GRANT Writes

Grant Writes is a series of co-sponsored, co-developed offerings for CSU faculty, postdocs, researchers, and graduate students. CSU Writes partners with resident experts to provide low-stakes grant writing support and feedback. Our partners include such avid writers as Dr. Stu Tobet of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Jeff Wilusz of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Dr Izabela Ragan of Biomedical Sciences, and the OVPR’s Research Acceleration Office. 

Each semester Grant Writes offers a variety of options–from drop-in writing sessions to workshops and retreats. In the Spring semesters, Grant Writes emphasizes NSF Career projects. For those writers who seek NSF funds from non-deadline divisions, you can use GRANT Writes to set your own deadlines to get the proposal submitted.

CSU Writes has supported writers of successful internal and small grants to NIH-R01, NSF-Career, DARPA, USDA, Beottcher, and other granting agencies.

Spring 2023

RETREATS & WORKSHOPS

FEB 17, 8:30-4:00 PM MST (virtual): Information and Working Retreat #1
This is the first of two CSU Writes co-facilitated events with the OVPR Research Acceleration Office (RAO) for spring 2023. This Grant Writers retreat is featured in the GRANT Writes Suite. It includes general presentations and discussions about grant writing as well as break out rooms designated for NSF Career writers. These retreats offer a balance of information and strategy with dedicated time (4 hours) to work on your proposal.

APR 21, 8:30-4:00 PM MST (virtual): Training and Working Retreat #2
This is the second of two CSU Writes co-facilitated events with the OVPR Research Acceleration Office (RAO) and is featured in the GRANT Writes Suite. It includes presentations and discussions about grant writing as well as breakout conversations for NSF Career writers. These retreats offer a balance of information and strategy with dedicated time (4 hours) to work on your proposal.

MAR 23, 2-2:50 PM MST (virtual): Grants at the Sentence-Level: A Workshop with Dr. Jeff Wilusz of MIP & Dr. Kristina Quynn of CSU Writes
This workshop examines what makes grant proposals succeed or fail at the sentence-level. Grant writers will leave this session with reviewer insights and key revision strategies.

Fall 2022

WORKSHOPS
SEPT 29: 
RESEARCHER PROPOSAL COLLABORATION (Lunch & Learn, In-Person)

DROP-IN WRITING (show up &write. for grants)                                       SEPT 6 – DEC 8, TUES & THURS, 2-4pm | Held Virtually on TEAMS  | Hosted by Dr. Izabela Ragan of Biomedical Sciences.   Drop in. State writing goals. Write together.  

RETREATS–TBA

Fall 2022

WORKSHOPS
SEPT 29: 
RESEARCHER PROPOSAL COLLABORATION (Lunch & Learn, In-Person)

DROP-IN WRITING (show up &write. for grants)                                       SEPT 6 – DEC 8, TUES & THURS, 2-4pm | Held Virtually on TEAMS  | Hosted by Dr. Izabela Ragan of Biomedical Sciences.   Drop in. State writing goals. Write together.  

RETREATS–TBA

GRANT WRITING FOR POSTDOCS

a special session with Dinaida Eagan from the Research Acceleration Office

NOVEMBER 3, 12-1:30pm
on TEAMS

Dinaida Egan from CSU’s Research Acceleration Office will speak about the grant landscapes and resources for postdoctoral fellows. This session is also open to graduate students who may are considering postdoctoral fellowships and wish to learn more about future grant funding and writing options.