Strategizing, planning and writing grants for business and academia: Part 1 - Strategy


Webinar| May 22 | Noon - 1pm ET

  • Member/Member-in-training — $0
  • Nonmember/Nonmember-in-training — $15

Audience: Vision scientists and researchers interested in grant writing strategies.

Summary: This is part one of a two-part webinar series designed to help researchers in all stages of their career find funding sources. This workshop series offers approaches to strategy, selection and technical skills in writing grants for scientists and entrepreneurs. The series will cover how to write grant applications for NIH, foundations and big Pharma. A successful grant application contains both high quality scientific aims and objectives and a well written succinct grant application. Scientists from all stages in their career from training to leading a start-up business should be aware that they will likely need more than one type of grant during an academic or business career. This two-part WEAVR series is led by experts who have successfully obtained grants and serve on review panels at federal and private grant agencies in ocular research.

Part 1 focuses on general strategic approaches for developing a strong grant application. Presentations include:

  • Grants and Grant Terminology
  • Essential tools for starting
  • Audiences that review grants
  • Understanding key interests and special interests
  • Common weaknesses

This webinar is hosted by ARVO's Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) Committee. A certificate of attendance will be available to attendees upon request (email

Organizers and moderators: Cheryl Rowe-Rendleman, PhD; Neena Haider, PhD; and Malia Edwards, PhD.

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Meg DeAngelisMeg DeAngelis, PhD (University at Buffalo/State University of New York)


Neena HaiderNeena Haider, PhD (Harvard Medical School)


Cheryl Rowe RendlemanCheryl Rowe-Rendleman, PhD (Omar Consulting)


*Presenters and presentations are subject to change.