Grant Writing Workshop

The 2021 iteration of the Grant Writing Workshop is over.

Please check back later to apply for the 2022 iteration. 

By and large, postdocs want to pursue an academic route. Obtaining funding to conduct your research is critical for a successful career in academia. As such, developing grant writing skills (and hopefully obtaining funding) during postdoctoral training is paramount. 

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is delighted to offer a 4-part Grant Writing Workshop each year during the Fall Semester. This workshop was developed in collaboration with Rachel Noble-Varney, from the Proposal Development Office, and is designed to teach life long habits for continuously exploring the funding landscape, develop a funding strategy, draft an original idea, and learn the importance others play in getting funded. 


Program details

The program relies heavily on an active and engaged group learning community. As such, participants will be expected to actively engage during sessions. Activities will range from guided self-reflection, online searches, reading, and discussion on core grant writing competencies. The program uses a workbook and some prior preparation is expected most sessions.  

  • 4 sessions
  • Each session is 90 minutes
  • Starts October 18, 2021
  • Mondays at 3:30 PM
  • Every 2 weeks
  • Ends November 29, 2021
  • Hybrid (in person will meet in Gillis Building, conference room 104)






3:30-5:00 PM

Navigating the postdoc funding landscape


3:30-5:00 PM

Building a strategy


3:30-5:00 PM

Developing an original idea


3:30-5:00 PM

Refine, refine, and feedback


Eligibility & application

All University of Kentucky postdoctoral scholars and fellows are eligible to participate. Attendance to all sessions is expected so please apply only if you are able to attend.

To apply fill out the form linked below. The program can accommodate 20 participants and seats will be given on a first-come-first-served basis. The application will close on Friday October 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST


Grant Writing Workshop Application