Preaward Workshops

The Office of Research preaward workshopsoffers a variety of training - i.e., presentations, workshops, and Web-based resources - to guide KSU faculty in their efforts to identify, secure, and manage external funds.

The special topic sessions are offered throughout the semester on both the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses, and announced as scheduled through KSU Inform.

To register for an upcoming session or if you have questions about a specific workshop, please contact Natasha Williams at or extension 3365.


  • Finding Funding

    Kennesaw Campus | August 30, 2018 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm | KSU Center 460

    Marietta Campus | September 24, 2018 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm | Atrium - J217

    This workshop will provide you with tools to find potential funding sources for your research, creative, and outreach projects. You will gain insight and direction from grant research professionals and administrators who can show you what it takes to locate a viable funder. Presenters will demonstrate ways to access and utilize funding databases and other resources that are available to KSU faculty and staff. Additionally, this course will address the importance of grant guidelines in determining a fit with potential funders.

    • Writing Winning Proposals

      Kennesaw Campus | October 10, 2018 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm | KSU Center 182

      Marietta Campus | October 22, 2018 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm | Atrium - J217

      This workshop will show you how to best craft and write an effective proposal in accordance with funders' requirements, guidelines, and areas of interest. This workshop will provide you with valuable tools and information regarding how to structure and present your projects in a compelling way that tailors to the guidelines provided by a potential funding source.

      • Developing Grant Budgets

        Kennesaw Campus | October 26, 2018 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm | KSU Center 464

        Marietta Campus | November 19, 2018 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm | Atrium - J217

        Developing a budget is one of the most challenging aspects of preparing a proposal. This workshop will offer insights into the budget planning process; including determining direct costs, indirect costs and cost sharing. Participants will also learn about cost share documentation, allowable costs, budgeting for participant costs and consultants, and sub-awards.

        • Resubmitting Proposals

          Kennesaw Campus | November 16, 2018 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm | KSU Center 460

          Marietta Campus | December 3, 2018 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm | Atrium - J217

          If you applied for a grant from NIH or NSF, don't be discouraged if you do not get funded on the first try or even your third or fourth try! National funding is very difficult to achieve and it may take several tries. This workshop will show you how to best rework a proposal for resubmission either to the original sponsor or a different one.

          Outreach Activities

          September 28, 2018 - John C. Salerno Memorial Research Symposium | KSU Center 400

          1:00 - 5:00 pm - Symposium | 5:00-6:30 pm - Reception

          October 19, 2018 - New Faculty Breakfast | Prillaman Atrium

          10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Tenure Track Faculty Only