The 2012 Proposal Development Workshop

Thursday, February 23, 2012 to Saturday, February 25, 2012
Hotel Sofitel Washington, D.C. Lafayette Square

Hosted by the AASCU Grants Resource Center in Washington, D.C.
Plan now to take part in a three-day forum with government leaders, program officers, peer reviewers, and successful awardees from colleges and universities throughout the country.

About the Conference

Since 1967, this annual meeting in the nation's capital has been providing a distinctive combination of funding prospect information, government-academic networking, and proposal development insight to increase attendees' success in securing discretionary grants.

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The Proposal Development Workshop agenda is developed strategically throughout the year, by a staff of Washington-based experts who are in daily contact with funding agencies and member institutions throughout the country.

The result is set of 20 sessions designed to give early insight into emerging opportunities and issues in higher education grants and contracts; foster information exchange between funders and applicants; fill knowledge gaps; and provide real-world examples of successful grantseeking practices.

This year's event will cover a range of innovative topics, such as "The Underbelly of Peer Review" and "Finding a Point of Entry for U.S. Department of Energy Funding," and sessions targeted on increasing successful submissions to these agencies:

National Science Foundation
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Education
National Endowment for the Humanities
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
...and more

Attendees say the GRC Proposal Development Workshop is "of superior quality," "wonderfully informative," and "the only travel I can justify" year after year.

Contact Linda Anthony at for additional details. Fo

The Grants Resource Center, a unit of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, has enhanced the research and sponsored programs capabilities of higher education institutions since 1967. A subscription to GRC provides you with access to a comprehensive suite of tools, services, and expertise to improve your office's efficiency and increase your institution's success in securing competitive grants from federal and private sponsors. Contact executive director Richard Dunfee at for membership details.


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Conference registration will open December 1, 2011.  

Early Registration (payment received by February 13, 2012)
Grants Resource Center members: $520
Non-members: $590

Regular Registration
Grants Resource Center members: $650
Non-members: $735

Download registration form (pdf)

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Hotel Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
806 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 730-8800

When making reservations, ask for AASCU/GRC meeting rate of $219 per night plus tax. Reservations must be made by January 19, 2012 to secure this rate.