Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals Seminar

Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals

On May 31, 2019, Research & Graduate Studies (RGS) is hosting the second of two full-day grant proposal writing seminar for PSU faculty members. The grantsmanship workshop is free to attend. Seating is limited with tickets available on a first come, first served basis. RGS will provide refreshments and lunch.

The day-long "Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals" training session combines lecture format and engagement activities designed to convey the fundamentals of proposal writing. Participants will learn the why beneath the how—concepts backed up with concrete tips, operational strategies, and tools for planning and longer-term sustainability that can impact both the proposal and its writer.

Registration Opens February 28Event: "Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals" Seminar
Date: May 31, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBA


M. S. (Peg) AtKisson, Ph.D.
The seminar will be facilitated by M.S. (Peg) AtKisson, Ph.D. of the Atkisson Training Group, LLC. AtKisson earned her degree in neuroscience from Tufts University in 2001. She began her research development career as a contract grant writer, with clients including the Association for Computing Machines, Wake Forest University, Hunter College, and Tufts University among others. At Tufts, Atkisson served as the director of proposal development where she and her team were involved in bringing in $140,000,000 in funded grants. At the consulting firm Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops, Atkisson presented an average of 30 seminars a year and worked directly with over 200 individual researchers on proposals. In 2017, she formed the Atkisson Training Group to expand support for faculty research development beyond grant writing—placing the grant proposal in the context of the individual scholar's larger research enterprise and career trajectory. Dr. AtKisson is a highly acclaimed public speaker with a track record of helping faculty improve their competitiveness for funding.