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Writing/Designing DOD Proposals

Live Online Replacement for All In-Person Workshops
Feb 17, 2022
10:30a - 6:00p (Eastern Time)

This one-day workshop will address the essential DOD research funding resources and will focus on grant opportunities in research and development, science and technology, and healthcare. This training is highly recommended to those currently applying to the NSF or the NIH, as it will offer additional funding alternatives. The content is also geared for the DOD investigators who wish to polish their existing skills and understand the most up-to-date funding trends.

Why take this workshop?

  • To advance your research agenda
  • To receive larger grants
  • To increase chances of being funded
  • To enhance partnerships with the public and private sectors

You will learn how to:

  • Understand all the research funding available through the DOD
  • Make the match with the DOD mission
  • Find the appropriate branch, program and grant mechanism for your idea
  • Read and interpret Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs)
  • Address the DOD proposal guidelines
  • Write an effective White Paper or Quad Chart
  • Identify and effectively write the key elements of a DOD proposal
  • Integrate each component of the grant into the final product
  • Develop focused and realistic budgets
  • Work with the DOD Program Officers
  • Understand the review process
  • Write winning grants that stand out from the competition

Following this workshop, you will be able to effectively navigate the mechanisms of grant procurement, know how the BAAs submission guidelines apply to your research, and how to write a compelling DOD proposal.

Dr. Darin Raggozine

Dr. Darin Raggozine

Dr. Darin Ragozzine has extensive experience in grant procurement and has applied and received funding from such agencies as: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). In addition, he has served as a panelist and ad-hoc reviewer for these agencies, as well as other national and international donors. He also was a major multi-stage panelist for a $500M NASA mission. Through his extensive scientific experience and knowledge of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) grant procurement process, he understands what it takes to apply and receive funding from its various agencies.

Dr. Ragozzine is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. in Planetary Science from Caltech and a Bachelors degree in Physics and Astronomy & Astrophysics from Harvard.


10:30 am -

10:45 am

Introduction of Speaker, Workshop, and Materials

10:45 am -

11:15 am

Introductions of Participants

11:15 am -

11:45 am

Basics vs. Mission Agencies and Intramural vs. Extramural Research

11:45 am -

12:15 pm

Understanding the Purpose and Mission of the DOD

12:15 pm -

  1:15 pm


  1:15pm -

  1:45 pm

Navigate the DOD: Science and Technology, Healthcare, R&D

  1:45 pm -

  2:15 pm

Navigating the DOD Website

  2:15 pm -

  3:00 pm

Understanding Solicitations: BAA, RFP, RFI

  3:00 pm -

  4:00 pm

Developing/Writing the Proposal

  4:00 pm -

  4:15 pm


  4:15 pm -

  4:45 pm

Budget Development and the Administrative Process

  4:45 pm -

  5:00 pm

The Review Process

  5:00 pm -

  5:45 pm

White Paper/Quad Chart

  5:45 pm -

  6:00 pm

Overview of the Day and Q&A


Preparing for the Workshop

Begin thinking of the DOD proposal you want to develop. Having a specific project in mind will help you better understand the various proposal components presented during the workshop. Consider which grant program best suits the type and needs of the research you hope to conduct.

Consider how you would answer the following questions:

  • 1) What is the need of your project?
  • 2) What is the significance of your project?
  • 3) How will you budget your proposal?
  • 4) What is the time frame of the grant you are seeking?
  • 5) What is your hypothesis (if you project is hypothesis based)?
  • 6) What are the objectives?

What You Will Need

  • REQUIRED: Computer/Tablet - PC, Mac, iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile (mobile devices may require free appstore download)
  • REQUIRED: Internet connection - This is a live webinar
  • REQUIRED: Headset, headphones, or speakers - Access to a microphone or headset allows verbal questions, otherwise questions may be asked through chat box
  • Organizational or Institution Information - A brief description and/or mission statement and/or current strategic plan of your institution
  • Proposals - Current, planned, or past; funded or unfunded; requests for proposals; review or judging criteria; reviewers' comments or critiques

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Grant Training Center (GTC) has the sole and absolute discretion to reschedule and cancel all workshops. In the event of such a cancellation, GTC will attempt to notify attendees two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop. If a participant has paid for the cancelled workshop and is unable to attend the rescheduled session, he/she will receive either a refund or a credit toward a future workshop. If we do not hear from the attendee within 30 days, they will not be able to receive a refund.

In no event shall GTC be responsible for travel arrangements or other costs related to or arising from workshop attendance or GTC’s rescheduling or cancellation of the workshop. Participants should contact GTC prior to making travel arrangements to ensure the workshop is taking place.

If you are unable to attend the workshop and wish to receive a full refund, GTC must be notified at least seven (7) business days prior to the start of the workshop.

If you cancel less than seven business days prior to the start of the workshop, no refund will be given. Instead, you will receive credit for a future workshop, which is valid for one (1) year.

Force Majeure: If a workshop is canceled due to reasons of Act of God or nature, war, riot, strike, or labor dispute, the cancellation policy will not apply and the fee will transfer to the rescheduled workshop. If participants cannot attend the rescheduled date, the registration fee can be utilized for any Grant Training Center workshop of the same cost during a period of exactly one (1) year from the date of the original workshop.

Individual Membership Cancellation: Once an individual membership has been paid and processed, members will have three (3) days to cancel for a full refund. After the three (3) day period, no refunds will be issued.

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