How Much Does Quality Matter?
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:
- Actively working on a proposal.
- Familiar with and engaged in your field and what topics are currently of most interest there.
- Ready to work hard at forging new skills. You are deeply committed to improving your approach for more efficiency and better results. You will apply yourself in learning and trying new approaches, some of which may counter what you already know.
- Able to handle deep, constructive criticism without becoming defensive.
- Are willing to participate in the group, including giving thoughtful feedback to others. By giving feedback you solidify your own skills.
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 won’t 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 engagements, consider us when you are ready to commit to this learning process.
To learn more about the Grant Foundry program, let us know about your situation by filling out the information form below.
We use the following form to give us a window into whether Grant Foundry is the right fit for you at this time. This helps us ensure a fully engaged, dynamic group that will benefit everyone involved.
If you’re ready to make a career-changing investment in your proposal writing skills, get started below:
This form lets us know what you are working on and why this is of interest to you and it should take about 10 minutes or less to fill out.
After filling out the form, you’ll have an opportunity to talk with us, get additional information about how the workshop program is structured, and get registered.
This program 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. However, as you might expect, it takes work on your part to learn and apply the skills and your success is largely dependent on the effort put in.
If you are ready to get off the treadmill and learn the art of persuasive proposal writing, apply here to get started.
About Dr. Morgan Giddings
Morgan Giddings, PhD is the president of Marketing Your Science, LLC. She developed her chops in grant writing as a 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 four R01’s funded in a row without any rejection or revision over a span of five years. She did this by completely 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 the 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. Morgan Giddings.