Mini Proposal Bootcamp
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Stanford Biosciences Student Association (SBSA) and Grant Writing Academy with support from the Biosciences Program, this one-day bootcamp is based on the Grant Writing Academy’s award-winning 8-week Proposal Bootcamp. It provides a time and place to write plus lunch, coffee, and snacks. Join *optional* short lightning talks about writing grants, and receive feedback and one-on-one coaching from the Grant Writing Academy’s Grant Coaches.
All graduate students and postdocs are welcomed. The ideal participant desires a time and place to write and works on his/her proposal or manuscript or other written assignment.
Graduate Students will need to also register in Axess (BIOS 266, 1 unit for Spring Quarter) and schedule an additional (up to 1 hour) coaching session with a Grant Coach for full-credit.
Questions? Please email Crystal Botham (email@example.com)
LKSC 130 — A place to write. Please silence phones!
LKSC 120 — Snacks and drinks (coffee, tea) available all day
LKSC 313 — Lactation space
|10 am||Welcome||LKSC 130|
This one-day Bootcamp provides a time and place to write.
|ALL Day||One-on-one with a Grant Coach *optional*
Signup available March 16 at 10 am, space is limited
For answering questions, finding resources, obtaining advice, or evaluating drafts (1-page or less, please bring print out with you)
|11-11:15 am||Lightning Lecture *optional*
Gearing up for Specific Aims
Come to this Mini-Lecture to learn how to develop and strengthen your one-page Specific Aims page, i.e. the executive summary of your research plan for a fellowship or career development grant
|Noon||Pick up box lunch
Omnivore or vegetarian options
|12-12:15 am||Lightning Lecture *optional*
Developing Writing Rituals and Routines for Academic Success
Come to this Mini Lecture to learn how to identify personal writing barriers and develop techniques to achieve your personal writing goals
|1-1:15 pm||Lightning Lecture *optional*
Telling Your Story: The NIH Biosketch
Come to this Mini-Lecture to learn how to use the classic story arc to write the Contributions to Science subsections of your NIH Biosketch
|2-2:15 pm||Lightning Lecture *optional*
Communicating Your Research Strategy
Come to this Mini Lecture to learn how to write a strong narrative of how you will accomplish your proposal’s research goals
|3-3:15 pm||Lightning Lecture *optional*
Developing Career Training Plans: A Formula for Success
Fellowships and career development grants often require both research and career development training. Come to this Mini-Lecture to learn how to develop a complete training plan.