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VOTE For your 2017 Board of Directors
Voting is open for the 2017 Board of Directors. You must vote online through our online ballot system. NO votes will be cast during the conference this year. Voting is open now through October 15, 2016. Learn more about your candidates and vote now!

Webinar Registration Currently Down
Please be advised that our registration system for webinars is currently down. We are aware of the issue and are working with our website developer to fix the issue.
Please email to manually receive the webinars.

Register for a Preconference Workshop!
Registration is now open for our preconference workshops. Learn more!

GPA Conference Registration is now Open!
Register to attend THE Premier Event for Grant Professionals It's where the Grant People Meet!
We want to see you this fall at the GPA Annual Conference, November 9-12, 2016 in Atlanta, GA. Registration is now open! Learn more about the conference by visiting the Annual Conference pages of our website

New Member Benefit!
HotelStorm - Exclusive hotel savings for GPA members. Save up to 55% over online travel agencies and enjoy the convenience of 24/7 concierge. A great option for professional and personal travel! Contact Kelli Romero, GPA Membership Director for login details or check your email (Grant News Weekly 8/2/2016) for passcode.

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  • Post Submission Strategies - What Information Do You Want and How to Get It

    • Monday, September 26, 2016
    • Mark Whitacre

    The life of a grant professional is like that of a sports team—we work hard to get a proposal in top shape, hone our skills, and then get our game plan together by preparing to submit the application.  

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  • Why Waiting until the 11th Hour is Never a Good Idea

    • Monday, September 19, 2016
    • Rachel Werner

    We have all been there – you work until the wee hours on a grant application that is due in one week, and you mutter to yourself how this process isn't working. While everyone has his/her own reasons for waiting until the last minute, whether the choice is yours or not, those in the grants profession realize that your chances of success become significantly diminished the less time you have to carefully prepare and construct a high quality grant proposal. In order to remove ourselves from this chaos, I am offering some suggestions of when to pursue an opportunity, and when it is best to walk away - based on my experiences. Hopefully this can help you avoid those late night hours, and also preserve your reputation and sanity.  

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  • You Want to Fax What? Submission Nightmares

    • Monday, September 12, 2016
    • Judy Riffle

    Seven months before the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy said the following in a speech. “The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word crisis. One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger---but recognize the opportunity.” This is still a great quote, and it points to many situations grant professionals face during the submission process. We can all learn so much from those crisis situations, and I hope you take away some tips from the situations described here to avoid particular submission nightmares. Some of these happened to me, leading to valuable lessons.  

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