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Fundamentals of Grant Writing Success

Professional Development and Learning Series

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Professional Development Opportunities

Date: March 17, 2021

Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday March 17th at 2:30pm EST

Fundamentals of Grant Writing Success

Grant writing is a fundamental part of academic lifeSupervisors apply for grants to support novel research, provide HQP trainingconduct outreach events, as well as applications for awards and recognitions in their fields. But students and postdoctoral fellows often don’t write grants until much later in their scientific careers. Whether you’re writing your first application for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, an MSc or PhD scholarship, or funding a student group or outreach event, grant writing is a skill that is learned through experience. Join the McDonald Institute’s special guest Dr. Kristin Spong (Director, Business Development at Mitacs) as she shares her grant writing knowledge and skills to support graduate students and postdoctoral fellows’ successAs national and international grants becoming more competitive and difficult to attain, you won’t want to miss this opportunity! 


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Presenter: As a Director of Business Development at Mitacs, Kristin Spong helps establish and sustain relationships by liaising between colleges, universities, industry and community organizations. Kristin is based in Kingston, ON and works closely with organizations and researchers within the Eastern, ON region to develop successful Mitacs research grants.  By building mutually beneficial partnerships, Mitacs drives both industrial and social innovation within Canada.