HRSA Virtual Boot Camp for Grant Writing

MSU’s Starkville and Meridian campuses will offer a virtual U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) grant writing boot camp for four Wednesdays in June.

The overall event consists of four two-hour sessions held at noon on June 1, 8, 15 and 22. The goal is to learn the strategies of a good HRSA grant writer so that you, in turn, can teach your colleagues once you are successful. . Although good proposal writing requires writing skills, you will learn the rest of what it takes to be successful in obtaining HRSA grants. The focus is on the extra things that can mean the difference between success and failure.

Participants should plan to attend all four sessions, as each session will cover various aspects of the HRSA proposal submission process.

Topics include:

—Session 1: An introduction to HRSA and available funding opportunities, as well as reading and understanding funding opportunity notices.

—Session 2: Developing the project narrative and project summary sections. For this session, teachers review a story of a highly rated application.

—Session n°3: Budgets, attachments and final report.

— Session 4: Managing an HRSA grant once it has been approved and funded (including required reporting) and reviewing what has been learned.

The speakers are: Cindy Selleck, professor emeritus of the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Stephanie Hyche, director of research development in the Office of Research Development at MSU.

To register, visit before May 27.

Please contact MSU’s Office of Research and Economic Development at (662) 325-3168 for more information.

Scott R. Banks