Grant Foundry is a small, group-mentored course designed to help researchers like you master the science and art of writing by framing persuasive proposals.
Who is Grant Foundry for?
We work with an active and engaged group of participants who will give and receive deep feedback. We're careful to select participants who are going to thrive in this environment.
Grant Foundry is for you if you are:
Who is Grant Foundry not for?
If you are looking for a magic bullet to make your proposal fail-proof, or if you are looking for someone to tell you exactly what to write, this program is not for you.
If you are of the mind that your proposal is already "pretty good" and only needs minor tweaks, you wont make the most of the refiner's fire.
If you are not ready to truly engage with the Grant Foundry process, due to other priorities and arrangements, consider us when you are ready to commit to this learning process.
The next round of Grant Foundry will be held in Winter 2022-2023 (approximately Nov. - Jan. timeframe). We’re now accepting applications – be sure to get yours in before the program fills up!
We use an application process to give us a window into whether Grant Foundry is a good fit for you. This helps us ensure a fully engaged group dynamic that will benefit everyone involved.
If you’re ready to make a career-changing investment in your proposal writing skills, you can apply here:
This application lets us know what you are working on and why this is of interest to you and it should take about 10 minutes to fill out. After filling out the application, you’ll get additional detailed information about how the program is structured, and have an opportunity to join us.
This program is not for everyone. It is based on our own experiences of what it takes to write a successful proposal now AND be able to repeat this experience in the future. We have taught these skills to others who have used them to receive many millions in funded proposals. But it takes work on your part to learn and apply the skills.
If you are ready to get off the treadmill and learn the art of persuasive proposal writing, Apply Here to get started.
Founder and Creator of Grant Foundry
Morgan Giddings, PhD is the president of Marketing your Science, LLC. She developed her chops in grant writing as Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Departments of Microbiology & Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, and Computer Science. She went from six grant rejections in a row when starting out, to subsequently getting R01's funded in a row without any rejection or revision over a span of five years. She did this by revamping her approach to a reviewer-centric model. She began consulting with outside faculty in 2009, and based on overwhelming demand, started creating grant writing trainings in 2010. In 2013, she decided to focus on training and mentoring to help other researchers as a full-time endeavor, leaving her faculty position.
All of the grant writing instructors and coaches in Grant Foundry are personally trained and supervised by Dr. Giddings.