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Nursing Grant Application Technical Assistance

Back to Basics: The Foundations for Grant Writing

Who Should Watch

The webcast recorded 10/25/2012, is especially appropriate if you have written few or no applications for HRSA grant programs. Schools of nursing and other health care organizations eligible to apply to HRSA Nurse Training Program grants, especially those that have never received HRSA Nurse Training grant funding, are encouraged to attend.

You will learn how best to approach grant writing and receive helpful tips for strengthening your grant applications.


  • Learn what HRSA funding opportunities are available for schools of nursing and other eligible nurse training programs. 
  • Understand the funding process. 
  • See examples of applications that have been selected to receive funding.
  • Discover what factors can make it difficult to receive funding. 
  • Get tips for overcoming barriers. 
  • Learn how to write strong grant applications.


Opening Remarks
Janet Heinrich, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Associate Administrator, HRSA Bureau of Health Professions
Overview of HRSA-Division of Nursing & Programs
Julie Sochalski, PhD, RN, FAAN
Alexis Bakos, PhD, MPH, RN
Deputy Director
Division of Nursing, HRSA Bureau of Health Professions
Grant Writing 101
Shanita Williams, PhD, MPH, APRN
Branch Chief
Joan Wasserman, DrPH, RN
Branch Chief
Division of Nursing, HRSA Bureau of Health Professions

Tips for Writing & Submitting Good Grant Proposals
Darren S. Buckner
Lead Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations, HRSA Office of Federal Assistance Management

Strengthening Applications
Gail Lipton, M.S.Ed
Senior Advisor
HRSA Bureau of Health Professions

Closing Remarks
Shanita Williams, PhD, MPH, APRN


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