Get Funded: Understand the grant writing process 

Writing your first grant? Overwhelmed by the grant writing process and don't know where to start? We can help!

Learn tips and tools to find and write a competitive grant application. Individuals can purchase a 7-part series for a discounted price or purchase individual webinars. Join for live or recorded 60-minute webinars to learn:

  • Core aspects of successful grant applications
  • Get familiar with funders (i.e. NIH, NSF, and foundations) 
  • Nature of review panels


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 includes: 

  • Access to live webinar(s) and recording(s)
  • Invitation to participate in a consultation session for a grant application at ASM Microbe 2020, June 18–22, in Chicago, IL. 
  • Certificate of completion upon completing post-webinar survey. 
7-Webinar Package
ASM Member: $249
Non-ASM Member: $299
Individual Webinar Rates
ASM Member: $40
Non-ASM Member: $60 

Note: All members except for SUpporting Members qualify for the ASM member rates. No refunds will be given. Instead, all participants who pay the rregistration fee will be given access to the recordings for a limited time. 


The Funding Landscape and an Overview of the Grant-Writing Enterprise
Sept. 19, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Learn the key elements of a grant solicitation, founding sources and best practices. Full description

The Core of a Successful Grant Application
Oct. 10, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Beginning a grant application is an overwhelming endeavor. This webinar will highlight writing strategies and key components of an application, using the NIH/NSF as models. Full description

Addressing Rigor and Reproducibility in Grant Applications
Oct. 31, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Funding agencies are leaders in promoting rigor in scientific research. Using the NIH/NSF as models, learn how to shape your grant proposal to follow explicit guidelines. Full description

Introducing Yourself to Reviewers: Impactful Biosketches
Nov. 7, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Biosketches are hallmarks to grant proposals. Learn how to develop a strong biosketch. Full description

The Grant Review Process
Nov. 21, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
The review process can seem like a black box to those submitting grants. Learn from seasoned grant reviewers and avoid common mistakes in your submission. Full description

Applying for Foundation Funding
Dec. 5, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET 
The landscape of private foundation funding is a unique funding opportunity. Learn about how to connect with foundation staff and shape a proposal for unique opportunities. Full description

What Do You Still Need to Know to Write a Winning Proposal? 
Dec. 12, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
This open question and answer format allows participants to usbmit lingering questions about the grant writing and review process. Full description


The ASM Sub-Committee on Graduate and Postdoctoral Education supports this online series. 


Contact Information

ASM Education,