Attendance required for all 3 days

     May 14, 2019   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

     May 15, 2019   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

     May 16, 2019   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Campus of Northern Kentucky University

What is it?

Facilitated by former Program Director for the National Science Foundation and current Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Asheville Dr. Bert Holmes, our comprehensive training workshop covers the foundations of grant writing such as the diversity of donors, key search engines and converting your idea into a fundable project or research. We’ll address the overall strategic plan for writing grants, and our instructors will engage you in interactive writing sessions that will allow you to complete major portions of your proposal and have them submission-ready by the end of the three day workshop.

More information on Dr. Bert Holmes can be found here:

You will learn:

  • Overall strategic plans for writing both Programmatic and Research proposals
  • How to write winning grants that stand out among the competition
  • How to plan a focused and realistic budget
  • How to package a successful grant submission
  • The proposal review process
  • Differences among grants, gifts and contracts
  • How to manage a grant award

Who can attend?

All current NKU faculty (Staff Grant Writing Workshop coming soon!)

Registration (closes on 4/12/2019)

*Space is limited to 20 faculty members and registration will be based on a first come, first served basis once the below requirements are completed:

  • Identification of an appropriate funding opportunity in advance. The opportunity can be self-identified or you may contact Julie Moses for a personalized funding opportunity search at
  • Approval of the funding opportunity by the Office of Research, Grants and Contracts. Please send an inquiry email with a link to your chosen funding opportunity by to RG&C will respond to your email as soon as possible.
  • Please note that your registration is not valid until your funding opportunity has been approved for this workshop. If you are unable to identify an opportunity either on your own or after working with RG&C, you will not be registered and will not be able to attend this workshop.


Attendees who meet the following requirements will receive **$500 towards professional development:

  • Attend all three days of the workshop in full
  • Submit a final proposal in response to your chosen and RG&C approved solicitation between March 15, 2019 and June 15, 2020.

*Registration is open only for faculty members who contact RG&C with a solicitation and receive approval from them. Faculty who have missed the cut off date for solicitation submission/approval cannot attend.

**Incentive funds can only be used toward professional development expenses such as travel to conferences, online workshops, etc. You must attend all three days of the workshop in full to receive the $500. If a faculty member requires a Co-PI on their project, the Co-PI can attend the workshop alongside the PI (shared registration, computer and 50/50 split of incentive $)