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 Environment

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 Management

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