CSU to host Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Grant Writing Seminar

IESGrantWritingSeminarCOLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus State University will host an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Grant Writing Seminar on Friday, Oct. 17 to help budding researchers connect with the U.S. Department of Education and the grants they fund.

At the session, the participants will sit in groups and interact with fellow colleagues in order to get peer input, solicit ideas and discuss proposal options. Groups will be able to submit various examples to Meredith Larson, an education research analyst with Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), who will lead the seminar.

This interactive format will allow for immediate feedback from Larson, said Jennifer L. Brown, Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations at Columbus State University and the organizer of the seminar.

She said the seminar is designed for researchers at all levels of experience with grant writing. People from as far away as Louisiana State University have already registered to hear more about writing an IES research grant proposal, developing an abstract, common pitfalls with IES proposals, and the major sections of the proposal.

After the interactive presentation, lunch will be provided.

Following lunch, there will be break-out sessions with IES grantees from the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and Florida State University.  At these sessions, the IES grantees will discuss their funded projects, participants’ IES grant proposals and offer possible suggestions for future submissions.  Handouts will be provided.

Registration is just $50 and includes lunch. (Columbus State University faculty, staff and graduate students with ID can register for $30)

For more information, contact Jennifer Brown (brown_jennifer2@columbusstate.edu) or go online to te.columbusstate.edu/grantwriting.  The deadline to register is Friday, October 3, 2014.