Dr. Morgan Giddings
Creator of the Grant Dynamo and Grant Foundry, Author of Four Steps to Funding
Dr. Stefanie Robel
Head Coach, Grant Foundry; Research Team Leader at major R1 University
Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Mountain Time (with breaks)
Friday, August 21, 2020 9AM - 3PM Mountain Time (with breaks)
Register for this course during the live event, save $200, and get Extra Bonuses!
By completing the registration form, you are registering to attend the free, live two-day master class that will show you how to identify your "story pivot" - the central concept around which all other elements of your Grant Story Funnel revolve. Identifying this from the start will save you time and frustration, and create the basis for a more exciting and compelling proposal for your reviewers. We will then show you how to develop the Pivot into the major sections of your proposal (e.g. Significance, Innovation, Approach).
This is a brand new training. It is the followup to the Grant Dynamo 3 Level 1 course, but you don't need to take that course to benefit from this one. Also note: this new Masterclass will not cover any detail about the Specific Aims (NIH) or Project Summary (NSF), as those are covered in the Grant Dynamo 3 Level 1.
We will present this class as a series of sessions. After you register we'll send you the full syllabus. Attendance in all sessions is not mandatory, but you will miss a lot if you don't attend the sessions sequentially. We will use your information to send you reminders about this event and related events in the future, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
In the bigger picture, we believe there is an ongoing crisis, with the system being inundated with poorly constructed grant proposals that waste both the applicants' and the reviewers' time. This serves nobody, and just feeds the naysayers who dismiss the value of science and research, because they can point to the inefficiency and often slow progress. By reaching as many researchers as we can – to help them become clearer and more compelling writers – it will facilitate the worthwhile research standing out, rather than being obscured beneath ineffective messaging.
We developed the techniques of the Grant Story Funnel, The Pivot, and PARLEZ in response to ten years working with researchers on their proposals. We noticed a common struggle with them developing a clear and compelling story in their proposal. While we would arrive at it through iteration, we knew there had to be a more direct way. After analyzing over eleven successful R01's side by side, we extracted the components they all had in common, and developed these unique, proprietary approaches. I (Morgan Giddings) truly wishes I had access to when I struggled with grant funding early in my career. (Dr. Robel had the assistance of the precursor of these methods developed by Dr. Giddings that assisted her early in her career).
A note for those who don't have time to attend most or all of the live, free workshop: This workshop is part of a brand new paid class we are creating, that will be available in early September 2020. The paid class will allow you to go through at your own pace and time. Even if you can't attend live, by registering now you get a substantial discount on the full class. More details - and a special deep one-time tuition discount - will be coming soon! Make sure to register here even if you can't attend the live class so you'll be notified when we announce that class.
We are using the deadline of presenting this live masterlclass, to get this course finished and released into the wild (Grant Dynamo 3, Level II). It is a paid course, but because you help us get it done by attending live, we are offering it for free to you. By attending live you'll get over eight hours of training, along with worksheets to apply to your own proposal development.
It will require an investment of your time now, for a potentially big payoff down the road.
"Thank you very much Morgan for your time, energy and effort! Great stuff, very deep with a crystal clarity."
"Thanks Morgan - very helpful and compelling as always. Great to listen to you every time"
"I'm in India and stayed up all night for this! Totally worth it! Thank you."
Dr. Morgan Giddings brought in over $23M in grant funding during her tenure as an Associate professor at UNC Chapel Hill. Now, she is the creator of programs and courses like Grant Dynamo, Grant Foundry, and the Research Success Alliance - all designed to help research doctors and scientists reduce overwhelm and frustration while increasing career satisfaction and grant funding. After working with 100's of clients from the world's top research institutions, she observed repeating patterns of what works and what doesn't when it comes to constructing a Powerful Grant Story, and is excited to share the strategy more widely.
Stefanie Robel, PhD is the head coach of the intensive grant training program Grant Foundry at Marketing Your Science, LLC and leads a research team at a R1 university in the US. She trained in grant writing with Morgan Giddings since 2012. When she started her tenure-track position in 2016 she hit the ground running bringing in over $6M in funding in her first two years as faculty member. In late 2017, Stefanie joined Morgan’s team of coaches to help other academics hone their grant writing and leadership skills.