No individual has all of the skills needed or experience with every agency. For specific projects, we bring in experts with strong backgrounds and skills to provide the best service we can to help you succeed. And, if we do not have the right team for your project, we'll refer you to the consultants we think will serve you better. Our primary goal is your success.  

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Dr. Atkisson kept my attention throughout the entire seminar! Very interesting, straight forward and with very important, key tips… Thank you!

Wayne State University

I have attended many grant writing seminars and this was one of best in terms of offering practical advice with concrete examples. Appreciated that she took the time to explain the theory and conceptual basis of her advice – unfortunately I learned much of this through experience of applying for grants and having it criticized by reviewers – wish I had this before.

University of New Hampshire


One of the best workshops of this kind that I have participated in.

University of North Texas Health Science Center

As a clinical fellow I’m writing and had no prior experience/knowledge in the grant writing process and this workshop was a wonderful eye opener to a new comer. It was not too complex for a person like me who had no prior experience and I was able to follow along throughout the session. Great handouts! Loved it!

University of New Hampshire

The speaker was very knowledgeable and articulate. She had strong presentation skills, was receptive of questions, and had relevant experience and advice. I'm pretty worn out from the number of online meetings/communications that I've been participating in but I was able to take useful information and new ideas from this presentation.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Very engaging and knowledgeable presenter. Enjoyed the program and would recommend it to others. Outstanding program. This will make me better at writing, developing, and reviewing grant proposals.

University of New Hampshire

This is my third time at this workshop and I've learned something new and helpful every time. I also participated in the proposal development program and I think having more opportunities for faculty to receive feedback from Peg on their writing (e.g. additional workshop-style opportunities) would be extremely helpful. I thought the level of the discussion / content was the perfect complexity / difficulty this year.

Baylor College of Medicine

Proposal Development

I regard your detailed and specific feedback on my [Specific Aims] as one of the best scientific events that happened to me in the last years.

R1 State University

This is my first NSF proposal. So I really appreciate having you guide me through this process which would otherwise be extremely intimidating. I truly learned quite a lot about grant writing. Whenever I eventually succeed in securing a grant, I definitely have you to thank for it.

Regional State University

It was funded by NIDRR (Dept of Ed) through their Field Initiated Competition. Your feedback really helped me to learn how to 'package' a grant. I re-read the proposal yesterday (to remind myself what we promised to do!) and thought, 'Wow, this is really well written - no wonder they funded it!'

Regional State University

This training was extremely helpful in de-mystifying the grant-writing planning and writing steps. I am the graduate STEM writing consultant with a somewhat successful track record of writing and obtaining funding, but this seminar very neatly and nicely outlined all the do's and don't's that I pain-stakingly had to teach myself. The relational and writing tips for success at the graduate level were also extremely useful, and I no longer feel as if I was baptised by fire into the grant-writing world. Thank you, Dr. AtKisson.

Baylor College of Medicine

I want to make sure that you know how grateful we are for your help. As I looked over the reviews you did for the Cores and Resources, I realized what a skill you have. You were able to keep what was good in the authors' attempts and push them in the direction they need to take. Are you sure you aren't a behavioral psychologist? I found your approach very motivating and the others did, too. On behalf of all those who have worked so hard on this project, thank you for your hard work.

Professor, PI, state-wide consortium CTSA application resubmission



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