Client Reviews – Workshops

“The experience was PHENOMENAL!! Even though the Workbook has specific directions/guidance, nothing beats having an expert sit down with you and go over recommendations and feedback!”

– Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati


“I just received word last week that my NIH R01 proposal received a score of 5th percentile (Impact score 15)! I won’t have definitive word on whether the grant will be funded for a few months, but from the email exchanges with the Program Office, the likelihood of funding seems quite high. I want to thank you for taking the time to read the proposal and to provide feedback on how it could be improved.  I don’t think it would have been nearly as strong without your help.”

– Assistant Professor, Wayne State University


“I just want to thank you once again for helping with my proposal last year. I also want to share some good news with you. Last week, I received the NSF CAREER award for that proposal.”

– Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Purdue University


“I just wanted to let you know that my NSF CAREER proposal is being recommended for funding. I am certain that participating in [your] workshop was essential to my success, so I do hope you continue to offer them. Thanks for all your help!”

– Assistant Professor, Wayne State University


“Needless to say, the editorial comments I received through the whole experience with [GWSW] were invaluable and I feel grateful that I was able to participate in their NIH Grant Proposal Writing Workshop. Incidentally, we got funded, so this is an example of a very positive return on the investments!!”

– Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University


“I wanted to let you know that we were awarded the William T. Grant Foundation grant. Thanks for your help on it!”

– Associate Professor, Colorado State University


“I just found out that my project was awarded a year-long National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) research grant! I can hardly believe it. I want to express my deep appreciation because I know that your Proposal Workshop played a significant role in reshaping my narrative so that it would better communicate my goals and contribution.”

– Associate Professor, Purdue University


“I would like to say how very thankful I am for your assistance, understanding, and patience throughout the grant proposal writing workshop. I learned a multitude of essential tips that I plan to use in my grant application and I am confident that the workshop has provided me with a competitive advantage. Keep up the outstanding work!!!”

– Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago


“I hope you remember me. I was a participant in one of your intensive workshops here at UF. We were just awarded another USDA-NIFA grant totaling around 250K. FYI-the RFA was posted 19 May and the proposal submission deadline was 19 June. We really only had three weeks to pull it all together!! Just wanted to say thanks again for the training.”

– Professor, University of Florida


“Finally, I received a pilot award from the Department of Defense (DOD)! They received 137 pre-applications, invited 42, and funded 6 of them – I feel so lucky that I made it! I cannot believe that mine was even highlighted! THANKS a lot for all your hard work [in the workshop] and for teaching us how to write a successful grant proposal – I did my best to follow your advice.”

– Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine


“I just wanted to follow up with you on the status of the USDA proposal we worked on during the workshop. It has been accepted for funding! This is the first competitive grant I have been awarded outside of private industry funding. I really appreciate your help pulling it together. I fully recognize your candid comments are a large reason the proposal was ultimately successful.”

– Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


“I am happy to report that I got my first NIH grant!!! I took the Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops [program] a few years back in Virginia Beach. I am now a postdoc at the University of Colorado and yesterday was awarded an NIDDK F32 grant to examine how maternal obesity impacts the development of the infant microbiome and infant adiposity during the first year of life. The workshop and [The Grant Application] Writer’s Workbook were invaluable in writing the grant proposal and going through the grant process! Thanks to [the presenter] and to the GWSW team!”

– Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado


“I attended a grant workshop [of yours] at WSU last year. I wanted to say thank you for all the work and advice in the workshop. I have received many comments about how my grant writing has improved since attending the workshop. Also, following the guidelines of the Workbook has allowed me to better understand (and “sell”) the significance of my own work. I’ll be submitting my first NIH grant this summer, and thanks to your workshop, I feel knowledgeable and informed about the whole process. Thanks for all the materials, and thanks for all you do!

– Assistant Professor, Washington State University


“I would like to share some good news with you as you are an equal partner of this success. I met you… at the University of Nebraska Medical Center workshop that you led. Although my application [had previously been] unscored, you said … it was worth pursuing. I followed your guidance and advice as ‘ten commandments’, word by word. My revised R01 application had a great critique and scored in [the] 16.5 percentile (NIDCR) as a new investigator; I just found out a week ago that it will be awarded very soon. Now I can claim to be one of your success stories out of thousands around the nation. Please accept my ‘hats-off’ thanks for your help.”

– Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center


“I have the pleasure of sending you an email and letting you know that all your hard work paid off… I have made it!!! I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. If it wasn’t for you and your excellent workshop, I would still be struggling not knowing how to submit a successful grant application. I am sure while you are reading this, you are already making positive changes in many Assistant Professors’ lives. my only suggestion to those who are beginning your program is to follow the guidelines in the Workbook, listen to you very carefully and learn from the feedback you provide. I will never forget you for what you have done for me. Thank you for touching the lives of many.”

– Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University


“I received the R03 grant we worked on together last year. That’s two for two. I owe you another beer!”

– Associate Professor, Oregon State University