Write Winning Grants Workshop

Presented by Dr. John Robertson of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops, LLC

October 25, 2022

Stewart Center, Room 302; 8:30AM-5:00PM

About This Workshop

Purdue is pleased to again host the highly acclaimed grant writing program that has enriched many faculty members and led to many successful applications. The workshop focuses on specific skills: idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers. The workshop provides intensive grant writing training interspersed with specific details by agency. Participants will also choose one of four workbooks which provide agency specific grant writing tips and suggestions. The choices include: National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, or “Any Other Agency”, which covers agencies other than those listed. The cost of each book is $75, which will be covered by the participant’s college.

About the Presenter

Dr. John Robertson received his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in pharmacology and toxicology. He was hired in 2004 by the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS, where he was a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics, and an associate member of the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Dr. Robertson has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from both the NIH and non-federal sources. He has authored 30 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. In addition, he has been routinely recognized for excellence in teaching.

Who Should Attend

This full-day workshop is designed for faculty and full-time staff researchers who have had some exposure to writing grant applications. A limited number of postdocs will be allowed to attend but must first receive an invitation through the Graduate School. Interested postdocs should contact Lisa Nielsen (lnielse@purdue.edu). We are unable to accommodate students for this event.


Registration is required by Friday, September 30th at: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cw3WUX5sMl9M9f0If you register and then find that you are unable to attend, please contact Adrianne Thompson (thompsan@purdue.edu) immediately. All notices of cancellation should be done by September 30 since the workbooks will be ordered then.

Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to participants for this workshop; however, lunch and workbooks are ordered specifically for each participant so those registering are expected to attend. Content builds on itself throughout the workshop so we hope you can find a way to avoid any conflicts during this day; however, we do understand if you need to leave and return for those commitments that you simply can’t avoid. Those who register and do not attend will not receive the workbook.


Contact Sue Grimes (sgrimes@purdue.edu) or Adrianne Thompson (thompsan@purdue.edu) if you have any questions.