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On-Demand Webinar

Communication: Improve Your Relationship with Grant Program Officers

$167.00

On-Demand Webinar

Communication: Improve Your Relationship with Grant Program Officers

$167.00

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  • In addition to scientific smarts and grant-writing savvy, PIs need relational skills for success in sponsored research. They need to readily establish productive communication with a grant program officer—even before writing their proposals. 

    Experienced researchers know that published materials about any given subject are only the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to must-have information. POs are virtual treasure troves of helpful knowledge—and most are willing to share that guidance with researchers who make the effort to contact them.

    This insightful on-demand 60-minute webinar will reveal the reasons why establishing contact is a necessity for PIs and describe a five-step planning model to ensure a positive dialog, including specific questions to ask. Registrants also get a sample “pre” abstract to use as a template for the first e-mail to a program officer.

    This on-demand training session is perfect for PI’s who want to:

    • Overcome hesitation or reluctance to approach program officers
    • Understand why program officers welcome inquiries from researchers
    • Identify the appropriate PO to contact
    • Craft an effective “pre” abstract to start the dialog
    • Know the dos and don’ts for asking questions

    100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or a Full Refund.

    You take no risk whatsoever. If you find this essential session doesn't meet your expectations or you are not satisfied for any reason, simply let us know.

  • Key Take-Aways
    • Recognition that relational skills are as important to success as grant writing skills
    • Techniques for identifying the appropriate program officer(s) to contact
    • A sample pre-abstract that can be used to craft the first written communication
    • A five step process to initiate and maintain a constructive dialogue
    • A model script to guide the conversation

    100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or a Full Refund.

    You take no risk whatsoever. If you find this essential session doesn't meet your expectations or you are not satisfied for any reason, simply let us know.

  • Meet Your Expert: Robert Porter, PhD

    Dr. Robert PorterRobert Porter, PhD, has presented grant-writing and research development workshops at leading universities and medical schools nationwide. Currently Director of Research Development at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Porter has 30 years’ experience as a tenured professor, private consultant and research administrator. His proposals have won more than $8 million in awards from government agencies and private foundations. A national leader in the growing field of research development, he has presented papers and workshops on grant writing at major conferences and has published prize-winning articles in the Journal of Research Administration and Research Management Review. Dr. Porter has previously taught at Virginia Tech, Swarthmore College, Susquehanna University and Eastern Washington University. He holds graduate degrees in Speech Communications from the University of Michigan.