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UF/IFAS Office of the Dean for Research

UF/IFAS Office of the Dean for Research

The next Grantsmanship Workshop will be held in 2021. For information about the 2019 event, see below. For information about the Research Forum in 2020, click here.

2019 Keynote Presenter

John D. Robertson received his doctoral degree in 1999 from The University of Texas at Austin in pharmacology and toxicology. From 1999-2003 he served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He then went to the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2004 where he was a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, and an associate member of the University of Kansas Cancer Center. In 2010 he was recruited to teach grantsmanship by Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops.

Dr. Robertson has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from the NIH and non-federal sources. He has authored 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and three book chapters. He’s been a member of grant review panels, a reviewer for biomedical journals, and served on editorial boards. In addition, he has been routinely recognized for excellence in teaching.

Seminar Description

This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. It is designed for participants 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. All participants receive an extensive handout, as well as a field-relevant copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook.

This Workshop Introduced Participations to:

  • Tips and techniques to "Write Winning Grants for Faculty" (June 17-18) and "Getting Started for Graduate Students" (June 18 only)
  • 1:1 proposal development support for 10-25 faculty and staff attendees following the seminars. Details to come. Attendance is required at the workshop on October 1-2. See here for the support schedule. More details to be discussed at the workshop.

Schedule of Events

June 17, 2019

12:30 p.m. | Check-In

1:00 p.m. | Workshop Began

2:30 p.m. | Break

5:00 p.m. | Workshop Ended

June 18, 2019

Faculty Workshop Day 2: Write Winning Grant Proposals

8:30 a.m. | Workshop Began

10:15 a.m. | Break

12:30 p.m. | Workshop Ended

Graduate Student Workshop

1:00 p.m. | Check-In

1:30 p.m. | Workshop Began

2:30 p.m. | Break

5:00 p.m. | Workshop Ended