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Supporting Strategic, Large Scale, Multi-Investigator, Cross-Disciplinary, Research Proposals at UB

Foundation Grants: Developing Competitive Proposals

Coming to UB November 5, 2014!


Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Research Advancemnent, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations

11:00am — 1:30pm
9 Norton Hall, North Campus

Who Should Attend

New faculty and principal investigators who are interested in seeking funding from private foundations.  

About this Workshop

From initial contact to getting funded, following field-tested best practices will increase your chances of getting the grant.


  • Identifying foundation funding for your project.
  • Working with CFR to develop a competitive proposal: key components of a foundation proposal; who should sign the request; how should the proposal be packaged.
  • Developing your budget and submitting your proposal through SPS.
  • Insight from a UB faculty member successful in securing foundation grants.


  • Cathy Carfagna, Senior Proposal Writer, Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
  • Kristina Wasson-Blader, PhD, ELS, Technical Editor, Office of Research Advancement
  • Valerie Frerichs, PhD, Associate Lab Director, General Chemistry
  • Sponsored Projects Services Proposal Specialist


Space is limited to 30 participants. Registration is Free but required.  Registration opens September 15, 2014.