October 20th - Introduction to Grant Writing --Taught by Rebecca Sumner- Open to all Graduate Students- You Must Register for this Workshop in Advance - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. CIMS 2220
Abstract: Mastering the art of brevity is a useful craft for all PIs. Learn how to summarize a proposal while appealing to the sponsor’s interests. This workshop focuses on how to use brevity and persuasiveness to draw people in. These writing strategies can be applied in many situations, such as effectively outlining a proposed project for a program officer or raising the interest of peers who review you proposals.
Bio: Rebecca Sumner joined SRS in February, 2013 as a Proposal Development Specialist. In this capacity, she works on strategic initiatives, organizing and editing selected large proposals. Prior to RIT, she worked in research, management, development and in higher education. Dr. Sumner earned an A.B. in English with an Economics minor from Franklin and Marshall College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Rochester. Her academic research focused on Old and Middle English and representational language and her previous employers include Dixon Schwabl, the Center for Governmental Research, and Nazareth College of Rochester.