Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Education and Research Development Affairs
November 9-November 10, 2023

Lauren Broyles, PhD

Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops

In this 2-day workshop, you’ll learn the important practical and conceptual aspects of writing competitive grant proposals. The course will emphasize the “extra” things that can lead to a successful proposal.

This workshop is appropriate for investigators, postdoctoral researchers, and research administration staff who’ve already had some exposure to writing grant applications, either through training, mentoring, or personal experience.

An optional overview of the major differences between NSF and NIH applications will be offered at the end of the first day.

Registration is now closed. If you are still interested in attending the workshop, email Alicia Roy. 

Attendees will receive a workbook that includes step-by-step best practices for grant writing.


November 9, 2023  
9:00am General Proposal Writing Concepts
10:15am Preparation of the Application: General Concepts
10:45am Break
11:00am Preparation of the Application: Specific Aims
12:30pm Day 1 Ends
12:45pm Optional Session: Overview of Major Differences between NSF and NIH Applications
1:15pm Optional Session Ends


November 10, 2023  
9:00am Preparation of the Application: Research Strategy
10:45am Break
11:00am Preparation of the Application: Additional Sections
12:30pm Day 2 Ends


About the Speaker

Lauren Broyles received her PhD in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Addiction Health Services Research with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at the VA’s Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion.

Following her postdoc, she joined that center as a full-time research health scientist, where her research centered on determining the efficacy and implementation of alcohol risk reduction interventions in general medical settings. At that time, Broyles became a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh with appointments in general internal medicine, clinical and translational science, and nursing. Additionally, at the VA she served as a site director and national coordinating center director for the Advanced Interprofessional Fellowship in Addiction Treatment.

In January 2016, she joined Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops full time as an associate member. Broyles has been awarded competitive extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Veterans Health Administration, and various non-federal foundation sources. She has served as a member of federal grant review panels, and as an associate editor for the journal, Substance Abuse.


November 9, 2023
November 10, 2023

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.