Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 8:45am - 12:00pm
Pfenning Alumni Center (PAC), Wilson 102S
Thomas J. Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry, Bates College



Writing More Competitive Grant Proposals

The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to present Thomas J. Wenzel, Charles, A. Dana Professor of Chemistry from Bates College.

Workshop: 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Meetings: 1:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

WORKSHOP  Professor Wenzel will offer a workshop on writing more competitive research grant proposals.  The workshop is informed by his experience writing and reviewing grant proposals and his service on the Committee of Visitors for the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2016.  He has received over $3.8M in external grants for his research and educational activities.  Examples include seven consecutive NSF Research at Undergraduate Institution grants (25 years of continuous support), two NSF Major Research Instrumentation grants, and eight NSF curriculum grants.

His research accomplishments have been recognized through the American Chemical Society Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution (2010).  He was Chair of the 27th International Symposium on Chiral Discrimination (Chirality 2015).  His educational activities have been recognized through the J. Calvin Giddings Excellence in Education Award from the Analytical Division of the American Chemical Society (1999).  He served as President of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) in 1996-97 and has undertaken many other leadership responsibilities within CUR.  

INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS  In addition to the morning workshop, Professor Wenzel is available to meet with individuals to discuss specific projects for which they are interested in pursuing funding.  Morning attendance is not required but in order to make the individual meeting the most productive, you will need to supply a research project summary beforehand.  More instructions will be sent if you are interested in meeting with Dr. Wenzel individually.

Participants are able to attend the morning workshop and an afternoon individual session or just one of these.


Sponsored by: 
Office of Sponsored Research

Contact information

Mary Ellen Jackson