Still Time to Sign Up for the External Grants Workshop

So far, over 25 faculty and staff members have signed up for the Wednesday, May 14 grant writing workshop, which will be held in Combs Hall, room 237, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There’s still space available – the deadline to sign up is Friday, April 18! Representatives from the McAllister & Quinn firm will lead several sessions on a variety of topics. The workshop title is: “From Prospecting to Proposal Submission: How You Can Develop a Strong External Grant Application.” Go to the next page to see details about the schedule and to find out how to sign up!

To attend, please complete this registration form and submit it no later than April 18, 2014. Send the completed form to John Morello (

Here’s the workshop schedule:

10 am – noon

*Prospecting for Grants: Options for Finding Grant Programs to Support Your Project
*Managing The Process of Preparing An Application: Building a Successful Project Timeline
*Developing Grant Program Manager Relationships: How and When to Make Contact, and What to Do When You Have a Meeting

Noon – 1 p.m. — Lunch Break (lunch provided for all attendees)

1 – 3 pm

*Developing an Effective Grant Budget: Understanding What to Include and Making a Strong Budget Justification
*Grant Writing: Tips and Tricks for Writing a Successful Proposal
*UMW’s Internal Review and Post Award Policies and Processes: What You Need to Keep in Mind When Developing a Project, and new incentives to support your efforts!

Representatives from McAllister and Quinn will take the lead on the first five topics. UMW staff members who work with the external grant review, submission, and post-award processes will handle the last topic. At the end of the workshop, we will be unveiling a new incentive program designed to encourage/reward those who develop and submit external funding applications. Come to the workshop to learn the details of this new plan!

McAllister and Quinn is a government relations and higher education consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC. They specialize in providing appropriations lobbying and consulting on federal grants. They have extensive expertise and a strong track record in representing over 40 higher education institutions.

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