Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals Seminar for Postdocs and Graduate Students
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 5:00pm
Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals Seminar
On March 20, 2019, Research & Graduate Studies (RGS) is hosting the first annual full-day grant proposal writing seminar for PSU postdocs and graduate students. The workshop is free to attend. Seating is limited with tickets available on a first come, first served basis. RGS will provide refreshments and lunch.

The day-long "Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals" training session combines lecture format and engagement activities designed to convey the fundamentals of proposal writing. Participants will learn the why beneath the how—concepts backed up with concrete tips, operational strategies, and tools for planning and longer-term sustainability that can impact both the proposal and its writer.

Event: "Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals" Seminar
Date: March 20, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Native American Student & Community Center


RSG will host a similar seminar for faculty on May 31, 2019. Questions? Contact

M. S. (Peg) AtKisson, Ph.D.The seminar will be facilitated by M.S. (Peg) AtKisson, Ph.D. of the Atkisson Training Group, LLC. AtKisson earned her degree in neuroscience from Tufts University in 2001. She began her research development career as a contract grant research writer, with clients including the Association for Computing Machines, Wake Forest University, Hunter College, and Tufts University among others. At Tufts, Atkisson served as the director of proposal development where she and her team had been involved in bringing in $140,000,000 in funded grants. At the consulting firm Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops, Atkisson presented an average of 30 seminars a year and worked directly with over 200 individual researchers on proposals. In 2017, she formed the Atkisson Training Group to expand support for faculty research development beyond grant writing—placing the grant proposal in the context of the individual scholar's larger research enterprise and career trajectory. Dr. AtKisson is a highly acclaimed public speaker with a track record of helping faculty improve their competitiveness for funding.