2 pm
, Melville Library, E4340
(Ctr. for Italian Studies)

Professor Berhane Ghebrehiwet
Department of Medicine

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Humboldt
Thursday, August 16
1-2 pm
, Melville Library, E4340
(Ctr. for Italian Studies)
 
Professor Jac Verbaarschot
Physics Department 

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NASA
Tuesday, August 21
1-2 pm, Melville Library, E4340
(Ctr. for Italian Studies)
Professor Deanne Rogers
Department of Geosciences

 

To Register, click here

 

SEPTEMBER

SEED GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR SBU POSTDOCS, click here

Room 2438, Computer Science Building, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4433 Phone: 631.632.7531 Fax: 631.632.7243