AtKisson Training Group

Research Development  |  Grant Writing

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In the language of DNA, every gene starts with the same word, the initiation codon ATG. Our goal is to help you initiate projects, programs, and positions with the tools needed for long-term growth and success.

What Can We Help You With Today?

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Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals. In-person or virtual sessions combine lecture format and engagement activities, and are customized based on your needs and the breadth of potential funding targets. Our training days are designed to convey the fundamentals of proposal writing--concepts backed up with concrete tips and operational strategies--while also providing tools for planning and longer-term sustainability.

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Direct critique, support, and coaching to help individuals or small teams develop a competitive grant application. This program takes 4-6 months total, and includes both written critiques, direct editorial suggestions, and face-to-face (in-person or videoconference) discussions.

Half and full-day workshops that can be tailored to the needs of your institution. We focus on practical aspects of each topic, ensuring that your cohort leaves with targeted knowledge and immediately useful tools.

Agile Scholarship  ·  Alternatives to Academia  ·  
Asking Better Questions  ·  Lean Canvas   ·
  Integrated Team Science

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Moving to the next level in a research career often requires skills that are not taught as part of research training. We use proven leadership development approaches modified for the academic research environment in an eight-week, small-group program.

We have extensive hands-on experience helping groups meet the complex requirements of large center proposals. We can help you throughout the process, depending on your needs: idea formation, team-building stages, nuts-and-bolt plans and tools, writing and editing. 

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A series of recorded webinars on Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals for the NIH. Six sessions in total.

Presented by Dr. Amanda Welch, this 8-week manuscript writing workshop will help you write an article that is clear, concise, and compelling. 

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Our Handbook for Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals helps you through the grant writing process, starting with the early stages of planning your project.

M.S. (Peg) AtKisson, Ph. D.

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"Your Handbook is fantastic! It really makes writing decisions feel less arbitrary. I look forward to reading through the latest version." 
Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center