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The Art of Grant Writing

8:30 - 10:15 am
Room 406 AB
Level: Beginning

Theme: Professional Development and Education

This class covers general proposal writing for academic projects in two broad categories: research and education. It reviews the project concept, the search for an appropriate funding program, and development of a proposal based on a program announcement. Attendees develop a solid understanding of the structure of a competitive proposal, learn the different ways a proposal may be reviewed, and discuss the essential factors that determine whether or not a project gets funded.


Steve Cunningham

Mike McGrath

Lawrence J. Rosenblum
Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Instructor Information

Steve Cunningham
Steve Cunningham was a professor of computer science at California State University, Stanislaus and the Noyce Visiting Professor at Grinnnell College (spring, 2006). He is a former program officer, EHR/DUE, for the National Science Foundation (2003-2005). In the ACM SIGGRAPH organization, he has served as director for publications, founder of SIGGRAPH's electronic publishing program, and president. He currently sits on the Eurographics Executive Committee. His other interests include computer graphics education, computer science curricula, and the use of visualization and electronic media in teaching.

Mike McGrath
Mike McGrath was a professor of engineering at the Colorado School of Mines from 1985 to 2007. He was a program director at the National Science Foundation from 1992 to 1994 for the Graphics Center and National Supercomputing Centers programs. He has been involved in teaching and consulting in computer graphics since 1975, and he has over 50 publications and presentations on education or research in computer graphics, CAD, scientific visualization, and design. He is a member of the NSF Panel on Visualization in Scientific Computing. He also served on the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee as ACM SIGGRAPH director for education from 1998 to 2003.

Lawrence J. Rosenblum
Lawrence J. Rosenblum is on leave from the Information Technology Division of the Naval Research Laboratory, where for the past 10 years he has been Director of Virtual Reality (VR) Systems and Research. His research group has produced advances in mobile augmented reality (AR), scientific and uncertainty visualization, VR displays, applications of VR/AR systems, and understanding human performance in graphics systems. He has published over 80 scientific articles and has edited two books, including Scientific Visualization: Advances & Challenges, L. Rosenblum et al. (eds), Academic Press Ltd., London, 1994.