Proposal Development

Agency Sponsored Grant Writing Workshops


Each year, NIH conducts two Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants. These seminars explain the application and review process; clarify Federal regulations and policies; and highlight current areas of special interest or concern. The seminars are appropriate for grants administrators, researchers, and graduate students.

Date Location Registration Information
June 25-27, 2014 Baltimore, MD Register here
NOTE: There will only be one regional seminar in 2014.


In addition to the Regional Seminars, NIH offers podcasts on various different grant writing topics (transcripts available as well). More information can be found here.



The two-day Regional Grants Conference provides key insight into a wide range of current issues at NSF including the state of current funding; new and current policies and procedures; and pertinent administrative issues. The conference is appropriate for new faculty, researchers, educators, and administrators. 

Date Location Registration Information
June 23-24, 2014 Denver, CO Register here
Fall 2014 Washington, D.C. TBA


Presentation materials from the most recent Regional Grants Conference can be found here.



USDA/NIFA conducts various grantsmanship workshops throughout the year, providing overviews of competitive grants (including program goals and priorities); the grant evaluation process; and past funding statistics. The workshops are appropriate for researchers, educators, extension specialists, and administrators.

Date Location Registration Information
No workshops are scheduled at this time


Information on past workshops, including links to PowerPoint and video presentations, can be found here.



The Institute of Education Sciences periodically conducts webinars related to research funding. A schedule of upcoming webinars can be found here.

Information on past webinars, including links to PowerPoint presentations and PDF transcripts, can be found here.