Grant writing workshop to help faculty members seeking research funding

September 12, 2016 | UToday
By Carly Wiegand

The University of Toledo Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is hosting several writing workshops for faculty members seeking research funding.

The office provides research administration and support to UT faculty, staff and students involved in sponsored-research and scholarly activities.

Grant Writing at UT FlyerThis semester, one workshop will be offered four times. The workshop will demonstrate the funding opportunity search engine used by the University, and it will provide a tutorial on successful approaches to seeking funds for research projects small and large. Participants also will learn how to work with the grants and compliance offices to facilitate the process and use their time more effectively.

“These workshops are being held in response to surveys that were distributed after the spring workshops,” Marcie Ferguson, project manager in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, said. “Respondents wanted sessions on finding funding, grant writing, and working with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and compliance.”

Dr. Rick Francis, director of research and sponsored programs, said, “Faculty members are not always aware of the tools at their disposal, such as InfoEd SPIN, a subscription funding opportunity database for faculty, staff and students. We want to ensure all researchers and scholars are cognizant of the resources available from a wide variety of offices on campus to make the most of the research portion of their career here.”

The Main Campus workshops will be held Friday, Sept. 16, and Friday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Student Union Room 2591.

The Health Science Campus workshops will be held Friday, Sept. 30, and Friday, Oct. 14, in Health Education Building Room 103 from 2 o 4 p.m.
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