FVSU Offers Opportunity to Improve Grant Writing Skills | Community Spirit
Hear expert advice and advanced writing tips on how to craft professional grant proposals that win funding during a two-day workshop at Fort Valley State University. The Office of Sponsored Programs will hold its eighth annual Grantsmanship Institute Training Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 12 – 13 in the C.W. Pettigrew Center. The GITC helps knowledgeable and aspiring grant writers strengthen their writing skills. The event is open to the public.
“A grant writer should learn as many proposal writing and developmental skills as possible,” says Joyce Johnson, FVSU’s post-awards coordinator. “This conference will provide highly-sought after skills that will serve as building blockstowards getting that first grant or larger grant funded for your organization or business.”
On Sept. 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the conference features Dr. Erika Styles, an FVSU associate professor of agricultural economics, who will discuss grantsmanship strategies to secure funding from federal agencies.
The following day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., keynote speaker Dr. Charles E. Patterson, vice president for research and economic development and assistant to the dean for Georgia Southern University’s Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies, will speak about grant opportunities. In several breakout sessions, attendees will learn about grant writing skills, proposal development and funding announcement searches.
In addition, guests will gain insight about the U.S. Federal Government’s OMB Circular A-133 Audit Readiness process and proposals targeted for the Department of Education and National Institutes of Health.
The sessions include:
· Proposal Development
· Award Compliance
· DoED (A through Z) and NIH (A through Z)
· Ready, Search, Write
To register, please visit fvsu.edu/gitc, download the registration form and return it to the Office of Sponsored Programs, Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Dr., Fort Valley, Ga. 31030. The fee for early registration is $65 and must be postmarked by Saturday, Sept. 1. After Sept. 1, the fee is $80. Students with identification are invited to attend. The fee is $25.
For more information, contact Johnson at (478) 822-1062, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.