Grantsmanship Workshop - February 4, 2013

Grantsmanship Workshop - February 4, 2013

To facilitate grantmanship skills and to help improve success in securing extramural funding, I am pleased to announce that the IFAS Dean for Research office will once again be hosting a grantsmanship workshop this spring. The full day seminar (“Writing Winning Grants”), hosted by Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops, LLC., comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. It is designed for faculty members who have had some exposure to writing grant applications, either through training / mentoring or personal experience. Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant's case to reviewers. The workshop will be presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson, who has averaged $10-$12 million a year in successful grant applications to many different federal agencies and private foundations and has taught grantsmanship seminars since 2008.

Registration and Eligibility

IFAS Faculty. The primary audience of this workshop is faculty with research appointments, and the presentations and materials are strongly targeted toward that audience. While state and county faculty without research appointments may participate in this workshop, we plan to partner with the Dean for Extension office in the coming year on a series of activities focused on research-extension linkages, including grantsmanship training; that training will be targeted more appropriately for extension faculty. The IFAS Dean for Research office will cover registration costs for all IFAS faculty, and 75 slots for will be held for IFAS faculty.

Non-IFAS faculty. Registration is open to all University of Florida faculty. Registration fees for non-IFAS participants will be $225 and will include attendance, conference materials, and meals.

Post-doctoral Scientists. The Provost’s office has agreed to cover half of the registration fees for up to 50 post-doctoral scientists through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, contingent on matching funds from the corresponding college. The Provost’s office will be coordinating registrants from each College in coordination with the College Dean. Stay tuned for further information and logisitics.

Graduate Students and staff. Graduate students are welcome to participate in the workshop, if space is available. Registration fees will be $225 and will include attendance, conference materials, and meals. Participation.

Space is limited, so I encourage you to register as soon as possible to guarantee your space.

Date and Location:

  • Monday, February 4th, 2013
  • J Wayne Reitz Union – Rion Ballroom
  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


All logistics and registration details will be handled by the conference office. For questions or comments, please contact Holly Paszko at