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2022 Summer Event Schedule

RSP Summer 2022


2022 Summer Grant Writing Workshop (Download Flyer PDF)

A 5-session grant-writing seminar for UNI faculty and staff, this workshop offers sessions on various grant-writing topics. Seminar sessions will be a mix of Zoom virtual sessions and in-person events. Please see the schedule below for details and registration links. For more information, please contact Rebecca Rinehart at

Session 1: Planning for Success                              Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 1 – 2:30 pm - Zoom virtual session (click to register) 

Learn about the services of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the UNI Foundation, and how to: find funding opportunities, understand Requests for Proposals and sponsor priorities, write a concept paper, and communicate with program officers.

Session 2: Building a Budget                                    Friday, May 20, 2022, 1 – 2:30 pm - Zoom virtual session (click to register) 

Project planning and budgeting should proceed hand-in-hand. A good budget increases your chances of obtaining funding and facilitates the implementation of your project. This session will present the conceptual basis and technical tips for creating a strong budget.

Session 3: Writing to Persuade                                 Monday, May 23, 2022, 1 – 2:30 pm - Zoom virtual session (click to register)

What are the commonalities of successful grant proposals? What are typical mistakes to avoid? This session will explore the differences between proposal writing and academic writing, offer style and organization techniques, and share examples.

Session 4: Growing the Skills                                    Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 1 – 2:30 pm - LIB 301 (ScholarSpace) - Rod Library (click to register)

In this hands-on session, participants will apply the concepts and practice the skills they have learned by working with sample budgets and proposal excerpts.

Session 5: Guest Speaker: Provost Jose Herrera    Friday, May 27, 2022, 1 – 2:30 pm - LIB 301 (ScholarSpace) - Rod Library (click to register)

Note: Registration for the rest of the grant writing workshop is not required to attend this guest speaker event. Walk-ins are welcome.