Researchers invited to spring/summer grant writing bootcamp

UW–Madison researchers can increase their chances of earning grant funding by taking advantage of the Faculty Grant Writing Bootcamp, offered by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, to be held approximately April 16 to Aug. 30, 2018. The workshop will meet about twice a month during the spring semester and approximately weekly during the summer months. The deadline to apply is Feb. 26. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision in March.

This bootcamp is targeted to junior and early mid-career faculty, especially those with a goal of submitting their first external grant or fellowship application, in the Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities Divisions. In addition, health services research faculty and researchers conducting psychosocial intervention/treatment studies in the Biological Sciences Division are eligible.

The bootcamp will provide participants with the information, feedback and structured timeline that will facilitate crafting a strong research or fellowship proposal. All participants in the workshop will be expected to submit an external grant or fellowship application following completion of the workshop, and will be strongly encouraged to submit a Fall Research Competition application as insurance. The bootcamp will be led by Professors Marcy Carlson (Sociology) and James Walker (Economics).

To learn more about the bootcamp and what you need to do to apply, visit:

If you have questions, please contact Jan Greenberg, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.