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Writerly Wednesday – Writing for Funders
Wednesday, September 27 @ 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:
- Your project
- Your funder
- Your adjudicators
In preparation for our discussion, please identify:
- The kind of funding/funders that you are interested in
- The eligibility requirements of the funder/funding program
- 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.