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Write Winning Grant Proposals Workshop

Monday, February 27, 2023

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Division of Research is bringing back to the University of Houston the widely acclaimed “Write Winning Grant Proposals” seminar, presented by John D. Robertson, Ph.D., of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops. The seminar addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are critical to writing competitive grant proposals.

This live, virtual presentation will be held over the course of two days, in the morning only. The event will not be recorded.

The seminar will cover:

  1. Critical steps for organizing and planning your proposal (all of the things you need to do before you start writing a full proposal in order to have a competitive edge)
  2. Understanding the role (and mindset) of your reviewers
  3. A 4-paragraph rhetorical strategy for writing a compelling Specific Aims or Overview & Objectives page
  4. Specific strategies and tips for each major section of a grant proposal

About the Presenter
Dr. John Robertson holds a Doctorate in Pharmacology/Toxicology and has been an Associate Member at Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops (GWSW) since 2010. In 2017, he became the Managing Member. He has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from both the NIH and non-federal sources. Since joining GWSW, Dr. Robertson has presented more than 400 grant proposal-writing training seminars and consulted on the development of more than 750 grant applications. He has authored 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and three book chapters. He has been a member of grant review panels, a reviewer for a number of biomedical journals, and served on editorial boards. He has also been routinely recognized for excellence in teaching.


This event is only open to UH personnel. All attendees must have an active UH email address and employee ID number.

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