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Register for a workshop on how to write winning NIH grant proposals

The Biomolecular Research Center at Boise State University and Grant Writers Seminars and Workshops presents “Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals,” a one-day seminar with consultant John D. Robertson. The seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 on the Boise State University campus.

The cost of the seminar is $75 and includes “The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook,” handouts and lunch. Registration is open until 4 p.m. Monday, March 2. To register, visit:

Grant proposal writing skills are essential for the promotion and success of academic investigators. Obtaining grants requires perseverance and essential skills in communicating your ideas to the funding agency. Regardless of whether applications for funding are for basic science or patient-oriented investigations, there is a need to convey ideas effectively. This seminar comprehensively addresses both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the proposal-writing process. Rather than offer what is typically presented – little more than how to fill out forms and conform to instructions – this proposal-writing seminar emphasizes grantsmanship: idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies for creating logical and convincing arguments in each section of the proposal.

Each participant receives a copy of “The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook.” The workbook provides participants with an opportunity to apply what they have learned through an interactive, step-by-step approach. The principles and fundamentals emphasized throughout the program will appeal most to individuals interested in writing grant applications to the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, but are easy to apply to grant applications written to diverse types of funding agencies.

Questions? Contact Tracy Yarnell by email at or by phone at (208) 426-2238.