The Grants & Research team at Rider University invites the Rider Community to learn more about the design and implementation of evaluations for grant-funded projects. This session will share practical strategies on topics such as how to develop a “logic model,” outcome definition, and ways to effectively integrate evaluation content into a proposal narrative. Topics for discussion will include evaluation purposes, reporting needs, appropriate standards of rigor, “project coherence” (tight alignment of project activities and outcomes), and definition of measurable goals and objectives. Emphasis will be placed on the emerging needs specific to evaluating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education projects; however, it is anticipated that such strategies can be carried over and adapted to other areas, as well. The presenters for this session will be Dr. Kirk Knestis and Ms. Sarah Stewart of Hezel Associates of Syracuse, New York. They will share their experiences serving as external evaluators on a variety of federal grants. The presentation will be conducted remotely via webinar but we have scheduled time at the conclusion of the session for an open conversation about evaluation design and specific questions.
Friday, May 2, 2014, Noon - 1:30 p.m. | Register today!
- Do you have an interest in seeking external funding to support your research or teaching?
- Are you interested in learning more about the proposal development process?
Rider’s Grants Development “Boot camp” is a full-day (six hour), intensive workshop that will provide an overview of the grant writing process. Workshop content will include a tutorial on searching for private and federal grant opportunities; a detailed overview of the major sections of a grant proposal; and analysis of a Request for Proposals (RFP) in conjunction with a corresponding, funded application to demonstrate the principles of effective grant writing. This workshop is designed for those faculty members with limited experience with grants. We encourage faculty members from all disciplines to participate.
Friday, May 23, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Registration coming soon.
The registration link is not yet available. Please call 609-896-5333 to register.
Location: BMS TLC, Science Building, Lawrenceville Campus