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Grantsmanship course for research professionals being offered in December

Northwestern University School of Professional Studies is offering an executive two-day course titled “Grantsmanship for the Research Professional” – a powerful resource for researchers and research administrators working in research-intensive environments.

Course instructor Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, is a dynamic educator and sought-after presenter who exhibits an excellent grasp of the subject matter. Dr. Falk-Krzesinski is adjunct senior instructor and vice president of research intelligence at Elsevier. Before joining Elsevier, she was a faculty member in arts and sciences and medicine for 15 years at Northwestern University, where she led initiatives related to research development and team science.

Research Development at Penn State College of Medicine recommends the course as a good resource for college investigators.

The synchronous online course will cover:

  • strategies for developing grant proposals that support both hypothesis-driven and need-based research activities;
  • funding agencies and funding opportunity identification across US federal government (emphasis on NIH and NSF with comparison to other federal funders), foundation and corporate sectors;
  • proposal review process and reviewer-centric grantsmanship;
  • proposal planning, proposal components and writing the specific aims and project narrative sections;
  • budget development;
  • proposal submission and post-award primer; and
  • team science.

The course is offered twice a year, and will next be offered 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4, 2020. A future session is scheduled for March 4 and 5, 2021; registration is not yet available for that session.

Tuition is $650 and includes all course materials, which will be provided in class. The program is limited to 25 participants.

Register online here

After registration, participants are encouraged to email the instructor at with their preferred email address and to confirm their registration and ensure they receive the Zoom meeting information.

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