UNH Hosts Foundation Center Proposal Writing Seminar
May 21, 2008
Hoyt presents the Foundation Center Proposal Writing Seminar to a group of more than 60 UNH faculty and staff. Photo: Lynnette Hentges
Finding funding from foundations was made a lot easier for the 64 UNH faculty
and staff who attended the Foundation Center’s Proposal Writing Seminar
recently. The Foundation Center is considered the nation’s leading authority
The May 13th seminar was organized by the UNH Office of Sponsored Research
(OSR) and co-sponsored by UNH deans and the Center for the Humanities. It was
led by Marilyn Hoyt, president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science. Prior
to her current position, Hoyt worked variously as a grant maker in both government
and private foundation settings, a grant writer, a director of development,
and a leader of capital campaigns.
The day-long seminar gave attendees the opportunity to learn techniques for
developing a well-crafted proposal package and researching potential funders.
It also provided them with insights into grant makers’ proposal review
Presented in one of the technology-enhanced classrooms in newly-renovated
Kingsbury Hall, the seminar was a welcome chance for attendees to meet and
talk with colleagues from all across campus.
Faculty and staff from across campus learned how to write grant proposals to foundations at a recent seminar organized by the Office of Sponsored Research and supported by UNH deans and the Center for the Humanities. Photo: Lynnette Hentges
Afterward, many participants said they now had the confidence to write and
submit proposals for funding to support their activities here at UNH. “The
presentation was very helpful- especially to hear about so many experiences
with foundations. I am enthusiastic about putting some of my new knowledge
into practice,” said Molly Girard of the History Department.
The Foundation Center Proposal Writing Seminar was part of a larger series
of workshops, panel presentations and seminars being offered in 2008 by OSR
and the Center for the Humanities to help UNH faculty secure funding for their
research, scholarly activities, and outreach efforts. Upcoming events in the
series include brown bag proposal workshops throughout the summer and a visit
to campus by representatives from the National Endowment for the Humanities
in the fall.
For more information about these programs, contact Mary Jo Alibrio in the
Center for the Humanities or Lynnette Hentges in OSR.