Training Opportunities

The Office of Sponsored Programs is available to provide training for individuals, departments, and colleges. In addition, if you are unsure how to use GrantForward or one of the Federal websites to identify or prepare proposals, please don’t hesitate to reach out to to arrange a time to meet.

In collaboration with the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center, the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, and Illinois State University, a multi-week grant writing training workshop is offered during the spring semester. Please watch out for announcements in B-News or emails from our office.

Training is also available through numerous organizations, and federal agencies regularly hold and post webinars describing funding opportunities. The two organizations listed below offer training sessions that Bradley faculty have attended in the past.

The Grantsmanship Center 

Live Online Training Sessions (See Website for start dates)

  • Grantsmanship Training Program (5-day Program)

Grant Training Center 

Live Online Training Sessions (See Website for start dates)

  • Professional Grant Development (2-day)
  • Professional NIH Grant Development (2-day)
  • Writing/Designing DOD Proposals (1-day)

Self-Paced Online Training Sessions (See website for start dates)

  • Professional Proposal Writing                
  • NSF Proposal Writing                
  • NIH Proposal Writing                
  • DOD Proposal Writing                
  • Finding the Right Grant Donors                
  • Strategically Planning Your Grant Request                
  • Key Proposal Pieces: Abstracts and Need Statements
  • Key Proposal Pieces: Goals, Objective and Activities                
  • Key Proposal Pieces: Outcomes, Evaluations and Budgets
  • How to Persuade Grant Reviewers