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Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Online Course May 7-8

Course: PHIL_NP 380-0 : Grantsmanship for the Research Professional

Instructor: Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, Adjunct Senior Instructor

Dates: Thursday and Friday, May 7-8

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Online

Tuition*: $650.00

Registration**Registration for all School of Professional Studies courses is handled through the Northwestern University registration system, CAESAR. CAESAR Course ID: 38347. After you’ve registered, please drop me a quick note at, that way I can double check that you’re on the roster and ensure you receive the Zoom Meeting ID.

COVID-19 Notice: While Northwestern will start its spring term using remote teaching via Canvas, this course may still be offered in-person. University leaders will reassess the situation by April 17 and decide then whether to continue remote teaching or to return to in-person instruction by April 27, the week prior to the course. Updated information for this course will be in the scheduling notes area under the course description.

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional is a two-day executive education-style workshop that introduces and enhances skills associated with effective grant opportunity identification, proposal preparation, grant review process, and team science. The course is designed for:

  • Researchers at all levels (early career through faculty) conducting research in the Sciences (Biomedical, Health, Clinical, Physical, Natural and Social Sciences); Engineering; Law; and Education;
  • Research Administrators and Research Development Professionals supporting individual researchers and/or teams of investigators;
  • Sponsored Research Grant and Contract Officers involved in pre-award activities

The course will cover:

  • Strategies for developing grant proposals that support both hypothesis-driven and need-based research activities;
  • Funding agencies and funding opportunity identification across the government (emphasis on NIH, NSF, and other federal funders), corporate, and foundation sectors;
  • Proposal review process and reviewer-centric grantsmanship;
  • Proposal planning, proposal components, and writing the specific aims and project narrative sections;
  • Budget development;
  • Proposal submission and post-award primer; and,
  • Team Science

Categories: Broad Interest