2/12/2020 to 1/13/2021 CST
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11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PST
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM MST
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
2020 GPA Annual Conference - Call for Presenters
GPA is now accepting session proposals to be considered for the 2020 Annual conference schedule. Learn more and submit a proposal.
Next Level Grant Training
To help advance your grant career in 2020, GPA has arranged an exciting new training program names "Next-Level Grant Training." Click here to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
2019 Journal of the GPA is Now Available!
The 2019 Journal is now available to the public! Read articles like "Funding Undergraduate Research Programs: Exploring Administrators' Grant Development Process", "Replicable Strategies for Advancing Proposal Development Capacity in Teaching-focused Institutions", and "Streamlining Operations to Reduce Applicant, Recipient, and Staff Burden at the Health Resources and Services Administration" as well as four Strategy Papers in this year's edition of the Journal. Click here to read the articles.
2019 Winning Grant Proposal Competition
The GrantStation and Grant Professionals Association 2019 Winning Grant Proposal Competition winners have been announced! Congratulations to the winners, and kudos to all who entered! The panel of 6 esteemed judges were impressed by so many of the 204 entries! Congratulations to Kristi Albertson of Lake Health District, the "Grant" Prize winner! See the finalists and read the winning proposal.
A friend of mind likes to call me the “Guy Behind the Guy,” which he fondly coined “GBTG.” I admit that this phrase does fit me quite well. After all, I'm like one of the backup singers in the movie that I love so, “Twenty Feet from Stardom.” Bucket list? Perhaps no. This IS what I do: I complete the ensemble, cinching the rhythm and sound, lifting the lead singers to a level beyond their singular capabilities.
A successful grant writer establishes oneself through the rigors of trial and error. In order to sharpen one's skills as a grant writer, it becomes essential to focus your attention to detail and learn to read the words (criteria in this case) in between the lines. Anyone can write a grant, but not everyone is awarded the grant. In order to raise the stakes and improve your chances of getting funded, it is important that you learn to dissect the Request for Funding (RFP) and understand the priorities of the agency you are requesting funds from. This skill that is developed over time can be tricky to the amateur learning the ropes of grant writing.