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Reminder: University of Utah Grant Writing Academy, October 26-28, 2018 Deer Valley


The Research Education Grant Writing Academy (GWA) is an intensive, 2½ day program which applies proven strategies and techniques to:

  • develop successful proposals for a variety of funding agencies
  • write clear and concise aims that are specific, measurable, and realistic
  • communicate research priorities to enhance significance and impact
  • build strategies for career development and research plans
  • interpret program announcements and understand review criteria

The GWA offers a valuable and unique opportunity to focus on one's writing, to receive educated and constructive critique, to rewrite and recraft, and to repeat the evaluation and editing process toward a final draft.

Specific GWA features and benefits include:

  • individual mentoring sessions with an experienced and diverse team of senior faculty members, key subject matter experts, and funding agency representatives (as available)
  • practical writing skills, tools and resources, group training activities, and specialized interactive presentations
  • networking and collaboration with peers across the University, gaining broad perspective and essential knowledge for effective scientific and technical writing in higher education

The GWA provides a high faculty-to-participant ratio to facilitate the development of productive and independent research scientists. Attendance is highly limited! Registration fees include all curriculum materials, two nights lodging at Deer Valley Resort, use of recreational facilities, evening socials and most meals. A spouse/partner and up to two children are welcome to accompany the participant (supplemental charges apply for additional guests). If seed or personal funding is not available for the registration fee, the participant and their Department Chair or Research Dean is encouraged to contact Research Education to discuss other potential options.

For complete information and to register for the October 2018 program, please contact the Office of Research Education, at 801-587-3958 or at and

The Grant Writing Academy (GWA) is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity.