Join RIO Proposal Writer Jim Mazzouccolo for this webinar series covering the fundamentals of Proposal Writing.  The webinars are designed to help you to understand your audience, identify and satisfy review sponsor requirements, and develop a compelling narrative. Whether you choose to attend one webinar to sharpen specific skills or the whole series, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to improve your proposal writing. 

2021 Webinar Series


September 10 ► Planning Before You Write

Competitive proposals are planned out well before writing begins. This session will give an overview of how investigators can prepare before responding to a solicitation.

  • Who: All faculty
  • When: Friday, September 10, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom

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September 24 ► Knowing Your Audience and Review Criteria

Incorporating funder language and directly addressing stated review criteria increase proposal competitiveness. This session will address where this language can be found, as well as providing methods for addressing review criteria.

  • Who: All faculty
  • When: Friday, September 24, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom

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October 8 ► Describing the Project in One Paragraph

A robust, one paragraph description of your project can quickly garner reviewer interest. Participants will be introduced to the necessary elements for creating a compelling one paragraph description.

  • Who: All faculty
  • When: Friday, October 8, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom

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October 22 ► Writing a One Page Project Summary

The “one pager” has multiple uses and is arguably more difficult to write than other proposal components. In this session, participants will learn best practices for drafting a compelling “one pager.”

  • Who: All faculty
  • When: Friday, October 22, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom

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November 5 ► Keeping the Narrative Simple

A project narrative that is easy to read is one that is more likely to be read. In this session, we’ll cover the concepts of word choice, transitions, and narrative flow.

  • Who: All faculty
  • When: Friday, November 5, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom

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November 12 ► Sustaining Your Argument

Take advantage of opportunities to remind the reviewer of the value of your project. In this session, we’ll discuss where these opportunities arise throughout the proposal writing process, and how to use them.

  • Who: All faculty
  • When: Friday, November 12, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Where: This event will be hosted via Zoom

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