2019 UF/IFAS Grantsmanship Workshop

Grantsmanship Workshop June 17 and 18

This two-day workshop will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to UF/IFAS personnel at a discounted rate; remaining spots will open for non-IFAS faculty. If you’ve never prepared a grant for submission, then you should register for the "Grad Student/Post Doc" workshop, otherwise select the appropriate "Faculty" workshop attendee fee.

The workshop will introduce participants 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.

Keynote Presenter

John Robertson 4.1.2019

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.

Note: During the registration process, participants will make their workbook selection for one of the following: NIH, NSF, USDA-NIFA, or Any Other Agency. View sample pages of each workbook by clicking the workbook images located here.

Important: Do not purchase a workbook, one is included with your registration.

    "Write Winning Grants for Faculty" and Graduate Student Workshop includes a handout, field-relevant copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook and daily light snacks and beverages.
        • IFAS Participants are encourage to register by May 10. 
          Registration for non-IFAS participants will open May 10 based on availability.
        • Registration will close either May 29 or once the workshop fills.
        • Advance payment is required to participate. Registration will NOT be available at the workshop.
    IFAS Participants
    "Write Winning Grants for Faculty" (June 17-18)
    Cost: $100
    "Graduate Student Seminar" (June 18 ONLY)
    Cost: $50
    Non-IFAS Participants
    "Write Winning Grants for Faculty" (June 17-18)
    Cost: $200
    "Graduate Student Seminar" (June 18 ONLY)
    Cost: $100
    Refund Policy

    Registration fees are non-refundable. However, you may make substitutions until May 20, 2019 by contacting Robin Barber, rbarber7582@ufl.edu.

    NOTE: Attendance is required to receive materials.

    Location and Parking Information

    G001 McCarty Hall D
    An orange parking decal is required in the McCarty Hall parking lot and Parking Garage 4 across the street.

    For attendees without orange parking decals, the Visitor Welcome Center parking garage is located at the Reitz Union and has 300 parking spots available for a small fee. It is a 5 minute walk to McCarty Hall D.

    We recommend arriving early to find parking.

    Schedule of Events

    June 17

    June 18

    Faculty Workshop Day 1: Getting Started

    12:30 p.m. | Check-In

    1:00 p.m. | Workshop Begins

    2:30 p.m. | Break

    5:00 p.m. | Workshop Ends

    Faculty Workshop Day 2: Write Winning Grant Proposals

    8:30 a.m. | Workshop Begins

    10:15 a.m. | Break

    12:30 p.m. | Workshop Ends

    Graduate Student Workshop

    1:00 p.m. | Check-In

    1:30 p.m. | Workshop Begins

    2:30 p.m. | Break

    5:00 p.m. | Workshop Ends