|Friday Jan 18, 2013 9:00 AM - Friday Jan 18, 2013 5:00 PM | $75.00 - $100.00
How to Write Effective Grant Proposals
The Grantsmanship Center normally charges $1195 for this three-day training course on how to write research proposals.The Caltech Postdoctoral Association is pleased to offer this one-day professional event to postdocs for a significantly reduced cost. This interactive training engages participants toward framing highly fundable research questions, clearly conveying their skills as a principal investigator, providing compelling discussion of the broader social and field-specific significance of their research, and distilling their proposals into a succinct and highly effective format.
The CPA will provide information for departments and research advisors interested in subsidizing this cost for their postdoctoral scholars.
The Grantsmanship Center's Research Proposal training will offer skills and experience that are integral to any research career including:
A. insight into the unspoken qualitative guidelines (what constitutes a testable hypothesis, how to write economically and clearly, and how to relate to funding agencies);
B. hands-on exercises in crystallizing and presenting compelling research ideas and sequences of ideas; and
C. creative strategies for launching an academic/research career.
For further information:
Charles R. Putney (B.A., Drew University; M.A., University of Delaware) has been involved with not-for-profits for more than 35 years. He has worked as a communications and development staff person for an international educational organization, a cancer research center, a mental health center, a museum, and a college. As an independent consultant since 1987, he has helped clients secure more than $50 million in grants. He has extensive experience in federal grants, particularly those for public and private colleges, mental health centers, and substance abuse treatment and prevention organizations. In addition to his private practice, he has been a consultant trainer for The Grantsmanship Center since 1987, and has written extensively on planning, fundraising and grant proposal writing. He is former board chair of the Vermont Humanities Council, Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and Oldcastle Theatre Company, among other organizations, and is a co-editor of Sherlock Holmes: Victorian Sleuth to Modern Hero.
Thomas R. Blackburn (B.A., Chemistry, Carleton College; Ph.D., Chemistry, Harvard University) is a geochemist and a cellist. He is the author of Getting Science Grants and Equilibrium: A Chemistry of Solutions and a co-author of Chemistry: Molecules that Matter. During his 30-year teaching career, he held faculty appointments at Carleton, Hobart and William Smith, St. Andrews, and Wellesley Colleges and visiting appointments at Cornell University, Harvard, EAWAG Zurich (the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology), the University of Tennessee, and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He subsequently joined the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACF-PRF) as Assistant Program Manager, retiring as Senior Program Officer in 2002. Tom is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Trinity Chamber Orchestra, and the Dumbarton Chamber Players. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, the poet Kate Blackburn, and two dogs. He has been a consultant trainer for The Grantsmanship Center since 2012.
Beckman Behavioral Biology Auditorium (BBB 24) (View)
Pasadena, CA 91125
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|