Academic Research Funding Strategy Session

March 21, 2011

The North American Program Planning and Policy Academy (NAPPPA) will be sponsoring an Academic Research Funding Strategy

Session at the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas on May 18-19, 2011. Interested science, technology,

and medical professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students should register as soon as possible, as demand

means that seats will fill up quickly. Please forward, post, and distribute this e-mail to your colleagues and listservs.

For more information call (800) 649-6522 or visit The NAPPPA website at

Please find the program description below:

As a response to increased demand and competition for academic research funding support and training,

as well as the high cost of many programs, we offer this two day strategy session through the proposal

writing and development process. This strategy features two modules: 1) Practicum I: Focusing on the

format and structure of the successful research funding proposal, this module provides attendees with

an overview of each part of the research funding proposal, avenues for researching available grant

programs, and concludes with fundamental proposal writing techniques. 2) Practicum II: Drawing from

practical exercises and techniques developed in Practicum I and the Pre-Session coursework,

participants are guided through the completion of a Research Funding Dossier, which acts as the

culminating work product of the session.

This session is ideal for the researcher with a targeted program, but is equally effective for those

who can identify their research interests. Completion of the Pre-Session Interview and Assignments

is essential to program success and value.

Academic Research Funding Strategy Session will cover the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of the Research Funding Proposal Process
  • Basic Elements of the Standard Research Proposal
  • Essentials of Researching Funding Opportunities
  • Types of Research Funding Opportunities
  • Online Tools and Traditional Publications for Research
  • Successful Proposal Writing Techniques
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Proposal Writing
  • The Strategic Grant Acquisition Effort

Tuition for this two day strategy session is $398.00.

Strategy Session Registration

1. Participants tentatively reserve a seat online at, by calling the Program

Office toll-free at (800) 649-6522, or by sending their name and contact information via email to

2. A confirmation email is sent to registrants that includes session site information, travel

information, program description, and details on how to confirm attendance and make payment arrangements.

An invoice and agency W9 is also included.

3. Upon attendance confirmation, registrants will receive (usually via email) a Pre-Session packet

that will include 1) a Pre-Session Interview, 2) A Pre-Session Reading Packet, 3) Three exercises to

be completed, 4) a Session Agenda and Schedule, and 5) a receipt.

You have received this invitation due to specific educational affiliation. We respect your privacy

and want to ensure that interested parties are made aware of NAPPPA strategy sessions and schedules.

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announcements unless there is a program next year in your area. To be unlisted from next year's

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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.