Professional Development for Research Proposal Writing


Professional Development Workshops and Seminars

Target: Faculty with an interest in writing and submitting research and scholarly proposals for funding to internal and external funding agencies.

This component of the Division's Professional Development Program comprises:

  • Writing Successful Proposals Workshops
  • NSF Broader Impacts Seminar
  • PESCA Proposal Writers Workshops

Registration is now open for all events, below.


Writing Successful Proposals Workshops

The 2014 Writing Successful Proposals Workshop video, slides, and handouts are still available.

Each of the two workshops will cover:

  1. Answering the “Five Big Questions”
  2. Selling your idea
  3. Proposal writing best practices
  4. Library content expert availability
  5. Sponsored Research Services assistance availability


NSF Broader Impacts Seminar

This seminar will discuss the review criterion that NSF-funded research have broader impacts benefiting society, what activities will satisfy this criterion, and resources to help you design and implement your broader impact activities.


PESCA Proposal Writers Workshops

The 2014 PESCA Proposal Writers Workshop slides and handouts are still available.

Please note: The content of both PESCA Proposal Writers Workshops is identical. Two sessions are being offered for the convenience of faculty.


For additional information, please contact:

  • Workshop Leader: Jim Izat, Ph.D., Research Development Services, Division of Research (, 979.862.1860)