Get funded: Understand the grant writing process 

The fall 2018 course has concluded.
More information about 2019 offerings will be available in Winter 2019.

Writing your first grant? Overwhelmed by the grant writing process and don't know where to start? We can help! This seven-part online course provides personalized feedback and covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • The funding landscape
  • Core aspects of successful grant applications
  • Applying for foundation funding
  • Writing impactful biosketches
  • The review process

Program Details


The course is based upon successful ASM professional development models in which participants:
  • Attend seven 75-minute interactive webinars presented by experts in the field
  • Complete pre- and post-webinar assignments
  • Participate in an online community of participants, mentors, and facilitators

Course Participation

In order to get the most out of the course, you are strongly encouraged to:
  • Participate in all seven webinars
  • Complete all pre- and post-webinar assignments in a timely manner
  • Interact with the online community
  • Participate in surveys for a maximum of 24 months
  • Have a personal computer

2019 Topics 

  • The funding landscape and an overview of the grant-writing enterprise
  • The core of any successful grant application
  • Addressing rigor and reproducibility in grant applications
  • Introducing yourself to reviewers: Impactful biosketches
  • The grant review process
  • Applying for foundation funding
  • Q&A - what do you still need to know to write a winning proposal?

Sponsorship and Credentials

The ASM Grant Writing Online Course webinar series is sponsored by the ASM Committee on Graduate and Postdoctoral Education.


To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a graduate student, postdoctoral scientist or early to mid-career scientist
  • Have an interest in learning about the grant process
  • Have a computer with stable internet connection

Registration Details

Registration for the 2018 course is closed.

Contact Information

Claire Wilson, ASM Education Specialist,