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Spring 2024 Grant-writing Workshop & Retreat

Thursday, May 23, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Donald Gordon Hotel and Conference Centre, 421 Union Street
Room: Room B
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Clarity in academic writing is good; concision is good; logical organization is good. But none of these matter if your writing is not seen by readers to be valuable to them. Commonly it’s thought that value is a matter not of writing but of content; make the writing clear and logical, and value will take care of itself. In fact, successful academic texts—including successful grant applications—rely on a host of writing techniques specific to value, and not just communicating value, but also creating it.

In the morning session (9 am to noon), Dr. McEnerney will lead workshop attendees through essential techniques for creating value. In three afternoon sessions of 50-minutes each (1-4 pm), Dr. McEnerney will work specifically with researchers in health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and social sciences and humanities in order to focus on techniques for creating value in specific disciplines for specific readers. 

Whether or not they reserve an afternoon session with Dr. McEnerney, attendees are encouraged to stay and make use of a quiet, writing-only space in which they can work on grant applications or other projects.

Research Project Advisors will also be available for one-on-one or small-group consultations in twenty-minute blocks.

A buffet lunch will be served between noon and 1 pm.

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