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Write Winning Grants Seminar in Hypothesis Driven Research - March 2, 2017
March 2 2017 at 8:30 AM
Mazurek Medical Education Commons
Write Winning Grants Seminar in Hypothesis Driven Research - March 2, 2017Registration deadline for Mar. 2 Write Winning Grant Proposals for Hypothesis-Driven Research seminar is Feb. 8 The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a research grant writing proposal seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students in the arts and humanities. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus. Dr. John Robertson will present the seminar on March 2, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on WSU’s medical campus in the Margherio Conference Center in the Mazurek Medical Education Commons building. The fee for seminar materials for either seminar is $75 and may be paid for by personal check made payable to Wayne State University and can be dropped off or mailed to Sarah James, OVPR, 5057 Woodward, Room 6405.2, Detroit, MI 48202 or through a department index account transfer (have your index number and department budget person’s name and email ready at time of registration). Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. The registration fee is non-refundable. Seminar Information: Light morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch will be served. This all-day presentation is the cornerstone of GWSW’s seminar programs. It comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to writing competitive grant proposals. It is appropriate for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers and administrative staff who have had some exposure to writing grant applications, either through training / mentoring or personal experience. Each presentation is tailored to meet the needs of the audience, e.g., to focus on the funding agency or agencies (federal, private, and/or industry) that is / are of greatest interest to the attendees. Emphasis is given to doing the “extra” things that can make the difference between success and failure. Regardless of the agency, participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through an application without them knowing that they are being led. Coping strategies to overcome the fact that applicants are writing for two different audiences – the assigned reviewers, who read the application in its entirety, and non-assigned reviewers who may have read little, or nothing, of the proposal before the meeting of the review panel – are emphasized. Depending on the disciplines of the registrants for this seminar, this seminar will cover some specifics of writing for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and other federal sponsors. Registration is limited! Registration and requested information needs to be completed by February 8, 2017. REGISTER for this seminar.   Each attendee will receive a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. You will need to identify which version of the workbook you need at the time of registration. Below is the list of available versions from which you can select. Please have your choice ready when you go online to register. Seminar attendees receive one workbook; if you would like more than one version of the workbook, you may order directly from Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops. The National Institute of Health edition. Required for all submitting National Institute of Health proposals The National Science Foundation edition. Required for all submitting National Science Foundation proposals The United States Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture edition. Required for all United States Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture proposals. Successful Proposals to Any Agency (Applicable to agencies other than National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and United States Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture) QUESTIONS: Contact Sarah James at or 313-577-8997.
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Teaching data for three years is requested.  Document teaching for each year on a separate grid. In addition to documenting teaching at Wayne State University, you may include teaching at other institutions.

List types of teaching activities in the teaching grid according to effort, from most to least. Consider the following categories:

  • Lectures
  • Small-group interactive instruction
  • Clinical bedside instruction
  • Clinical procedure instruction
  • Clinical ambulatory instruction
  • Laboratory precepting
  • Online instruction
  • Mentoring/advising (Indicate number of mentees and time commitment for each: medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, others)
  • Essays/Theses/Dissertations directed
  • List students by name, level, title of project.
  • Visiting Professor/Lecturer (e.g., invited short courses or lectures plus interactions with students/trainees)
  • Other

The last column of the grid should include summary evaluation data or other evaluative or outcome data. Do not submit actual teaching evaluations with your grid, but include meaningful comments from learner evaluations as instructed at the bottom of the grid.

Next, describe your activities in curriculum development and administration of teaching, such as:

  • Course/curriculum development and instructional design/development
  • Departmental or school educational administration
  • Educational committees or task forces (local, regional, national/international)
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