Grant Writing Online Course

Get Funded: Understand the Grant Writing Process 

Registration deadline: July 15
Webinar Schedule: August - November 2017

Writing your first grant? Overwhelmed by the grant writing process? Don't know where to start? We can help! Attend ASM's Grant Writing Online Course. This seven-part course will provide personalized feedback and cover 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

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Program Details

The course is based upon successful ASM professional development models in which participants:

  • Attend interactive webinars presented by experts in the field,
  • Complete pre- and post-webinar assignments, and
  • 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 online community,
  • Participate in surveys for a maximum of 24 months, and
  • Have a personal computer 

If you successfully complete all assignments, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.


Webinar #1: Wednesday, August 16 at 2:00 pm EDT  
The funding landscape and an overview of the grant-writing enterprise
Presenter: Michael Ibba

Webinar #2: Wednesday, August 30 at 2:00 pm EDT  
The core of any successful grant application
Presenter: Eric Skaar

Webinar #3: Wednesday, September 20 at 2:00 pm EDT  
You’re not done yet! Other crucial components of a grant application
Presenters: Michael Ibba

Webinar #4: Wednesday, October 4 at 2:00 pm EDT    
Introducing yourself to reviewers: Impactful biosketches
Presenter: Michael Ibba

Webinar #5: Wednesday, October 18 at 2:00 pm EDT  
The grant review process
Presenter: Amanda Simcox

Webinar #6: Wednesday, November 8 at 2:00 pm EDT  
Applying for foundation funding
Presenter: Matthew Sullivan

Webinar #7: Wednesday, November 29 at 2:00 pm EDT  
Feedback on submitted grant components
Presenters: Cindi Cornelissen

*All webinars are subject to change 

Interested in participating, but have scheduling conflicts? Contact us:



 Michael Ibba, Ph.D., The Ohio State University



 Cindi Nau Cornelissen, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University



Sponsorship and Credentials

The ASM Grant Writing Online Course webinar series is sponsored by the ASM Committee on Graduate and Postdoctoral Education of the ASM Education Board and ASM-Leaders Inspiring Networks and Knowledge (ASM-LINK). 

Eligibility & Registration

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

July 15
Registration is on a first come, first serve basis


Click on REGISTER NOW to complete the registration form. 


ASM Members: $175
Non-Members: $225

Become an ASM member for as little as $22/year! 

Please note, no refunds will be given. Instead, all participants who pay the registration fee will be given access to the recordings for a limited time.

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