“How Do I Review Thee: A Short Workshop on Grant Proposal Review Criteria”

This education-style workshop that introduces and enhances skills associated with effective grant opportunity identification, proposal preparation, grant review process, and team science.

Holly Falk-Krzesinski

Speaker: Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, Vice President, Global Academic & Research Relations, Elsevier, USA.

The workshop will overview topics such as:

  • Strategies for developing grant proposals that support both hypothesis-driven and need-based research activities;
  • Funding agencies and funding opportunity identification across the government (emphasis on NIH, NSF and other federal funders), corporate, and foundation sectors;
  • Proposal review process and reviewer-centric grantsmanship;
  • Proposal planning, proposal components, and writing the specific aims and project narrative sections;
  • Budget development;
  • Proposal submission and post-award primer; and,
  • Team Science

Speaker Bio:

Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski PhD, is the Vice President for Global Academic & Research Relations for Elsevier where she is focused on alliance formation at research institutions and federal funding agencies, especially those related to strategic planning for the research enterprise. Prior to joining Elsevier, Dr Falk-Krzesinski had been a faculty member in arts & sciences and medicine for fifteen years at Northwestern University where she led initiatives related to research development and team science. She facilitated a multitude of trans-institutional collaborative grant programs spanning art history to bioenergy, with a special interest on approaches to evaluating collaboration and interdisciplinary research, team science leadership, and research networking tools.

To enable broad sharing of her experiential knowledge in combination with effective practices drawn from team research, Dr Falk-Krzesinski was a co-developer of TeamScience.net; and, through her leadership with the Annual International Science of Team Science Conference and NIH Team Science Toolkit project, Dr Falk-Krzesinski has been instrumental in developing a strong international community of practice for team science and interdisciplinary research. Dr Falk-Krzesinski continues to teach grantsmanship as an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University, consults at universities and funding agencies on team science, and serves on the Business Steering Group and Board-alternate for ORCID. She launched NORDP in 2008, serving as the organization’s founding president.