November Grants Proposal Workshop

You are cordially invited to the next UMKC Office of Research proposal- and research-program-development workshop series on 11NOV2019. The workshop “How to write a compelling grant application”will be led by Dr. Sarah Dallas, UMKC School of Dentistry.

Dr Dallas will share her tips on successful grant writing, based on her experience as an investigator continually funded by NIH since 2001 and her experience serving on NIH and other grant review panels.  The workshop will focus on insights from personal experience rather than standard information available from NIH and other websites. The emphasis is on the mechanics of writing a compelling grant.  The workshop will cover:

  • Types of NIH grants relevant for early career stage scientists
  • Brief summary of NIH grant review process
  • My tips on how to write a compelling grant (main emphasis of workshop):
    • Getting started on your grant/planning ahead
    • Writing a good grant is like writing a good novel
    • What types of grants are getting funded
    • Basic Structure of an NIH grant
    • My tips on Specific Aims, Research Strategy (Significance, Innovation, Approach) sections
    • Making the Pitfalls section work for you in a positive way
    • Choice of  wording/positive language
    • NIH requirements on reproducibility and scientific rigor
  • My list of common mistakes (to avoid) when writing a grant

Target Audience: any faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who wish to improve their grant writing skills and submit proposals to NIH as well as other federal and non-federal funding agencies.

  • Date and Location: Workshop 4 with Sarah Dallas
    Monday, 11NOV2019, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Plaza Room, Administrative Center, Volker Campus
  • The event is free and registration is required. Please RSVP via email or phone to Leslie Burgess,, 816-235-1520.