Preparing Peer-Reviewed Proposals

Preparing Peer-Reviewed Proposals


  • Michelle Buchanan, Deputy for Science and Technology
December 7, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm


Proposals are the primary mechanism by which we fund our research, making proposal writing an essential skill in the research world. However, our best research ideas risk being overlooked without clear communication. With this in mind, Dr. Michelle Buchanan, ORNL’s Deputy for Science and Technology, will provide guidance on how to prepare a compelling peer-reviewed proposal. Dr. Buchanan has served on multiple 5-year review panels for the National Institutes of Health Genome Panel, National Cancer Institute, National Science Foundation, and various agencies within the Department of Energy.

Seminar highlights:

  • How the peer review system works
  • Taking a reviewer’s mindset
  • Key elements to your proposal
  • Specific aims
  • Current and pending funding

Sponsoring Organization 

Office of Research Excellence


  • Wigner Auditorium
  • Building: 4500-N
  • Room: 250

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