Grant Writing Seminar

Write Winning Grants:
A Seminar for Clinician Scientists

OCTRI is sponsoring a grant writing seminar for clinicians and scientists who want to improve their skills in obtaining research grant funding. The seminar is open to all, including OHSU faculty and staff as well as researchers from other academic, hospital, research, and community organizations.

Registration for this seminar closes on October 29, 2012

Basic Information

Write Winning Grants: A Seminar for Clinician Scientists
Date:  Friday, November 9, 2012
Time:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location:  OHSU Auditorium

  • Formulate a focused research plan that incorporates hypothesis, rationale, specific objectives and long-range research goals.
  • Organize and present a sound research plan that accurately reflects the ideas and directions of the proposed research activities.
  • Develop and justify a budget for the proposed research activities.
  • Maximize existing resources at your institution (including colleagues) in the development of a sound research plan.
  • Understand the peer-review process in grant evaluation and how to formulate a grant application that is most compatible with that process.

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Registration Information

Registration fee: $80
Deadline: October 29, 2012
Method of payment to be accepted:  Check or Department Account (must provide OHSU Alias and OHSU FAID)

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This seminar requires online registration. The $80 fee includes The Grant Application Writer's Workbook, as well as, breakfast and a snack.  Registration for this seminar is now open 

OCTRI has subsidized this seminar to keep registration cost low. OHSU faculty and staff may be able to pay with departmental accounts.  Payment may also be made by check written out to Oregon Health & Science University and forward to mail code CR 107.   Send questions about payment to Jennifer Kepler.

Registration and payment must be received by October 29, 2012 to secure a place in the seminar. There are no refunds for cancellation. Should conditions warrant, the sponsors reserve the right to cancel this seminar with a full refund.


Additional Information

Seminar Content

This 8-hour seminar on successful grant writing will address both conceptual and practical aspects. Rather than what is usually presented — little more than how to fill out the forms and conform to what is covered in the instructions — this grant-writing workshop emphasizes idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that have kept the presenter, Stephen Russell, D.V.M., Ph.D., funded continuously for more than 25 years.  

Participants are taught to organize their presentations using a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through their applications.The presentation is designed to be maximally informative while, at the same time, entertaining. Discussion periods, practical exercises, an extensive handout, breaks, and ample time for lunch also help to ensure that there is maximal gain from the program. Each participant receives a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook.

NIH and NSF applications are used as the prototypical examples.  However, it is easy to extrapolate what has been learned for the preparation of a grant application to any agency, in any discipline because the program emphasizes principles and fundamentals. This program is appropriate for any researcher who is contemplating a competitive application to federal and state agencies, and foundations.


The Presenter: Stephen W. Russell, D.V.M, Ph.D.

Stephen W. Russell, D.V.M., Ph.D., of Grant Writer’s Seminars and Workshops has been continuously funded since the early 1970s by NIH, USDA, American Cancer Society, foundations, and industry. He is a member of multiple national review panels and advisory groups, and he has received awards for teaching excellence.




Stephen W. Russell, DVM, PhD
Presenter Stephen W. Russell, D.V.M, Ph.D.

Event Details

Friday, November 9, 2012
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
OHSU Auditorium
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Registration is open.

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Contact Jennifer Kepler with questions.

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