Bemidji State University hosts a grant-writing workshop by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health that aims to help university and health professionals develop more competitive grant proposals.
The University Vision Design Capacity workshop is part of the DHHS Higher Education Technical Assistance Project. The project helps higher education institutions share resource-development strategies, regional health data and health-disparities research while creating opportunities for community engagement and networking. Grant-writing workshops are one of the project’s three strategies for developing capacity in under-served populations.
The workshop is free of charge and funds are available to reimburse travel expenses, but attendance will be limited to 35 and interested participants should register as early as possible.
The two-day, hands-on workshop is intended for junior faculty, staff and college or university health professionals who are interested in community-based participatory research; committed to working with underserved populations; and want to build their institution’s capacity to compete for and receive competitive grant awards. During the 2017 fiscal year, the workshop was found to be highly effective at increasing the knowledge and confidence of participants to pursue grant funding.