Save the Date!
From Aug. 6- Aug. 13th, 2022, join Dr. Leslie Rissler at the Rocky Mtn Bio Lab 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. The 6-day course will cost $800 and include all expenses of being at RMBL (room, board, and station fees). Enrollment will be capped at 15.
Leslie has experience working with students across various fields, including biology, physics, and conservation. Participants should plan on arriving with research ideas so they can hit the ground running. The course will involve finding appropriate solicitations associated with those research ideas, writing a proposal that matches ideas to those solicitations, and having draft proposals reviewed in a panel format by colleagues.
Winner of the 2020 Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution, Leslie is known for her work on amphibian and reptile biogeography, evolutionary ecology, systematics, and conservation as well as the public communication of evolution. Former Professor and Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles at the University of Alabama, she is currently a program director in the NSF Biology Directorate. Registration will open through RMBL’s website in mid-February. In the meantime, for questions about course content, you can reach Leslie at Leslie.Rissler@gmail.com. RMBL’s Director of Operations, Brett Biebuyck, can help with questions about logistics at firstname.lastname@example.org.