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|JANUARY 30, 2007
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RWWL Hosts Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
More than 50 participants, including AUC faculty and staff, and librarians from academic and public libraries throughout the Metropolitan Atlanta area attended a grant proposal writing workshop hosted by the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center on January 29th.
The half-day event, titled “Writing Successful Grant Proposals: An Insider’s Perspective,” featured presentations and question & answer sessions with Tom Phelps, Senior Program Officer and Acting Director, Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); and Elaina Norlin, former Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Senior Program Officer and currently Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach for Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).
Phelps and Norlin discussed how to change a great project idea into an award-winning grant proposal. Based on their first-hand experiences reviewing and assessing NEH and IMLS grants, they shared insiders’ tips on creating proposals and avoiding the pitfalls that cause good projects to go unfunded.
Click the links below to view their PowerPoint presentations
“Shaking the Money Tree” by Tom Phelps
“The Art of Thinking Big” by Elaina Norlin
“NEH Funding Opportunities” by Tom Phelps
For more information about Federal grant funding agencies visit: http://www.grants.gov
The National Endowment for the Humanities: http://www.neh.gov, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services: http://www.imls.gov
About the Library
Constructed in 1982, the Robert W. Woodruff Library is an independent entity organized and operated for the exclusive benefit of its member institutions - Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College. These colleges and universities represent the world’s largest consortium of historically black institutions of higher learning. The Library serves a combined student body of more than 10,000.