Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


Presented by: Dr. Eric Shulenberger

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Brown Hall Auditorium (Room 108)


The Office of Sponsored Programs is excited to offer a grant writing workshop series presented by Dr. Eric Shulenberger. Four sessions are available in this workshop series on January 9, 2013;


Grant Writing Workshop: Proposals – Deep Strategy and Tactics

9 a.m. to Noon

Dr. Shulenberger will discuss grant proposal topics from his unusually well-grounded, extremely practical, and honest perspective as to what works, what doesn’t work, and why. This is not so much a "how to write" course as it is about (a) how the proposal selection/evaluation system REALLY works, (b) how to PLAN a proposal before launching on writing it, and (c) how to deal successfully with two very important groups - program managers and reviewers. Along the way we will cover lots of ideas about the actual writing - but good, thorough planning is critical to success.


Grant Writing Workshop: Proposal Resubmissions

1:30-2:20 p.m.

Researchers wanting tips for rewrites and resubmissions will be especially interested in attending this session.


Grant Writing Workshop: Making the Move to Federal Grant Opportunities

2:45-3:45 p.m.

Researchers considering the leap to federal grant proposals are encouraged to attend.


Grant Writing Workshop: Forming Collaborative Research

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Discussion of considerations and strategies to form collaborative research teams and projects.


Registration is available at:

How to Register: Registration is available through the MnSCU Stars system. From, click on the “Workshop Registration” button, then click on the workshop title, then click Login to register with your TechID or StarID.

Note: Please register for each section you would like to attend.


About Dr. Eric Shulenberger

Dr. Shulenberger, former program officer and experienced principal investigator (PI) will visit campus on January 9, 2013. He has a PhD in biological oceanography (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), is a California attorney, and has been a high-tech businessman. He knows both sides of the funding desk well. He was a federal research program manager for seven years, and has read thousands of proposals. He has reviewed preliminary and full proposals for many agencies, written requests for proposals, developed and critiqued long-term program goals, and participated in many site reviews. He supported himself and an extensive Antarctic research program on 100% grant monies for many years. He has been on staff at UW (Seattle) for thirteen years, assembling teams to write complex multidisciplinary research proposals (up to 25 co-investigators, $86M). He regularly teaches proposal strategy, tactics and writing. He draws on his unusually well-grounded, extremely practical, and blunt perspective as to what works, what does not work, and WHY.

Please feel free to contact the Office of Sponsored Programs with any additional questions at 8-4932 or