About Our Federal Grant Seekers Fellowship

Designed as a semester-long cohort to prepare you for writing and winning Federal Grants and promote inter-disciplinary collaboration

The School of Engineering, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, presents the Federal Grant Seeker’s Fellowship program. This program provides faculty with the opportunity to identify and work on federal grant proposals while teaming with a cohort of like-minded faculty.

The fellowship culminates with a trip to Washington, D. C. to meet with program directors from federal agencies such as NSF, NIH, EPA, etc. The goal is to provide faculty with the tools to seek and obtain grant funding while developing relationships with the federal program directors.


Federal Grant Seekers Fellowship Workshop Details

We will typically meet on alternating Friday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 p.m.. You must plan to attend all sessions, including the trip to Washington, D. C.

Dec 13 AM Kick-off
Jan 12 3:30-5:00
KL 505
Hanover #1 Intro to Grant Writing & Career Award/Experience
Jan 26 3:30-5:00
KL 505
Finding funding
Feb 9 3:30-5:00
KL 505
Timelines & Best Practices
Feb 23 3:30-5:00
KL 505
Hanover #2 Essentials of Competitive Proposals
Mar 9 3:30-5:00
KL 306
Working with Contracts & Grants
Mar 23 3:30-5:00
KL 306
Writing for Federal Grant Seeking
Apr 13 3:30-5:00
KL 306
White Paper Structure and Preparation
Apr 20 3:30-5:00
KL 505
Practice Pitches
Apr 27 3:30-5:00
KL 505
Final Logistics
May 8-11 Trip to Washington, D. C.
May 15 3:30-5:00
KL 505
Debrief. Hanover #3 Developing Proposal Aims & Objectives

Who is Eligible?

School of Engineering:  Full-time faculty (including Lecturers and Professors of Practice) in the School of Engineering are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to junior faculty who are in their second year or later on the tenure track.

College of Arts and Sciences: Full-time faculty (including Lecturers) in the natural/physical sciences, math, computer science, and psychology are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to junior faculty who are in their second year or later on the tenure track.

All Applicants must have identified at least one RFP from a federal agency that has a submission cycle between June 2018 and May 2019 that fits their research area and for which they would like to write a grant proposal.


  • Application Deadline: Application submission now closed but will reopen in October 2018.
  • Must plan to attend all sessions and trip to Washington, D. C.
  • Funding agency must be located in Washington, D. C.
  • Must plan to submit proposal to funding agency between June 2018 and May 2019


School of Engineering: Email Judy Grant, School of Engineering Dean's Office
College of Arts & Sciences: Email casgrants@udayton.edu


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