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Tuesday 11/11: Write Winning Grants Workshop

Presented by Dr. David Morrison of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops, LLC
November 11, 2014
Stewart Center, Room 302; 8:00AM-4:00PM (Eastern Time)

About This Workshop:

Again this academic year, Purdue is pleased to host the highly acclaimed grant writing program facilitated by Dr. David Morrison. This workshop addresses both practical and conceptual aspects important to the proposal writing process.  This full-day (Phase I) workshop is designed for faculty and administrators who have had some exposure to writing grant applications.  Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers. 

The workshop provides intensive grant writing training interspersed with specific details by agency. Participants will also choose one of four workbooks which provide agency specific grant writing tips and suggestions. The choices include:  National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, or “Any Agency”, which covers agencies other than NIH and NSF. The cost of each book is $75, except for “Any Agency” which is $70. 

An intensive Phase II workshop will also be available for up to 30 participants, who must be referred by their Associate Dean for Research. Participants in this program must have attended the Phase I workshop either this year or last year.  Additional information on Phase II and how to participate will be distributed at a later date. 

About the Presenter:

Dr. David Morrison, Ph.D. is co-founder and member of Grant Writer’s Seminars and Workshops, LLC. He received his Ph.D. from Yale in Molecular Biology and Biophysics and was a postdoctoral research fellow at National Institutes of Health and Scripps Research Institute. Dr. Morrison has held faculty positions at Scripps Research Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City/University of Missouri-Kansas City.

To Register:

Registration is required by Tuesday, October 28 at:  The only cost for participation is the above mentioned workbook.   There is no cost to participants for this workshop; however, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies will be responsible for the cost of the workbook so those registering are expected to attend.  You must attend the workshop to receive your workbook.  If you register and find that you cannot attend, please contact Kristin Sarver at as soon as possible.

A buffet-style lunch will be provided.


Contact Kristin Sarver ( if you have any questions.

Coffee Hours

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: CLO 154*

  • Thursday, Sept. 4 “Embracing Change: What’s New in ORGS?”
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17 “Interdisciplinary Research Success Stories”
  • Thursday, Oct. 2 “Centers and Institutes at PUC “
  • Wednesday, Oct. 15 “From Good Idea to a Successful Proposal: Improving Your Grant Writing Skills” *Held in Powers 123, CIVS Theater
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5 “Understanding IRB: In The Classroom, Laboratory, and Beyond”
  • Tuesday, Nov. 25 “Interacting with Funding Agencies for Improved Proposal Success”

Internal Funding Dates

PUC Faculty Summer Research Grant – $3,000 each

  • Call: January 29
  • Submission Deadline: March 20

Purdue Calumet Faculty Proposal Development Grant – Spring Call – $2,500 each

  • Call: February 19
  • Submission Deadline: March 27

PRF Summer Faculty Grant – $8,000 per faculty – (3-4 awards per year – based on PRF funding)

  • Call: February 26
  • Submission Deadline: April 14 WL must be informed no later than May 8th of the recipients.

PRF International Travel Grant – Spring Call – About 7 awards at $1,000 per award

  • Call: March 24
  • Submission Deadline: April 17

PRF International Travel Grant – Fall Call – About 7 awards at $1,000 per award

  • Call: October 6
  • Submission Deadline: November 7

Purdue Calumet Faculty Proposal Development Grant – Fall Call – $2,500 each

  • Call: October 14
  • Submission Deadline: November 11

Other Important Dates

Faculty Research & Scholarship Day 2014

Tuesday, October 21st

Find out more about Faculty Research & Scholarship Day.