2024 Grant Writing Workshop

Course Description

Join NSF BIO Directorate program director Dr. Leslie Rissler for a six-day hands-on grant writing workshop for scientists who want to learn strategies, styles, and structures to improve their grant proposals. The experience is geared toward early career proposal writers including faculty, postdocs, and senior graduate students and will include direct discussions and writing sessions based on participants’ own proposal ideas. Limited enrollment (15) will enable close interaction. 

For questions about the educational component of the course, please contact Dr. Leslie Rissler

For questions about residing in Gothic or the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, please contact admin@rmbl.org


Arrive Sunday, Aug. 18

Depart Sunday, Aug. 25

Class Size

Minimum enrollment: 8 students. If the course does not have a minimum of 8 students by June 1, 2024, RMBL may cancel the course at its sole discretion. 

Maximum enrollment: 15 students 

Cost & Inclusions

$925/student includes room, board (all meals), station fees, and parking.  Participants will likely be asked to share rooms.

Participants are responsible for their own travel costs and arrangements; however, RMBL will provide rides between Crested Butte to Gothic on the following dates and times that coincide with the Bustang Outrider bus from Denver. More information about travel to and from the field station can be found here: Travel to Gothic

Sunday, August 18th: Transportation from the Crested Butte 4-Way Bus Stop to Gothic/RMBL at 7:35 pm

Sunday, August 25th: Transportation from Gothic/RMBL to the Crested Butte 4-Way Bus Stop at 5:15 am

About RMBL

The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is a remote field station located in Gothic, CO (4 miles from Mount Crested Butte, CO). Please review the notes below and visit the linked pages for logistical information about attending this workshop.

  • Participants will be subject to RMBL’s code of conduct while in residence at RMBL, as well as observe all expectations for RMBL residents. All participants will take RMBL Conduct Training in the online Portal before arriving to Gothic.   
  • Gothic does not have cell service but does have good wi-fi. It is recommended that you ensure wi-fi calling is set up on your phone before you arrive.
  • Housing is rustic and usually shared. Outhouses and a shared shower house are used by much of the on-site population.
  • Pets of any kind are not allowed at the field station due to research.

Helpful Links:

Gothic Campus Map

On-Site Housing

Travel to Gothic

What to Bring

Dining at RMBL

Health & Safety at RMBL