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August 2019

2019 Fall Grant-Writing support group | Pilot initiative
New Brunswick/Piscataway

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is happy to announce the launch of the 2019 Fall Grant-Writing Support Group. This is a pilot initiative that follows the guidelines provided by Rutgers’ Office of Research and Economic Development on how to create a grant-writing support group.

The goal of this initiative is to bring together a small group of postdocs to apply a focused set of rules to improve their grant-writing skills. The group will consist of no more than six postdocs, preferably with diverse areas of expertise so that the conversations focus on writing rather than the quality of the science. A faculty, who is an experienced grant-writer, will schedule weekly meetings to work on writing. Usually, by week five, the group has discussed and worked through all the grant material. Each session will be limited to 90 minutes each week. Commitment to attend all sessions is expected and required to remain an active participant in the group. Sessions are set to start mid/end August 2019 for the Fall/Winter grant submission cycles.

Please note: This is a pilot program, and there are only six spots available. Priority will be given to those with a Fall & Winter submission deadline (October 2019, November 2019, December 2019, & January 2020) and to those applicants that will bring to the group diversity of research experts so that the conversations focus on writing rather than the quality of the science. Exact date, time, and location will be determined by the faculty moderator once the selection of applicants has ended. The location will most likely be in the New Brunswick/Piscataway area

We are happy to announce that Dr. Paul Copeland will moderate the group sessions and discussions.

Acceptance to the Fall Grant-Writing Support Group program will be announced around the second week in August with a tentative start date of August 23rd. 

Apply here by 4 PM on Friday, August 2nd, 2019.

Sponsored and hosted by: Rutgers Office of Postdoctoral Affairs



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