Grant Application Webinars

The Vice Dean for Research and Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs are offering a series of workshops for faculty and postdocs on grant funding. This initial series focuses on writing the various components of grant applications.

Dates and Topics

  • Thursday, June 3, 12:00-1:00pm: Developing Budgets and Budget Justification
    • Presenter: Ms. Natasha Guadalupe

For more info on how to register for the Faculty Affairs workshops, email the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs.

NSF & IES Grant Writing Boot Camp Summer 2021

The Vice Dean for Research is pleased to offer TC faculty an opportunity to participate in the Inaugural Summer Grant Writing Boot Camp. 

What is the purpose of the Boot Camp?

The purpose is to provide grant writing support, feedback and coaching to faculty who plan to submit a grant application to the National Science Foundation or Institute for Education Sciences in 2021-22. 

What will happen during the Boot Camp?

The Boot Camp will consist of 6 remote sessions held over an 11 week-period.  Each session will be 90-minutes long and divided into two parts: (1) discussion of grant writing strategies (e.g.,  developing research questions, writing design sections, etc.) and (2) review groups where the Boot Camp leaders and participants provide feedback on sections of individual faculty’s grant applications.

Between each session, participants will submit sections of their grant application for review and will comment on sections of other participants’ grant applications. The goal is to create a community of grant writers who provide each other with collegial feedback.  

What are the dates for the Boot Camp?

Remote sessions will occur via Zoom on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30 on: 5/11, 5/25, 6/8, 6/22, 7/6 & 7/20. Participants will submit parts of their grant applications for review on: 5/18, 6/1, 6/15, 6/29 & 7/13.

Who can participate in the Boot Camp? 

Tenure-track and tenured faculty, research professors, and professors of practice who are new to grant writing as well as those who are experienced grant writers are invited to participate. Space is limited. 

Will faculty receive support for participating?

As this is the initial offering of the Boot Camp, faculty will receive $1000 for participating in at least 5 of the 6 remote sessions, submitting sections of their grant applications, providing feedback on other’s applications and providing feedback about the Boot Camp content and design.  

Who is leading the Boot Camp? 

Ann Rivet, Associate Professor of Science Education and former NSF Program Officer, and Dr.  Carol Scheffner Hammer, Vice Dean for Research will lead the program. 

Who do faculty contact for more information?

An information session about the Boot Camp as well as NSF and IES funding opportunities will be held on Friday, April 23 at 1:00.  Sign up here. Contact Carol Scheffner Hammer at for more information. 

How do faculty sign up for the Boot Camp?

To sign up for the Boot Camp, please complete this form by April 30, 2021.

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