Grants and Proposals: If you write it, they will fund!

SUNY Center for Professional Development, in partnership with the SUNY Research Foundation, invites you to start your year off right with this professional development opportunity!


Based on the book, Writing Successful Science Proposals, this virtual workshop outlines the components of a successful proposal and the steps to get there. Learn how to improve your chances of getting funded through fund sourcing, proper planning and organization, concise writing, collaboration, and proposal submission. From the comfort of your home or office, participate in learning activities, independent grantwriting work, and online discussions. Although written for scientific proposals, the text is applicable across disciplines.


Intended Audience:
Faculty and Project Staff, Grants Administration Staff, Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate Students, Grant Writers.

Learning Outcomes:
At completion of this workshop, all students should be able to:
  • Define the types of funding available 
  • Find funding opportunities 
  • Find and work with collaborators 
  • Develop concise proposal sections 
  • Submit a proposal electronically

Required Text:
Participants should purchase Writing Successful Science Proposals, 2nd edition by Andrew J. Friedland and Carol L. Folt available at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Participants will need:

  • Internet access 
  • Your own proposal ideas for homework activities


What Can I Expect?

The workshop is scheduled to run over ten (10) weeks. During this time, you will be reading the text, posting to online discussions, and exploring additional resources. Over the workshop period, you will be compiling chunks of your own grant proposal.

To achieve a certificate, you must participate in each weekly online discussion and compile at least a draft grant proposal in an area of interest. You can expect to spend 3 to 5 hours/week in the workshop's activities and your own independent writing.


  • When

  • Monday, January 9, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017

  • Where

  • Online - Blackboard Learn 9.1

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