Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops, LLC

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Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops, LLC

By Office of the Vice President for Research/Grants Hub

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, October 3, 2013 · 8am - 5pm CDT


Iowa State University Memorial Union Sun Room 2229 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014


In this workshop, the emphasis will be on idea development and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers. Participants will be taught to organize their presentations into a linear progression of logic that leads reviewers through their applications.

About the Presenter

John D. Robertson photoJohn Robertson was recruited to teach grantsmanship by Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops in 2010. He has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from the NIH and non-federal sources. He is the author of 27 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 served as a mentor for grant applicants at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he has also been routinely recognized for excellence in teaching.

Education: Ph.D., Pharmacology/Toxicology, The University of Texas at Austin

Postdoctoral, Toxicology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Academic Appointments: University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics – Assistant Professor

University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Kansas Cancer Center – Associate Member


Check-in begins at 8 a.m. in the Memorial Union Sunroom; presentation from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a lunch break at noon-1 p.m. (lunch on your own).


All participants are required to purchase a workbook. Workbooks, chosen when registering, will be available at the registration desk. You will be billed for the selected workbook(s) by your college after the workshop. You will select from the following when registering (must choose one but may choose more than one): NIH SF424 edition ($75), NSF edition ($75), Successful Proposals to Any Agency ($70), and USDA/NIFA ($75).


If you have any questions or problems, or if you anticipate requiring special accommodations, please contact

  • Laurie Engleen, 515-294-6344 or in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

About the organizer

The ISU Office of the Vice President for Research and the Grants Hub offer professional development workshops to help faculty build strong research programs and write successful grant proposals.