computerDaunted by Dissertating, Grant Proposals, or Human Subjects Research? The Graduate Writing Center’s lineup of workshops can help you with every stage of your academic writing, from the fundamentals of editing to human subjects research, grant proposals, and dissertation-writing. Sign up soon to reserve your spot!


Human Subjects Research: What is it? How do You Navigate Through the IRB Process?

A Two-Part Workshop Series for Graduate Students

Staff from the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects (OPHS)
309 Sproul Hall | Register Online

Workshop I: Fundamentals of Human Subjects Research

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 2 – 3:30 pm
Rebecca D. Armstrong, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Research Subject Protection, OPHS

This session is intended to be a basic introduction for students with little or no experience in human subjects research.

Workshop II: Navigating the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Process

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 10 am – 12 pm
Adrienne Tanner, CIP, IRB Assistant Director, OPHS

This workshop will cover how to write a comprehensive protocol narrative and how to submit exempt and non-exempt protocols for review via the eProtocol online submission process.


How to Write an Academic Grant Proposal

Friday, March 2, 2018, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, 309 Sproul Hall  | Register Online

This introductory workshop covers the basic principles of writing an academic grant proposal.


Editing and Revising Writing Workshop

Friday, March 16, 2018, 2 to 4 pm, 309 Sproul Hall  | Register Online

In this workshop the following topics will be covered: how a professional editor works with a manuscript; how you can use the techniques of an editor to revise your own writing; and how you can diagnose and avoid common writing errors and weaknesses. The goal of this workshop is to enable workshop participants to be able to step back and use the skills of a professional editor to revise and improve their own writing.


Writing the Dissertation: Strategies and Pitfalls

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 3 to 4:30 pm, 309 Sproul Hall  | Register Online

This workshop will focus on the basic strategies of successfully writing a doctoral dissertation. It will cover both strategies for organizing a large research project and for writing up the results of that project.


Applying for a Fulbright-IIE Grant

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 1 to 3 pm, 309 Sproul Hall  | Register Online


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