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How to Write a Competitive NSF Grant

The Ohio University is sponsoring an all-day workshop: How to Write a Competitive NSF Grant

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We have a limited number of seats available for administrators and faculty members from other institutions to participate.

The cost for non-Ohio University personnel is $150 and includes lunch.

RSVP required by Dec. 4, male-bru@ohio.edu (please put NSF Workshop in subject title)

The workshop will be presented by Dr. John Robertson from the Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops, www.grantcentral.com

Dr. Robertson has presented two previous workshops at Ohio University. 

Reviews from both workshops were outstanding, with ratings of 4.8/5.0. Here are comments from attendees:

  • “[The presenter’s] enthusiasm was perfect and his passion for the approach was great.”  
  • “This is a great workshop. It is very informative and educational and it is very entertaining to hear about the tips and guidelines.  [The presenter] is absolutely helpful to me for learning the NSF application processes. Thanks.” 
  • “I found this seminar to be incredibly useful and enlightening. We should encourage more PhD students to attend.  There was a lot of information presented here that I should have known years ago.”
  • “This was excellent.  Interesting and appropriately “fast paced” with a potentially dry topic. Thank you! A good investment.”

Dr. Robertson received his doctoral degree in 1999 from The University of Texas at Austin in pharmacology and toxicology. From 1999-2003 he served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He then went to the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2004 where he was a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, and an associate member of the University of Kansas Cancer Center. In 2010 he was recruited to teach grantsmanship by Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops. Dr. Robertson has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from the federal and non-federal sources. He has authored 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and three book chapters. He’s been a member of grant review panels, a reviewer for biomedical journals, and served on editorial boards. In addition, he has been routinely recognized for excellence in teaching.

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