How to Write a Grant Proposal: Graduate Student Workshop @ 180 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA 94720-6056, United States, San Francisco [11 September]

How to Write a Grant Proposal: Graduate Student Workshop

08:30 - 17:00

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180 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA 94720-6056, United States
Full day proposal-writing workshop led by Suad Joseph, Distinguished Research Professor at UC Davis


Writing proposals for funding for research or other projects has become increasingly essential for scholars, students, administrators, artists, and non-profits. The basic requirements of a research proposal are the same, with modest variations, across disciplines, fields, and foundations. This full-day workshop will address how to develop the key components of a research proposal regardless of the format or funding agency. How do you move from the “maximal” proposal to a “targeted” proposal? How do you research funding agencies? Revise and resubmit? Negotiate terms? The workshop will address these questions and more.

8:30 — 9:00 am: Registration and Coffee
9:00 am — 1:00 pm: Interactive Lectures (capacity: 95 attendees)
1:00 — 2:00 pm: Light lunch will be served
2:00 — 5:00 pm: Workshopping Abstracts (capacity: 25 attendees)

RSVP Required:

In advance, please visit Read the following documents:
1. Tips for Proposal Writing
2. Components of a Humanities/Social Science Research Proposal

Please send a ONE-page abstract of your project to [email protected] by August 31, 2017. Answer these six key questions in this sequence:

1. What is the question/problem/goal of your project?
2. What is your answer/approach?
3. How have others answered/approached the problem?
4. Why is your answer/approach better?
5. Why should we answer/address this question/problem/goal and why now?
6. What will we know or be able to do as a result of your answering this question?

Suad Joseph is Distinguished Research Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis. She has been teaching proposal writing for over 30 years. She has lead and directed workshops for faculty, graduate students, NGO’s, school teachers, and administrators. Workshops held include: UC Davis, American University of Beirut, American University in Cairo, Lebanese American University, Birzeit University (Palestine), Zayed University (UAE), Qatar University (Qatar), State University of New York, Cortland (New York), Zurich University. She has served on numerous review boards of funding agencies.

Sponsors: Center for African Studies (CAS), Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Center for Southeast Asia Studies (CSEAS), Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of European Studies (IES), Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS).

Contact: [email protected], (510) 642-8208
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