Grant Writing Seminars

 Planning and Writing Successful Proposals


The seminars are open to all full-time Baylor faculty members and graduate students. Seats are limited and preference will be given to Baylor faculty.


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.

Planning and Writing Successful Arts and Humanities Proposals

Date: TBD

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.

 STEM Graduate Student Grant Writing Seminar


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.

STEM Graduate Student Grant Writing Seminar

Fall Semester (2 sections)

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


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.