Office of Sponsored Projects

Training and Professional Development

Funding opportunities can vary from funder to funder, as can award amounts, application guidelines, giving areas, reports, and evaluation requirements. To assist with analyzing these opportunities, the OSP offers training and professional development workshops to all Washburn University faculty, staff, and students. Already have a project idea or a list of potential funding sources? Contact the OSP to schedule a small group, project-specific or individualized grant proposal discussion. We'll demonstrate the process of evaluating funding opportunities and funding agencies to determine which is a good fit for your project. When you are ready to write the grant, by request, the OSP will host an intensive training to draft an actual proposal and develop a project plan for completion and submission.  To schedule ameeting with the OSP, please contact Mari Tucker ( or 785-670-1224). 

Training Resources

Grant Development Checklists and Power Point trainings have been developed for a variety of topics. While the specific requirements for each grant opportunity can vary greatly, these checklists and presentations can help guide the preparation of your proposal. If there are specific topics not listed for which you would like more information, please inform the Office of Sponsored Projects. Please contact OSP for a list of current training opportunities. 

Other Grant Resources

Training PowerPoints