UNLV Faculty Complete Summer Proposal Writing Institute

Jun. 9, 2015

Ten faculty members recently completed UNLV’s first annual Summer Proposal Writing Institute, which was created and led by the Division of Research and Economic Development and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).

The three-week workshop was designed to assist faculty in developing the skills to write high-quality proposals in order to obtain external funding.

The 10 competitively selected UNLV faculty participants received comprehensive training on the entire life-cycle of proposal development, from writing an abstract to developing a budget to completing the narrative. 

This year’s participants were Rebecca Gill, political science; Jefferson Kinney, psychology; Janet Dufek, kinesiology; Han-fen Hu, business; Josué Epané, community health;  Matthew Bernacki, educational psychology and higher education; Margot Mink Colbert, dance; Ai-Sun Tseng, life sciences; Emily Troshynski, criminal justice; and Yoohwan Kim, computer science. These individuals represented the colleges/schools of Liberal Arts, Business, Community Health Sciences, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, and Urban Affairs, as well as the Division of Health Sciences.

The institute included small-group sessions that allowed participants to receive individualized attention from faculty mentors as they actively worked on the different aspects of their proposals. The faculty mentors included life sciences professor Martin Schiller, psychology professor Joel Snyder, engineering professor David James, and geoscience professor Elisabeth Hausrath.

The Division of Research and Economic Development and the OSP plan to offer the institute each summer, and additional proposal development workshops are offered regularly throughout the year. Please check http://www.unlv.edu/research/proposal-development/training for news about both types of training opportunities.

For more information about training opportunities in this area, contact OSP Proposal Development Manager Carol Brodie at ext. 51328.