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Lessons Learned from 10,000 Proposal Reviews: Top Reviewer Criticisms and How to Avoid Them

August 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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This free, live webinar will summarize the insights we’ve gained from our work reviewing thousands of science and engineering proposals each year for national, state, and university-system grant competitions. We’ll present the 10 most frequent reviewer criticisms and the strategies we’ve seen adopted in successful proposals to avoid those criticisms. Our work has spanned proposals in all fields of the sciences, engineering, technology development, and mathematics. The proposals that we have experience with range from small project development grants to large-scale transdisciplinary collaborations among multiple institutions and countries.

Audience: This webinar is free and open to the public. All are welcome. The webinar may be of particular interest for graduate students, early career faculty, or established researchers interested in our perspective.

Speaker: The live webinar will be presented by Dr. Charles E. Dunlap, director of the Research Competitiveness Program. Dr. Dunlap has more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing national and international S&T grant competitions, overseeing funding agencies, and developing and leading symposia on peer review process. He has created and led S&T programs in the U.S. and more than 30 countries.


August 26, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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