Fund Searching and Crafting a Strong Research Proposal Workshops

Whether your field is science, humanities, technology, or law, one certainty is this: To be most efficient and effective at securing research funds, it is critical to be aware of the latest funding opportunities useful to your program. Join us for a Fund Searching and Crafting a Strong Research Proposal workshop on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Galvin Library, Learning Center. We will also discuss how to craft a strong research proposal. This workshop is open to faculty and staff.

Participants will use an individual computer to learn how to search for research funding opportunities. We will try some strategies to get you set up to receive tailored funding alerts on an ongoing basis. Proposal writing is not at all like academic writing. Researchers must use a variety of techniques to ensure a proposal has the best chance of being read, scoring high, and getting funded. In this workshop you will learn ways to create a strong proposal while avoiding common pitfalls. The workshop will also include information on how to make sure a proposal is truly “cutting edge.” This means knowing how to show all the references and citations that prove you have a solid grasp of your field. A Galvin librarian will present an overview of the resources that can help you prove your case.

To reserve a spot, email Mariam Othman at The room accommodates 20 participants; walk-ins welcome as space permits. There is no fee for these workshops, which are provided as a service of the IIT Office of Research.