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School of Science


On-Campus Grant-Writing Support

School of Science Faculty Grant-Writing Workshops

Fall 2018 Schedule

Each workshop will be held in the School of Science conference room (SCP-104). These workshops will be interactive discussions on each topic, incorporating resources from TCNJ applicants. All School of Science faculty members should feel free to come with questions and in-progress writing ideas.

To aid in planning for the number and diversity of attendees, please RSVP to Dr. Erin Jo Tiedeken using this Qualtrics form or by email ( or telephone (x2905) prior the workshops, if possible. However, please drop-in last minute even if you did not RSVP.

September 21, 2018 (Friday)

  • 9:45-10:45 am
  • SCP-104
How narrative can help improve your science

 Summary of Dr. Randy Olson’s book, “Houston, We Have a Narrative.”

October 3, 2018 (Wednesday)

  • 2-3pm
  • SCP-104
How to write strong NSF Broader Impacts sections and RUI Impact Statements

 What are the main categories of activities that NSF considers “Broader Impacts?” And what should you write in a compelling RUI Impact Statement? We’ll be discussing these topics, brainstorming ideas for our own grant proposals, and looking at examples.

October 22, 2018 (Monday)

  • 9:45-10:45am
  • SCP-104
Writing in the Sciences

Principles of good scientific writing and common pitfalls of writing in academia.

October 29, 2018 (Monday)

  • 12:30-1:30pm
  • SCP-104
How to create your budget and write a strong Budget Justification

Starting with your budget can be a helpful way to identify the right funding opportunity, and can also help you write a compelling narrative. We’ll go over budgeting basics for grant proposals, and discuss what makes a strong budget justification section. If you’re tired of puzzling over budget terminology (Indirect? Fringe? Allowable costs?) this workshop will help clear things up.