Proposal Writing Retreats

Words of Wisdom

I've decided to discontinue my long talks. It's because of my throat. Someone threatened to cut it.

— Anonymous

The goal of Proposal Writing Retreats is to provide you with a productive environment for completing a proposal. Retreats are two-day events held once or twice a year, usually during spring break and summer, although dates may vary. Registration is limited to thirty students.

If you attend a retreat, your days will go something like this: You'll work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in Evans Library in the company of other writers, although most of your time will be spent working alone. You'll receive  individual coaching on what you are writing and information on resources such as reference management software. At noon, we'll eat as a group and share information about resources or answer questions you may have.

Lunches and snacks are provided as part of the retreat.

To participate, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You can commit to attending every day, all day

  • You inform your advisor of your attendance

  • You plan to defend your proposal within 3 months after the retreat

  • You are actively writing your proposal.

Are you ready to write a proposal? 

Sign ups for the Proposal Writing Retreat will open in March 2015