Fundraising Guru David G. Bauer '66 Offers Workshops

David G. Bauer ’66, a nationally recognized author on grant seeking and fundraising, will return to campus on Friday, Oct. 1, to present two half-day seminars for faculty and staff who are interested in improving their success at obtaining outside support for their research.

The seminars, which are free and open to SUNY Cortland faculty and staff, are sponsored by the Research and Sponsored Programs Office; the deans of the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education and Professional Studies; the College Research Committee; and the Faculty Development Center. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated for planning purposes. 

Bauer will conduct the two seminars in Corey Union Fireplace Lounge. The first, from 8:30 a.m.-noon, will address “How to Successfully Obtain Federal Funding.”

A light, networking lunch will be provided for participants from noon-1 p.m. To participate in the seminar and lunch, R.S.V.P. to Pam Schroeder at (607) 753-2511.

The second seminar, on “How to Lead a Quality Circle: Peer Review To Improve Proposals,” takes place from 1-4 p.m. To attend the afternoon session, R.S.V.P. to Schroeder.

In the first session, the best-selling author and SUNY Cortland alumnus will share his expertise as one of higher education’s most highly sought presenters on grant development. Bauer is the author of several books on grant seeking and fundraising, including the American Council of Education’s bestseller, The “How To” Grants Manual, and The Fund-Raising Primer. Bauer will provide a dynamic and lively half-day seminar on how to tap into federal funding and how to successfully prepare a competitive grant application that prompts constructive merit review and results in an award.

The second seminar imitates as closely as possible the makeup, timing and schedule of an actual grant proposal review by a granting agency such as National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation or National Institutes of Health. The participants will pose as quality circle reviewers to evaluate a SUNY Cortland interdisciplinary grant proposal and offer feedback on how to improve the proposal for resubmission. The seminar promises to be rigorous but friendly, and to develop the expertise for each participant so that he or she may lead and facilitate quality circles.