Postdoc Proposal Writing Boot Camps

A good proposal leads to successful funding.A major milestone in becoming an independent researcher is securing funding for your projects.  But where to start?  Budgets, personnel, requirements, processes, agencies, program officers – it’s a whole new landscape!  You need a map and some experienced guides.

Postdoc Proposal Writing Boot Camp is a three-week immersion into the ecosystems of research funding, proposal writing, and application review.  The goal is for participants to exit boot camp with a solid draft of a compelling grant application. 

Weekly Schedule

Week 1: Grantsmanship
Monday
June 7
Tuesday
June 8
Wednesday
June 9
Thursday
June 10
Friday
June 11

Applying for Funding 
9:30am - 12:00pm

Agencies, foundations, process

 

Thinking like a PI
9:30am - 12:00pm

Insights from reviewers; panel discussion with PIs

 

Thinking like a Writer
9:30am - 12:00pm

Pitching Your Project

Week 2: Doing the writing
Monday
June 14
Tuesday
June 15
Wednesday
June 16
Thursday
June 17
Friday
June 18

2 hour Write Together Meetups

1:30-3:30 pm

2 hour Write Together Meetups

1:30-3:30 pm

2 hour Write Together Meetups

1:30-3:30 pm

2 hour Write Together Meetups

1:30-3:30 pm

2 hour Write Together Meetups

1:30-3:30 pm

Week 3: Reviewing and revising
Monday
June 21
Tuesday
June 22
Wednesday
June 23
Thursday
June 24
Friday
June 25
Mock Study Session #1: Review and Revise
1pm-4:30pm
Mock Study Session #2: Review and Revise
1pm-4:30pm
     

Registration

Open to participants who meet the following conditions:

  1. Are postdoctoral researchers at Princeton University
  2. Commit to drafting at least the specific aims overview of a proposal during boot camp
  3. Attend all session in weeks 1 and 3

(Write Togethers in Week 2 are optional, but will require registration in advance.)

Apply to Boot Camp