Grant Writing Online Course

Get Funded: Understand the Grant Writing Process 

Register Now - Course begins September 20

Course Schedule: September 20 - December 6, 2018

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 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 seven 75-minute 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 


Webinar #1: Thursday, September 20 at 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
The funding landscape and an overview of the grant-writing enterprise
Presenter: Michael Ibba

Webinar #2: Thursday, October 4 at 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. ET

The core of any successful grant application
Presenter: Eric Skaar

Webinar #3: Thursday, October 18 at 2:00- 3:15 p.m. ET

Addressing rigor and reproducibility in grant applications 
Presenter: William Navarre

Webinar #4: Thursday, November 1 at 2:00- 3:15 p.m. ET

Introducing yourself to reviewers: Impactful biosketches
Presenter: Michael Ibba

Webinar #5: Thursday, November 15 at 2:00- 3:15 p.m. ET

The grant review process
Presenters: Cindi Cornelissen and Michael Ibba

Webinar #6: Thursday, November 29 at 2:00- 3:15 p.m. ET

Applying for foundation funding
Presenter: Matthew Sullivan

Webinar #7: Thursday, December 6 at 2:00- 3:15 p.m. ET

Q and A - what do you still need to know to write a winning proposal?
Presenters: Cindi Cornelissen and Michael Ibba


*All webinars are subject to change 

Interested in participating, but have scheduling conflicts? Contact Claire Wilson at



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

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
  • Have a computer with stable internet connection


Register now. Course begins September 20.


ASM Member Discount: $175
Full Price: $225

Become an ASM member. Members qualify for discount, except for Supporting and CLS/MT/MLT* Members.

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.

*Clinical laboratory scientist/medical technician/medical lab technician

Contact Us


Contact: Claire Wilson at

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