Free Grant-writing workshop on April 1

The Midwest Archives Conference, in partnership with Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries, presents:

Grant Writing: An Introduction For Archives and Heritage Agencies

Friday, April 1, 2016
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Wright State University’s Nutter Center, Berry Room
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435

The ability to secure external funding from granting agencies can support strategic initiatives for your organization. Writing successful funding applications isn’t a secret art genetically born into a few elite professionals, but a simple and direct process of describing problems, identifying solutions, and requesting funding to achieve measurable goals. This workshop will provide an introduction to the grant writing process. Participants will receive a broad overview of approaches to aligning grant writing to strategic goals; review a variety of external funding sources for archival and history-based initiatives; become familiar with the basic structure of grant applications; understand the mechanics of the application, review, and selection processes at different funding agencies; discuss important “dos and don’ts” for successful applications; outline the critical post-award work of running and closing funded projects; and understand how to solicit feedback on failed applications to make improvements and reapply. Participants will be invited to identify a current problem at their institution which could be resolved through funding from an external agency. Breakout groups and exercises will allow participants to structure a potential funding request around this problem.

Presenter: Erik Nordberg, Director of the Walter Reuther Library, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

This workshop is FREE, but a reservation is required. Space is limited! To register, please visit: or call 775-2092.

A Presentation of the MAC Speakers Bureau Basic Workshop Series, sponsored by Battelle

Free Parking is Available in Lot 1 near the Berry Room Entrance. Go to: for a map and directions.

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