Grant Writers’ Seminars

OCTOBER 17, 2023 | 8:30AM – 5PM & OCTOBER 18, 2023 | 8:30AM – 12PM


The Office of Research will be hosting two grant writing seminars this year, to be held on October 17th and 18th on the University of Florida Main Campus. These seminars will comprehensively address the practical, conceptual, and rhetorical aspects of writing competitive grant proposals by focusing on:

OCTOBER 17, 2023 | 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Write Winning Grant Proposals

An all-day seminar on October 17th, Write Winning Grant Proposals teaches participants to write competitive NIH grants that present their project clearly, compellingly, and in a way accommodates that applicants are writing for different audiences.

  • General proposal information: timelines, developing an idea, using NIH tools, etc.
  • Application preparation: grant mechanism selection, identifying study sections, the review process
  • Development of specific aims
  • Development of research strategy
  • Development of additional sections: facilities and other resources, budget justification, data management, etc.

OCTOBER 18, 2023 | 8:30AM – 12:00PM

NIH Renewals and Resubmissions

NIH Renewals and Resubmissions, a half-day seminar on October 18th, explains how to maximize the likelihood of success when proposing a renewal of funding or resubmitting an applications by addressing practical, conceptual, and rhetorical strategies.

  • Practical considerations when applying for a renewal – e.g. Renewal vs new proposal?, Timing of renewal submission
  • Optimizing proposal sections for renewal applications
  • NIH policy and officer roles
  • Analyzing Summary statements and reviews
  • How to respond to reviewers

Registration for the 2023 Grant Writers’ Seminars is now closed.

Information regarding the 2024 Grant Writers’ Seminars will be posted on this webpage as soon as the information becomes available.