Online Grantsmanship Course at Northwestern University


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Grantsmanship for the Research Professional is a two-day executive education-style workshop that introduces and enhances skills associated with effective grant opportunity identification, proposal preparation, grant review process, and team science. The course will cover:

  • Strategies for developing grant proposals that support both hypothesis-driven and need-based research activities
  • Funding agencies and funding opportunity identification across the government (emphasis on NIH, NSF, and other federal funders), corporate, and foundation sector
  • Proposal review process and reviewer-centric grantsmanship
  • Proposal planning, proposal components, and writing the specific aims and project narrative sections
  • Budget development
  • Proposal submission and post-award primer; and,
  • Team Science

The course is designed for:

  • Professionals at Research Universities, Research Institutes, and Hospitals
  • Researchers at all levels (early career through faculty) conducting research in Engineering; Sciences (Biomedical, Health, Clinical, Physical, Natural and Social); Humanities; Law; and Education
  • Research Development Professionals, Research Administrators, and Research Managers supporting individual researchers and/or teams of investigators
  • Research Grant and Contract Officers in Sponsored Research Offices involved in pre-award activities

Course dates: Thursday and Friday, May 13-14, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT; Zoom meeting will open at 8:30AM CDT ß Note the CDT timezone

Location: Zoom meeting & Canvas course site; Registrants will receive a link to the Canvas site, Zoom information available on Canvas

Class Capacity: 25 participants

Tuition: $695.00


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