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Summer Grant Writing Workshops Program

Jun 5, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023

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Early Bird Pricing
Expires 3-31-2023
Regular Price
Starting 4-1-2023



100% Online
(This is an 8-week workshop series. It will be offered in a virtual format. Hosted, recorded sessions will be provided to registered participants.) 


Full Schedule

June 5th through July 28th, 2023


Who Attends?

Offered for more than 15 years, the workshops have attracted a range of research disciplines – early career grant writers including in academia, libraries, research centers, public school systems, community foundations, and non-profits. The summer grant writing workshops are ideal for those who want to develop or sharpen grant writing skills, whether that be a proposal to a Foundation in your community, or for a proposal for a federal or international sponsor.

There are trillions of dollars invested each year in research and discovery. The R&D and knowledge enterprise is big business – so it is no surprise that grant seekers look for innovative ways to demonstrate their competitive advantage. How can you make your idea resonate with peer reviewers? The techniques employed in the art to grantsmanship include strong technical writing that is organized plus the creative story telling aspect that helps your peer reviewer envision the forecasted impact of your work in the short- and long-term.

Participants will hear from seasoned experts as they share their experiences as grant seekers and as peer reviewers. The best practice is to register and participate with intention. Leverage this dedicated time to apply what you have learn each week and write with us. For those who elect to prepare a grant proposal and submit it for preliminary peer review, you will receive constructive feedback and a consultation hour.


Instructor Sandra Justice, CRA
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Instructor Sandra Justice

Sandra Justice, CRA, was appointed Associate Director for USF Research & Innovation in 2020. She has served as a research administrator at USF for more than 15 years, leading the research office at the Sarasota-Manatee campus since 2017, with oversight for all Sarasota-Manatee campus research programs and grant services as a key member of the administrative leadership team of the Regional Chancellor. She serves on the Task Force for the USF Pandemic Response Research Network (PRRN) and is a member of the National Organization for Research Development Professionals (NORDP), Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI), and National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). She serves on the editorial board for the Journal for Research Administration, board of The Perlman Music Program Suncoast, and as liaison IRB member for New College of Florida. In 2016, her team at USF was awarded the “Big Ideas Research Grant” entitled, Themes for International Research Toolkit, with USF World Vice President Kiki Caruson and Laurel Thomas, International Research & Global Engagement Manager. She received a JRA Arthur Fellowship in 2021 for her study examining the impact of grant writing workshops on faculty productivity. Prior to her tenure at Sarasota-Manatee, she served as a grant administrator in the School of Medicine at Emory University. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida and holds CRA certification from the Research Administrators Certification Council.


This 8-week USF Summer Grant Writing Workshop is designed to guide grant seekers through the basics of the application process to develop competitive proposals. Join us to learn the latest in grant writing techniques and strategies to attract funding for your projects. Participants will be provided access to the Research Resources that include grant templates and sample proposals, as well as the Training Activity Guide (TAG). Walk through the grant application process with us this summer because your research matters.


Registration Notes

    • Please note you will not use any existing NetID or USF U# to login to your account.
    • Registering for the above program will create a new student account in the Canvas system for USF Corporate Training and Professional Education. Please note this Canvas site is separate from the main USF Canvas site (usflearn), and you will not need a NetID or USF U# to login.
    • If you have an existing USF Corporate Training and Professional Education account, you can login with your normal password or use the “Forgot Password?” feature to recover your login.
    • Emails will come from after registering to finish your new account setup.
    • Please reach us at with any login issues or questions.

Refund Policy

    • If you cancel the course booking before the start of the course, you are entitled to a full refund minus the cost of training materials mailed to you at point of registration. After the program start date, the online training course is not eligible for refund, but may be transferrable. For questions, please contact