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“Faculty Supporting Faculty to Strengthen Grant Applications and Increase the Likelihood of Funding”



The Research Education Grant Writing Academy (GWA) is a 2½ day intensive program which utilizes proven strategies and techniques to:

  • Develop successful proposals for a variety of funding agencies
  • Conceptualize clear and concise aims that are specific, measurable, and realistic
  • Communicate research priorities with focus on significance and impact
  • Build strategies for career development and long-term research plans
  • Interpret program announcements and understand review criteria

GWA offerings are valuable and unique. Specific GWA features and benefits include:

  • Individual mentoring sessions with an experienced and diverse team of senior faculty members, including key subject matter experts and funding agency representatives (as available)
  • Group training activities designed to enhance writing and presentation skills, and to identify tools and resources essential to the preparation of a successful grant Application,
  • Peer networking and collaboration activities designed to provide a broad scientific perspective and insight into the grant review process

The GWA provides a high faculty-to-participant ratio that facilitates development of productive and independent research scientists. The course fee covers all curriculum materials, two nights lodging at Deer Valley Resort, use of recreational facilities, evening socials and most meals. Spouses, partners and children are welcome to accompany the participant (but supplemental charges may be required to cover costs of families larger than four). If department, programmatic, or personal funds are unavailable to cover course costs, the participant and their Department Chair or Research Dean are encouraged to contact Research Education to discuss other potential course funding options.

Criteria for Applicants:

  • Hold faculty position at the level of assistant professor or higher or permission from GWA leadership

  • Externally funded proposal, with planned submission

  • Full 2 ½ days attendance is required

Attendance is highly limited!

For complete information and to register for the November 2019 program, please contact the Office of Research Education by phone (801-587-3958) or by e-mail (




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