Penn State Commonwealth Campus Spring Grant-seeking Workshop

Penn State Commonwealth Campus Spring Grant-seeking Workshop

Hosted by Penn State Altoona
May 10-12, 2017
Featuring:  Dr. Thomas Wenzel, Bates College

Workshop Schedule | Registration | Overnight Accommodations

Workshop Sessions

Persuasive Proposal Writing

Dr. Thomas Wenzel will draw on decades of experience and numerous externally-funded grants to provide insight on how to craft a persuasive grant proposal from a concept paper.

Thomas J. Wenzel is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He has been the recipient of over $3.7 M in research and/or educational grants from the National Science Foundation, Research Corporation, the Petroleum Research Fund, and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. His work in the area of chiral NMR shift reagents has been supported since 1991 through seven consecutive NSF-RUI grants. His research accomplishments have been recognized through the American Chemical Society Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution (2010). He has been active in efforts to promote research at undergraduate institutions and the participation of undergraduates in research. He served as President of the Council on Undergraduate Research in 1996-97 and is currently chair for the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Professional Training.

The Proposal Process

Lisa Wiedemer (Office of the VP for Commonwealth Campuses) with JoZane Cardamone and Nikki Page (Office of Sponsored Programs) will review the external grant-seeking process and available supports.

Panel of Experts

Three separate sessions (Arts & Humanities; Life & Social Sciences; Engineering & Physical Sciences) will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions, discuss pitfalls, review concept papers, and learn from the grant-seeking experiences of our panelists: Sandy Petrulionis (Distinguished Professor of English), Eric Reinhard (Associate Director, Foundation Relations); Susannah Gal (Professor of Biology and Assoc. Dean for Research), Susan McHale (Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Director, Social Science Research Instutite), Carolyn Mahan (Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies); Rob Mathers (Professor of Chemistry), Andy Stephenson (Distinguished Professor of Biology and Associate Dean for Research), and others.

For more information contact:
Ms. Nancy Vogel