Webinar on Grant Writing 201: How to Write Compelling Prose, Stay Within Page Count and Not Compromise the Science

MessageThis Webinar is over
Date May 3, 2016
Time 10:00 AM
Cost $139.00
Overview: In this webinar, Hope will present the lessons she's learned over her career as a grant writer and editor in medical research. By identifying simple solutions to common problems, participants will learn tools to improve their ability create competitive grant applications and increase their academic and research productivity.
To write compelling grant applications, this webinar will cover:
  • How your choice of words will help you stay within page limits without compromising the science
  • How to minimize abbreviations to improve readability and respect reviewer time constraints
  • How to use Microsoft Word efficiently to improve page layout and readability
  • How to manage references by enlisting online databases and reference management software
  • How and when to stop developing the content to meet both grantor and institutional deadlines

Why should you Attend: Many Grant Writing workshops do not teach writing per se. Though useful for beginning grant writers, most focus on understanding the application process and the various sections of a grant. For participants wanting to learn to actually write a grant, they are often left to figure out the technique for themselves. 

In addition, funding opportunity applications (FOAs) have changed quite rapidly in the past few years and require more focused writing in fewer pages. Competition has increased as budgets have shrunk, and knowing how to make the most out of both the time and the length of a grant project can prove challenging and extremely stressful.

This webinar is for both new and experienced grant writers, either scientists and principal investigators or writers and other support staff. By using common resources (MS Word, EndNote, PubMed), the webinar content is designed to help grant-writing teams increase their efficiency in the writing process and also meet the requirements of the FOAs. Plus, plain language and good writing practices taught in this webinar will ensure straight-forward, content-rich, and well-organized science to improve the likelihood of fundable scores. 

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Usage, Word Choice, and Abbreviations
  • Page Layout Considerations
  • Reference Management
  • Timelines and Content Freeze

Who Will Benefit: 

Any medical researcher that writes grants
  • MDs
  • PhDs
  • Early career researchers
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Junior and senior faculty
  • Statisticians
  • Department chairs and principal investigators
  • Medical writers and editors
  • Research nurses
  • Clinical research staff
Speaker Profile 
Hope J Lafferty As a board-certified Editor in the Life Sciences, Hope has more than 20 years' experience as a science editor. In the mid-1990s, Hope served as marketing director for one of the first Internet broadcasters in Austin, Texas. From there, she worked for many years as a technical writer at the Department of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where she developed a style guide for standards and practices in the process industry. She then worked as an editorial manager at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York in the Departments of Urology and Medicine. In 2009, Hope started her own consultancy, where she works with scientist-writers in the pharmaceutical industry and in academic environments. 

Hope has led seminars at the annual conferences of the Council of Science Editors and the American Medical Writers Association, as well as at the University of Houston, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Price : $139.00 

Contact Info:

Phone No: 1-800-385-1607
FaX: 302-288-6884 
Event Link: http://bit.ly/Grant-Writing-201

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