Event Schedule






May 2018

Monday, May 21 & Tuesday, May 22 | 8 A.M - 8 P.M ( New Brunswick)

The goals of this two-day writing retreat are to 1) provide space and dedicated time to make progress on writing goals and 2) enable participants to identify and develop habits for more productive writing year-round. 

This writing retreat is sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

*Coffee and light breakfast will be available starting at 8 A.M. Lunch and dinner will also be served. Wi-fi will be available, bring your laptop. Agendas for the retreats will be sent prior to event dates.


Drafting your Specific aims: A Postdoc writing workshop
Thursday, May 31  | 11:30 A.M - 2 P.M ( New Brunswick)

Are you submitting a grant proposal in the coming months? If so, this writing-intensive workshop will help you draft a central part of any NIH (and other funders’) award application: the Specific Aims. The aims outline the objectives of your research and give the reviewer a sense of the purpose and proposed outcomes of your project. In this workshop, there will be a brief introduction to some guiding principles and best practices to approaching the Specific Aims. Then, we will transition to  conducting a series of writing and peer-review exercises. Bring your laptop and a ready-to-write spirit!

  • Presented by:  Dr. Ben Arenger, Senior Fellowship Adviser, GradFund
  • When:  Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Time:  11:30 AM - 2 PM
  • ​Where:   Rutgers-New Brunswick - Nelson Biology Laboratories, Room D-406
  • ​Sponsored by:  Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Light lunch will be provided. Spaces are limited, register here by May 20th.


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