FVSU to host annual grantsmanship conference



October 7, 2015 – Fort Valley State University staff members and the Middle Georgia community can learn the secrets of writing award-winning grants at an upcoming day-long training workshop. The university’s Office of Sponsored Programs will host its annual Grantsmanship Institute and Training Conference on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., in the C. W. Pettigrew Center.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Proposal Writing, Research Administration and Network Training.” Participants can network with federal agency program offices and private foundation representatives, and learn the finer points of grant writing and other strategies that make a proposal or application more competitive. Attendees will also learn about ethical administration practices, pre- and post-award compliance, program fidelity and stewardship.

This year’s tentative agenda will include:
• The Fundamentals – From Prospecting to Submission
• A Competitive Submission – Meeting the Merit Criteria
• Redeveloping Declined Proposals – How to Apply Lessons Learned
• Ask Jackie
• Q&A with Will

The GITC is open to FVSU faculty, staff and students, regional universities, community and faith-based organizational representatives. The event will also include a networking lunch.

For details, contact Lisa Wilson, director of Sponsored Programs at (478) 826-6253.

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