DJIM will be holding their fall launch on Friday, October 26th in Rowe
3089. The launch will be take place from 12pm until 1pm. Following the
launch from 1pm until 3pm will be a grant writing workshop featuring
presentations from members of the Dalhousie and Halifax community,
including SIM faculty member, Dr. Bertrum MacDonald.

 About the presentations:

*Heather MacKenzie*
Branch Manager at Keshen Goodman Library
 *Reading the fine print - How to pick the right grant for you*

Before you even put pen to paper ( or fingers to keyboard!) to start
writing that perfect grant application there are several things you should
consider to be certain that you have picked the right grant for your
purpose and that, if successful in the application, you will be able to
manage it. Factors such as eligibility, reporting rules and cash flow are
just some of the things you need to think about to ensure that the grant
you are pursuing is the best fit for your project.

*Michael Moosberger*
University Archivist and Manager, Archives, Maps and the GIS Centre at
Dalhousie University
**Lessons Learned: Grant Writing and Administration in the University

With more than $500,000 in successful grants received and 20 years of grant
writing and grant administration, the speaker will outline some of the
projects and the various types of funding he has received. He will also
discuss many of the challenges he has experienced as well as the benefits
and pitfalls of grant success.

*Bertrum MacDonald*
Professor of Information Management at the Dalhousie School of Information

*Writing Winning Grant Applications: Tips & Pitfalls*

Awards from granting bodies are often obtained through a highly competitive
process. As a consequence, unsuccessful applications may be more common
than successful submissions. This presentation will identify a suite of
tips that will contribute to winning applications and avoid pitfalls that
result in losses. Strategies for turning losses into winning applications
will be outlined.

We would be pleased if you could join us.


 Amy Lorencz - on behalf of SIMSA

Catherine McGoveran - on behalf of DJIM