From Last Time


Note graduate student mixer at 6 pm.

Extra credit if you can go.

Class will begin at 7:45 pm

Write this:

  • Abstract due (over new budget readings)
  • Attach:Budgetexercise.doc You'll want to start it prior to class, but it will be turned in at the end

Read this:

  • Hall and Howlett, Budget. In Readings Library of Blackboard
  • Clarke and Fox, : Telling Your Story in Dollars and Cents. In Readings Library of Blackboard

Today's Daily Agenda

Class starts at 7:45 pm due to the Humanities Speaker Series

"The number one problem with grant applications is that people just don't read the guidelines."

"Funding agencies are project based."

"Make it as easy as you can for the reader to find information."

Quotes from Russell Wyland of the National Endowment of the Humanities, during a workshop I attended recently.

His two biggest bits of advice?

1. Read the guidelines, thoroughly, several times.

2. Talk to the project officer.

Today's Daily Agenda

1. Attendance

2. Questions?

3. Readings

4. In pairs, complete the Attach:Budgetexercise.doc

5. Individual Meetings with Students

  • What did you say you would get done?
  • What did you accomplish?
  • What challenges did you face doing these tasks (and, if they're not complete, what prevented you from completing them?)
  • What work is planned for nest week?
  • What questions do you have?

6. Next time:

Read this:

  • McElrath? 6 and 7
  • Mikelonis "Preparing the Organizational Information” and “Writing the Cover Letter, Executive Summary, and Abstract.”

Write This:

  • Abstract due over the two McElrath? and two Mikelonis pieces

Do this

  • Keep on top of your timeline.
  • Abstrad