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Write Winning NSF Grant Proposals with Dr. John D. Robertson

February 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CST

| Free

This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to proposal-writing success. It is designed for faculty members and administrative staff who have had some exposure to writing grant applications. This seminar will focus on writing an NSF grant proposal, with specific strategies geared toward the NSF application. Topics covered include idea development, maximizing programmatic relevance to the targeted agency, selecting the correct grant mechanism in which to package and present the idea, use of the review process to inform writing of the application, and how to write for reviewers. In addition, strategies for writing each part of the application are presented, along with examples that illustrate how each section should be crafted. Attendees are taught to write with a linear progression of logic that leads reviewers through their applications – i.e., that makes them want to read the proposal. A copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook, which has been written to complement and extend the seminar will be provided to each attendee.


Dr. John D. Robertson received his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in pharmacology and toxicology in 1999. From 1999-2003, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He was subsequently 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 for seven years, and an associate member of the University of Kansas Cancer Center for six years. 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 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.

For more information about Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops, please visit our website at www.grantcentral.com.


Location:  UTSA Main Campus, JPL Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22)

Registration:  https://utsaresearch.wufoo.com/forms/write-winning-nsf-grant-proposals

Contact: Daniel Arriaga, 210-458-6302, daniel.arriaga@utsa.edu



February 14, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


JPL 4.04.22 | John Peace Library
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, United States
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