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The art of writing grant proposals info session

Add to Calendar Icon 2022-10-21 16:00 2022-10-21 17:30 15 Penn GSE Event: The art of writing grant proposals info session In this info session, we will discuss the principles of successful grant proposals and look at examples.
Room 304 at the Grad Center (3615 Locust Walk)
Ericka Staufert-Reyes DD/MM/YYYY
Friday, October 21, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Room 304 at the Grad Center (3615 Locust Walk)

Writing successful grant proposals is central to academic research. It is also a complicated and challenging process, one that requires a great deal of time, preparation, and the production of numerous drafts. Grant proposals implicitly present arguments that, hopefully, persuade a selection committee that a project merits funding. Why does the problem need to be studied? What will the research draw from and contribute to existing scholarship and how is this significant? What is the explanatory power of the theories used to conceptualize and analyze the problem? How will the methods used gather the data needed to answer the research questions? What is the overarching significance of the study and why does this matter? Examples of successful student grant proposals will be examined to illustrate the principles discussed.

The info session will be led collaboratively by Associate Professor Kathy Hall and current doctoral students Ankhi Thakurta (RWL) and Angus McLeod (ECS & History). Ankhi and Angus are recent recipients of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. Spaces are limited to doctoral students.

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Ericka Staufert-Reyes