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Tips for Writing Successful Grant Applications

Join Adam Brumberg, deputy director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, as he shares pro tips for writing a winning grant application! Twenty years in the hospitality industry and seven years spent leading a major research group and coordinating with the USDA, Target Corporation, and other granting institutions both large and small has given him key insights into finding funding sources as well as experience in planning, wording, and following up on grant applications. There will be time for a Q&A session.

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn…

1. How to navigate the grant landscape and identify funding sources

2. Important differences between public and private granting institutions and how these influence the application process

3. How to plan and write an application that showcases your program best and stands out from the crowd

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