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Research Grant Writing Workshop for Graduate Students in AC221

Graduate students who attend this workshop will learn key components of successful research grants.  In the first half, lecture and discussion will break down the grant writing and evaluation process from the point of view of a successful research grant holder and an evaluation committee member.  Factors that strengthen or impede a proposal’s chances to be funded will be the focus. 

 Participants will then develop their understanding of these factors during the workshop’s second half, when they will take the role of proposal evaluators.  In this role, they will rate and discuss sample grant proposals, with feedback from the co-presenters.  The session will thus enhance participants' grasp of features that determine a grant proposal’s success. 

 Registration is required; please sign up on the Intranet.  If you have any problems or questions, contact Sheryl Stevenson (

Note that this offering will be followed by a second workshop, "Strengthening Your Research Grant Proposals," on Tuesday, October 8, in which a maximum of 8 participants will each receive intensive feedback on a grant proposal of their own.  See the Intranet for details on that workshop.

Presenters for both workshops:

Malcolm Campbell is Vice-Principal Research at University of Toronto Scarborough, and a professor of biology. He has extensive experience in grant writing and evaluation, having written successful proposals for multiple national and international research funding bodies, and having served as a research grant proposal reviewer and review panel member for numerous local, national, and international funding organisations.

Sheryl Stevenson is a Lecturer at UTSC’s Centre for Teaching and Learning where she coordinates initiatives for graduate students, including online editing support for students’ research projects.  Before coming to the University of Toronto, she was a university professor in the US.  Her extensive faculty and administrative experience includes involvement in the grant process as a principal investigator and an evaluator.

These workshops are co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Principal Research and the Centre for Teaching and Learning.


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