Grant writing workshop offers concrete insight and strategies

July 8, 2014 —


The Des Moines University Office of Research hosted Dr. John Robertson for a second grant writing workshop on June 20, 2014.  Attended by DMU faculty and staff, Write Winning Grant Proposals aimed to help both basic scientists and clinical investigators convey their ideas convincingly to increase the favorable review and funding of proposals.  In addressing the practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process, the workshop offered concrete insight and strategies for success. 

As one workshop attendee noted, “[I] appreciate the specific suggestions for language in grant writing and how to best describe your project in grant terms.”  Emphasis was given to idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers. 

If you have questions about your grant, the grant process or wish to review materials from the program, please contact Mollie Lyon, Grants and Contract Manager for the Office of Research, at or 515-271-1657. We wish you the best of luck in your future grant writing endeavors! 

When Mollie isn’t managing the research budget, Mentored Student Research Program, Friday Research Seminar Series, or any other happening in the DMU Office of Research you’ll find her enjoying time with her family. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Tim, and daughter, Kaydin, while exploring Des Moines and the surrounding area. She also enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and baking, blogging, photography, and frequenting the local Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Market, and local farmers’ markets. Mollie also has a personal interest in health and wellness and you’ll often find her in the DMU Wellness Center or researching the latest in nutrition science findings.