Workshop: Pursuing Funding for Humanities Research and Pursuing Funding from Private Foundations

This dual focus half day workshop will present strategies to compete successfully for humanities research funding, including understanding funding agencies, identifying specific funding sources that align with research and scholarly goals, and writing competitive proposals. The session will also incorporate strategies for pursuing funding from private foundations more broadly.

This workshop is geared to faculty who intend to pursue funding in support of humanities research and scholarship and/or who are interested in seeking private foundation funding. To take advantage of the group activities, please bring your laptop/tablet or a notepad and pen/pencil.

Presenter: Lucy Deckard, Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC

Presenter Lucy Deckard established Academic Research Funding Strategies, a consulting firm that helps faculty compete more successfully for grant funding, in 2010. She has helped to develop successful proposals to a wide variety of federal funding agencies and foundations. Prior to launching Academic Research Funding Strategies, Ms. Deckard she worked in research development at Texas A&M for 8 years, most recently serving as Associate Director of the university’s Office of Proposal Development. She also directed the university’s New Faculty Initiative, helping new faculty to jumpstart their research by helping them to identify funding opportunities, develop a strategy for pursuing funding, and learn to write competitive proposals.

Ms. Deckard has presented grant writing workshops at NIU for several years. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and presents in an engaging and comfortable manner.

RSVP required by Friday, April 5th.

Register Here! 

Friday, April 12 at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Holmes Student Center, Illinois Room
600 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

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