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Writerly Wednesday – Writing for Funders

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


We are all writers. In academia, every facet of our work life is connected to one or more forms of writing. So, we decided to create a space to foster writing and engage in discussion about the craft of writing.

All members of the broader graduate community (grad students, faculty and staff) are invited to drop-in and take part in creating a ‘mid-week’ space for writing.

Every Wednesday, noon to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Thistle 253 (TH)

Each 2-hour session will begin with a 20 min facilitated conversation or presentation on topics related to writer and writing. The rest of the time; we’ll write. You are welcome to bring your laptop, writing resources and your lunch!

Writing for Funders

Writing for funders is a process the marries strategic development and persuasive prose. During this session, we will discuss a general ‘recipe’ that you can use to inform the actual writing of your application components. With almost 13 years of success as a scholarship and research grant recipient, Dr. Rachel Hirsch brings her expertise and experience to this informal session acting as a facilitator and discussant.

To be successful in writing a funding application, you need to know:

  1. Yourself
  2. Your project
  3. Your funder
  4. Your adjudicators

In preparation for our discussion, please identify:

  1. The kind of funding/funders that you are interested in
  2. The eligibility requirements of the funder/funding program
  3. How applications to the funding program are evaluated

Dr. Rachel Hirsch is an award-winning scholar and research facilitator, offering expertise in research development and knowledge mobilization stemming from almost eight years’ experience working collaboratively with academics and community groups across Canada and internationally.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm