An initial series of five webinars are being organized. Topics will span the continuum, addressing the needs of novice as well as seasoned grant-seekers. Sessions are each targeted to be 75 minutes total, which reflects 60 minutes of presentation and an optional 15 minutes for Q&A:

  • February 1, 2018 from 2:00pm-3:15pm — “Humanities and Social Sciences: Getting Funded, Getting Published”
  • February 8, 2018 from 2:00pm-3:15pm — “Building a Believable Budget”
  • March 1, 2018 from 2:00pm-3:15pm — “Funding Opportunities for Your Teaching, Research, and Scholarship”
  • March 8, 2018 from 2:00pm-3:15pm — “Goals, Objectives and Outcomes: the “GOO” that Holds a Proposal Together”
  • April 5, 2018 from 2:00pm-3:15pm — “½ Points: Making Your Grant Proposal Distinctively Different”

There is no cost for viewing the webinars; however, since GoToMeeting supports a finite number of participants at a time, if you and your faculty wish to join the event, it would be preferable for you to organize a space for common viewing. Two-way audio/video is NOT needed. Instead, you (or an appointed facilitator) will be able to submit questions via the chat feature.

If you think these professional development programs might be of interest to your campus, then you may wish to save the dates on your calendar and begin to think about logistical details such as a space for common viewing and when and how to get the word out to faculty. More formal publicity including session abstracts will be shared soon.

On the other hand, if these webinars do not align with current office plans or campus priorities, that is fine too. Though the initial focus of this WiSys pilot program is the Northwestern Region, the widespread interest expressed so far suggests there may be value in offering this particular benefit to all UW System comprehensive campuses.