Perfect your teaching, writing, editing, and research skills with these free workshops for Berkeley graduate students.

Academic Writing Workshops

Workshops on Writing: How to Write an Academic Grant Proposal

Monday, February 23, 2015, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, 110 Sproul Hall Register Online | Workshop Description

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

All of the workshops are open to UC Berkeley graduate students in all disciplines. Preregistration is required. Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 643-9392, ten days in advance of the scheduled workshop.


Workshops on Writing: Editing and Revising

Friday, April 3, 2015, Noon to 2 pm, 110 Sproul Hall Register Online| Workshop Description

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • how a professional editor works with a manuscript
  • how you can use the techniques of an editor to revise your own writing
  • how you can diagnose and avoid common writing errors and weaknesses

This workshop will enable participants to be able to step back and use the skills of a professional editor to revise and improve their own writing.

Open to UCB graduate students in all disciplines. (For disability-related accommodations, please contact Academic Services (510-643-9392) ten days prior to the event.) Preregistration is required.


Academic Research Workshops

Human Subjects Research: What Is It? How Do You Navigate Through The Irb Process?
A Two-Part Workshop Series For Graduate Students

with Tani Prestage, M.A., M.P.H., C.I.P., Assistant Director, Office For The Protection Of Human Subjects


Workshop I: Fundamentals Of Human Subjects Research
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12 to 1:30 pm, 110 Sproul Hall Register Online | Workshop Description

This session is intended to be a basic introduction for students with little or no experience in human subjects research.  In addition, submitting an exempt protocol via eProtocol will be addressed.

Although graduate students are encouraged to attend both parts of this workshop series, attendance in both is not required.


Workshop II: Navigating The Institutional Review Board (Irb) Process
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 4 to 5:30 pm, 110 Sproul Hall Register Online | Workshop Description

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

All of the workshops are open to UC Berkeley graduate students in all disciplines. Preregistration is required. Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 643-9392, ten days in advance of the scheduled workshop.

For more information about this workshop series, please contact Academic Services, Graduate Division, University of California, Berkeley, 321 Sproul Hall, (510) 643-9392, and for more information about the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) and the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects (OPHS), see their website.


Workshops on Teaching for GSIs

The GSI Center’s Workshops on Teaching for GSIs cover a wide variety of topics related to university teaching and the GSI experience. The purpose of the series is to offer GSIs, and other graduate students interested in teaching, opportunities for hands-on learning and practical discussion about pedagogy. See the GSI Teaching & Resource Center’s website for the schedule and more information.