Securing a grant to fund your research requires more than just a good idea; it takes a well-crafted, persuasive appeal. A new workshop recently added to the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s (CTLT) upcoming Spring Institute aims to help faculty write persuasive grant proposals. The office of Research and Sponsored Programs will offer Building a Successful Grant Proposal: Writing Persuasively Friday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Organizers plan to invite faculty members with a track record of successful grant writing to share their experiences. You’ll learn how to develop timelines and benchmarks, how to determine what kind of information is needed in each section of your proposal, and how to understand review criteria and the review process. To ensure that workshop participants receive the right kind of feedback for their specific projects, seating will be limited, and interested faculty must fill out this online application. The deadline to apply for this workshop is February 10.

Stipends of $100 are available for eligibleĀ tenured, tenure-track, and full-time nontenure-track faculty and will be administered through the Research and Sponsored Programs office. The event will be held at the Instructional Technology and Development Center, located at 301 South Main Street, next door to Jimmy John’s. Like all Spring Institute events, lunch will be provided.

For more information, email or visit If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, contact the CTLT front desk at (309) 438-2542.