Grant Writing for Vision Scientists

Hosted By: Vision Technical Group

26 January 2022, 12:00 - 13:00 - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

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The Vision Technical Group invites students, early-career professionals, and young faculty to join them for this webinar focused on grant writing. The webinar will address an important skill that is necessary for success as an innovator: the ability to write a compelling grant proposal. Attendees will learn the process and art of writing a clear and concise research grant application from the experience of two respected vision scientists, David R. Williams and Pablo Artal.

Subject Matter Level: Introductory - Assumes little previous knowledge of the topic

What You Will Learn:

  • Preparing successful research grant proposals and budgeting
  • Understand the life-cycle of a grant application
  • Post-award administration

Who Should Attend:

  • Students
  • Early career professionals
  • Young faculty

About the Presenters:

David R. Williams, University of Rochester

David R. Williams received his BS from Denison University in 1975, his PhD from the University of California, San Diego in 1979 under the mentorship of Donald I.A. MacLeod, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill in 1980 with John Krauskopf. He is currently William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics in the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester. From 1991 to 2021, Williams directed Rochester’s Center for Visual Science, an interdisciplinary research program of over 40 faculty investigating the mechanisms of human vision. Awards include Optica’s Edgar G. Tillyer Award (1998), the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s Friedenwald Award (2006), the Lighthouse Guild’s Bressler Prize (2007), the Champalimaud Vision Award (2012), election to the National Academy of Sciences (2014), the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation’s Beckman-Argyros Award (2015), and Research to Prevent Blindness’ David F. Weeks Award (2020).

Pablo Artal, Universidad de Murcia

Pablo Artal studied Physics at the University of Zaragoza and later moved to Instituto de Optica CSIC with a predoctoral fellowship to work under the supervision of Javier Santamaria. He was a post-doctoral research fellow, first at Cambridge University and later at the Institut d’Optique in Orsay, France. After his return to Spain, he obtained a permanent researcher position at the Instituto de Optica (CSIC) in Madrid. In 1994 he became the first full Professor of Optics at the University of Murcia, Spain where he founded “Laboratorio de Optica”. Since 2006 he is the founding director of the Center for Research in Optics and Nanophysics at Murcia University. He is a fellow of Optica, the Association for research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the European Optical Society. He received the Optica Edwin H. Land Medal and the Spanish King Jaime I award, Juan de la Cierva Spanish National Research Award and the Optica Edgar D. Tillyer award.