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Writing Workshops Available in January

In January, the Office of University Research, the Faculty Center for Professional Development and the Office of Governmental Relations will host a pair of writing workshops – the Scholarly Writing Institute (SWI) for Faculty and the Grant Writing Institute (GWI).

The Scholarly Writing Institute will be held Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 9-12 in the College of Business Administration’s Open Access Lab located in CBA 237. Registration deadline for the SWI is Wednesday, Jan. 3.

The GWI will run Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 17-19 with the location announced to confirmed participants. Registration deadline for the GWI is Friday, Jan. 5.

SWI and GWI registration forms are availble at www.csulb.edu/research (see Educational Opportunities) or at www.csulb.edu/centers/fcpd/ (see Events/Workshops).

The SWI provides a three-and-a-half day intensive workshop to assist faculty in completing a substantial amount of writing on a specific scholarly writing project.

The program will provide participants several hours of dedicated writing time and resource consultants who are recognized for their expertise in specific areas such as editing, illustration, and statistical analyses. Consultants will be included in the institute depending on the types of challenges individual faculty face.

Participating faculty should have most of their research completed (i.e., ready to write) and bring their own laptop.

The SWI Institute schedule is from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday; and it is important for faculty attendees to attend all four days of the workshop.

The GWI is an intensive, highly interactive program that focuses on preparing faculty to integrate teaching, research, programs, and publication/dissemination interests with internal and external funding opportunities.

Presenters and panel discussion members are faculty and staff at CSULB who have successfully used external funding opportunities to advance their research interests, enhance their publication records, and foster the involvement of graduate and undergraduate students in active learning.

GWI is offered in three sessions with the goals of engaging participants in fitting research grantsmanship into their professional life, improving knowledge of the elements of developing winning proposals and specific steps needed to produce a proposal and submit it to a granting agency, enlarging the community of scholars who assist one another with constructive critiques of research proposals and providing at least three viable leads for external funding sources and/or a draft outline of an external funding proposal.

Participants are asked to contact Carolyn Dersch at 562/985-5330 for assistance in registering for GENIUS-SMARTS in advance of the institute. GENIUS is a global network and database of scientific and scholarly expertise containing profiles of scholars at leading universities throughout the world; SMARTS is an electronic matching and funding opportunity notification system which provides investigators with a direct and targeted electronic link to research funding information.