Our day-long sessions combine lecture format and engagement activities, and are customized based on your needs and the breadth of potential funding targets.


We can provide broad-based training, or sessions for identified subgroups and those focused on a single agency or scholarly area.


Programs can be tailored for NIH, NSF, USDA, mission-driven agencies such as NASA or Department of Energy, and for academic Arts & Humanities funding.


Programs for more general audiences can serve as effective ways to provide support for diverse groups of faculty.


Suitable for up to 40 participants, this full-day virtual workshop focuses only on proposal content, without discussion of context or career planning. We will review abbreviated proposals that are submitted by participants, for example: 

  • NIH Specific Aims

  • NSF Overview section

  • Other Overview pages for various grant proposals


Participants will undertake hands-on work on both sample documents and sections related to their own proposals.



Our half-day sessions allow for intensive focus on select topics and can be customized.

K Awards: A competitive NIH Career Development Award fits together like a complex ecosystem. In this seminar we walk through all the parts of the proposal, emphasizing the purpose of each part and how different sections must mesh.

NSF CAREER: An NSF CAREER award application is more than an NSF Standard Grant with an education plan added in. Highly competitive awards integrate the research and education plan. In this seminar we talk about why and how to create a plan that results in a competitive proposal. (Available as a full-day Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Award Proposals)

NIH Renewals and Resubmissions: Renewing an R01 or R15 requires consideration of many details, such as productivity, projected budget, and research trajectory. We walk through the decision tree, writing the Progress Report, and other elements of NIH Type 2 submissions.


Because most proposals are more likely to succeed on resubmission than initial submission, we discuss how to respond to review and how to decide whether to resubmit or change.