Grant Writing Seminars

Planning and Writing Successful Proposals

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lunch will be provided

Participants will learn about articulating a research agenda, selecting funding opportunities and crafting proposals to turn reviewers into advocates for their projects. This session is intended for faculty from all disciplines, but will emphasize the Arts & Humanities, and the Professional Schools. Funding from a variety of sponsors, including federal agencies, industry partners, non-profit foundations and more, will be discussed.


Check-In and Presentation: Baylor Sciences Building, room E.125

Refreshments/Breakout Room: Baylor Sciences Building, room E.234


The seminars are open to all full-time Baylor faculty members. Seats are limited and preference will be given to new Baylor faculty members (those hired in the prior 12 months) and to tenure-track faculty members.

Additionally, the Career sessions are limited to faculty who:

  1. Have attended the seminar, "Write Winning Grant Proposals", either this year or in a previous year;
  2. Are eligible for the Career award based upon the criteria established by the agency.


The seminar presenter is Dr. Peg AtKisson. AtKisson, a neuroscientist by training, is the former director of proposal development at Tufts University and has helped individual faculty members and research teams secure millions of dollars in competitive funding.


STEM Graduate Student Grant Writing Seminar

Thursdays or Fridays – Fall Semester 2018 (Starting August 23 or 24)
Section 20: Thursday (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
Section 12: Friday (12:20 – 2:15 p.m.)

This two-hour course offered for all STEM graduate students (2 sections in fall 2018 semester, offered as GEO 5V90 by S.G. Driese: emphasizes development of grant-writing skills, preparation of an NSF-style Ph.D. dissertation proposal and Power Point presentation and submission of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program application.

With the completion of this seminar, participants will gain access to the OVPR Faculty Grant Writing Seminar offered in January 2019 (on a space-available basis).


Baylor Sciences Building, D410


The seminars are open to all graduate students enrolled in a Baylor University STEM program.


Steve Driese is Professor of Geosciences and currently serves as Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate School. He has offered the Grant-Writing Seminar once annually in the fall since 2006 at Baylor University.


To register, please contact Paulette Penney at or 254-710-2361 to receive your permit for course registration. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per section.