Jump start your grant writing and learn how to measure your success!
View the links below for a three part training series on how to get funding for your organization’s next big project.

If you’ve been thinking about applying for a grant, wondering the best way to plan a project, or curious how to measure your success, these sessions are for you. While it’s not required to view each one, we believe participants will get the most out of viewing all three sessions.

Session 1: Introduction to Successful Grant Writing –  

Have a good idea? Are you thinking about applying for a grant? Whether you’re brand new to grant writing, or just want to brush up on your skills, this workshop will review the best practices of grant writing, strategies for creating successful proposals, and time for Q&A. 

Workshop #1 was hosted by Dr. Janice Allen and Dr. Mike Humble of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Allen is a scientific review officer for NIEHS, responsible for the scientific and technical review of research grant and fellowship applications. Humble oversees the extramural Fellowship program, the Short Term Educational Experiences for Research in the Environmental Health Sciences program, the R15 AREA grants program, and research portfolios in skin disease, immunotoxicology, and autoimmune disease. 

NIEHS funds the Center for Human Health and the Environment, and a variety of programs that address and respond to community-based environmental health needs. 

Session 2: Introduction to Program Evaluation

Now you’ve got an idea, but how will you know if you’ve been successful? This workshop will review the basics of program evaluation, selecting metrics for success, and work through examples of evaluation plans. The speakers will also introduce the PEPH Evaluation Metrics Manual for you to use in creating future evaluation plans, and time for Q&A. 

Workshop #2 was hosted by Dr. Kristi Pettibone, also from NIEHS. Dr. Pettibone has almost 20 years’ experience managing, directing, and guiding public health policy research and evaluation projects. Pettibone has worked on evaluations of several federal grant portfolios, including CDC’s Injury Control Research Center. 

NIEHS funds the Center for Human Health and the Environment, and a variety of programs that address and respond to community-based environmental health needs. 

Session 3: How to Plan and Measure your Project’s Success

How do you get your big idea to a clear set of processes and outcomes? This workshop will teach you how to systematically think through your project’s planning, implementation, and evaluation by teaching you how to construct a logic model. Many grant applications now require logic models, but whether required or not, they are an invaluable way to stay organized and successful. 

Workshop #3 was hosted by Dr. Tamara Young of NC State. Dr. Young is an Associate Professor in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, with expertise in helping stakeholders create, plan, and implement evaluation strategies for their programs. 

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Anyone interested in learning more about grant writing, program evaluation, and CHHE’s Community Grant Program is encouraged to view these webinars. 

Contacts: Katy May (kmay2@ncsu.edu), Andy Binder (arbinde@ncsu.edu), Center for Human Health and the Environment