Grant-writing Retreat


Friday May 26, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Join the Queen's Vice-Principal Research Portfolio and fellow faculty from the Queen's research community for our two-day Grant-writing Workshop and Retreat at the Donald Gordon Hotel and Conference Centre on May 25 & 26, 2023.

Both early-career and established faculty members stand to benefit from the workshop.

Register for a single day or both days.

  • Day 1 includes continental breakfast, beverages, snacks and a hot lunch.
  • Day 2 includes continental breakfast, beverages, snacks and a hot lunch (by request).


Day 1 Grant-writing Workshop:

Join special guest Dr. Lorelei Lingard for a 1-day workshop, "It’s not just the Study, it’s the Story" designed to improve your grant-writing.

It doesn’t matter how good your study is: it won’t survive grant review without a good story to go with it. But most of your training (and attention) likely focuses on polishing the study, with less attention to making the story clear, compelling and coherent.

In this writing workshop you will learn two new strategies – Problem/Gap/Hook and Mapping the Gap – to help you write stronger, more compelling arguments and to convince reviewers that the study you’re proposing matters.

A limited amount of pre-reading (2 hours) will be distributed well in advance of the workshop, to support flipped classroom pedagogy. Please come with a very rough draft of an introduction to work on during the day.

View Day 1 Agenda, Learning Objectives and more about the day 1 session

Day 2 A day dedicated to writing:

Take the lessons of day one and some time away from the office in order to write and consult with Research Projects Advisors about your current and future proposals.

Day 2 will include:

  • Quiet space to write and focus on your work.
  • Meetings with the Research Projects Advisors to discuss your research proposals. (All meetings will be held at the Donald Gordon Hotel & Conference Centre).
  • Lunch is available for those who dedicate the day to their writing.

 Registration is now closed.